My Top 5 Wedding Destination Shoots, #1: Copenhagen, Denmark

This bride and groom lived in the US but chose to have a destination wedding in Denmark so they could get married in the 800 year old church where the bride’s family had been getting married for generations. Her family was from Denmark and she developed a love for the countryside outside of Copenhagen as she grew up spent summers visiting family overseas.

When this lovely couple asked me to be their wedding photographer, I was so happy to be a special part of their destination wedding. I spent many days leading up to the wedding with the couple and their guests and captured photographs of everyone while visiting incredible sites, castles and locations. I felt like I really got to know everyone and we were all fast friends by the end of the week.

The wedding day started with a beautiful ceremony held in the bride’s family church. The church is over 800 years old and in made of uneven walls that are over 4 feet thick. (Historically, the church was used to protect the locals from invaders during the middle ages.) The grounds were beautiful as well and we captured beautiful wedding portraits of the couple before we moved to the reception.
The bride and groom are well known as foodies and their family surprised them with an authentic Danish sausage truck at their cocktail reception. The couple and their guests loved it and it was some of the most fun cocktail food I have ever photographed.

The reception was held at a family member’s home that was unlike any home I have ever visited. It was designed by a prominent modern architect and had features such as a large retractable glass ceiling. The couple dined on Danish specialty foods under the opened roof in a beautiful sunlit dining room.

Because the wedding was in July the sun did not set in Denmark until after 10pm. This made photographing the reception a wedding photographers’ delight. Beautiful natural light all evening long!

Great people and a beautiful location made this wedding my favorite destination wedding of the past decade. As a bonus I later received the best thank you letter I have ever gotten from the groom’s mother.

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