Our amazing team
Louise runs the business. She won the “Ærø Business of the Year” in 2008 and is on the board of the Ærø Tourism and Business Association. And she was awarded Business person of the year 2015″ (South Denmark). She grew up in Ghana and Japan but always came home to Ærø for holidays. Her family goes back for generations on the island – her great grandfather was a renowned sea captain in the true Ærø tradition. Louise worked for Japan Airlines, and then had her own business in England. She lived in Vicenza, Berlin and Brussels before returning to her beloved island to set up Danish Island Weddings. Louise is bilingual English/Danish, and also speaks good German and some Japanese.
John looks after the accounts and the website, and deals with any legal, residency or visa issues. He spent 29 years in the Royal Air Force, including tours in France, Italy, Germany and Belgium. He was the UK Air Attache in Berlin and a senior staff officer in NATO Headquarters. He and Louise married in Vicenza in 2000. He speaks good French, bad German, and comedy Danish.
Yuki, Louise’s younger sister, was born in Japan but grew up in England, USA, and Denmark. She has a degree in law and economics from Copenhagen Business School. She worked for Danish Island Weddings part time for several years whilst also working for a Copenhagen-based film company, before joining us full time in September 2013. She speaks perfect English and good German. She also sings professionally, and can be heard at venues in Ærøskøbing, as well as in Copenhagen and further afield.
Anna, Louise and Yuki’s older sister, runs our USA office from Chicago but visits Ærø as often as she can. She focuses on our US couples. She also worked for Japan Airlines, and had an early career on Japanese television! She speaks almost non-stop, mainly English, but also Danish and Japanese when she has the chance.
Mira is a professional beautician and hair-stylist and is available to do make up & hair for any of our brides, but is also talented with flowers, cakes, hygge, and all things artistic. She is also often on hand to help out as a witness, and is always ready to give any assistance required. She works only for Danish Island Weddings.
Lone (mother to Louise, Anna and Yuki) helps with just about everything – not least by arranging the flowers in the Wedding Room and providing her beautiful beach house for beach weddings. She may be the only qualified Ikebana (Japanese Flower Arranging) teacher in Denmark.
Neli divides here time between Ærø and Manchester, and is now our main photographer, with boundless energy (nickname “Tigger”), enthusiasm and creative drive. See her website here neligarnet.com/. She also helps out with weddings when she has time. She only works for us at Danish Island Weddings when she is on Ærø.
Camilla has been working as our primary photographer for 10 years but is now retired, and grows organic cut flowers on her farm, Sigridsminde (link), for our bouquets and events. She still books a limited number of portrait sessions every year, so if you just want creative couple portraits on your wedding day, you can enquire here (www.camillajorvad.com)
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