On the very first October day (which coincidently happened to be the very last day of our amazingly warm, late summer) I had the amazing experience of documenting the wedding of Marie and Mathias here on our lovely Ærø. Despite heavy rain showers the day before, the wedding day dawned with wonderful blue skies and a soft, warm wind. Perfect for a happy island celebration!
The couple both had previous careers in the military, and a dresscode that said ‘formal’ meant that the groom and many of the guest arrived at Ærøskøbing Church in dazzling uniforms with feathered hats, sabers and embroidered capes. Quite a sight!
As the groom with happy nervousness walked to take his place in the church, Marie and her mother arrived in style in one of Ærø’s amazing veteran cars. Marie in an elegantly simple dress of lace and tulle ~ with a nod to her military career in the two medallions pinned to her chest. The borrowed and blue beautifully solved in a hairpin with blue kingfisher feathers, a bird with a special place in the hearts of both families.
A wonderful parade of swords greeted the happy couple outside after the ceremony.
The reception took place in Mathias’ parents’ home in Ærøskøbing, a short walk from the church. I’m eternally amazed at how these old townhouses somehow always seem to hide the most amazing backyards. This one was no exception, so before heading out for the planned portrait session at the beach and our local “savanna” Bjerget just outside Ærøskøbing, we had to make a few shots among the bounteous appletrees behind the house….
With big thanks to Marie and Mathias for letting me share these images.