Giddy doesn’t even begin to describe the feeling I have when I get my hands on a Corbin Gurkin wedding. If you take one look at this this wedding or this wedding or this photo shoot, you’ll understand my obsession COMPLETELY. I am ob-SESSED with every click of her camera, so when this Copenhagen wedding landed in my lap – it was destiny. For if there is one thing I love as much as the stylish nuptials of two people in love, it’s when they do so in a place as fabulous as Copenhagen. And when you top it all off with a way to cute pooch, obsessed doesn’t even cover it. Click here for more!
From the Bride… Christian and I had been together for 3.5 years when he proposed to me in Venice last June. We both knew that we wanted our wedding to be inspired by Italy, and Venice in particular — the food, the wine, the atmosphere. The first major decision we made was the photography. I had seen Corbin’s work on several blogs before and I knew I wanted her to photograph our wedding no matter what — we felt a strong connection with her work. Finding the right stationery designer was a bit more difficult, I wanted it to be both sophisticated and whimsical, yet not childish. Not an easy task! Finally I discovered Holly Hatam of Teardrop Weddings and she designed an invitation suite based on our Venetian engagement. The dress was easy — I saw the Lela Rose dress, and it fit perfectly to the theme with its quirky floral embroidery.
I gave our florist a moodboard and a rather loose description. I wanted the flower arrangements to look like an upscale version of having been to the Rialto Market in Venice and picked up some seasonal fruit, veggies and flowers and just placed it all beautifully on a stand. I made little jam favors as escort cards and had custom made hard candies as well for favors. I used Etsy a great deal to find little things that would help make the day complete, like the custom cookies and the cake stand.
From Corbin Gurkin…I was absolutely delighted to get Marie’s inquiry for her wedding in Copenhagen – she never would have guessed this when stumbling upon my website, but I already had a lifelong connection with Denmark having grown up with a Danish au-pair. I have always been completely enamored with the culture there. I had been to visit Copenhagen, but never for a wedding, and was absolutely thrilled when Marie and Christian brought me over for their fall nuptials. What I found to be so wonderful was that Marie and Christian had spent a lot of time looking at wedding blogs for inspiration and I just loved how they incorporated Italy (where they were engaged) into the decor in a subtle way – wine tones, fruitful arrangements… Marie and Christian were married in the Citadel church – a fantastic area of Copenhagen not far from the famed Little Mermaid statue, and with its windmill and vibrant red palette, this location was a photographers dream! The reception followed at a nearby restaurant that faced the water and the evening was full of the most sincere toasts (lots of them as is the Danish custom!). Their puppy Mimi also made an appearance! The love that day was just so palpable!
Photography: Corbin Gurkin Photography / Florist: Malene Christensen / Wedding Dress: Lela Rose / Shrug: Ivy and Aster / Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Hairpiece + Veil: Sarah Gabriel / Groom’s Suit: Ralph Lauren Black Label / Groom’s Shoes: Prada / Reception Venue: M/S Amerika / Cookies: SweetAmbs / Cake Stand: High Tea for Alice / Cake Topper: Lollipop Workshop / Cake: Nikolaos Strangas / Hard Candy Favors: FusionSweets / Bridesmaid Dresses: Acne + Vivienne Westwood Anglomania / Best Man’s Suit: Hugo Boss / Invitations: Teardrop Weddings
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