The most unusual venue to get married has to be the blow-up church, the free-standing inflatable tent can be positioned anywhere you want. Not only that, the towering life-like structure comes in different colours, smashing pink and stylish grey.
Even more exciting, the blow-up church is the newest trend to hit the wedding scene. Another thing, the fully-equipped venue offers the highest quality sound & lighting, you can hire in a band to raise the roof. In addition, the dance floor is ready for your moves and bar stacked with snacks and drinks for your reception party.
And there’s more…the quirky church played a unique part during one of my client’s marriage celebrations.
Bas and Madelon a young and hip couple with a zest for life organised a festival-themed wedding in the heart of Hoevelaken the Netherlands. And the imposing grey tent was erected on Bas’s family run farm, the ideal location for the air-filled church.
So, Bas, Madelon and their guests were guaranteed a memorable event. Moreover, hosting their wedding at the unusual location made it the summer festival wedding extravaganza of the year. Read about the real wedding below…
Blow-up church wedding
The Dutch couple live and work in Hoevelaken. And they are music festival lovers and travel buddies. Furthermore, they are the proud parents of a beautiful baby boy. And in their spare time they enjoy walking their dog. Continue reading the real wedding of Bas and Madelon in the blow-up church.
Happy couple: Bas and Madelon
Venue: Blow-up church Hoevelaken, The Netherlands
Date: 4th June 2016
The grey blow-up church, a jumbo sized air-filled gazebo stood against the backdrop of the beautiful acres of farm land. With the weather predicted to be sunny skies, high winds and blustery rains it was the perfect setup for a festival wedding. The alternative party tent with a wedding throne offered a traditional yet modern feel to the nuptials.
The Wedding Consultation
Basically, Bas searched all over the internet for my wedding services. We finally caught up via the phone and he, I and Madelon got together to discuss their vision of the wedding day. We met on Sunday afternoon at the De Jaren Café, Amsterdam. It was a fruitful chat about having a traditional wedding with a modern day British-Caribbean celebrant twist.
The happy couple obtained their marriage license beforehand. So, we got to work with composing their love story. We revised many drafts. Bas and Madelon felt it was important to include special family members during the ceremony. And together we created an entertainingly heartfelt speech with personalized wedding vows.
Adorned with the words Mr. and Mrs, the makeshift wedding throne awaited the lovebirds. As the bride entered to the band playing their signature tune. Bas stood nervously with me at the altar in preparation for the reading of their speech. It was a stunningly romantic moment.
Madelon uttered her personal vows from the heart. Suddenly the weather gods arrived. And as Bas sung his vows to Madelon the winds took hold of the blow-up church and detached one side. Fixed within minutes, we were able to return inside to witness them say, “YES, we do”, embrace and kiss one another.
To conclude the ring bearer Bas’s nephew came forward to present the precious circles of love. As oohs and aahs rang out throughout, Bas and Madelon lovingly exchanged rings. Followed by the signing of the symbolic certificate by them and their witnesses. Finally, I marked the momentous event with a ceremonial mallet. It was the perfect ending to an exciting festival wedding.
The Wedding Songs
Processional: Man in the Mirror – Micheal Jackson
Musical intermission: Hero – Mariah Carey
Recessional: Oh Happy Day
The Wedding Suppliers & Vendors
Musicians – The Young Beethoven
Venue – Opblaasbare kerk |http://opblaasbarekerk.nl/inflatable-church/
Wedding photographer – Renée Groenhuizen | https://www.reneefotografeert.com/
We are truly grateful to you for your help during our ceremony and especially for being a wonderful wedding celebrant.
All the best, Bas & Madelon Watch Bas and Madelon’s wedding
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