This is a big week for marriage in Finland, as of March 1st, a new law will allow for same sex weddings, and this week at Joensuu Wedding Fair Rebellious Bride shook up the traditional picture-perfect way of getting married, in the rainbow light up wedding dress that we made for her with her rainbow bridesmaid tutus and electric veil! In a country where 40% of first marriages end up in divorce and many of those recycled brides, like Minna Dufton, end up marrying again, that picture was in need of updating – and updating with humor, color and creativity. She was illuminated at the fair to help light up the path of Finnish brides looking for that rad alternative wedding day look.

Minna is Finland’s official bridezilla, stunt guitarist and The Bride from HEL the author of Finlands first alternative wedding guide book and alternative wedding website. She empowers brides to stop waiting for the light at the end of the tunnel and turn the lights on themselves. She encourages people to let go of the fear of being too over the top, and to just  “go for it” on their big day.

Minna Dufton is an alternative wedding blogger, author, professional bride @raggarimorsian

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Minna Dufton of Rebellious Bride with Olli Herman of Reckless Love (the metal band)

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Rebellious Bride with hair and makeup artist Niina Vattulainen.

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Minna Dufton with Johanna Hautasaari, Joensuu wedding fair coordinator
Check out this amazing photos of Rebellious Bride in her light up wedding dress from last week!

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Photos by: Petri Tuohimaa / Barkland Design @barklanddesign
Wedding Dress, electric veil, petticoat, tutus: Tutu Yummy @TutuYummy
Hair: Mikko Helin / Kampaamo Pesula, Helsinki @kampaamopesula
Make up: Maarit Liimatta @maarit_liimatta
Shoes: Zio Shoes, Helsinki @zioshoes (the shoe make is Hunter Boots @hunterboots)
Jewellery: Koruharakka, Helsinki @koruharakka
Location: Svartå Manor @mustion_linna
For more information on how to be a Rebellious Bride, visit @raggarimorsian