Cosy Fall Wedding Inspiration for A Magical Day!

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Looking for cosy fall wedding inspiration a magical wedding day? Get inspired by this Hindu and British couples’ autumn wedding in Amsterdam. Weddings are full of colour, excitement, love and joy. Albeit true, planning can bring big challenges.

The fact of the matter is, it was important for the interracial couple, Caroline and Nayan to have a colourful dream wedding in Amsterdam. And to ensure they honoured and highlighted both cultures during the officiated-led ceremony.

Nayan and Caroline were already legally married. They arranged the registrar’s marriage certificate at the city hall, days before the celebrant-led wedding in Amsterdam. Weeks after, they planned their secular wedding in India. Read on…

Who are getting married?  Nayan and Caroline’s cross-cultural fusion wedding plans were underpinned by a mutual love of travel, shared sense of adventure and fashion. The mature but young at heart couple are cut from the same cloth. Originating from Manchester but residing in Amsterdam the couples’ goal was to have an alternative mixed race marriage service.

Cosy Fall Wedding

cosy winter wedding couple, celebrant, guests and witnesses at Dignita Hoftuin Amsterdam

Fall & Winter wedding inspiration: two hearts pledged to be one for all eternity – image

What brought the couple together? Of course, there is always a common denominator. And that is Nayan and Caroline’s shared ethical beliefs, joint interest in travel and mutual love of spending quality time with family and friends.

Where was the second wedding hosted? Well, the pair wanted a lively autumn wedding celebration that fused Hindu and British marriage cultures and traditions. Later on, they planned a big fat Hindu wedding in Nayan’s country of origin. So, be inspired by their cross-cultural fusion wedding ceremony. Perhaps you’ll want to create your own.

Cosy Fall Wedding – II

multiracial wedding inspirationHappy bridal couple: Nayan and Caroline

Real wedding venue: Dignita Hoftuin De kas – greenhouse | Nieuwe Herengracht Amsterdam, Netherlands

Date: 28th September 2019

The Proposal

Mr & Mrs WP’s lives had crossed three times, 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.

The Venue

Caroline came down the aisle and Nayan didn’t take his eyes off her. Positioned in front of the altar, we warmly welcomed the blushing bride and handsome groom. And guest were greeted with “Namaste”. It was a touching and serene moment. Nestled in an idyllic garden the venue complimented the glorious sunny autumn day. In fact, the greenhouse was filled with the perfume of the beautiful couple’s chosen bridal flowers. It oozed peace.

Cosy Fall Wedding – III

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Fall wedding consultation

But, are you wondering where they found me? Well, read this:

Hi There Clover!
We found you via The Celebrant Directory and would love to speak to you about your services for fall weddings! I hope you have all the details necessary to get in touch! Thanks and hope to speak to you soon!

Autumn wedding 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 a lively ceremony and deliver a cracking wedding speech.

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The best man delivers the precious rings to the wedding altar.

Real Autumn wedding inspiration

The greenhouse wedding ceremony with see-through glass walls and ceilings was perfect.  Under the enticing autumn afternoon sun of the Dutch conservatory, family and friends witnessed the beaming couple make promises of undying love, loyalty and commitment.

The kiss and swapping of vows

The beaming couple choose not to swap promises of love 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, Nayan looked besotted when I said, “You may now kiss each other.” The congregation cheered and clapped, as the happy couple shared a kiss while warmly embracing each other.

Cosy Fall Wedding – IV

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It was time for the groom to kiss the bride!

Autumn wedding symbolism

The groom and bride exchanged rings, kissed, and completed the wedding ceremony with the signing of a symbolic marriage certificate. Nayan sealed the deal and confirmed their commitment to each other by hitting the ceremonial hammer on a wooden block.  Smiles of joy and happiness filled the ceremony room and cheered.

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.

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Beaming groom looking adoringly at the blushing bride – signing symbolic wedding certificate!

Cosy fall wedding Amsterdam – ceremony 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

multiracial wedding inspiration officiant and groom in three piece suit with wide lapel cheering the bride.

A great beginning to married life and a wonderful closure to a special wedding day!

Cosy fall wedding outfits

Bride’s attire: No veil, just a singel white flower in Caroline’s hair. Dress by Jaquemus (  2018 collection…… | Shoes by bride

Groom’s attire: Smart grey suit and accompanying yellow tie with white flower in buttonhole.

Fall/winter wedding suppliers & vendors

Venue –  Dignita Hoftuin – De Kas [greenhouse]

Caterers – own caterers &

Wedding photographer –  Jothornhill photography &

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Cosy fall wedding  – winter wedding – Christmas wedding: celebrant relaxed, funny, compassionate, entertaining yet serious where needed.


Dear Clover,
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 fall wedding they had ever been too. We can’t thank you enough!


Mr & Mrs. WP


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About Clover Jean: I'm a Londoner based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Being a ceremonial wedding - symbolic marriage officiant with a gospel & soul choir is rewarding work. So, my guilty pleasures are fine dining, travel hot spots and on-line retail therapy. What's yours? Get in touch, via Instagram #cloverjeanamsterdam or Facebook. LIKE, SHARE, SPREAD THE LOVE & see you soon!

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