Main Picture: Intimate Seaside Elopement at Danish UNESCO Site

Intimate Seaside Elopement at Danish UNESCO Site

Borre | Denmark

Posted By: Carla, Friday, August 21, 2020

Wedding Style: Coastal and Romantic
Wedding Theme: Natural and Elegant
Wedding Season: Spring
Submitted by: Lene Westergaard Fotographi

In the Baltic sea lays a small Danish island called Møn which is listed as an UNESCO site and is Denmark's first biosphere reserve. The main drawcard to the island is Møns Klint, attracting more than 250,000 visitors every year thanks to the 6km stretch of white chalk cliffs that encircles the nature park.

It was this striking beauty that Danish photographer and styled shoot coordinator Lene Westergaard envisioned for her intimate elopement getaway. Her approach was to challenge the status quo of a traditional Danish wedding and to demonstrate how you can have a great photography experience.

Lene has created a soft and natural setting that reflects the ocean and has captured the romance of the surrounding landscape. It’s been so elegantly photographed it could be mistaken for film - it’s that good!

WE LOVE: The natural palette with pops of blue, white and green in the bouquet that draws in the landscape and complements her wedding dress. The table styling feels romantic and luxurious with blush terazzo plates and vintage champagne glasses. Tying into the coastal vibe, they've paired the table setting with lavish linens.

The brides non-traditional blue wedding dress features a white sequinned v-neck boddess to complement the rock walls and a soft blue tulle skirt mimicing the ever-changing movement of water.

You can almost hear the sea when looking at these images. They feel fresh, romantic and relaxing - just as an elopement should be.

For more insights, we asked Lene about why she chose this elopement location and some advice for engaged couples when choosing a wedding photographer:

Why did you choose this seaside location? “We chose this location because it brings romance and calmness with beautiful scenery. The photos on the ocean floor were private and intimate – almost like the couple were in a private world of their own.”

What advice can you offer engaged couples who are thinking of eloping? “Talk to your photographer about your vision and find a photographer that has a colour range and style that fits your taste. If it’s an outdoor shoot, scenery does matter and the effort to get the photos you dreamed of will be worth it.

Image yourself after the wedding and how your images will be used. Will they be for wall art? If so, the images need to have a style that fits into your home decor."

What advice can you share for other photographers looking to coordinate a styled shoot? “Plan the logistics well and get more helpers than you think you will need. Those 400 steps to the bottom of the cliffs were great but tough.”

Thank you Lene for sharing an insight into your beautiful Danish backyard.

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