The Fregatten Jylland may be one of the most romantic places to get married in Denmark. Meet Danish girl Anne Dortte and Australian boy James. Theirs is a modern and romantic love story. They met on the internet of all places while James was visiting Copenhagen on vacation. It was love at first sight, but being practical, they couldn’t see how they could make it work a world apart. But love found a way and James picked up everything and moved to be with his love in Denmark. (I also picked up my life and moved to Denmark to be with my husband, so I can really relate to their love story!) Now James faces the same challenges I do. The language, being far from family and friends and having to make a new life in a strange and wonderful country, and the “wonderful” Danish weather.
I was so happy to be asked to shoot this wedding as it was located in the fairy-tale town of Ebletoft, Denmark. Elbetoft is very picturesque with the old town full of crooked timber-framed houses, cobblestone streets and masses of flowers in the summer. The wedding ceremony took place a few kilometers from Ebletoft in Knebel Kirke, an ancient church founded in 1170 on top of a hill overlooking Knebel Cove. Old and modern at the same time this tiny church is so cozy, and the view is second to none, its truly the most romantic village church. Ebletoft is also home to the Fregatten Jylland, where the reception was held. The Fregatten Jylland is billed at the world’s longest wooden ship at a massive 71 meters long and had a crew of 430. The 150 year old ship has 30 cannons which sometimes they fire off! Can you imagine how impressive that would be to see? Best of all it’s a museum so you can explore it for yourself.
It’s safe to say we took many, many photos of the day at the lovely venues, and it was as if I had stepped into a fairy-tale. What a beautiful wedding for this special couple.