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 the vicar, Tina Buchwald in Blistrup Church arranging church weddings for couples from abroad.
The Church Blistrup is a Romanesque granite boulder building. Consecrated in 1140 to Maria the Virgin. The altarpiece is of Eckersberg. The church is situated in the village Blistrup approximately 8 km from the coast and 1 km from Nordic Park. The church is a Christian protestant church, which is the main religion in Denmark. It has recently been restored and has a beautiful wood carved pulpit.
The ceremony can be conducted in Danish, English and German. In Denmark it is legal by law to be married in a church when you are of the same sex.
Tina Hastrup von Buchwald is born in 1969 in Norway. She has lived many places through her childhood since her father was in the miltitary. From 1997-2004 she was vicar at Sjællands Odde and from 2004 she has been the vicar in Blistrup Church, Blistrup in North Zealand.
She lives i Blistrup and is married with Frants and together they have 3 children.
Tina Buchwald is also an author and has been writing children books, art books and a novel.
The Christian Protestant Marriage Liturgy
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
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.
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.
Interrogation and Declaration (the bride and bridegroom stand in front of the alter).
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.
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
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.
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.
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 can be conducted by a priest or an official from the Town Hall. This is up to you.
If you choose the official from the town hall, the ceremony can be conducted in 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 a vicar or an authority from the town hall depending on whether you wish a Christian or civil wedding.
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.
2019 Open Air Wedding in spectacular places in Copenhagen
You can celebrate an open air wedding on selected dates and venues during the summer.
This offer provides a chance to celebrate a festive and romantic wedding under the open sky in spectacular places in Copenhagen.
Because of a limited amount wedding couples to be married, we recommend you send the application as early as possible.
Take a look below and learn more about the beautiful locations!
Price: € 1200
- 4th of May – Langelinie Park
- 15th of June – The Tower at Copenhagen City Hall
- 22nd of June – The Theatre Museum at the Court Theatre (Hofteatret)
- 6th of July – Tivoli
- 27th of July – Amager Beach Park
The Cherry Tree Blossoms by Langelinie Park – 4th of May
Under the blossoming cherry trees, and with the petals swirling around you, your wedding in Langelinie Park will be a truly romantic experience. For the first time the City of Copenhagen offers the option of a spring wedding under the open sky, and where else but in the beautiful Langelinie Park?
The cherry trees were donated to the City of Copenhagen by Mr Seiichi Takaki, Honorary Consul in Denmark, in 2005 in connection with the 200-years birthday of H.C. Andersen. They were planted in Langelinie Park in the Cherry Grove. Every year the blossoming is celebrated at the Copenhagen Sakura Festival.
Tower Wedding at Copenhagen City Hall – 15th of June
Again, this year it is possible to get married in the tower of Copenhagen City Hall. At a romantic tower-wedding you can say yes to each other and enjoy the beautiful view of the rooftops of Copenhagen. The iconic tower, created by the architect Martin Nyrop, is inspired by the city hall towers of Tuscany and will set the frame for a unique wedding experience high up in the tower, under the clock, with a view of the Copenhagen skyline.
The tower wedding is not suitable for disabled persons, since there is no elevator installed.
Balcony Wedding at the Theatre Museum at the Court Theatre – 22nd of June
The historically impressive Theatre Museum at the Court Theatre will create a unique and unforgettable experience with a wedding ceremony on the beautiful balcony offering a view of the training arena of the royal horses at Christiansborg Palace. At the theatre, the famous Ludvig Holberg has shaped Danish theater-tradition since 1767 and the popular and beloved H.C. Andersen tried out his skills as a ballet dancer before his breakthrough as a storyteller.
In the fascinating Theatre Museum at the Court Theatre you will find historical costumes and a colourful theatre life exhibited on the oldest theatre stage in Denmark.
After the wedding ceremony you can move around freely in the atmospheric café and enjoy a celebratory glass with your guests.
Fairy Tale Wedding in Tivoli – 6th of July
Romance and colourful lights. Wine, laughter and joy rides. The old garden offers it all, if you wish to celebrate a memorable wedding – in the heart of Copenhagen!
The wedding ceremony will take place by the small pavilion at the Tivoli Lake. From here you can decide yourselves what the day should bring; an unforgettable concert in the Tivoli Concert Hall? A quiet, romantic dinner or a ride on one of the many joy rides?
Tivoli opened its doors for the first time on the 15th of august 1843, after the founder Georg Carstensen had received the permission from King Christian the VIII two years earlier. The amusement garden was an instant success. 175,000 guests visited Tivoli in the first short season. One of the more famous visitors was Hans Christian Andersen who was inspired by Tivoli’s Chinese theme to write the fairytale ‘The Nightingale’. Tivoli’s old wooden roller-coaster is from 1914 and one of the oldest wooden roller-coasters in the world. The track is 720 metres long and has a top speed of 50 km/h. During World War II there was an energy rationing. The roller-coaster coaches where drawn up the first hill by men handling a winch. From there gravity takes over, as it still does today
Wedding by The Sea – Amager Beach Park – 27th of July
If you are dreaming of a classic beach wedding, Amager Beach Park is the place for you! Here you can celebrate your wedding with white sand under your feet, right by Øresund.
Amager Beach Park is the largest beach in Copenhagen. It consists of a two kilometres long artificial island which creates a lagoon, approximately 400 metres wide.
The wedding ceremonies will be held on the beach right by Strandstation 2, at the end of Kilometerbroen.
Amager Beach Park is the largest beach in Copenhagen. It consists of a two km long artificial island that creates a lagoon which is approximately 400 metres wide.
The artificial island was built during the remake of Amager Strand in 2005. The remake has had a positive influence on the beach life in and around Copenhagen, and Amager Strand is used not only for swimming but also for biking, running and skating.