When talking about René and Marije, the best way to describe them would be by using a quote by Aristotle:
"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies"
They met when they were still in school and on 19 June 2015 they were married... exactly 10 years since they first got together. How perfect is that?
You can read more about the way René proposed here.
On the morning of René and Marije's wedding it was pouring down with rain. I was so worried as I knew that Marije's parents had arranged for a Horse-Drawn Carriage. But.... as it turned out... there was nothing to worry about. It rained throughout the day, but only during the times that we were indoors. The rest of the day was a very blessed sunshine day during all the moments that mattered :)
Their wedding was so beautiful! Marije simply LOVE's details and it showed :)
Marije researched their wedding long in advance and got loads of ideas from Pinterest. She decided on what kind of a dress she wanted by watching 'Say yes to the dress' and considering what she thought René would like :)
Marije was also very happy with a website called Dailystyle where she managed to find many little details personalise their day and make it special, including the decorations for their venue.
Marije also found the following stores helpful:
D-Moda - This is where she found little Nina's dress and she said the delivery was super fast!
Palette Colour Shoes - This is where she bought her shoes and she also raved about their service.
Their wedding was held at Villa Ramswoerthe in Steenwijk followed by the reception at Buitengoed Fredeshiem in Steenwijk-de Bult. A big thank you goes out to the friends and family and all the awesome companies that helped make René and Marije’s day so special.
Invitations: Monique Verlaat (sister of the groom)
Florist: Jolanda Pool
Hair and Nails: Renate Vos-Jonker (sister of the bride)
Make-up: Schoonheidssalon Mirna
Dress Boutique: NinasBruidsmode
Cake Maker: Marije's mom with help from her sister :)
DJ: Martin van Dokkumburg
Caterer: Buitengoed Fredeshiem
Click on the photo below to scroll through a few images of the couple getting ready and of the details and suppliers:
The Horse-drawn Carriage Service was provided by Stalhouderij J. Schouwink, Enschede. This was a surprise and gift from Marije's parents. It added a 'storybook' feel to the day and was absolutely stunning!
Marije's most memorable moments of the day were her father giving her away, their vows (which they wrote themselves) and their 'First Dance' as all the stress of the day was over and they could just relax and party!
For René, the most memorable moment of the day was when their daughter, Nina, brought the rings over during the ceremony :)
Here are a few more moments from their day:
Their First Dance song, Kodaline, was sung by a friend, Femke van Buiten. It was absolutely beautiful...
After the First Dance the DJ played a dance song and the atmosphere... was just crazy :)
The couple's advice to future brides and grooms would be to enjoy the day as before you know... it's over! And very importantly, many of the things that 'seem' important for the wedding, is in fact not important at all. Don't worry about what other's think, just enjoy the day with your loved ones. This is YOUR day!
Thank you to both of you for trusting me with your future memories and for allowing me... to show you what your beautiful day looked like, through my eyes :)