I am passionate about photographing weddings because it is such a unique and special day celebrating love between two people. It is an honor as a photographer to be able to be a part of that special moment and capture it.
If you are coming to Denmark to have a town hall wedding, I am sure that you are a little pressured since it is a challenge to plan a destination wedding from abroad. How do I get married in Denmark? What legal documents and papers are necessary and what is the price? Luckily the Copenhagen Municipality website describes it all in detail here: How do I get married in Copenhagen?
I have a lot of experience photographing City Hall weddings in Copenhagen, and I will gladly assist too if you have any questions.
The ceremony at a City Hall wedding in Copenhagen takes about 8-10 minutes. That is why it is a really good idea to be present at the moment, enjoy it and take it in. Normally it takes place in the wedding room on the 1st floor in the Copenhagen City Hall. Sometimes it is possible to get married at other locations around Denmark through the Copenhagen Municipality, for example on Amager beach in Copenhagen, in the Copenhagen City Hall Tower or in one of the beautiful, old museums such as Thorvaldsens museum. You can ask the Copenhagen Municipality for possibilities in the season you plan to get married in Denmark.
I have plenty of ideas for good locations for wedding photos around Copenhagen and large parts of Denmark. You don´t have to decide beforehand, we can figure it out on the day too. The weather in Denmark on your wedding day also plays a part in that decision. Please take notice that if you want to go up in the Copenhagen City Hall Tower to make wedding portraits, you have to book it prior and be prepared to climb. The number of stairs is about 300 and this wedding photographer is ready if you are:0)
When it comes to the wedding photos, how should you pose? The bad news is, that you can have best prerequisites for a beautiful wedding photo but if you just see two people standing in front of the camera it will be memorable. The good news is that you are off the hook since it is my job as a wedding photographer to make you relax and feel comfortable.
A great atmosphere equals beautiful and natural wedding photos. Since it is my responsibility I might be a little strict with you guys – but I smile a lot too.
Insider tips for visiting and getting married in Copenhagen
Whether to use cash or card, Kroner or Euros in Denmark
Even though Denmark are within the EU, a lot of places doesn’t accept Euros. So I would not recommend you to bring a lot of Euros to Denmark. Almost all places accepts cash in the Danish currency Kroner. Most places accepts VISA, except from Freetown Christiania, where it is cash only.
I accept both bank transfer and cash. If you pay in Euro, I will have to add 5 Euro for exchange fee.
In general I want to say, that if you are planning a wedding in Copenhagen as a foreigner, you are welcome to ask me for some local advice.
Sightseeing in Copenhagen on a boat tour
One of the things I love to do the most in Copenhagen is a guided boat tour along the canals of Copenhagen. On the traditional boat tour that parts from ether Nyhavn or Gammel Strand you will see some impressive Danish architecture such as Amalienborg Palace, The little Mermaid, The Copenhagen Opera House, The Royal Danish Black Diamond Library. This tour costs about 80 Kroner. For more information about prices , opening hours ect. Follow this link.
What a lot of people don´t know is, that there are a Jazz Cruise. On this tour you are accompanied by four musicians that plays everything from jazz to blues and gospel. This tour is absolutely amazing because of the atmosphere the music creates. This cruise is only available on Thursdays and Sundays from May 27th to September 16th from Gammel Strand and costs 160 kroner and takes one hour and a half. You can read more about it here.