Marc & Stefan

Location & Date | Amsterdam, 15-17 July 2016
Guests | 110 people Photographer | Kee and Kee

Mr. and Mr. One love. 
One from England with South-African roots, the other from America with German roots. Bringing together a beautiful group of international guests, flying in from abroad, to witness and celebrate the love of the two cutest guys.
Beginning with an intimate dinner the day before, they started of the big day very relaxed, together, just them two. Followed by I do and I do too in the Westerkerk close to the homomonument, a canal cruise to the next stop and partying in the East of Amsterdam until whenever. The day after, before goodbyes and everyone headed home, a lovely brunch at their place, to end a memorable weekend.   

 

HOW WE MET
We met online and by complete chance so it leads me to believe that it was meant to be. Stefan was living and working in Amsterdam and I was in the UK. We started messaging each other and eventually planned to meet in London. The rest is history.

"This is the ultimate bond between two people and we both feel strongly that this step cements the bond between us and only makes us stronger."

OUR ENGAGEMENT STORY
I would like to say it was a romantic engagement on a beach in the Caribbean or at least that was what I was planning to do a week later, but actually Stefan asked me to marry him the week before when we were in a club in Bristol. We had been seeing each other for three months and we both knew straight away that we were going to be together for ever. 

MARRIAGE TO US MEANS
Marriage means that we are committing to each other for the rest of our lives and that whatever challenges present themselves we will be there stronger together. This is the ultimate bond between two people and we both feel strongly that this step cements the bond between us and only makes us stronger.

"We had the best time and everything went so smoothly that we couldn’t have asked for anything more."

A MEMORABLE MOMENT OF THE DAY
The entire weekend was beyond our expectations and it was nice that both of our families could come together and bond. We look back at our photos and keep reliving that special moment when we said our vows to each other and to see all our friends and family there witnessing the commitment we were making to each other. We had the best time and everything went so smoothly that we couldn’t have asked for anything more.

"A very valuable piece of advice we received was to make sure that during the course of the day make sure to take 10 minutes to be alone together to take in the amazing events of the day.  It is true that it does go so fast and before you know it the day is done."

ONE THING WE WISH WE KNEW BEFORE WE STARTED OUR WEDDING PLANS
We were lucky in that we had decided that we were going to book a wedding planned to support us. Firstly, we are not native to the Netherlands and we needed someone with the contacts to be able to facilitate booking venues and getting us the best deals possible. We are lucky in that a lot of our friends had married in the Netherlands and were able to offer very valuable advice. Our wedding cake designer was a friend of a friend and was practicing on us as she was getting married the following year as was going to be baking their cakes. Overall we certainly would not have had the magnificent result we had if it hadn’t have been for all the support and guidance from Lotte.

IF I COULD GIVE OTHER BRIDES AND GROOMS TO BE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE
Well we were both grooms and I would say plan everything and plan it again to make sure that you have everything covered. Book Lotte!!! Her service is absolutely amazing and without her we would never have accomplished the day that we had.
Another very valuable piece of advice we received was to make sure that during the course of the day make sure to take 10 minutes to be alone together to take in the amazing events of the day.  It is true that it does go so fast and before you know it the day is done.

"Without Lotte we would not have had the fantastic and memorable wedding weekend that we did. It was a joy to have her attend our wedding and to take part in the celebrations."

GETTING MARRIED WITH THE HELP OF LOTTE MEANS TO US
Lotte was amazing and kept us on track always being several steps ahead of the game. We are both demanding customers and she more that than lived up to and exceeded all of our expectations. Without Lotte we would not have had the fantastic and memorable wedding weekend that we did. It was a joy to have her attend our wedding and to take part in the celebrations.