These Norwegian newlyweds partied like it was 999. They even had a pair of Viking longboats and a cauldron.
In the (pagan) spirit of their ancient ancestors, this couple really went all in.
Elisabeth and Rune Dalseth, with 130 of their closest friends, they did things the same way their ancient forebears would have.
Yes, there were the superficial similarities — traditional music and the honey beer — but it went deeper than that.
The clothes were ancient in their style… and, let’s face it, awesome.
And the view across that lake was simply breathtaking.
There was something called a ‘blot ritual’ presided over by a pagan priest, where a cauldron of pigs’ blood is set on some stones, with the blood dripped over some small stone idols before being ‘blotted’ onto the foreheads of the couple.
Why did a girl from a more traditional religious background go for something so over-the-top, when she hadn’t even heard of these traditions a few years ago?
Because the groom is an actual practicing pagan.
This wasn’t just a game of medieval dress up for him… this was Rune’s actual religion.
(Ok, I admit, that’s a weird plot twist. But it does explain the pagan priest and the pig’s blood.)
Except for that weird plot twist at the end — and the bit about drizzling pig’s blood on stone gods, we gotta hand it to this couple — they know how to throw a memorable party.
And they recognize that a marriage is still a promise worth really celebrating … in style.
And they certainly did that.
Congrats to the happy couple!
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