I keep being surprised at how small the world can be, at times. In this case it was demonstrated when it turned out that, completely independent from each other both Elisabeth & Michaël and their good friends Shana & Robin had booked me to shoot their wedding. The good thing about that, was that next to doing an engagement shoot in London, I got to hang out with Elisabeth & Michaël one more time before their wedding, during Shana & Robin’s wedding. After all this, I had little doubt their own wedding would be nothing short of amazing, and knowing that Kim from Absolutely Fabulous Weddings was planning and styling their wedding day, that suspicion was only amplified.
I think it’s safe to say the reality didn’t disappoint. The day started out in Elisabeth & Michaël’s loft, where the whole wedding party gathered before heading off to city hall. After the official documents were signed, we headed over to the beautiful moated castle of Horst for the wedding portraits. The religious ceremony took place at the quaint Roesenberg chapel, where everyone witnessed a beautiful ceremony, witty and moving testimonies, and an impressive musical performance by Michaël’s friends and band mates.
After enjoying some bubbles & froyo, the wedding party headed over the ‘Kasteel van Hoen’ for the second part of the festivities, which included a lovely dinner, a water fountain spectacle and dancing until the wee hours of the morning…
Before you start scrolling down, please hit the ‘play’ button below and check out the beautiful cover of Gavin James’ ‘Book of Love’, which Michaël friends Thomas & Roel made specifically for this occasion… Impressive stuff! :)
Trouwlocatie: Kasteel van Hoen
Wedding planner: Absolutely Fabulous Weddings
Bloemen: Viv Van Bulck van Walter Van Gastel
Waterspektakel: Sense Effects
Haar & make-up: Klaartje Janssens
Muziek: Tomas Van Uffelen & Roel Gysemans