SUBMIT WEDDING
View Posts By:

categories

 

tags

 
A Dutch Castle Wedding So Pretty We Thought it was a Styled Shoot

I’m not sure whether it was the castle scene, the Bride’s beyond gorgeous style or the quaint reception setting, but I could have sworn this slice of beauty was a styled shoot at first sight. That’s how incredibly pretty this Dutch wedding day is. Captured by Nastia Vesna & Maksim Gladky, it’ll transport you to another world, where a 20’s inspired style meets a secret garden.

Colors
Seasons
Spring
Styles
Classic

From Nastia Vesna & Maksim GladkyIt was Warm autumn day, a fairytale castle, beautiful guests, delicate décor in deep shades, noble style of the bride and groom, dim lights of candles, playing jazz on a background, and the air is full of love and warmth.

From the Bride… Our story began in Amsterdam where we first met as the students in 2010. What followed then was a colorful kaleidoscope of unforgettable moments in which we found ourselves immersed – late evening walks and bike rides across Amsterdam canals, weekend getaways all over Europe, Christmas markets in Germany, New Year Eve’s in French Alps, summer vacations in Spain and finally very romantic proposal in one of the most beautiful cities in the world – Florence.

Even though we both come from Moscow and are currently based in London, it did not take us long to decide that we want to get married in Amsterdam – the city to which we felt deeply attached and which changed our lives to the best.

Planning of the wedding started with falling in love with the dress – once I saw Jenny Packham designs, I realised that I will not walk down the aisle in any other gown but hers. It just felt so right and so “me”! The model I chose was actually not from the latest collection and luckily I still managed to find it at Bloomfeld Luxury Bridal. For the hairpiece I wanted something matching but modest not to overdo the total look. As for the shoes, one of my main criteria was being able to dance in them the whole night long, and Valentino’s Tango pumps definitely lived up to their name.

We managed to find the location rather quickly. I had already heard about Kasteel de Hooge Vuursche from few friends and liked the pictures. Once we got there we became sure that the place ticked all the boxes – beautiful and elegant, with amazing outside garden, large windows, plenty of natural light and cosy dining room. I believed that finding location should be the most difficult part of the wedding planning process. Since we coped with this task so easily, I decided not to hire a wedding planner and plan the wedding myself. Though challenging, it was great fun and experience I enjoyed a lot! Actually, I even decided to become a wedding planner myself and have recently joined Wedding Blues agency London team.

The vintage style of the dress set the tone for the wedding – “Among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars” (“The Great Gatsby”). I wanted just a hint of 20’s in the decoration and the atmosphere: jazz music, Art Deco font for the stationery, candle light. As for the colour palette, my personal preferences matched perfectly with the season: deep jewel stones and grape tones both for the flowers and the dress code for the guests.

Our main goal was to create intimate and cosy atmosphere so that the guests and ourselves can enjoy the day and relax. This is exactly how we look back at our wedding: exceptionally beautiful and warm autumn day both in terms of the weather and the vibe.

MustWatch_swash-01

Vault CTA

Vault CTA

App CTA

App CTA

Photography: Nastia Vesna&Maksim Gladky | Videography: OatStudio | Floral Design: Don Florito | Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham | Shoes: Valentino | Groom's Attire: Suitsupply | Castle: Kasteel De Hooge Vuursche | Film lab: Carmencita Film Lab | Hair piece: Valentino | Styling + Day of Coordination: NINA Weddings

These Featured Designers are members of our Look Book.
For membership information, click here
A Castle in the Netherlands Is Where Wedding Dreams Come True

With one watch of this film by Lovell Productions, Netherland has been added to my must-visit list pronto. It was the special site for this fairytale of a wedding between Ryan and Hella and it just may be the key to making all those dreams come true. From the sweet personal touches (the vows!) to the gorgeous views, it’s absolutely magical – enjoy!

Seasons
Summer
Settings
Estate
Styles
Romantic

From Lovell ProductionsRyan and Hella’s destination wedding at Chateau Neercanne in the Netherlands felt like something out of a fairytale. From the baroque garden ceremony to the cave reception, every moment of the day seemed both intimate and grandiose at the same time and it was truly an unforgettable celebration.

Ryan and Hella both met and currently reside in Virginia. A few months after Ryan proposed to Hella at the Palace of Versailles, Hella suggested the idea of getting married in a castle somewhere in Europe. Hella is from Belgium so the idea sounded only somewhat crazy to Ryan. Realizing how special it would be, they both agreed to do the wedding at Chateau Neercanne, a castle built in the late 17th century on the Dutch and Belgian border. Being that Hella’s father is Dutch and her mother is Belgian, this seemed to be the perfect location.

When they told us they were getting married in the Netherlands, we knew it was going to be a remarkable event. The ceremony was officiated in both English and Dutch by their longtime family friend Floor in the stunning lower gardens, incorporating personal promises that, knowing Ryan and Hella, would surely involve food, animals, and the Baltimore Orioles. During dinner, Hella’s dad sang songs from her childhood and gifted them with traditional Dutch wooden clogs that they were immediately tasked to dance in. Following dinner, when guests weren’t roaming the wine cellar or sneaking off to Belgium (or of course snacking on frites), they were dancing for hours in the limestone caves that were transformed into a club for the reception. Of all the special moments from the day, Ryan and Hella told me that their favorite moment was shortly after the ceremony, when they stood up on the steps to greet everyone and saw just how many of their friends and family that had traveled so far to share in their special day.

Vault CTA

Vault CTA


App CTA

App CTA


Photography: Ruud C Fotografie | Cinematography: Lovell Productions | Event Planning: Fabuloes Weddings | Floral Design: De Rozengaard | DJ: Artistic Productions | Beauty: Chante Cutter

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here
By Bike + Boat, Amsterdam Is Bursting With Charm

Whether by bike or boat, Amsterdam is full of undeniable charm and Audra Wrisley captured this couple entertaining both adorable modes of transportation – all in our Vault right this way! From holding onto each other atop a Dutch bicycle to sipping wine as they soaked up the sights, these two give a whole new meaning to blissfully in love.

From Audra Wrisley Photography… Andrea and her boyfriend of many years, Robbert, finished their studies in New York City a few years ago, and moved back to their native Amsterdam to work in the city’s vibrant advertising world. Amazingly these two still find time to also work on personal projects together, and they’ve traveled the country promoting an incredible documentary they released last year.

For their shoot we decided to start at one of their favorite coffee places, not far from the old city center. Afterwards, they hopped on their Dutch bicycle together to a small boat that we used to explore the Amsterdam’s incredible maze of canals. We navigated our way under many of the city’s countless bridges (apparently there are three times more than in Venice!), and captured this sweet couple together. Sunny afternoons in the Netherlands go hand in hand with a glass of rosé, and cheese platters are pretty much always mandatory, regardless of the weather.

It was a perfect afternoon with this beautiful happy couple, and we feel so lucky to have captured their love!

Vault CTA

Vault CTA

Photography: Audra Wrisley Photography | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here