Sjoerd Booij

Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Jan 2013

Joost + Carolien

A Sofa at the Altar and a Gigantic Paper Flower Arch

Sitting on a sofa during your wedding ceremony… Crazy, right? Well, not for these two! And wait, did I say “sofa”, like normal-looking sofa? It was a beautiful. maroon. leather. chesterfield. sofa. Photography credit: Sjoerd Booij, from The Netherlands.



So, they had a sofa. They also had a gigantic paper flower arch… and their whole wedding was 100% DIY. From the couple:

We decorated almost everything ourselves. We made a big arch entirely out of paper folded flowers and paper windmills. We also made 150 origami birds, which we hung in a tent at the entry.


Name one thing you regret…

Maybe inviting less people, instead of 250 invitations, 200 attending, I would rather invite 150.


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

During the ceremony we sat on a beautiful old leather sofa, overlooking all of our dear friends and family. We could feel the love and warmth.


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