Nothing about our relationship has ever been conventional & in a world filled with weddings that include a 200 person guest list, $10,000 wedding gowns & over the top expectations– we knew we were going to do things our own way.
We casually talked about marriage since the beginning of our relationship. There wasn’t ever any pressure or awkward questions… it was really just a chance to see what the other thought of the whole thing.
When we first moved to be together, we walked around the castles of Prague & fantasized about what our wedding day would be like. It sounds crazy (and it was) because we had only known each other for a couple of months at that point. But if there’s one thing we’ve realized it’s that time doesn’t mean anything. You could spend a lifetime with someone and never truly understand them, or you could meet someone who instantly recognizes the beauty of everything you are.
So it’s funny that whenever people ask us about our engagement or how “he” proposed… we’re always kind of like uhhhh yeah there was no engagement & no one really proposed. We were just walking to get croissants and coffee when we started talking (like really talking) about getting married.
Slowly as the conversation continued it became more & more real. Like yeah, it sounds like we’re doing this. It was crazy & quick, there was no dramatic proposal with flowers and fireworks, there were no tears, actually… there weren’t even rings.
The more we talked details and figured out logistics, the more excited we became. This was ours and we were doing it our way. We didn’t tell anyone besides our moms when we finally set a date for when the wedding would be.
Our Copenhagen Wedding: The Details
We had three rules for our wedding day.
- No stress
- Endless fun
- Amazing food & drinks
The day exceeded our expectations in every way imaginable. From the gorgeous flower crown created by Bo Büll (an amazing gift from Martin’s mom) to sharing delicious food and good laughs with our family… we couldn’t have asked for more.
On Friday the 13, October 2017, we were married at Frederiksberg Town Hall in Copenhagen, Denmark– & it is a day we will cherish for the rest of our lives.
Our guest list included (hold onto your seat) 4 people! After the ceremony & pictures, we ate gourmet Danish smørrebrød (open-faced sandwiches) at an adorable bistro at the town hall. For dinner we popped probably too many bottles at Il Grappolo Blu… and tried basically everything on the menu. After a day of endless laughter, we arrived at our suite at Axel Guldsmeden. A beautiful eco-friendly hotel with a hipster touch… located near the center of Copenhagen.
At the end of the day, your wedding day is just that… YOURS. If you feel like you are making any decisions based on what other people are going to think, or how they’ll feel, or how you’ll be judged… you need to scrap the whole idea and start over.
Want to elope? Do that. If you want to have a small ceremony with 10 of your closest friends and family… do that. If you’d rather have a 5-minute ceremony and use the money you saved to go on an amazing trip, you should feel empowered to make that choice.
Huge thank you to our wonderful photographer who totally captured our vision! If you’re ever in Copenhagen and want pictures done hit up Christian Mapagpasensya.
“You are my blue crayon, the one I never have enough of, the one I use to color my sky.”