The morning of H&S’s wedding my boyfriend drove me to Amsterdam and he decided to put on the song “I’m gonna be (500 miles)” by The Proclaimers on repeat (like Marshall in How I met Your Mother has in his car). Not really something I would usually start a preview blogpost with, but this song would play a roll later on in the day. So after the car ride, my day started in Amsterdam where 2 wonderful hair and makeup artists of The Wedding Chapter were doing their magic with the bride, her mother and some of her friends.
After everyone got ready for the ceremony, we headed to the garden in the ‘hofje’ that H&S live in. A hofje is an (often 19th century) building consisting of several apartments around a courtyard. The courtyard was decorated with silk streaks in yellow, light blue, white and pink and lots of party lights. The ceremony was lead by a friend of the couple and several people made heartfelt, yet funny speeches. Then the couple made their own vows, and not just any vows. The bride almost made me cry and then the groom just went and started to sing a song live to his future bride! Without any formal music training, but equipped with a beautiful singing voice the groom nailed his performance helped by the guitarist who played during the ceremony.
After a short moment in which people could congratulate the couple on their marriage, the guests were surprised by a boat tour through the Amsterdam canals while having lunch. The Amsterdam canals are famous and although I have studied and briefly even lived in Amsterdam I had never seen it from the water before. But I can say now, I understand why all the tourists have to do it.
Next up we did a photoshoot in the bride and groom’s neighborhood the “Jordaan”. We ditched lots of tourists, took photos on the Brouwersgracht and even stopped at their favorite little coffee bar Bruno’s (seriously THE best coffee I’ve ever had in my life!). And then we left Amsterdam for what it was and drove off to orchard the Olmenhorst.
I can’t wait to show you more of this beautiful wedding, for now I want to share the preview with you:
Seriously can’t wait to show you all the beauty in this wedding! Are you interested in my wedding photography or videography for your wedding in Amsterdam, The Hague or somewhere else in The Netherlands? Contact me to check if your wedding date is still available, learn more about my destination wedding photography services within Europe, make an appointment, book me or get any of your questions answered. I’d love to hear all about your plans!