Frederikke and Thomas’s Elegant Danish Garden Wedding – Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey

 

When couples enquire for my wedding photography I am always excited. However, when I was contacted by Frederikke it was possible that I was even more giddy than normal. She was planning the most gorgeous Scandinavian wedding in their family church with a garden reception at her parents home. The added bonus was that she was a fellow Danish girl. Frederikke wanted her wedding to be “a nice mix of Danish and English traditions” which was a wonderful combination. Her booking for me was perfection in a wedding enquiry.

 

Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Elegant Bride and Groom Leave Chobham Church, Jessica Grace Photography

 

Frederikke got ready in her family home on the morning of her wedding. It was the most glorious sunny day when I met Thomas and their at the church. When Frederikke arrived she was the most beautiful bride, stepping out of the car with her mother and father in her stunning Miss Bush Bridal dress. Frederikke recalled “walking down the aisle was so overwhelming and surreal – and went so quickly! I think my dad and I pretty much raced as we were so excited!”

 

Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Stunning Bride Walking Down The Aisle With Stylish Father, Surrey Wedding Photography

 

After getting married in their families church (which was walking distance from family home) their guests enjoyed a beautiful garden reception. Frederikke recounted to me after her big day that her wedding “was the perfect elegant yet relaxed garden wedding – and it was so personal because it was in my childhood home”. There is something magical about weddings being held in places that feel so individual. The family dog Berta even made an appearance during the drinks reception and stole the show with her own flower crown.

 

Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey,  Cute Dog at Garden Surrey Wedding with Flower Collar

 

The garden looked fabulous with wonderful flowers and greenery. The gorgeous marquee overlooking the party was decorated beautifully with flower arrangements by Rosie Orr. After the drinks reception guests retired for the afternoon to return a couple of hours later for the black tie wedding breakfast.

 

Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Family Group Photograph In Black Tie Dress, Surrey Wedding Photography

 

Although this was a Surrey wedding, you cannot take the Dane out of Denmark! Danish wedding traditions involve LOTS of speeches. They can go on for hours in fact and are not just specific to the father of the bride and the groom. I was lucky enough to catch the first few speeches (all in Danish) before I returned home. The Danes love a party and it was 12pm before the bride and groom shared the Danish traditional Waltz first dance.

 

Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Stylish Couple Walking Naturally Hand In Hand at Their Elegant Garden Wedding

 

So much of Thomas and Frederikke’s wedding was very personal, so to help convey they parts of their wedding that were most special to them I asked them a few questions about their experience.

 

Frederikke and Thomas’s Glorious Scandinavian Wedding 

 

Is there any advice you would give to other couples?   
Savour every minute! It passes so quickly and I just wish I could do it again. Try to let go of all the stress and organising and just be in the moment.

Do you have a moment during the day when you were most surprised? 

Several! My brothers speeches, but also my best friends spending the whole day creating the most gorgeous wedding book for me – with snapshots, messages, programs all collected in one place. I really did not expect that.

 

Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Bride and Groom Cut Their Wedding Cake In The Sunshine Outside, Surrey Wedding Photography

 

Is there anything from your day that you are particularly proud of? 
I think the general mood was just what I had hoped for – formal, yet relaxed, and plenty of time for people to get to know each other and mingle seamlessly. I was really happy about that. It didn’t feel stiff, or rushed. It was lovely. And also the whole setting was just what I wanted. My parents had worked so hard to get the garden looking beautiful – and it did. And all the flowers, food, marque and band were just spot on. Couldn’t have asked for better.

 

Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Bride and Groom Stare Lovingly At Each Other Bathed in Golden Evening Light, Surrey Wedding Photography

 

How would you describe your style choices for your day? 
I tried on lots of ‘traditional’ wedding dressing – with the lace etc. But in the end I wanted something more contemporary. So the dress I choose was minimal, yet feminine – with a big bow on the front that made it stand out. And the back out open, which also made it feel more modern. I also LOVED my veil. It was very thin silk tull, with little Swarovski crystals in it, that caught the light – so pretty!

 

Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Stunning Scandinavian Couple Smiling as They Walk Down The Confetti Line

 

Frederikke and Thomas were lovely enough to say some kind words about my Surrey wedding photography services

Honestly, it was the most natural thing ever having Jesse there. She managed to capture so many gorgeous intimate shots of the day and our guests – without even being noticed! She blended in and followed our photo plan with no trouble at all, and was so easy going and flexible – even when we were a little all over the place!

She stayed for a few extra hours, even when it hadn’t been the plan from the start. Lastly, the photos of my husband and I turned out so well. None of us are very good at being photographed, especially my husband – but it was so relaxed and we hardly noticed we were in a photo shoot. Can highly recommend Jesse to any couples getting married. You’d be in the best hands.

 

Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey – Frederikke and Thomas’s Gorgeous Garden Wedding

 

Chobham Church in The Sunshine, Surrey Wedding Photography
Chobham Church Interior, Surrey Wedding Photography
Chobham Church Interior With Gorgeous White Flowers, Surrey Wedding Photography
Wedding Invitation With Floral Stationary Design, Surrey Wedding Photography
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Guests Arriving At Chobham Church In The Sunshine, Surrey Wedding Photography
Gorgeous Trees at The Entrance of The Church, Surrey Wedding Photography
Groomsmen Wait Patiently In Full Coat and Tails For The Bridal Party
Wedding Invitation With Floral Stationary Design for Scandinavian Wedding
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Guests Arriving At Chobham Church In The Sunshine, Surrey Wedding Photography
 The Arrival Of The Bride
The Gorgeous Bride Wearing Jesus Piero Helped Out Of The Car By Her Mother, Surrey Wedding Photography
The Gorgeous Bride Wearing Jesus Piero With Veil
Gorgeous Bride Wearing Jesus Piero With Veil Scandinavian Wedding
Gorgeous Bride Smiles As She Waits To Walk Down The Aisle
Handsome Groom Waits Patiently For His Bride To Enter The Church
Stunning Bride Walking Down The Aisle With Stylish Father
Stunning Bride Walking Down The Aisle With Stylish Father
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Gorgeous Bride And Groom Say Their Vows In Chobham Church
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Gorgeous Bride And Groom Say Their Vows In Chobham Church
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Gorgeous Bride And Groom Say Their Vows In Chobham Church
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Gorgeous Bride And Groom Share Their First Kiss
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Elegant Bride and Groom Leave Chobham Church, Jessica Grace Photography
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Gorgeous Bride And Groom Share A Kiss Outside The Church
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Family Congratulate The Bride and Groom
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Stunning Scandinavian Couple Smiling as They Walk Down The Confetti Line
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Guests Walk From The Church To The Garden Reception
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Guests Walk From The Church To The Garden Reception
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Guests Walk From The Church To The Garden Reception
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Guests Walk From The Church To The Garden Reception
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Guests Walk From The Church To The Garden Reception
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Bride and Groom Walk Through Woodland To Get To The Garden Reception
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Gorgeous Surrey House With Glorious Garden
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Guests Enjoy A Gorgeous Garden Reception
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Guests Enjoy A Gorgeous Garden Reception
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Guests Enjoy A Gorgeous Garden Reception
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Stunning Bride With Her Girlfriends
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Stunning Bride With Her Girlfriends Taken Photograph on Iphone
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Guests Enjoy A Gorgeous Garden Reception
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Beautiful Three Tier Wedding Cake With White Icing and Fresh Flowers
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Beautiful Three Tier Wedding Cake With White Icing and Fresh Flowers
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Bride and Groom Cut Their Wedding Cake In The Sunshine Outside, Surrey Wedding Photography
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Bride and Groom Feed One Another Wedding Cake In The Sunshine Outside, Surrey Wedding Photography
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, A Slice of Wedding Cake On Royal Copenhagen China
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Wedding Guests Look On as The Newlyweds Cut Their Cake
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Groomsmen Party Stand For A Group Photograph
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Guests Enjoy Canapés and Champagne at the Sunny Garden Reception
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Guests Enjoy Wedding Cake
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Guests Enjoy A Gorgeous Garden Reception
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey,  Cute Dog at Garden Surrey Wedding with Flower Collar
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Family Portrait with The Bride and Her Mother and Father
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Stunning Miss Bush Bride in Jesus Piero With Sheer Veil and Statement Bow
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Stunning Miss Bush Bride in Jesus Piero With Sheer Veil and Bouquet of White and Pink Roses
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Stunning Miss Bush Bride in Jesus Piero With Sheer Veil and Low Strap Back
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Stunning Miss Bush Bride in Jesus Piero With Sheer Veil and Statement Bow
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Gorgeous Long Grass In Summer Sunshine
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Cute Cactus Display
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Simple and Chic White Rose Arrangements by Rosie Orr
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Simple and Chic White Rose Arrangements by Rosie Orr
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Gorgeous Surrey House With Glorious Garden
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Gorgeous Marquee Decorated With White and Pink Flowers
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Gorgeous Marquee Decorated With White and Pink Flowers
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Simple Heather Wedding Favour With Brown Twine
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Gorgeous White and Pink Rose Arrangement
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Simple Heather Wedding Favour With Brown Twine
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Gorgeous Pink Peony Flower Display
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Gorgeous White and Pink Rose Arrangement
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Gorgeous White and Pink Rose Arrangement By Rosie Orr
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Gorgeous White and Pink Rose Arrangement By Rosie Orr, Surrey Wedding Florist
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Gorgeous White and Pink Rose Arrangement By Rosie Orr, Surrey Wedding Florist
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Gorgeous Marquee Decorated With White and Pink Flowers
