UNIQUE & ROMANTIC

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A Church Wedding

Some people feel that the church blessing is important, when they want to get married and many young girls have had a childhood dream of being married in an old romantic church, with church bells ringing, walking up the aisle to the altar in a beautiful dress. This dream can come true!

Danish Coastal weddings collaborates with different churches in Denmark.

You can get married in a Christian Lutheran church or in a catholic church. The churches are situated in Copenhagen or not far from Copenhagen.

The ceremony can be conducted in Danish, English and some times in German depending on the vicar.

In Denmark same sex marriages is allowed by law in the Christian Lutheran churches.

The Christian Protestant Marriage Liturgy
Organ Prelude
First Hymn
Introductory Greeting

Pastor: 
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,
the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with all of you.

Introductory Prayer and Reading
Pastor:
Let us pray:
Lord our God, heavenly Father, we thank you for the gift of life,
and for all who have shown us love from our childhood until this day.
We pray you:
Give us always what we need and daily renew our love to one another,
through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one true God forever and ever. Amen.

Pastor: 
It is written,
When God had created heaven and earth, the sea, the sun, the moon and the stars, all plants and animals, he said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.’ So God created humankind in his image; in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. And God blessed them.

And our Lord Jesus Christ says,
Haven’t you read that the one who made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.

And the apostle Paul writes,
Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfil the law of Christ. As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if one has a complaint against the other, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
Hymn
Address

Interrogation and Declaration  (the bride and bridegroom stand in front of the alter).

Pastor: 
I now ask you, N. (the bridegroom’s name), 
will you take N. (the bride’s name), standing by your side, 
to be your wife? – I will. 
Will you love and honour her, 
and live with her in prosperity and adversity 
in what fortune God, the Almighty, will send you, 
as a husband should live with his wedded wife, 
until death parts you? – I will.

Likewise I ask you, N. (the bride’s name), 
will you take N. (the bridegroom’s name), standing by your side, 
to be your husband? – I will. 
Will you love and honour him, 
and live with him in prosperity and adversity, 
in what fortune God, the Almighty, will send you, 
as a wife should live with her wedded husband, 
until death parts you? – I will.

Then join your hands together

The pastor lays his hand on their hands and says, 
Since you have promised one another that you will live together in marriage and have now confirmed this before God, and before us who are present, I declare you to be man and wife before God and all mankind.

At this point the bride and bridegroom may exchange rings.

Intercession

Pastor: 
Let us pray:
While the bride and bridegroom kneel, the pastor lays his hand on their heads and says:

Dear heavenly Father, grant this man and this woman grace, happiness and blessing
in soul and body.
Grant that they may love one another with faithful love
and serve you sincerely in all things,
that they may live as your dear children
and finally be gathered unto you in the eternal mansions.
Hear us in the name of Jesus.

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours,
now and forever. Amen.

Peace be with you

Hymn
Final Collect

Pastor: 
Let us pray:

Lord, our God, heavenly Father, we thank you for the ordinance of marriage, and we pray you:
Be graciously present with those who have this day entered into holy matrimony.
Bless them, that they may be god fearing and live with one another in love, and give no cause for anger or strife.
In the face of temptation, may they always experience the help of your grace.
Grant to them, and to all of us, to live our lives here on earth in faith and obedience, and finally to live in eternal blessedness, through your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one true God, forever and ever.

All: Amen.

Blessing

Pastor:
The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you.
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.

All: Amen. Amen. Amen.

Final Hymn
Organ Postlude

Nakkehoved Lighthouse

The lighthouse is a symbol of hope, help and direction in life.  Lighthouses are beautiful and spectacular buildings situated at high points by the sea.

Nakkehoved, close to the old fishing village Gilleleje, has two lighthouses and their view over Kattegat to Sweden is unique. The eastern lighthouse is one of the oldest light houses in the world and is a perfect place for at beautiful romantic wedding ceremony.The inside of this beautiful building gives a grand impression of solemnity, as you walk up the stairs to the light room viewing the sea. The room is small but can hold around 6 people.

The wedding in the lighthouse is conducted by an official from the local Town Hall and the ceremony can held in languages Danish, English, or German

At the Beach 

Northern Zealand  is one of the best places in Denmark to have a beach wedding. The beaches here are sandy with sand dunes or hills with beautiful views over the sea.

In Tisvildeleje the beach is wide and sandy and the old and charming beach houses lay out the perfect scenery for a beach wedding. The Kattegat Sea between Denmark and Sweden is clean and blue and invites to a swim.

The ceremony will be conducted by an authority from the local town hall.

There will be a reception a the beach after the ceremony.

At the Castle 

 Your dream can come true! Marry your prince at Kronborg Castle!

The castle is world famous as Hamlets Castle. The story about prince Hamlet is one of the best known plays by William Shakespeare. Beautifully situated by the sea and by the medieval town Elsinore, the castle is the perfect place for a romantic fairytail wedding.

 The castle has several royal halls suitable  for a small wedding and a reception afterwards. It is also possible to have your wedding in one of the magnificient castle towers. From the towers there are a fantastic view over the Elsinore region and the sea.

In Old Hoejerup Church ruin at the Unesco heritage site Stevns Klint

At the edge of the cliff to the Unesco Site Stevns Klint this little romantic church are placed, viewing the Baltic sea and the magnificent cliffs, Stevns Klint.  There is an ancient and very romantic atmosphere inside the church. It is here possible for all religions to have a wedding ceremony or if you wish a civil wedding.

Stevns klint is 1 hour drive from Copenhagen.

Photos by: Monica Hjelmslund Photography