Vineyard Summer Wedding in Orangerie d’Heerstaayen | Trudy & Kevin

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Trudy & Kevin had a French vineyard inspired summer wedding on a beautiful day in August. With a color palette of dusty blue, blush and a pop of yellow, all 3 venues (civil ceremony, church ceremony and reception) went cohesively well in terms of atmosphere and feel.

 

This wedding is also featured on Hochzeitsguide!

 

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After their first look at the garden of bride’s family home surrounded by vines, grapes and flowers, they drove a classic Opel Kadett in the loveliest shade of dusty green to the venue of the civil ceremony, Oudheidskamer, an ancient city hall of Ridderkerk where the couple is from. After that they continued to the church of Kijfhoek for God’s blessing. It’s an exquisite little church from 13th century, where time seems to have stood still. Trudy arranged “You’ll never walk alone” for the exit song as a surprise for Kevin.

Reception was held at the couple’s love-at-first-sight venue Orangerie d’Heerstaayen. It’s a perfect French-style countryside mansion, with a glass roof that allows beautiful natural light and protect from bad weather at the same time. We made the use of the venue’s cute little vineyard and shot the couple photos in between the vines and grapes. The venue also has its own farm, so all the decorative herbs, branches, oranges, lemons, and seasoned flowers are picked freshly from the farm. Gypsophila and ribbons were wrapped around the candle wreaths to give it a soft romantic touch. With rustic walls and old French style furnitures, and large orangery pots with plantsit looked like a scene from an old French movie.

- Credits:
Photographer: Chymo & More Photography / Venue: Orangerie d’Heerstaayen / Flowers: Bloemisterij van der Waal / Wedding gown: Pronovias via De Bruidshoek te Leiden / Groom's suit: Smit mode, Hendrik ido Ambacht / Make-up & Hair: The Glam Bar / Stationery: Stijlvolle trouwkaarten / Catering: De Kort catering / Film lab: Carmencita Film Lab

 

Italian Villa Elopement near Milan | Tina & Jay

Italian Villa Wedding in Castello Di Tassara

This summer I went to Milan for Tina & Jay's elopement in a countryside villa in the mountains. They chose Castello Di Tassara, a villa that looks right out of a middle-age fantasy. It locates in the beautiful hills of Emilia-Romagna region, approximately 2 hours drive from Milan. After arriving at the villa on day 1, we had some free time checking out the venue, hanging by the pool, photographing the astonishing view of the hills right outside our bedroom windows.

Day 2 started with a boudoir session with Tina early morning. The villa has various stunning rooms and hallways, perfect when the weather is unpredictable in the mountains. It was a moody and quiet morning; the rain kept falling while Tina wandered around the hallway barefoot, listened to the raindrops and read books. It felt like a poet.

Then the rest of the day turned out to be dry and sunny. Tina & Jay had their elopement in the village church, then continued the photoshoot around the streets of Tassara. The light, the energy, the scenery.. everything was perfect. I also helped them prepare a table for two and enjoyed a bottle of champaign together. We ended the day driving out to the grape-yards for a breathtaking sunset and some laughters. It was simply magic.

Thank you Tina & Jay, you guys were like old friends in those 2 days and it was one of the best experiences I've ever had in this profession. Xx

 

Credits: 

Photography, Styling & Make up: CHYMO & MORE Photography | Film Lab: Carmencita Film Lab | Venue: Castello Di Tassara | Rings: Chow Sang Sang

 

 

Intimate Paris Elopement | Lin & Shimin

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Lin and Shimin are a sweet and loving couple coming from Hong Kong. The groom Shimin used to live in Paris when he was doing a study exchange program year back. Since then Paris remains his favourite place, and when he and Lin got engaged, they knew immediately Paris would be the perfect location. It means the world for him to bring her back and show her the city that forever has his heart. 
Although it wasn’t possible for them to officially wed in Paris, Shimin and Lin took the chance and arranged for an intimate elopement on top of Montmartre. In front of church Sacré-Cœur overlooking Paris, they held hands and shared vows for each other. The rest of the day we took photos around Paris at some of the most iconic places: Pont Alexandre III, river side of the Seine, Pont de Bir-Hakeim and finished at the the bride’s favourite café Shakespeare & Company. It was a day full of emotional and intimate celebration of their love.

 

This Paris elopement was published on Magnolia Rouge.

 

Shimin & Lin's Parisian elopement in Montmartre, Pont Alexandre III and the Seine