Fenna & Stephan

Location & Date | Nunspeet, 8 September 2017
Guests | 90 people Photographer | Alice Mahran

It was the wettest, but also one of the warmest weddings
I have ever experienced.

 

HOW WE MET
We met at a beach party. We noticed each other in the crowd and there was an ongoing eye contact. It was true lust at first sight (haha)! After a short chat, wherein we luckily exchanged phone numbers, we didn't see each other again that night. It was the cheeky kiss on the lips Fenna gave to Stephan at the end of that chat, that she stayed on Stephan’s mind. The next day he sent the first message and so it all began…

"A promise to make it work and to fight for each other even when the going gets tough."

OUR ENGAGEMENT STORY
We were on a holiday in Indonesia with friends because one of them was getting married in Jakarta. A few days after the wedding we went with all our friends to Bali were we all stayed in one villa. You can imagine that was one big, crowded, 'gezellige' happening! So when Stephan suggested to take a day for ourselves, Fenna didn’t suspected anything. We went to a beautiful outdoor restaurant on a cliff. After the main course and watching the magnificent sunset, Stephan went on one knee and popped the question. Because Fenna didn’t see that one coming at all, she started crying hysterically and Stephan had to ask again to be sure she said yes. Back at the villa we threw a spontaneous engagement party.

MARRIAGE TO US MEANS
A promise to make it work. To be truly a team in life, in love. To fight for each other, even when the going gets tough. To not just give up and choose the easy way, but make it work!

"That the 'after-wedding-depression' really exists!"

A MEMORABLE MOMENT OF THE DAY
Just one moment? The whole wedding day is a memorable moment! Walking down the aisle and seeing each other for the first time, the sweet, funny and touching speeches of our loved ones, the first dance where it felt like it was just us two at that moment (I still get goosebumps when I hear that song), and of course the big cliché: seeing all those happy faces and feeling the love!!

"Go with the flow, enjoy and take the day as it comes." 

ONE THING WE WISH WE KNEW BEFORE WE STARTED OUR WEDDING PLANS
That the 'after-wedding-depression' really exists!

"The raindrops actually made our day!"

IF I COULD GIVE OTHER BRIDES TO BE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE
Go with the flow, enjoy and take the day as it comes. There will always be unforeseen, uncontrollable situations no matter how hard you try to make it the 'perfect' day. For example, there was just one rain shower on our outdoor wedding. Too bad it lasted for 12 hours straight though.. No, just kidding. The raindrops actually made our day! We truly believe that if the sun was shining that day, the day was less personal and fun. The venue was quite big and there would have been groups of people all over the place. Because of the rain, people where 'forced' to stay inside the tent and talk to each other. Even if they didn’t know each other at first. It really helped us to achieve the casual, relaxed, fun ambience we wanted for our wedding day. Now that’s what we call a blessing in disguise! 

"She is a true professional and most of all, a true friend."     

GETTING MARRIED WITH THE HELP OF LOTTE MEANS TO US
Knowing everything will be ok! She senses exactly what you are looking for and knows exactly how to achieve this. Nothing is too much to asked and she does it all with the biggest smile! She is a true professional and most of all, a true friend.