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.
French vineyard wedding in the Netherlands
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.
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