Lieke & Jasper

Location & Date | Amsterdam, 29 August 2014
Guests | 350 people Photographer | Anna Hooij

A procession of love. Stopping at twelve locations that have emotional value to Lieke & Jasper. First stop at De Balie, where it all started, and last stop in Amsterdam North, where they will soon start building a new home and creating new memories.

 

HOW WE MET
We worked in the same bar in Amsterdam but never saw each other; I did the morning shift and Jasper the evening shift. After two months working at the same spot, we finally met at a work-related party. We started dancing and I think that was the moment we fell in love.

"Connection, a statement, a home."

OUR ENGAGEMENT STORY
Jasper and I told each other that we would get married when all children were born who were to be born to us, and when they were old enough to attend and remember the wedding. Fifteen years an three children later, Jasper went down on his knees. During a holiday on an island in Croatia we walked as a family back to our campsite along the coast. The sky was full of stars and we all held lanterns in our hands. Jasper then suddenly stopped and said that we had to blow out the candles in our lanterns so we could see the stars. We all stood to look up at the sky. Then he went on his knees: "Sweetheart, will you marry me?"

MARRIAGE TO US MEANS
Connection, a statement, a home.

"A wedding for everyone by everyone."

A MEMORABLE MOMENT OF THE DAY
The moment that we saw each other for the first time. We didn’t know what the other would be wearing. We really did our best for each other!

ONE THING WE WISH WE KNEW BEFORE WE STARTED OUR WEDDING PLANS
That it is so much more than just throwing a party.

IF I COULD GIVE OTHER BRIDES TO BE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE
Make it a day of connections. Make sure everyone has a role to make it a day for all of the guests. A wedding for everyone by everyone. That's so special!

"She gave us a permanent sense of confidence that all would be well."

GETTING MARRIED WITH THE HELP OF LOTTE MEANS TO US
In our chaotic family life she was of great value. What a nice person! Soft, beautiful, sweet, energetic and empathetic. Her tone was very pleasant. Also, her relationship with our children was natural.

We had an amazing wedding because of her! She kept us focused. Without her structure, her persistence and her attention to detail we wouldn't have made it. 

She gave us a permanent sense of confidence that all would be well. Lotte continued to keep calm and radiated complete control.