Pop-Up Wedding in Copenhagen


A bright early autumn’s day in Copenhagen was the backdrop for the Pop Up wedding event held at the Museum of Copenhagen, organized and coordinated by Golden Days Festival.

I must admit, until my visit to Copenhagen to participate at the wedding, I didn’t even know what a pop-up wedding was. I realize now that not all pop-up weddings are the same, but they do have a common purpose: to make it easy for a couple to get married and to make it less expensive.

The day was filled with vendors bringing all of their talents together to celebrate Christine Finnie from Scotland and Sadik Baran from Turkey saying “I do” to each other, surrounded by their closest friends and paying visitors.

I was told that the bride didn’t even know that she was going to be wed for real this Saturday afternoon.

The venue at Vesterbrogade was properly styled and live music in the garden set the scene when the couple and guests arrived. The bride was spoiled with a gorgeous floral bouquet and her husband to be was dressed in Scottish national costume to honor her home country.

The couple was officially wed on the museum’s balcony by the museum’s director, handing over the wedding certificate after the ceremony.

After a toast, a professional photographer was making 3D photos and before dinner everybody could enjoy drinks from the bar or attend different attractions, like learning to dance the bridal waltz or having their nails and skin henna decorated.

The dinner was served in a separate room on the first floor, and the toastmaster Klaus Bondam addressed the newly-wed couple, saying: “I realize you have been together for a while, since you’re bringing your beautiful daughter to the party!”
And the party was going on into the wee small hours of the morning, while the couple and the guests were dancing to St. Tropez Live Band.

“We have found a cool venue, the hottest photographer, really creative stylists and florists and rocking celebrants together with 300 paying guests and put them all together for a dream wedding,” said festival organizer Josefine Albris.

Pop-Up Wedding in Copenhagen, text and photos: Tor Kjolberg