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Apr 2014

Tina + Mark

Elopement in Santorini

Tina and Mark went to the Greek Islands to get married… just the two of them plus their photographer. Eloping can be a good alternative to traditional wedding; it puts the focus on just the two of you, and you can eventually use the money you’d spent on the wedding to offer you some great vacation! That’s what Tina and Mark went for, and the island of Santorini in Greece made the perfect background for some stunning pictures! Photography by DavidOne, out of France.

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The word of the photographer.

When you get a request of this type – “We love your pictures, we’re getting married in Santorini… Would you accept to come with us that day?”… you’re always wondering “Is that some kind of a joke? Is it for real? Do I really get to go to this incredibly photogenic place to just, do my job?”

Well, it wasn’t a joke! :)
That day, I met with Tina & Mark, an L.A. couple, that came to the island for their elopement. Actually, in that case, it was quite simple: wherever we would go on the island, there was a nice spot, and by nice I mean “world class”. :) It’s so exciting, and one day isn’t even enough to be able to exploit everything.

The wedding ceremony took place at Imerovogli, we then went to a small fishing port, took some pictures next to an old abandoned house (but style very charming!), to end up with Oïa, where the sunsets are amongst the most beautiful in the world… Except that, that day the sun decided to hide at this very moment – it didn’t happen in the last 6 months!

Let’s say bad luck, it didn’t stop us from enjoying every moment. Mark & Tina were adorable, always
attentive, and I think with the millions of stairs walked up and down during the day, exhaustion took me… But what a unforgettable day!

I wanna go back!!! :)

14
Apr 2014

Bernadette + Egbert

Burlesque Wedding in a Theatre in the Netherlands

Today’s wedding is huge. Bernadette and Egbert got married in a theatre in their hometown Zwolle in the Netherlands, right on the stage where normally big productions like operas, musicals and ballet performances take place. After the bride’s entrance, the celebrant was drawn by lot and ended up being the bride’s brother. What happened next was just a unique sequence of sketches, acts and piano shows, to which the guests could participate. The result? Check it yourself: one of the most eccentric weddings I’ve ever seen, full of laughter and fun for everyone! The beautiful pictures of this burlesque wedding were taken by Nicole Bosch out of the Netherlands.

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The wedding took place on October 3rd, 2013, at the Theatre De Spiegel in Zwolle, the Netherlands.

We wanted a special wedding. We wanted a party for everyone. An experience, an event, a wedding you’ll never forget and that our guests would remember for a long time. Soon we knew we wanted entertainment in many forms , and when the idea came to get married in the theatre, everything fell into place.

When we saw the pictures, we experienced the day all over again. The atmosphere, the butterflies in the stomach and above all the love that we got that day from our family and friends were perfectly captured. The pictures show so many happy and cheerful faces. And that was exactly what we wanted. That not only we had un unforgettable day, but also our family and friends.

 

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Name one thing you regret…

I was almost too late for the wedding ceremony. When preparing the veil, the coordinator entered the dressing room and told that Egbert was already on stage. The image of a running bride, my father, and four little bridesmaids through the corridors of the theatre really stayed with me. And even though I just had a moment of stress at that time, now I ‘m smiling back.

 

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… And one thing you’re really happy about/ proud of.

In fact there’s too many to mention!

  • - Dress and prepare in front of our parents and good friends.
  • - Seeing each other when entering the theatre.
  • - My father giving me away;
  • - Be married by your brother;
  • - Singing father and niece

 

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The word of the photographer.

Every wedding is special to document, but sometimes you have a wedding that is extra special for the photographer.  The wedding of Egbert, Bernadette and their son Rembrandt was one of those.

Theater De Spiegel is one of the most beautiful theatres in the Netherlands, both before and behind the scenes. The beautiful lobby, the artists dressing rooms and the grandeur of the stage with its beautiful lighting, gives a photographer unprecedented opportunities. It was great to capture a wedding in such an impressive backdrop.

With leading roles for Egbert and Bernadette, a theatre worthy program was staged. The ceremony was a great show. The celebrant, brother of the bride, was ‘chosen’ by drawing of lottery balls, and the wedding vows where very personal and full of love.

After the ceremony, the guests were allowed to enter the stage and they became part of the cast. Acts with acrobats, burlesque dancers and a spectacular piano show. The entire party was an impressive performance!

10
Apr 2014

Maria Clara + Amance

French-Brazilian Wedding in Rio de Janeiro with a Pom Pom Aisle and a View on the Corcovado

Amongst all the cities I’ve visited, Rio de Janeiro is one of my favourites. It’s even on our top list if we ever decide to move to Brazil some day. Sure, as for any city, there are pros and cons… and maybe there are even a bit more cons than pros when it comes to Rio. But what can I say, who’s never fallen for the bad guy? Rio is a fantastic city, that mixes nature and urban landscapes in a strange and beautiful way. And of course, there’s the sea! Maria Clara and Amance got married in the neighbourhood of Santa Teresa, with a view on the Corcovado, the city and its surroundings. Needless to say I love their venue, but I also particularly love the pom pom aisle they created for their day! Photos by Fábio Moro.

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The wedding took place on July 20th, in Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The venue was Recanto do Barão which it is a large house surrounded by a beautiful garden.
I don’t know if you know Rio, but from Santa Teresa you have a great view of the city: we could see the Sugar Loaf, the Corcovado, some beaches.. astonishing!
Amance and I met in Rio. He was here to study, on an internship program. He came from Lyon and, coincidently, I went to Lyon 2 weeks after meeting him, also to an internship program. When I came back, he was still around and we satyed together for a while. After he finished his studies here, we stayed 2 years making trips Rio – Lyon, Lyon – Rio. Then finally, we decided it wasn’t funny at all and Amance came to stay definitely in Rio :).
The entire wedding was planned in 3 months only, and it was crazy to do so many things on such a short time. My mother helped me a lot on this.

 

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Name one thing you regret…

My first wedding planner was very, very bad. I regret I lost time with her. But fortunately we found other great vendors afterwards. So, honestly, I don’t regret anything. Everything was so perfect! Maybe I could just  have arrived earlier; I had the make-up and hair done at the wedding venue and since I arrived late, we didn’t have much time to take much making of pictures.

 

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… And one thing you’re really happy about/ proud of.

I am very happy to have accepted the challenge of making an entire wedding in such a short time: venue, decoration, dress, invitation.. There are so much things to do, and I though it wasn’t possible to make it all in 3 months. I really wouldn’t be able to do it without my family’s support before and during the wedding planning: they encouraged me to do it and helped me a lot with vendors. I am very grateful to them for having encouraged and helped me on this, because a wedding reception is just awesome: you have all you friends and family there to see your new beginning with the one you love. Amance’s family and friends also came, and it was rewarding to see both families together. All the good energy around and the genuine best wishes from our friends and family made this day much more special than I could imagine. So, I would say to everyone who thinks about the cost and hard work to make a wedding: it’s really worth it!

 

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The word of the photographer.

From my point of view, it was a very romantic wedding, with the specificity that it united two persons from different countries. The attention was also drawn on the very delicate decoration, that reminded of the union between France and Brazil. The choice of the venue was fundamental because of the fantastic view on Rio de Janeiro. I can say that I had just what I needed to document a beautiful wedding story: love, delicate touches and a beautiful view!

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