Shirin & Nikos

Location & Date | Amsterdam, 1 July 2017
Guests | 70 people Photographer | Sjoerd Booij Photography

From Arabian Nights to Amsterdam Canal lights.

 

HOW WE MET
We met while I was on a very short trip to Amsterdam. I was looking for someone to show me around the city while I was there & I definitely did not expect it to lead to anything serious. We ended up meeting at a park and having a lovely picnic, and then we met the next day and the next day… The rest is history.

"Intention, union and bond. There is a sense of comfort that comes with solidifying our love."

OUR ENGAGEMENT STORY
It actually went completely differently to what Nikos was planning. He initially asked my father for my hand in secret in a very traditional way, and then planned to make it a surprise for me in a different setting. However, my dad spilled the news a bit too early while we were having dinner, so to save it all, Nikos went on one knee and proposed in front of our whole families. It ended up being even better than expected!

MARRIAGE TO US MEANS
Intention, union and bond. It doesn’t feel much different to when we were dating, but there is a sense of comfort that comes with solidifying our love. Every day is a test of the instincts that led us here, into this union, and it’s beyond rewarding to feel that it was right.

"It was a true celebration of friendship, of old and new and of the future to come."

A MEMORABLE MOMENT OF THE DAY
What made our day completely worth everything, was being around old friends and feeling that no time has gone between us. It was a true celebration of friendship, of old and new and of the future to come.

ONE THING WE WISH WE KNEW BEFORE WE STARTED OUR WEDDING PLANS
It’s never a good idea to wait with planning of little things until the very end. We felt really stressed towards the day because we rushed to have every detail perfect, whereas it could have been done in due time without stress.

"LOTTE. A true sense of style, a feeling of being with an old friend that gets you without finishing the sentence."

IF I COULD GIVE OTHER BRIDES TO BE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE
Take a deep breath, relax. In the end you will not remember a missing candle or a misplaced flower. Don’t let your stress take over the truly significant memories of the day.

GETTING MARRIED WITH THE HELP OF LOTTE MEANS TO US
A true sense of style, a feeling of being with an old friend that gets you without finishing the sentence. Lotte was committed to making our day as close to our wishes as possible. Her personality adds incredible drive into the process & her love for her job shows in all aspects of wedding planning.