A Nordic-style winter elopement in Denmark
11 Aug 2020
Tricia Klebba and James Clarke, from Chicago, celebrated the start of 2020 by eloping in Denmark
Wedding planner Lena Hansen of Nordic Adventure Weddings tells us about the couple’s big day:
How did they meet?
They met at the concert in Chicago, in July 2017.
Tell us about the proposal:
The proposal was at a concert, one year after they met each other. Same place, same date - just one year later.
How did they choose the place to get married?
After looking at small intimate weddings abroad they loved nature, and are an adventurous couple, so Nordic Adventure Weddings was exactly what they were looking for. It was an adventurous day where we took the couple around the islands with private guides and the whole day was covered by an adventure photographer. The location of the wedding was in Maribo, Demark by a lake - it was a very peaceful place with a 600-year-old cathedral beside it.
Tell us about the details:
Our weddings are eco-style and nature-based weddings. We also use natural adornments instead of decorations. For this wedding we used a bonfire (as it was January) and old Scandinavian folk-songs inspired by Viking-style weddings. Tricia and James also travelled to Berlin to see historical attractions.
Steal Their Style
Wedding planner: Lena Hansen (Nordic Adventure Weddings)
Photographer: Renate Meimere
Ceremony venue: Maribo Lake (Søndersø)
Officiant: Leif Uttermohl
Bouquet: Janne Jensen
Category of Belief Awards: Destination wedding