Marit & Thijs got married on a hot summer afternoon in Het Heerenhuys in Rotterdam, one of the most romantic estates in the Netherlands with French-style garden and a stunning view. Their family and friends gathered for a romantic and warm celebration.
Marit & Thijs Outdoor Summer Wedding in het Heerenhuys
It all started from their first anniversary. Marit gave Thijs this customized wooden postcard as a present, with words in Dutch “today is my dearest day”. Later that day, Thijs gave her the jewelry set and asked her to marry him. Instead of a traditional engagement ring, he opted for a set of lovely pearl ring, necklace and bracelet and popped the question. Both of them planned it on their own and Marit certainly didn’t expect such a big surprise ahead of her. Talk about “the dearest day”!
This stylish couple incorporated lots of personal elements in their wedding design, making sure it’s a celebration closest to their heart. For example those doves on the wedding cake were inspired by a wooden dove from Thijs to Marit, now hanging on the engagement necklace on her neck. The overall color palette of the day was wine, red, champaign and off-white. Guests dressed up in these fun colors; Muller’s Floral Art created gorgeous bouquet and flower alter with this color palette.
They had the ceremony outdoor in the garden of Het Heerenhuys, using Het Park and the river as a perfect backdrop. Both fathers of Thijs and Marit had important roles on the day. Father of Marit was the officiant for the civil ceremony and father of Thijs was the paster for the religious ceremony.
After that we went to the other side of the city for some more photos: THE exact location where Thijs asked Marit to marry him on their first anniversary. They danced at the exact spot where he kneeled before her and shared a quiet moment watching the beautiful sunset. It was so touching to see how love-filled they were being at this place again on their wedding day.
Photography: CHYMO & MORE | Film Lab: Carmencita Film Lab | Floral Designer: Mullers Floral Art | Dress Designer: Rosa Clara | Accessories: Tiffany's & Co | Venue: Het Heerenhuys | Cake Designer: Bakkerij vd Berg | Hair & Make-up Artist: Glamour U | Bridal shoes: Jimmy CHOO | Groom’s suit: The London City Club| Groom’s shoes: Magnanni | Catering: