If you are a fashion blogger, or read fashion blogs, you most probably know the bride of today’s wedding, Maria. The Danish fashionista behind Style Intuition married her Christian last summer at a rather stunning and classically elegant affair at Sophienberg Castle (a venue which, as you may know, has a special place in my heart). A classic black and white event to keep a timeless look – peppered with mint and lots of little DIY projects.
“Since I work in the fashion industry, as a manager of a PR Agency and a fashion blogger on Style Intuition, we knew we wanted our wedding to be very timeless chic and understated so we wouldn’t look back many years from now and wonder what we were thinking back then. We chose to draw inspiration from the three cities that have had a great influence on our lives: Miami, where my now-husband invited me to when we were only friends four years ago and we started dating; New York, our favourite city in the world where we lived for two years; and finally Paris, which is a favourite vacation spot of ours for its romance and beauty.
Miami was incorporated in the color scheme as the shade of pastel mint green you see on the art deco buildings along Ocean Drive. It inspired the wedding cake, as well as the outdoor reception, and the wedding pictures taken on the beach. The light flowy wedding dress was also inspired by outdoor weddings on South Beach. From New York, we drew inspiration from the many weddings with an elegant, classic atmosphere, and therefore we chose Sophienberg Castle as our venue, which could provide us with the right elegant feel for our ceremony and dinner. The cake table with the cupcakes was yet another New York element, while the homemade invitations also were inspired by classic New York printers. When you see pictures from Paris they’re often in black and white, so we chose black and white as the primary colors with the mint green being the only accent color. We always have Ladurée macarons when we visit Paris and my mom was so great and made more than 100 French macaroons in mint green for the cake table. The flowers were also inspired by the bouquets of flowers found along the Seine in Paris with peonies, roses and baby’s breath (which is actually called “brides veil” in Danish). All of the inspiration was mixed with the modern simplicity Scandinavian style is best known for. As a bonus, all the chocolate favors were wrapped in paper with pictures from these three cities and Sophienberg Castle, as a little trip down memory lane.
It was amazing walking down the aisle and looking into the eyes of my fiancé knowing we were about to say our I do’s and become husband and wife! We had my father in-law give a speech before the ceremony and sing a modern psalm before we did the traditional ceremony. After the ceremony our guests congratulated us with bubbles, and we invited everyone to the reception, where we had champagne and the cake table with our three-tier wedding cake, cupcakes and macaroons and even homemade lemonade with our own labels on the bottles. We left for our wedding pictures after the cake cutting while our guests enjoyed the outdoor reception with cake, champagne, lounge music and some played a few rounds of croquet. The talented fashion photographer Flemming Leitorp who normally does fashion photography took our wedding pictures, while my best friend and one of Denmark’s top hair & makeup artists Monika Grensteen made sure not a hair was out of place in the pictures. After the dinner and various speeches and entertainment, it was time for the Danish traditional Bridal Waltz, which must be danced before midnight. We just made it with ten minutes to spare. It was an amazing moment flowing across the dance floor as newlyweds while all your beloved ones gather around you and move closer until you cannot dance anymore and have to kiss each other. Then the DJ started playing and everyone danced the night away as a happy ending to the best day in our lives.”
Thank you so much, Maria, for sharing your beautiful day with us!
I you all have a lovely day – summer has finally hit Denmark, and I am off into the sunshine!
Wedding Photography: Flemming Leitorp of Bryllupsglimt
Wedding Dress: Pronovias “Mali”
Bride’s Veil: Pronovias
Bride’s Shoes: Azzedine Alaïa
Bride’s Earrings: Chanel
Hair + Makeup: Monika Grensteen of Unique Look
Groom’s Suit: J.Lindeberg
Groom’s Tie: Hugo Boss
Groom’s Shoes: Prada
Mother of the Bride’s Dress: Burberry
Wedding Cake: KageKompagniet
Wedding Invitations and stationery: DIY
Custom chocolate bars: DIY
Wedding Venue: Sophienberg Castle