97% change of rain, even stormy weather, was predicted on all weather channels and weather websites for November first, the wedding day of Dennis and Linda. Now you have to know that I always tell all my clients that they do not have to worry about the weather, that I will make sure that we will have a blue skye, some white clouds and a sun peeking through. All my weddings I shot so far had bad weather reports days prior to the wedding, and on all weddings the blue skye, white clouds and little sun were there even if it was just long enough to do the photoshoot. But this time I was in serious doubt, I mean 97% change of rain all day long, not much change of that blue, skye and sun right?
The day started dry, but the sky turned darker the minute we came to Dennis his parents house to shoot the first photos of Dennis. When we left it started to rain a tiny bit. Off to Linda who was getting her make-up done when we arrived. When Dennis came to pick her up it was raining, but still no where near the rain that was predicted. We did the photoshoot at The JopenKerk and afterward went to “Het Kantoor”, where family and friends awaited them to have a delicious lunch.
After the ceremony when we went outside my mouth almost dropped to the floor as there was the most beautiful blue sky, white clouds and the sun peeking through them, just like I always said to my couples. The hairs on my arms stood up when I saw that. I think the rain that fell that day was maybe 15% max! I still can’t believe it.
Linda and Dennis are true high school sweethearts. 11,5 years ago they met at a disco, Linda was 16 and Dennis 18 years old. She thought he was cute and a gentleman when he gave her three kisses on the cheek when they said goodbye. The weekend after they had organised a real first date and Linda told her friends that if she would order a coke light they had to come and rescue her, needless to say she didn’t order that coke light ;).
11,5 years later, November first 2012, they said “I do” to each other in front of all their family and close friends. The day was filled with so much love and joy that Nathalie(my assistant) and I went home with a HUGE grin on our face knowing, by looking at the faces of Dennis and Linda, that they enjoyed every minute of their wedding day.
Their opening dance was AMAZEBALLS!! It started with boring "Let's stay together" from All Green and you could see Dennis his soccer team mates think "what the...? as they did some kind of Quickstep. But then all of the sudden "Can't touch this" from MC Hammer busted out of the speakers, followed with Beyonce's "Put a ring on it" and some amazing moves :). I just LOVED it and so did everyone else!
I think the thing that stuck with me the most is the bond of love between them and their family and their friends, true love and true happiness that filled their wedding day, very special to see.
Dennis and Linda I wish you a whole life together filled with this love and happiness, thank you for letting me be a part of your wedding day.
Weddingdress: Witte Markies, Alkmaar
Make-up: Hanan Chahid
Hair and Make-up: Hanan Chahid
Bus: Hans Classic Cars
Location Lunch/Catering: T Kantoor/Hofje zonder zorgen
Location Ceremony: Stadhuis Haarlem
Flowers: Ed Teeuwen
Location photoshoot: Jopenkerk
Cake: Cupcake and Co, Alkmaar
Location, including the food: Slot Assumburg Heemskerk
Music: Soul Solution