25
Jul 2014

Renate + Maurice

Cow-Themed Wedding in Red with a Wedding Picnic

The wedding of Renate and Maurice was very funny, personal, relaxed, and… cow-ish. Maurice and Renate live in a tiny village, on a farm together with their 45 cows. Maurice milks them every day, even if it means getting up at 5AM, and even if this causes them to never even have a day off. Their farm is one of the milk suppliers for the typically Dutch “Beemster” cheese. Renate is a veterinarian and animal lover, and maybe even more passionate about cows than Maurice is! Their house is stuffed with all things cowish – from bed linen to mugs and decoration for the house. Cows play such a big role in their life that they had to have a cow themed wedding; they even chose to have a cow to transport them from their house to the ceremony… Don’t miss the rest of the story of their day below! Photography by By Nadia.

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The wedding took place on August 30, 2013, in a small village called Ursem in the Netherlands. Just this once, these words come from the photographer (who obviously got very excited about the wedding)!

Instead of choosing a limo, an old timer or a bike as their wedding transportation from their house to the ceremony, Renate and Maurice hired wedding cow Leentje! Leentje was spectacular and hilarious – she even had the names of the couple written on her back. Nobody knew about this special transport, so it was a great and funny surprise for the guests.
The ceremony was made very personal by celebrant Daphne van den Boogaard. Maurice and Renate wrote their own vows; a lovely and meaningful touch to the ceremony.
Because of their work / hygiene, Maurice and Renate chose for an alternative to wedding rings: a Celtic hand fastening ritual. The vows were attached to each other ánd to the hands of Maurice and Renate with a ribbon, which stands for their connection and dedication to each other.
After the ceremony, there were cow-shaped wedding cakes and cupcakes, made by a friend of the bride. Entertainment for the afternoon was provided in the huge garden: an animal show in which a dog did some fabulous tricks, with and without the help of a dozen ducks.
One part of the garden was turned into a camping for the weekend, so all the guests could sleep over if they wanted. It gave a very relaxed festival-like atmosphere, with all the guests struggling with setting up their tents on this sunny afternoon.
A biological dinner was served in the open air; on long tables standing in the grass.
The day came to an end with a informal, fun party in a tent in the back yard of the farm. Let’s hope the cows didn’t mind the music ;-)

 

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Name one thing you regret...
Nothing!

 

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… And one thing you’re really happy about/ proud of.
I am really happy the day was exactly the way we wanted it to be: fun, relaxed, and surrounded by all our loved ones. It really fitted our personalities!

 

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24
Feb 2014

Mariana + Francisco

Brazilian Picnic Wedding with Mountain Bikes

When I saw the pictures of Mariana and Francisco with their bikes on their wedding day, I couldn’t resist! The wedding took place in São Paulo, Brazil, a (very) big city, but it didn’t stop this couple from having the wedding they wanted – a picnic with their guests after the ceremony in a public park and mountain bikes to join the place… How cool! After all, Francisco proposed to Mariana at the finish line of a 600km run, no surprise they did something crazy for their wedding too! The beautiful photos were taken by Frankie e Marília. I love them all totally fell for the magical couple pictures. Tell me your thoughts!

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The wedding took place on October 2, 2013, at the Ibirapuera park, in São Paulo, Brazil. Here’s the story of this couple, from the bride.

Francisco and I knew each other from being co-workers. We started doing “adventure races” together (running, cycling, paddling and rappelling), that are for teams only. This is when we fell in love and started dating…

During the month of April of 2012, he participated in a race called “Ecomotion”, a 600 km long race that usually lasts from 5 to 7 days (with very little sleep time, depending on the team’s strategy). I wasn’t training enough to participate this time, so he only asked I’d be there for the very end of the race, when he’d arrive…

When he crossed the line he surprise-proposed to me! There’s a video (in Portuguese) here.

 

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Name one thing you regret…

I can’t think of anything!

 

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

That we did the civil ceremony by bike and had our wedding ceremony outdoors (in a park, a place that we both love). It was simple, our only guests were members of our families and the bridesmaids and groomsmen, but it was just what we needed to have our hearts filled with love. We’re happy we didn’t follow any pattern or pre-established rule… (Why would we at all need to get married in a closed room if we can have everything take place in a park with an officiant?)

 

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More pictures on the photographers’ blog here.

07
Feb 2013

Denisa + Ioanis

A Couple Session with Heart Garlands and Sheeps

I love this series of pictures and I’m really excited to finally share it with you. Of course, as a garland lover, I could not remain insensitive to those little hearts. With that being said, I can’t deny I’m feeling kind of proud that this series also includes a few pictures of an animal yet not represented on the blog—there are shee(…)eeps!! Yeah, you know me… Very sweet couple + pictures captured by the so very talented Dragos & Laura of Be Light Photography, out of Romania.

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