Categorie: Ducht Wedding

“Let’s not let fear cloud our gaze” – Coronavirus situation and your wedding plans.

To my dear couples,

In the last couple of days, we have witnessed that preserving life and that of our loved ones comes above everything else and that sometimes our plans are completely out of our hands. Yet, as long as we have health, everything else has a solution.

For this 2020 wedding season, I’m committed to 26 beautiful couples who have decided to unite their lives in matrimony and celebrate with their loved ones the love that they share. My work has always filled me with satisfaction because I firmly believe that my mission in life is to attest the love in people’s lives and safeguard that moment through photography for present enjoyment as that in future generations.

The truth is, that we are unable to predict the future and we do not know what will happen in the following weeks or months, but what I do know is that I am here willing to provide solutions.

“Let’s not let fear cloud our gaze”, we are all together in this, and for me, after my family and my own life, you and my commitment are what’s more important.

So, if you are forced to postpone the date of your wedding to a later date of the current year, I am willing to do it without the need of additional payments to those already agreed. I just ask that we wait together patiently a little bit longer. No need to despair.

We can look together at our agendas, and find a solution around the current international problem that has shaken the world and affected us all.

My tips until now:

  • Depending on the date of your wedding, start looking into the possibility of moving the date into later on this year.

  • Contact all your suppliers before making any decisions and changes.

  • Remember that the warm months are the most popular and (almost) always full, consider the also not so popular days such as Monday, Thursday, and Sunday.

  • Winter weddings are also an option and beautiful in their own way.

  • If you are planning to invite more than 100 guests, consider reducing the number and take into account the elderly and those most vulnerable.

  • And, until further notice we will do our pre-wedding meetings via Skype. But, let’s wait for the new measures after April 6 to plan it.

So please stay safe, please stay home and let’s keep in touch.

With much Love,

Angie.

Yes, I’ve been nominated for the Bruidsfoto Award 2020!

I am delighted to announce that one of my photographs has been nominated for the Bruidsfoto Award 2020, in the category “Family and Friends”.

This event is an initiative from the print magazine ‘Bruid & Bruidegoom” and celebrated for the 16th consecutive year in the Netherlands.

I’m proud to share that my picture has been selected from among 1,250 photographs taken by professional wedding photographers also in the Netherlands.

You can see the contestants and their photographs in the next print edition of the magazine released on February 14, and we need your support.

From today until May 1st, I ask for your support by voting for my picture in the following link:

www.bruidsfotoaward.nl

On May 11 this year, the 8 winning photographs in their different categories will be announced.

Good luck to all my talented colleagues!

 

“Renee’s and Coen’s Real Wedding”

Taking advantage of the fact that I am just nominated with one of the next series of pictures, I wanted to write this blog with the complete wedding publication.

Renee and Coen got married on July 6th, 2019. She is a ballet teacher in the most prominent dance schools in the Netherlands, and he is a technology expert. Together they are one of the friendliest couples I’ve had the honor of working with and documenting such a special day in their lives.

They are of those couples with whom I feel our relationship began professionally and now it has naturally evolved into a genuine friendship and that fills me with joy.

“3 Locations, all within walking distance and a boat trip”

It was an incredibly smart way to save time and enjoy the day without having to worry about moving from one place to the other. My work was at ease and the 12-hour wedding package was well used, fully covered and enjoying every moment of it.

Here, I share with you the impressions of the day, starting with the “Getting Dressed”, each in their own private room in the beautiful Hotel Boutique Logement Swaenevecht.

 

 

Once the couple was ready, we headed to the chapel, conveniently located less than 200 mts away. The chapel was beautifully decorated with floral bouquets that the bride helped prepare.

 

After the guests congratulated the bride and groom we headed to Slot Zuylen, which was also incredibly conveniently located right behind the chapel and where the guests enjoyed a variety of vlaais.

Vlaai was served in honor of the bride’s and her husband’s family birthplace being that they are originally from the Limburg province.

 

When the guests were done, we walked back to the chapel, to take 10 minutes of our group pictures.

 

Although the day started sunny, the sun started to hide behind the clouds and we moved quickly through our 30 minutes Loveshoot before it got darker in the gardens of Slot Zuylen capturing the perfect shots.

A beautiful detail from the bride was a pendant with the pictures of those dear ones no longer physically present but always in their hearts.

 

Once I was sure I was set with my couple shoots, we moved to the front of the chapel where the couple had a surprise for the guests: a boat ride. And, even though the rain greeted us on that exact instant everyone loved and enjoyed every second of it without getting bothered by the rain.

 

Upon our return, dinner was ready. And, the 120 guests enjoyed the delicious catering prepared by the chef at Slot Zuylen and delighted with anecdotes that their family and friends had prepared for them. The whole dinner was carried inside since the rain was still falling down.

 

After the delicious dessert and short break, we moved on to Bistro Belle, also located right next door to the chapel. And, the bride and groom opened the dance floor with their first dance.

And, as an extra surprise, the bride changed her dress onto a shorter and more comfortable one to delight the guests to a Rock n’Roll choreography.

The night ended with laughter, satisfaction, without rain, with a beautiful sunset and many beautiful moments that will be remembered by future generations.

 

Photos by: Angie Peralta

Photo Assistent & Second shooting : Steven de Cuba

Venue 1 : Logement Swaenenvecht

Venue 2: Kerkje te Oud-Zuilen

Venue 3: Slot Zuylen

Boat Trip: Sloep Huren Utrecht

Flowers from: Flower Joos

Gown: Justin Alexander

Groom’s suit: Misura Sartoria

Sweet table: Patisserie Peter Lemmens

Band / DJ: 3xtra