Hi guys! Nice site! I hope everything works out just how you wish. See you at the wedding! Anu
This is the venue for the wedding ceremony.
The venue for the Wedding Party
Old Town Tallinn.- Medieval Old city, lots of great views and lots of Cafe's, Bars, Restaurants etc.
The wedding party will be held at Laitse Loss ( Laitse Castle )
From Tallinn to the site of the party, we will arrange transport by bus. For the ease of our guests, the bus will be ready in good time before the wedding ceremony. Guests can the accommodate extra clothes, shoes, etc to the bus, so there will be no need for walking to Town Hall Square with too much handbaggage. We will give the time and location of the bus a little bit later, stay tuned!
After the wedding ceremony the transport will take our guests to Laitse, approximately 35 minutes from Tallinn.
Dinner will be held in the courtyard of the castle, with dance and party inside after dinner is done. In the backside of the castle there is also a beautiful garden where our guests can mingle.
For our Norwegian guests, please note that Estonian summers are as Norwegian - they can be warm, and they can be not. Please bring extra jackets, as it can be chilly in the evening!
See attached link to the homepage of Laitse Loss
The doors are open from 17.00. Please arrive a little bit earlier to explore the historical venue and get the best seats :)
The reception will be held partly outside. We start with dinner in the courtyard, dancefloor is open inside the castle. Please take a jacket with you, it can be chilly in the evening!
Transportation will be arranged from Tallinn to the Castle and back at end of the party.
For our reception, we have purcahsed some disposable cameras. We will put these to the tables, and we hope they will be used during the evening and night! These will add 270 extra pictures to give us memories of our big day, and the life around the party. :)
The best Mom! Creative, funny, always seeing things from a bit different angle. You will never get bored with her! She has taught us to dream big and think independently.
Mom is very seldom a person that gets angry. Unpatient at times, but a lady who always knows to make people happy. She has been working as an assistant for the local physiotherapy clinique for more than 20 years, before she retired this summer. Now enjoying her first days as a pensionaire. 68 years old.
A true gentleman, solid as a rock, generous and wise. Dad has taught us to appreciate a good book, a good meal and a good company. Always patient, always there for the whole family.
Frode´s father is a former Banker, before retiring in 2001 when he bought a farm. He was the one who took Frode skiing from early age, boosting his interests in the sports. He was also the one who taught Frode about hunting. Patient, and hard working all his life. 75 years old.
A nurse by profession, and also working part-time as a trainer at a gym. A very sparkling person, wise and very calm by nature! She has also given Frode a niece and a nephew. They had their fights during childhood, and Frode was always scared of her drill-rod, as it more than once was used to hit him in the head....
The younger brother always knows how to light up the day! Extremely good with people, drawing the coolest creatures, knows how to play badminton (Bride is green with envy hereby) and is sometimes having a bit crazy ideas.
Idar was a former cross-country skier, and they went to the same Sports-school with Frode. After graduating he went to the army, serving as a paratrooper. Educated to be a Police-officer. Normally very calm, but with a temper sometimes :)
A bundle of joy, and also Frode´s god-daughter. A smart, independent little fun-pack who loves to dance, dress up and be a "princess". 9 years old, and time just flies too fast!
Aksel is the youngest in our company but already a licensed football player. The little sunshine of the proud auntie, he has his own duties at the ceremony.
A seven year old energy-bomb. This little guy gives us the most unforgettable moments of fun, as he has all these ideas all the time. He can be very unpatient, and always needs things to happen around him.
Shiny, happy, warm and sparkly! Most loyal friend, excellent travel companion and talented cook. Beautiful inside and out, she is the right hand of the Bride.
Erlend and Frode grew up as neighbours. He is Frode´s second cousin, and one of his closest friends. They share the same interests, and he was also an active skier for many years. He is engaged to Monica, and they have three daughters together.
Frode got to know Rune many years ago, when he started working in the bank. A good colleague who taught him a lot! Sometimes Frode looks for where the moneyslot is on this guy, because he loves to talk, and it seems like some put money on him :)
Very Estonian way to describe it would be something like that:
We met. It was OK. So now we are getting married.
It seems that Frode is becoming more and more Estonian already as these are his words :)
In real life this story has been a bit more interesting, in fact we don´t even know yet, can we get married or not as Frode is still waiting a paper from Norwegian Tax Board to be eligible to marry here. Well, dear friends, keep your fingers crossed - he is right now in Trondheim to get this thing settled! It has been 3 months of struggle and no results so far. Let´s hope he will be successful, otherwise we can welcome you just to a good party :)
And the recent news: the paper is issued and all other paperwork is done. So we are on! :)
Born july 11. 1976 in Levanger, Norway to mom Annbjørg and dad Bjarne Elden.
Raised in home village of Namdalseid, a small municipality in the middle of Norway, about 2 hours north of Trondheim.
I grew up with a very active lifestyle, with skiing as my favourite activity! I was skiing actively Nordic Combined ( Skijumping and Crosscountry) until age of 23, before I went on, moving to Holland where I started studying Physiotherapy. However, I ended up not being a Physiotheraphist! Instead I ended up working in a bank as a financial advisor.
Life sometimes make funny turns, I met my Kristiina, and I made a decision of moving to Tallinn, to be with the woman of my dreams :) I made the best decision ever! And now we are getting married!! Since I was a child, every fall I have been participating in moose-hunting, first walking along with my dad, later when I was old enough with my own gun. I really enjoy a good moose-steak, preferably made by myself :)
Hi, I´m Kristiina, the bride :)
Born in Tallinn, Estonia on 25th of June, 1976. Living in Tallinn but curious about the whole wide world, so traveling a lot. It is always difficult to say something profound about myself, especially to you, our dear guests - as some of you know me better than myself and some of you don´t know me at all. Anyway, I try to give an overview about me in a nutshell.
Things I love: the sun, sleeping, good food, challenges, sports in reasonable extent, my family and my friends, shoes and books
Things I love a bit less: early mornings, garden gnomes, wearing costumes, snow and ignorant people
Usually I am quite nice, love people around me, like cooking and always appreciate a good talk. Although, there are also moments when easy-going couch potato turns to a jumpy control freak and here I want to thank Frode who can always balance me again. About this gorgeous young man you can find out more on the next page :)
Our wedding`s colour is golden. Please search your wardrobe to find something golden or add some accessories and jewellery. Don´t be shy, it´s time to shine all together!
Please let us kindly know of your attendance by 20th of July 2017. You can RSVP on this page, send us a message, call or e-mail, we will be waiting!
Kristiina Köögard and Frode Elden launch their personal wedsite at kristiina-and-frode.wedsite.com
Dear Friends and Family!
We are pleased to welcome you to our wedding of
August 12, 2017.
We hope to use this site as a place for updates about the event, as well as we want to keep it an information page for you as our guests regarding accommodation, transport, restaurants etc.
Questions and comments are also welcome!
The page is not quite ready yet, we will be adding information daily. Be patient and stay tuned :)