They met as students at a „braai“ in South-Africa. They fell in love and proofed to everyone around them that differences fit perfectly together. In 2010 they went on vacation to Marocco. Tijs knew that Gerline was already waiting for him to ask the one question but to ask it on that moment blew her totally away. They were visiting ‘Volubillis (An ancient Roman ruins which is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List) he mumbled to himself: „ah.. why won’t I just simply do it ?“ She looked at him but before she got a chance to ask about what he exactly meant he was already on his knee taking her hand and saying: ‘At this place full of history I would like to add a chapter of history in our ‘book of life’.. do you want to marry me Gerline ?’ Overwhelmed and totally surprised she answered ‚Yes‘ in between tears of joy that were running down her cheek.
Their wedding day was filled with wonderful details to match the blue-white Dutch theme that Gerline had chosen for the wedding. Weekend after weekend she and her family went to the flea markets to find those (Delft)-Blue-White cups and matching plates for all guests. Everyone should have a different cup for the high tea afternoon in the backyard of Tijs‘ mother. She runs a B&B in Den Bosch and has a wonderful backyard full of cozy corners and beautiful details. The high tea was done by her sister and Tijs mother – which could not be more personal and yummy. It was a perfect late summer afternoon and the relaxed atmosphere and the perfect planning of spoiling the guests with a wonderful high tea and a bbq on a boat while slowly driving to the church was just perfect. It was a great pleasure for me to be part of Gerline and Tijs‘ perfect DIY wedding day in Den Bosch and Vught. I wish you both a wonderful future full of more exciting travels and a lot of love and health to grow old together.