When Laura wrote her first email to me she told me she was planning a very intimate wedding in Amsterdam and that she wanted to get married in one of the parks of the city OR in the garden of the Waldorf Astoria. The Hotel has a little chapel in the garden and when I saw it online I told her that if I was here I would definitely pick the Waldorf and that tiny chapel for her wedding to have the most intimate and special experience, without tourists and people taking iphone pictures.
Laura and Shaun saw each other for the first time in front of that little chapel with Laura’s sister playing the flute at the same time. It was a magical moment followed by a personal, funny, emotional and just perfect ceremony by Mark van Leeuwen of mooitrouwen.nl. His ceremonies are always personal and he includes all wedding guests into the ceremony which I like a lot. In this case there were just four wedding guests but still it was so special to see how the ceremony went from laughing to tears to happy emotional tears on all faces.
After the ceremony we went on a little boat cruise through the canals of Amsterdam enjoying a little bit of a breeze on the boat as it was a very hot day in Amsterdam.
The perfect intimate day ended with a family dinner at the Waldorf Astoria. Conrad and me were invited for dinner and we joined the small group to celebrate the wedding dinner. I just love when couples celebrate their wedding as they want it opposed to traditions that should be followed and a classic wedding day that they don’t want. Laura and Shaun dreamed of an intimate destination wedding in Amsterdam and I am so happy that we got to photograph their special wedding day and be a part of this intimate day.
Laura and Shaun I wish you all the best for your future. Let us know when you are coming back to Europe.
Hair and Make-up: The Beautiful Bride Company
Wedding Location: Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam