Sasha & Jan Jaap

Location & Date | Amsterdam, 6 May 2017
Guests | 145 people Photographer | Iris Dorine Photography

When you get the honour to be the master of ceremony
of one of your favourite old colleagues. 
Forever remembering her saying that everything in life
is just so much more fun with Jan Jaap next to her.
Better together, forever.
Not a moment did they leave each others side
on their day of love in Amsterdam.
A day of love where they loved, laughed and danced in this retro old school kind of glitter ballroom with lots of colourful balloons and shining shimmering curtains.

 

HOW WE MET
We met at university.

"Celebrating that we belong together."

OUR ENGAGEMENT STORY
Jan Jaap surprised me with my passport wrapped in golden paper. In it was a visa for Russia. He took me to St Petersburg, the city where my grandfather was born and that I had wanted to visit for a long time. As a surprise within the surprise Jan Jaap had booked us tickets to the Mariinsky Theatre where we saw Swan Lake from the Tsar’s box. Back at the hotel Jan Jaap proposed to me.

MARRIAGE TO US MEANS
Celebrating that we belong together.

A MEMORABLE MOMENT OF THE DAY
These were Jan Jaap’s speech and the great speeches of our friends and family as well as the musical performance of Jan Jaap’s brother. Also, arriving to a room filled with friends and family was overwhelming. 

"We knew from the start that Lotte has a great eye for detail and understood all the things that mattered to us."

ONE THING WE WISH WE KNEW BEFORE WE STARTED OUR WEDDING PLANS
Although it did not really come as a surprise, organising a wedding takes quite some time and effort.

IF I COULD GIVE OTHER BRIDES TO BE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE
Make sure to have an empty to do list on your wedding day (and the day before) so you can relax and have as much fun as possible.

GETTING MARRIED WITH THE HELP OF LOTTE MEANS TO US
We knew from the start that Lotte has a great eye for detail and understood all the things that mattered to us. We had somewhat specific design ideas that she completely brought to life. Lotte’s presence and event management meant that our beloved ones had to spend little time organising things and made us feel very relaxed.