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Honestly, my heart leaps with joy each time I look through these images. I think they’re all the more special because I know the Bride and Groom as friends.
Through the camera I saw so much happiness, laughter, and fleeting glances of pure love and joy. It’s hard to find the right words to describe this perfect day, and so I hope that these images will do the talking for me.
And since the Bride and Groom have already seen their gallery of images, this sneak peek is an extra long one ;-)
The wedding ceremony took place at the fabulous Castle Duivenvoorde, a beautiful venue.
All the wedding guests gathered on the bridge, awaiting the Bride’s arrival.
Arriving on a beautiful white horse-drawn carriage, and met by the Groom, the Bride stepped down from the carriage and WOW! – her dress was amazing, she looked absolutely stunning!
Whilst the guests were being seated in the wedding hall, the Bride and Groom waited in a side room. I especially loved this fleeting moment between them.
Doesn’t the Bride look stunning? :-)
I love those loving looks the Groom gave his Bride :-)
And look at those beaming smiles as they exchanged rings!!
I also love this next image of the Bride’s Mother signing as a witness. Her smile speaks volumes, look how proud she is :-)
After the ceremony we took some formal group photographs in the castle grounds.
The fabulous Bride and Groom… :-)
The Bride, with her Mum and her Sister…
And I don’t remember what was so funny now, but l loved this out-take of the Groom’s family :-)
When all the guests had left, we also had a few special moments with just the Bride and Groom…
Yes, mostly kissing moments ;-)
*so happy for them*
And then it was time to head to De Knip, to meet all the guests for the Wedding Toast, Dinner and some dancing!
Unfortunately, due to timing, I wasn’t able to photograph the Wedding Toast and the cutting of the cake… Instead I was preparing a slideshow of the ceremony for the evening party! :-)
During the evening party, Irish dance group Kyra gave a great performance! One of the dances was improvised and without music – it was quite amazing to watch (and listen – I loved the ‘tap’ sound of their shoes as they danced)!
…and the Groom joined them for a quick Irish dance of his own ;-)
Late in the evening, the Bride and Groom took to the floor for their first dance…
And then everyone else joined in… :-)
Christa, you are a beautiful Bride, and Pete, a dashing Groom – or should I call you Mr Darcy ;) *a little inside joke for the wedding guests*.
It was truly an honour to photograph all of these very special moments. Thank you so much for allowing me to share your special day.
Wishing you both much love and happiness, always.
To Mr and Mrs. :-)