This summer I got to photograph my very first elopement and I loved every minute of it! Then again, Heike and Artur are the sweetest couple. So spending the afternoon with them was my delight. Heike and Artur live in Düsseldorf, Germany and one of her childhood friends that now reside in Denmark gave her my details. The funny thing is that when we started communicating over email I was amazed to hear that Heike was South African and originally comes from Paarl in the Western Cape, the place I was born.
I met them at their hotel and from there they took a rickshaw to Copenhagen City Hall. What an original idea. After the ceremony they couldn't wait to call family and share the good news. From there we wandered into the cobbled streets on our way to Kompa'9, the cutest cafe in Kompagnistræde.
As we were strolling along a brass band was playing and being the spontaneous people that they are, Heike threw her bouquet into the crowd and they started dancing. What a great couple! People were cheering, and loved it!
Heike's beautiful bouquet was made by Vilde Violer. Such a wonderful concept of organic flowers planted and harvested in Denmark.
The afternoon ended with champagne and tapas at Kompa'9. A few weeks after, they wanted to know how I would feel about flying to Germany, to photograph their wedding celebration with family and friends. Needless to say I was delighted. I cannot wait to share the images of their wedding celebration with you. Artur and Heike, thank you again for a wonderful afternoon spent photographing such a special moment in your lives.