Together we storm into 2020 and a new decade with our hearts filled with hope, love and freedom to make it what we want it to be!! I say TOGETHER cause that is what we truly are on this planet. Even it’s more often side by side, we all collide and our meetings make this world MAGICAL. Finding our soul mate, a new friend, a work colleague or just the daily meeting with the lady at the store or the guy on the plane. We all give and receive in a constant flow and learn something from each other.
I had been looking for the perfect dress for some time when I decided to visit SADONI Bridal Boutique in Oslo. And I am so glad I did! The people are so friendly, they really care about you, and do everything they can to give you a good experience.
The story of SADONI has a lot of heart and a lot of wilderness to it, so the name for this collection and photo shoot felt very fitting. Being a Norwegian bridal brand, founded with a desire to influence the bridal world with our sense of Nordic style and elegance – it makes us one-of-a-kind and as authentic and persistent as they come. l feel this shoot was as we are – real, pure, romantic, adventurous, wild and brave.This is a story of a day where we made magic happen! I am Trude SADONI, these are my dresses and this is how this shoot came to life.
Well, I was actually only searching for a second dress for the evening, as I had my dress already for the wedding when I found my SADONI outfit. Big mistake, because as soon as I spotted this beautiful, breathtaking combination of skirt and top dress, – I was just completely in love. I ordered the lace top, and wanted to wear it with some white trousers as my second outfit. But I was very soon quite unhappy with my other dress all together. So I decided to follow my heart and call Sevim from Brautzimmer in Salzburg, to order the skirt as well to get the complete look. It fitted me wonderfully!
As a designer I have wanted to write a post about SILK for a long time. Mostly because it is something so unique and beautiful that I want to share it with you all. Also it has authentic value and meaning to me as the designer and founder of my bridal brand SADONI. The natural, pure and flowing silk fabrics, have been a big part of our signature style since the beginning. Being a Norwegian brand it is deeply connected to our Scandinavian identity and values.
I am a big fan of the TV show where girls pick their wedding dresses, so I watched it daily all year since my husband Ben proposed to me. Finding my wedding dress was one of the main topics for me and the most exciting preparation task for the big day.
I was so happy to officially be allowed to go with my girl friends and try white expensive dresses for my own wedding. I tried on all of dresses I had dreamt about, and it felt like a fairy tail. It was just as much fun as I imagined and I liked a lot of them, but I felt a bit like a doll dressing up and not like myself. I couldn’t imagine wearing any of those big fluffy dresses at my own wedding after all, – even that was my desire from all the shows I had watched. I guess I discovered who I am in a way on my dress journey and wanted to show more of my own identity and to feel more effortless and elegant.
Finding SADONI dress was such a big coincidence – or maybe destiny!? My appointment at bridal boutiqueBrautzimmer in Salzburg was almost finished and I got changed in the fitting room. My maid of honor suddenly said from the outside: “Julia, there are some dresses coming in…”! It turned out that Sevim’s, Brautzimmer’s owner, next appointment wasn’t a future bride, but SADONI designer Hamid Sadoni and his Italian partner Luigi who had arrived to present the wedding dress collection 2018.
I would say our wedding was “Hippy Chic”. It was exactly what we wanted – a garden party where everybody feels free to move and enjoy. We did not really have a “timetable”. Our inspiration was, that we really knew what we wanted, or even more important – what we did not want. We were lucky that the weather was wonderful, so we really got what we wished for.