Let’s take a trip to the Netherlands, shall we? Trust me, it’s a trip you want to take, and one we get to see through the talented lens of Anouschka Rokebrand Photography. It’s full of details that make you smile, blooms so pretty you will blush and a dress that makes you want to twirl, and it’s all sitting pretty right here!
From Anouschka Rokebrand Photography… Carmen and Chris got married on June 30th at the gorgeous venue Castle De Hooge Vuursche in Baarn, The Netherlands. The theme of the day was vintage chic with colors of pale pink and white. Carmen had planned every little detail, and reading Style me Pretty on a daily basis was a great source of inspiration! Wedding planner Vivian ter Huurne had executed all the styling beautifully. They had vintage suitcases as decoration all through the castle, lots of beautiful fresh flowers, old books and old love letters — great vintage touches. All the tables were draped with lace fabric that was held together by pink ribbons and pearls. Vases with fresh flowers hung from the balcony outside. They made the gazebo themselves, and it was also draped with lace. Carmen and Chris didn’t see each other before the ceremony, so walking down the aisle with dad was a very exciting moment. Nephews Lars and Stijn walked in front of Carmen and her dad carrying a sign that said, “Uncle Chris, here comes your bride.” During the ceremony, there were pink umbrellas for the ladies to shield them from the sun. After the ceremony, all the guests waved pink ribbons with bells for their exit.
They had also made a photo wall, which was placed at the entrance. Everyone had their photo taken with a Polaroid camera, and these photos were inserted in an album as the guest book. Next to their photo, guests could write sweet messages for the newlyweds. Chantal, Carmen’s sister, baked the wedding cake — of course it was pale pink with white flowers and lace as decoration. Carmen and her sister also baked everything for the stunning dessert table that was set up during dinner. The dining tables were also gorgeous, with pink napkins, lovely fresh flowers and a beautiful seating chart placed inside a vintage suitcase. Guests who chose fish for dinner had a little pink fish dangling from their chairs. Carmen had opted for a brooch bouquet which she found on Etsy. She had a hanger made for her dress on Etsy with her new name as well. As favors, they had cupcakes in a jar labeled with their wedding logo that were also made by the bride and her sister. For guests who were staying overnight at the castle, they had little bottles of milk and chocolate chip cookies placed in their rooms to enjoy before going to sleep.
Wedding Photography: Anouschka Rokebrand Photography / Wedding Venue: Kasteel de Hooge Vuursche in Baarn, Netherlands / Event Design: The Bride + Vivian ter Huurne of Het Bruidsmeisje / Event Planning: The Bride / Floral Design: Duinroos / Wedding Day Coordination: Vivian ter Huurne of Het Bruidsmeisje / Dessert Table + Jar Cupcakes: DIY by the Bride + Her Sister, Chantal / Wedding Cake: DIY by the Bride’s Sister, Chantal / Wedding Invitations: Envelopments + Designed by the Groom / DJ: DJ Espressivo / Wedding Dress + Shoes: Rosa Clara / Bride’s Bouquet: The Ritzy Rose / Hair: Kelly, A Friend of the Bride / Makeup: Liesbeth Dubelaar / Groom’s Suit: Roka / Ring Bearers’ Attire: Ralph Lauren, McGregor + Scotch & Soda