Granted, I am not unmoved by the ‘wedding car’ being an Aston Martin Rapide V12, or by the wedding ceremony being set at the majestic ‘Koloniënpaleis’, and of course I always love taking portraits at the stunning Botanical gardens in Meise, but it is without a doubt Marian & Raf who made this day stand out. It was a pleasure hanging out with them and documenting their special day. The love and affection they show each other is truly moving and inspiring. And when you add to all of that an awesome attitude of “You say ‘Jump!’; we only ask ‘How high?'”; you can hopefully understand the excitement I feel sharing this story with you.
When I was looking for a song to accompany the photos below, I felt Adele’s ‘Skyfall’ to be a good match, for a few reasons: people kept remarking how Raf resembled James Bond, looking dashing in his tux, driving an Aston Martin and having a beautiful lady on his arm. :) As we were driving to the venue, Skyfall came on the radio, and I thought it was a pretty sweet coincidence; and to top it off, the lyrics are surprisingly romantic.
Where you go I go
What you see I see
I know I’d never be me
Without the security
Of your loving arms
Keeping me from harm
Put your hand in my hand
And we’ll stand
Let the sky fall (let the sky fall)
When it crumbles (when it crumbles)
We will stand tall (we will stand tall)
Face it all together.
Wedding venue: Koloniënpaleis, Tervuren
Dress: Vera Wang White
Groom’s suit: Café Costume
Make-up: Cindy Raemaekers (Naturel)
DJ: Fred Verhoeven
Flowers: Young Amadeus, Leuven
Wijnen: Jef Pinxteren (CellAR)
Kapster: Maya Vision
Muziek: Pieter en Kasper Vandersmissen