- 5 months ago
- Wedding: September 2018
I wanted to share a recap of our elopement on the 27th of September 2018. I was really heartbroken about the photos at first. Looking back, I’ve no idea why, lol. I blame Pinterest hahaha. I love them now and most importantly, every time I look at the pictures all the joy and love and fun on that day come rushing back.
We eloped, just us two, to Denmark. We traveled up the two days before the wedding with our homemade cake (frozen and undecorated) and flowers and what felt like a million bits of decorations. We spent those two days exploring the oldest city in Scandinavia, Ribe, and the area and beaches nearby (so so beautiful! Everybody should visit Denmark!) We stayed in the most adorable cottage near the ocean.
The weather was pretty crazy the day before our wedding: pelting rains and gale force winds. But happily things calmed down on the day of and the weather was dry, on and off sunny and a bit windy, but I wasn’t going to complain. My hair was a bit of a wild card going in, as it is super curly but I wasn’t completely prepared for the humidity and wind. Basically, I walked out the door, my veil whipped everywhere and my hair imploded, hahaha.
My husband and I were often totally awkward in front of the camera but our photographer was so lovely and patient and we had an amazing day. We got ready, had our first look in an amazing mindfulness retreat right outside of town. They have the most stunning, huge and cozy greenhouse there, where they spoiled us with homemade chocolate treats, tea and kept the fire stoked for us. We married in the beautiful and (really really) Old Town Hall in the center of Ribe. After photos in the city we returned to the greenhouse for our toast and cake cutting. I made the cake and my husband and I had decorated it the night before. I had collected vintage silverware, tableclothes and candlesticks for our celebration, but my hands down favorite pieces were the antique french “moi & toi” coffee cups.
We really had a a whirlwind day and even though it was so short we were absolutely exhausted and ended up back at our cottage and asleep for a nap by 3 pm. lol. (I have no idea how people party till the wee hours with guests. Obviously we are absolute wedding wimps!)
Our day was amazing and magical and really who we are (low key and pretty private) We were totally on cloud nine for a few weeks after!
Just as an added note: it’s generally hard for foreigners to marry in Europe, but the process in Denmark is amazingly unbureaucratic and fast. Denmark is known as the “Las Vegas” of Europe, lol. They are also the most genuinely friendly folks and get so excited for you to get married, so if anyone wants a legally binding european wedding with charm and ease, Denmark is your place.
Here are some pics from the day.
Waiting at the courthouse: