My wedding dreams came true – getting married in Denmark
Ever since I was a young girl, I wondered how my wedding would be. When I was older I found my handsome boyfriend and I knew, this was the prince that I wanted to marry. As a child I had planned my wedding over and over again, in order to get it be perfect! But now in my thirties and thinking back, the dream of the perfect wedding looked quite different through the mind and eyes of a twelve-year-old!
From child to adult, how the simplicity of things change and the importance of everything and everyone you have to consider. The church ceremony, the wedding party, guest lists and invitations, menus and venues and most of all keeping my fiancée, two sets of parents and everyone else happy and trying to proceed and comply with what they all see as our perfect day! Yes, my perception when I was a young girl had no real details!
Early thirties, the time for me to walk up the aisle with my father grew closer and I knew as I took that walk down the aisle I would have my eyes fixed straight ahead looking towards my husband to be.
Having long finished our education and regarding ourselves to be in the mature age bracket, we decided that as both of us had secure jobs with good income we would pay for our fairytale wedding ourselves. Our wedding plans would now start to be created, countless decisions would have to be made and we opted not to have as what we thought was the “traditional wedding breakfast.”
It was going to be our day, but it was quite apparent that it was so much more than just the two of us! There were so many things to be taken into consideration when we began planning our wedding than we initially had not anticipated.
Planning our wedding
First of all I had to find a venue and a function room. It can be difficult to move forward with any ideas or wedding theme if the setting is not right. Once we had seen the venue and its surroundings, my childhood memories flooded back and I could see how it was all going to come together. You automatically know when something is right.
We had contemplated getting married in the local church and in the local Parish Community Centre, we also had thought about our wedding breakfast in a banquet room. Location, location, that was hard. The idea of an Inn or an Hotel with accommodation options for our wedding guests. Accommodation – yes now that thought had opened avenues for completely new possibilities! We knew we wanted a romantic wedding, but what should we do and where could we go? In a mansion, A country Manor House or an old castle from the Middle Ages? So many opportunities to get to our goal and our personalized wedding, so as you can see, I had to find the place where our wedding would be held before I could start planning any other of our wedding details!
I had never planned a celebration before and certainly not a wedding! I had only ever been an attendee! I had read many wedding guides, but it was only a theoretical guide – and to be honest, things are very different when put into practice. A good friend of mine said “it’s your big day, your wedding day, don’t worry and stress yourself because whatever happens the wedding will go on anyway! Give your stress away and get yourself a professional wedding planner. How right she was! So that’s what I did, oh was I lucky!!
I began my wedding plans with the help of my wedding planner who was on-site so she obviously knew what she was talking about and what could and could not be don’t at the venue. Her professional guidance and valuable advice was second to none throughout my wedding and also she acted as a sort of toastmaster for the whole wedding. Everything went like clockwork – every time I did something with her help and advise it was like killing two birds with one stone.
Wedding destination with exclusivity
We had invited a total of 38 guests to our wedding they all arrived the day before the wedding. We had the whole place all to ourselves. It was so nice to know that our wedding party had exclusivity at the estate and would not have to be concerned about interruptions or intrusions from any other function that maybe being held. It was exiting to see our guests arriving, smiling and happy and having time to settle into the beautiful surroundings and relax.
After a light dinner we enjoyed ourselves exploring the impressive wine cellar and wine tasting room with its cozy lounge and open fireplace. We told stories, laughed, tested and drank an abundance of fine wines. Later we went to the lounge and relaxed by the open crackling fire, here we had coffee and liqueurs.
On the morning of my wedding, the guests milled leisurely around the beautiful gardens sipping champagne.
The ceremony was cozy and traditional and took place in the local chapel. The chapel was conveniently situated next door to the estate, just a few minutes walk away. It was a small intimate wedding and guests could clearly hear what had been said during the ceremony. After the ceremony our guests threw their confetti and rice before we returned to the estate. From the chapel we took the path which lead us to the sweetest bridge and so crossing the moat which lead us back into the grounds of the estate. It was so wildly romantic and I felt as though I was gliding on air and not walking at all.
The grand banquet room was decorated and adorned to all of our wishes. At the entrance were large bouquets of red roses one on each side and through the center ran the largest rich red carpet I have ever seen it must have been 20 meters in length! Having a relatively small number of guests to me was an advantage as when our food was served, there was no waiting and all the dishes were piping hot! It can often be a big problem at a wedding or other kind of celebration.
On Sunday we had arranged to have brunch at Skrøbelev Gods, afterwards we thanked our guests and bid them farewell.
Memories are made of this – wedding adventures
So finally I became the princess in my own fairytale wedding at Skrøbelev Gods. I was a very happy bride. I remember coming out of Skrøbelev church in my beautiful wedding dress, with my handsome new husband followed by my beautiful bridesmaids. My first tears as a new bride were when my mother-in-law hugged me and said “my son is so in love with you, you make us so proud, congratulations my dear, you are the prettiest bride in the world”.