The autumn wedding celebration of Nayan and Caroline is a heartfelt account of the true-life love story of an interracial couple destined to be together. Now known as Mr & Mrs WP their special day took place in the Hoftuin – De Kas, Amsterdam.
But, you probably would like to know, what does “Hoftuin – De Kas” mean? It literally means the courtyard greenhouse.In fact, the greenhouse set within the tranquillity of a walled garden was a breathtaking backdrop for a stunning bride and handsome groom.
Are you ready to be a part of history? Well, the union of this unique interracial couple, will prove to you that love can cross borders in the off-peak wedding months. On top of that it shows that getting married at 40 is when life truly begins. It’s the season of love!
Who are Nayan and Caroline? A mature but young at heart couple, I would say they are cut from the same cloth. Actually, they originate from Manchester but Amsterdam is where they reside.
What brought them together? Nayan and Caroline’s common ethical beliefs, joint interest in travel and mutual love of spending quality time with family and friends. Above all, their shared goal to have a mixed raced wedding service fused with Indian and British marriage traditions. So, read about the wedding celebration of Nayan and Caroline.
Autumn Wedding Celebration
Happy bridal couple: Nayan and Caroline
Wedding venue: Dignita Hoftuin – De kas | Nieuwe Herengracht Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: 28th September 2019
Three times had Mr & Mrs WP’s lives crossed, once in Britain and twice in Holland. And the chance meetings finally led to twelve years of relationship bliss. When did Nayan pop the question? Well, it was on their love trip to India and Caroline said YES, at one of the seven wonders of the world. The UNESCO world heritage site Taj Mahal.
We warmly welcomed family and friends of Caroline and Nayan with the greeting “Namaste” to the gorgeous wedding venue the Hoftuin. This splendid greenhouse steeped in history, was nestled in an idyllic garden near the Hermitage museum. And it was a glorious sunny autumn day, filled with the perfume of the happy couple’s chosen bridal flowers.
Autumn wedding celebration consultation
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Autumn wedding celebration planning
Writing the marriage service script was pure pleasure. We incorporated all important family members and revised many drafts to get it right. Nayan and Caroline spilled the beans on their love life and guided me down a romantic memory lane. Of course, the couple didn’t share all the juicy bits, just enough to create the dream wedding ceremony.
With a greenhouse wedding ceremony, the see-through glass walls and ceilings gave us all a feeling we were outside, without being exposed to the elements. Under the enticing autumn afternoon sun of the Dutch conservatory, family and friends witnessed the couple make promises of undying love, loyalty and commitment.
Wedding celebration kiss & vows
The couple choose not to have personal vows but opted for the “official” wedding vows. It read: To have and to hold from this day forward, etc. Then, the ultimate moment of the ceremony arrived, it was time for the groom to kiss the bride I said, “You may now kiss each other.” Family and friends began to cheer and clap, as Nayan and Caroline warmly embraced in each others arms.
Autumn wedding celebration symbolism
Did you know my ceremonies are not complete without signing a symbolic certificate? This occurs after the best man delivers the rings and the the circles of love is exchanged. And Nayan sealed the deal and confirmed their commitment to each other by hitting the ceremonial hammer on a wooden block. There were smiles of joy and everyone was overwhelmed with happiness.
Final wedding ceremony act
Lastly, Caroline and Nayan invited family and friends to affirm that they would help them find middle ground and fall in love, time and time again with each other. Everyone responded with “We will”. It was a memorable moment and their were roars of laughter and non-stop tears of joy. A great beginning to married life and a wonderful closure to a autumn wedding day!
Autumn wedding celebration songs
Welcome music: Yellow Brick Cinema – Relaxing
Bride’s processional: United guitar players – Here Comes the Sun
Marriage certificate signing song: Yellow Brick Cinema – Relaxing
Recessional: Jasmine Thompson – No place I’d rather be
Autumn wedding celebration outfits
Bride’s attire: Dress by Jaquemus (www.jacquemus.com) 2018 collection…… | Shoes by bride
Groom’s attire: Traditional Tongan dress, lavalava skirt and ta’ovala fine mat.
Autumn wedding celebration suppliers & vendors
Venue – Dignita Hoftuin – De Kas [greenhouse]
Caterers – own caterers & eatwelldogood.nl
Wedding photographer – Jothornhill photography & burgundyproductions.nl
Autumn wedding celebration – feedback
What can we say?! You made our day and set the tone perfectly for our whole day, we couldn’t have asked for more, it was totally perfect!
Every single one of our guests said you were fantastic and it was the best wedding they had ever been too. We can’t thank you enough!
Mr & Mrs. WP
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