THE NORDIC ANGELS STORY
The story of Nordic Angels begins in early 2017, when designer Marketa Häkkinen got engaged to her long-term partner Mika Häkkinen. With their mutual love of snow and all things winter, Mika and Marketa chose to exchange tropical shores for Lapland as their wedding venue.
The quaint town of Rovaniemi, thought to be the home of Father Christmas, provided the perfect backdrop for a fairy tale wedding. With the perfect location, all that was missing was the perfect dress.
After visiting many bridal boutiques and attending several wedding fares in London and Paris, Marketa could not find her perfect dress, her ‘Nordic angel’. It was only after Marketa’s fiancée Mika suggested she design her own dress, did Marketa realise the perfect dress was in her power.
Having studied and graduating in fashion design in 1996, Marketa took pencil to paper and designed her very first wedding dress. Using Nordic reindeer leather and organza with tulle, Marketa mixed the functionality of warm fabrics with elegance and style.
After their unforgettable wedding, Marketa fell in love with the idea of bringing the same level of happiness she experienced to other brides struggling to find their perfect dress.
In 2017, Nordic Angels was born with Marketa Häkkinen as wedding designer and CEO.