Danish Model Dons Chic Bridal Cover-Up When She Marries In One-Of-Kind Wedding Dress

Caroline Brasch Nielsen’s wedding to chef Frederik Bille Brahe

by Lucy Morris |
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After the heatwave the clouds came, the rain descended and the chill of winter veered its undesired head. But, the weather’s unsightly turn couldn’t put a damper on Danish model Caroline Brasch Nielsen’s wedding to chef Frederik Bille Brahe.

When you’ve walked the runways of Givenchy, Balenciaga and Yves Saint Laurent, wearing a daring creation is part of the day job. Enlisting the help of fellow Dane, designer Cecilie Bahnsen, Brasch Nielsen walked down the aisle in a custom loose-fitting white dress with bell sleeves, an open back and romantic floral crochet. To match her lemon pumps (and her 10 bridesmaids that wore yellow dresses from Bahnsen’s Pre-Spring 2019 collection), the bridal party carried sunflowers instead of the traditional bouquet. Naturally, the newlyweds swapped rings designed by Bille Brahe’s celebrated jeweller sister, Sophie (Billie Brahe).

For the ceremony itself, the wedding party took to Copenhagen’s canals in a boat. But, as would be the case in Blighty, Scandinavian weather can’t always be relied on. Hence, when the sky turned grey, the bride kept warm in an abbreviated leopard print coat. Unexpected? Certainly. What it added in warmth it also doubled down on in rock’n’roll appeal.

As the nuptials were timed to coincide with Copenhagen Fashion Week, they were attended by friends of the couple like Pernille Teisbaek, Veronika Heilbrunner, Justin O’Shea, Emily Weiss and Saks Potts’ designer Barbara Potts. Importantly, the newlywed's dog, a border collie called Skat also scored an invitation.

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