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Large Pink Hydrangea Flower Display with Traditional Danish Gold Bell
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Bride and Groom Stand by The Natural Pool
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Bride and Groom Stare Lovingly At Each Other Bathed in Golden Evening Light, Surrey Wedding Photography
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Bride and Groom Stare Lovingly At Each Other Bathed in Golden Evening Light, Surrey Wedding Photography
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Stylish Couple Walking Naturally Hand In Hand at Their Elegant Garden Wedding
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Elegant Bride and Groom Smiling Naturally As They Walk Together
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Elegant Bride and Groom Bathed In Golden Hour Light, Surrey Wedding Photography
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Bride and Groom Stare Lovingly At Each Other Bathed in Golden Evening Light
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Bride and Groom Stare Lovingly At Each Other Bathed in Golden Evening Light, Miss Bush Bridal
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Bride and Groom Share A Kiss At Sunset
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Natural Wedding Portrait At Golden Hour
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Gorgeous Bride With Grace Kelly Style Curls and a Sheer Veil Embraces Her Husband Passionately
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Bride and Groom Laugh With Each Other
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Natural Wedding Portrait At Golden Hour
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Gorgeous Couple Playfully Smile and Laugh Together
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Gorgeously Elegant Couple In Black Tie Stand For A Portrait
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Gorgeously Elegant Couple In Black Tie Stand For A Portrait
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Natural Wedding Photography In Gorgeous Garden Setting
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Natural Wedding Photography In Gorgeous Golden Hour Light
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Elegant Couple Embrace Each Other As Their Reflection Is Seen In The Lake
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Stylish Couple Walking Naturally Hand In Hand Smiling Naturally At Each Other
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Stylish Couple Walking Naturally Hand In Hand at Their Elegant Garden Wedding
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Elegant Bride and Groom In Black Tie Dress Walking Together and Laughing
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Elegant Bride Smiling Naturally In The Sunshine
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Handsome Groom In Black Tie Dress With White Shirt and Bow Tie
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Handsome Groom In Black Tie Dress With White Shirt and Bow Tie
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Guests Gather For A Black Tie Wedding Reception At A Surrey House
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Glamorous Wedding Guests Enjoy an Outdoor Black Tie Wedding Reception
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Glamorous Wedding Guests Enjoy Catered Food From Kalm Kitchen
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Glamorous Wedding Guests Enjoy an Outdoor Black Tie Wedding Reception
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Glamorous Wedding Guests Write In the DIY Guestbook
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Glamorous Wedding Guests Enjoy Catered Food From Kalm Kitchen
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Glamorous Wedding Guests Enjoy an Outdoor Black Tie Wedding Reception
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Glamorous Wedding Guests Enjoy an Outdoor Black Tie Wedding Reception
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Glamorous Groom With His Best Man In A Kilt
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Glamorous Bride Tosses Her Bouquet, Surrey Wedding Photography
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Glamorous Bride Tosses Her Bouquet, Surrey Wedding Photography
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Glamorous Bride Laughing With Her Friends
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Glamorous Bride With Her Girlfriends
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Happy Guests Enjoy A Glamorous Black Tie Reception
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Houses In Sunset
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Best Man Addresses The Wedding Party For Speeches
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Stunning Bride Smiling As Speeches Start
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Wedding Party Cheers At Speeches
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Father Of The Bride Gives A Speech
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Stunning Bride Smiling As Speeches Start
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Wedding Party Share A Platter At Dinner
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Wedding Party Share A Platter At Dinner
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Wedding Party Listen As Groom Gives A Speech
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Wedding Party Listen With Smiling Faces As Groom Speaks
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Groom Giving a Speech To The Wedding Party
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Wedding Party Listen With Smiling Faces As Groom Speaks
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Smiling Guests as They Listen To Speeches
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Smiling Guests as They Listen To Speeches
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Wedding Party Listen With Smiling Faces As Groom Speaks
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Wedding Party Cheers At Speeches
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Bride and Groom Stand On Chairs To Share A Kiss
Outdoor Wedding Photography Surrey, Sunset Over Houses

 

THANK YOU FOR LOOKING THROUGH THIS GORGEOUS SCANDINAVIAN WEDDING

Catering: Kalm Kitchen Ltd
Dress: Miss Bush – luxury bridal boutique and Jesus Piero
Veil: Miss Bush – luxury bridal boutique
MUA: Suzanne Dezek
Flowers: Flowers by Rosie Orr
Ceremony: Church of St Lawrence, Chobham
Entertainment: Karizma Wedding & Party Band
Cake: Stable Cottage Cakes
Marquee: Inside Out Marquees


Thank you for reading about Frederikke and Thomas’s wedding and looking through their outdoor Surrey wedding photography. If you are planning a Surrey Scandinavian wedding or an outdoor ceremony then why not check out Ellen and Tom’s Outdoor Surrey Wedding.

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