I start my day at B&B Bleiswijk, where Janine and Gerhard get ready separately from each other in a separate room. There are already some concerns about the predicted weather and I promise we keep a close eye and eventually shift the schedule if the weather isn't looking good during portrait sessions.
Janine and Gerhard will only see each other for the first time at Vidaa Lago, but a first look with Janine and her father is planned.
Upon arrival at Vidaa Lago wedding venue, we quickly set Janine up on the Vidaa Lago docks where she will see her groom for the first time that day. After this beautiful first look, I take a short walk with the wedding couple in the vicinity of this beautiful wedding location to capture some wedding portraits.
The ceremony follows. At Vidaa Lago you can get married beautifully next to the water and afterwards there is time for a short reception where the cake is cut and there is some time for congratulations. After this short reception we go to The Hague for the church service.
As promised, I kept a close eye on the rain radar that day and, in consultation with Janine and Gerhard, we decided to take the wedding photos on the beach before the church ceremony. It seems to be the best choice because the sun breaks through and it turns out to be great weather to take some pictures.
Then we go to the Nieuwe Badkapel for the church service. It turns out that luckily, this is a big church because a lot of people came to the church service to celebrate the love of Janine and Gerhard together. A beautiful church ceremony follows and when Janine and Gerhard are also married in front of the church, there is still time for an extensive reception with all the wedding guests.
It turns out it was a good call to do the beach session before the church ceremony because when we leave the church it is raining hard. We drive back towards Vidaa Lago and like magic, it suddenly turns out to be dry again; it seems like a kind of calm before the storm.
Thanks to the complete calmness of the wind, the lake has suddenly turned into a mirror and although this is not in the initial planning, I ask Janine and Gerhard to take a short walk to the docks to take some nice pictures with the lake in the background. The result is a unique series of photos with the water, which is rarely so calm in this lake.
We end the wedding day with a dinner at Vidaa Lago and finally an amazing wedding party.
What a wonderful day it was, thanks for your trust, Janine and Gerhard!
Wedding venue: Vidaa Lago
Bakery: Meesterbakker Roodenrijs
Flowers: Meer Flowers
Wedding dress: Bruidspaleis Den Haag
Wedding suit: Smit mode Hendrik Ido Ambacht
Catering: Maesstede Catering
Jewelry: Marcel Vermeulen Juwelier en Goudsmid
Band: De Zaak