Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin married her longtime associate Markus Raikkonen in a small ceremony befitting pandemic times.
The couple wed on Saturday with household and their closest pals present, the Finnish authorities said in a assertion on Sunday. Just 40 visitors attended the marriage, which came about at their official residence in Helsinki, a picturesque seaside villa. Marin, 34, first introduced her nuptials in an Instagram post.
“We’ve lived together in our youth, grown up together and become parents to our dear daughter. Thank you for being by my side,” the prime minister wrote to her new husband.
The evolution of marriage, from strictly organized to semi-arranged
Marin and Raikkonen have been collectively for 16 years and so they have a two-year-old daughter. The marriage ceremony follows the July 15 marriage of Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, who had to repeatedly reschedule the ceremony — first due to elections, then the coronavirus pandemic and eventually due to a European Union summit.
Finland’s Covid-19 state of affairs is contained with few instances reported day by day. There have been a whole of about 7,400 confirmed infections.