With a step beyond the ordinary Bloemen Service Nederland is an enthusiastic flower atelier dedicated to adorning life’s moments.
Recently, and once again I had the opportunity to photograph their brand new Atelier Studio in which they are launching their “Quarantine Flower Experience” and it is pure genius!
Taking into account all the safety corona measures, imagine an intimate afternoon of creativity with your BFF or mom, working with either fresh flowers or dry ones.
The project would be either creating a crown of flowers or a flower cake.
Perfection, because, think about it,… the art of flowers is a symbol of hope as they are the inspiration for lasting memories and we all long for those.
As the proud winners of “Best Bridal Florist in The Netherlands” and “The Best Flower Shop in South Holland”, if you are in the search for magic and quality service be it for a wedding, private event, photoshoot, fair, or company decoration… you’ll find yourself at the right address.
Their atelier is the place where you can feel at liberty to discuss your flower wishes and wildest ideas as you simultaneously are able to look for inspiration LIVE.
And if you love it as much as I do, it can even be rented for a small intimate ceremony.
Flowers are definitely for all of life’s celebrations because flowers are a sign of love.
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.