Instead of a summer wedding in sunny Jamaica, Caroline and Nayan had an intimate fall real wedding in a greenhouse in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Surrounded by more than a 100 of close family and friends, their autumn marriage ceremony was full of gorgeous personal touches.
Why have an autumn wedding? Well, this interracial couple, proved that love can cross borders and at the age of 40 wanted to celebrate in two countries. So, an off-peak wedding in the fall was perfect, and the seasonal discounts, too.
Who are getting married? Nayan and Caroline 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 a mixed raced marriage service.
What brought the couple together? Additionally, Nayan and Caroline’s common 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 coupled wanted a lively autumn wedding celebration in Amsterdam fused with Hindu and British marriage traditions. Later on, they planned a big fat Hindu wedding in Nayan’s country of origin. So, read the rousing love story of Nayan and Caroline now!
Fall Real Wedding Story
Happy bridal couple: Nayan and Caroline
Real wedding venue: Dignita Hoftuin De kas – greenhouse | Nieuwe Herengracht Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: 28th September 2019
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.
Positioned in front of the altar, we warmly welcomed Caroline and Nayan’s family and friends with the greeting “Namaste”. The serene wedding venue the Hoftuin – greenhouse steeped in history, was nestled in an idyllic garden near the Hermitage museum. And the glorious sunny autumn day, filled with the perfume of the happy couple’s chosen bridal flowers oozed peace.
Fall Real Wedding – II
Real wedding consultation
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Real 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 fall 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.
The kiss and swapping of vows
The couple choose not to swap 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, Nayan, “You may now kiss each other.” Family and friends began to cheer and clap, as Nayan and Caroline warmly embraced in each others arms.
Fall Real Wedding – III
Fall real wedding symbolism
Nayan and Caroline exchange rings. Thereafter, the wedding ceremony is completed 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. 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.
Fall real wedding 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
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.
Suppliers & vendors
Venue – Dignita Hoftuin – De Kas [greenhouse]
Caterers – own caterers & eatwelldogood.nl
Wedding photographer – Jothornhill photography & burgundyproductions.nl
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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