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


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


Rebellious Bride with hair and makeup artist Niina Vattulainen.


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!

16807316_1861643317455046_7918283684733289774_n 16830260_10154918112494976_1294543952_n 16832828_10154918112664976_698462848_o 16833065_10154918113579976_285869195_o 16864120_1861643310788380_5025731686625951144_n 16864616_1861159837503394_4916449484606982003_n 16880724_10154927520299976_1379041084_o 16976607_10154927520814976_1253701906_n 16935903_10154927520469976_1298831139_o 16935685_10154927520754976_1830005655_o  16930801_10154927520719976_2073606771_o 16924182_10154927520384976_1784683680_n 16933674_10154927520464976_848663200_n16910849_10154927520664976_1865899159_o

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