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Yulia & Johannes chose the beautiful city of Copenhagen in Denmark for their elopement. With Johannes being from Germany and Yulia from Russia, they decided to get married in Copenhagen as Denmark is one of the easiest countries in Europe for international couples to get married.
Yulia & Johannes eloped to Copenhagen with part of the family travelling with them but also did a live video for family and friends who could not make it. They absolutely rocked their outfit, especially Johannes with his tuxedo!Cedric – Photographer
They looked like rock stars roaming the streets of Copenhagen in their outfit and sunglasses. I loved the way they were classy and perfect for the neo-classical architecture around the city but also very loving, warm and down to earth taking pictures by an old random bike in one of Copenhagen’s oldest streets.
Why Choose Copenhagen For Your Elopement?
Copenhagen is a charming city with stunning architecture, and a vibrant atmosphere, especially in the summer. Known for its old town, cozy streets, and colorful townhouses, Copenhagen offers a unique city elopement vibe, on top of being one of the easiest countries to get married in Europe!
Ease of Getting Married
Copenhagen became a popular elopement destination, especially for foreign and international couples seeking to get married. This is due to its relaxed and straightforward marriage laws. The process itself is rather simple and quick compared to other EU Countries.
Foreign couples do not need to be residents of the country to get married, as long as they meet certain requirements, which are being over the age of 18 and not being closely related to each other.
What you need:
- Valid passports
- Proof of marital status
- Legal residence (must enter Denmark legally)
- Fill out a marriage application form and pay a one-time fee for the marriage certificate
- All the documents provided need to be translated into Danish, English, or German
Denmark has a long-standing legal recognition for same-sex unions and is consistently ranked as one of the most LGBTQIA+-friendly countries in the world!
Top Tips for Eloping in Copenhagen
My no.1 tip for having an elopement in Copenhagen is to look out for their unique civil-wedding concept called ‘Open-air weddings’, where civil-wedding officiants carry out weddings in picturesque and iconic locations around the city, eg. at the beach, at the Royal Opera, the King’s garden or on a Jazz Cruise!
My last advice would be to embrace any weather that Denmark might throw at you. It can get a bit windy and rainy at times but it adds even more charm to the city considering the cosy streets and architecture Copenhagen has to offer. Grab two cute transparent umbrellas and go have fun in the rain, this will be the most memorable and epic pictures you will have!
Sustainable Elopement Tips for Copenhagen
While in Copenhagen I would suggest to rent bikes to travel around the beautiful city. There are also plenty of eco-friendly hotels and organic restaurants. You can also do some sustainable shopping by visiting the many vintage and second-hand shops.
Johannes & Yulia’s Copenhagen Elopement Photos
Photographer – Cedric D. Vincent