Ingrid and André - Garden party and engagement shoot the day before the wedding

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to photograph Ingrid and André's wedding and they had a family gathering at Ingrid's parents' house the day before. It's such a good way for family and friends from near and far to get a chance to break the ice and get to know eachother a little bit before the wedding day. Barbeque, bonfire and rain. Perfect Norwegian summer night ;)

Are you planning a wedding? If so, are you planning a gathering of some sort before the big day? Let me know in a comment below, I'm curious to hear if more people do this :)