Ten centuries later, the Norwegian couple, Elisabeth and Rune Dalseth, restored the Viking wedding tradition.
Elisabeth, 27, and Rune, 37, have a six-month-old son. The idea of restoring tradition was decided after the Viking Festival.
Although the couple share Christian beliefs, their wedding was completely Viking - garments, ceremonies, and among them an ancient, pig-slaughter ritual whose blood must to be on the stones afterwards.
Elisabeth and Rune met in 2016. The next year they visited the Viking Festival in Oslo. According to Rune, as he grew up in a Christian family, he never imagined that he would ever make such a decision. However, after the wedding, he thinks that if anyone else decides and pays for the Viking wedding, he will definitely decide to remain a Viking. They were assisted by ten closest friends in organizing their wedding day.
The wedding featured not only a couple, groomsmen/bridesmaids, Goth priest, but also approximately 130 guests dressed as Vikings.