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!
From Lovell Productions… Ryan 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.
Photography: Ruud C Fotografie | Cinematography: Lovell Productions | Event Planning: Fabuloes Weddings | Floral Design: De Rozengaard | DJ: Artistic Productions | Beauty: Chante Cutter
Just because pictures need to be moved inside doesn’t mean you’re destined for boring and blah memories. Quite the opposite in fact. With a bright white backdrop, the Bride, the star of the show after all, shines with all her colorful blooms – courtesy of Laura’s Floras. Samantha Kirk captured it all and we’re giving indoor celebrations a lot more love thanks to her pics right this way!
From Samantha Kirk… This session was pretty much based around the weather. What usually happens on a wedding day? Nothing really goes right and sometimes the weather changes, and well, that’s what happened in this case. We wanted to bring the shoot indoors and show an inspirational bridal shoot for a bride who happens to have her whole day need to be reorganized from the weather.
From Laura’s Floras… When you give a florist a blank slate, what is she going to do? Go bold and colorful! The bold florals for this shoot offer a wonderful contrast to the bright, white space. The beautiful yellow tree peonies inspired the palette. The peach and coral amaryllis and roses draw on the vibrant coral centers of the peonies and add to the warm sunset palette. The earthy foliage and beautiful olive green silk ribbons from Silk and Willow bring a sophistication to the otherwise vibrant color palette. Jasmine vine trailing off of the bouquet mirror the whimsical vine installation on the wall. You would never know from looking at this session that it was gloomy and rainy outside.
We want any bride to be inspired and see that you can still get beautiful images no matter the weather but indoors on your wedding day!
Photography: Samantha Kirk Photography | Floral Design: Laura's Floras | Wedding Dress: JLM Couture, Inc | Makeup: Elona Chap | Venue: GoodWork HQ | Bridal Boutique: La Soie Bridal | Invitation Suite: Owl Post Calligraphy | Model: Christa Moreland | Veil: All About Romance
We’ve seen lots of gorgeous Greek weddings but have we have set our sights on Monemvasia in particular? We should, because it’s pretty amazing – so it’s no surprise that JP and Katie chose this beautiful spot to host their destination wedding. With Santorini Glam Wedding planning it all and Phosart Photography Cinematography filming away, we’ve got the goods right here – enjoy and let the wanderlust begin!
From Phosart Photography Cinematography… Monemvasia, something out of the Middle Ages, stands on the rock as a “stone boat”, as described by our famous poet, Yannis Ritsos.
The unique beauty of the small stone streets and alleys dazzles every photographer and videographer and is an exceptional opportunity for shooting.
Katie and John chose to make their destination wedding at Kisterna Hotel, a location that made their wedding video even greater. A place with a gorgeous building through the olive groves in a wild beauty that travels us to the past. The decoration and planning arranged by their wedding planner, Santorini Glam Weddings, highlighted even more the beauty and magic of this area.
Our couple, so much in love, among family and friends, made their love vows and lived every moment of their wedding with a wild party that lasted until the next morning.
The pianist, Michael Moore, was there playing covers of famous songs adding a different touch at the wedding party.
Cinematography: Phosart Photography Cinematography | Event Planning: Santorini Glam Weddings | Wedding Dress: Berta Bridal | DJ: Bredan Fallis | Wedding Venue: Kinsterna Hotel & Spa