Covid-19 couldn’t keep Marilyn + Daniel down. Just like so many others, the pandemic caused them to do a major pivot. They reduced the guest list, simplified their reception, but they also dialed up the glamour. And by “dialed up”, we mean they pulled out all the stops. Their photographer, Jeroen Noordzij, jokes that they looked like supermodels, walking the catwalk instead of the wedding aisle. Honestly, we couldn’t agree more! They’re showing you how to bring chic wedding dreams to life with ultra classy attire, elegant white flowers, and lots of candlelight set against the romantic backdrop of downtown Rotterdam in The Netherlands. Jeroen shares more about their stunning venues:
The wedding took place mostly at the Sint Laurenskerk in Rotterdam. One of the most beautiful and amazing churches in the Netherlands. Compare it to a golden throne room, filled with love and joy. After entering the iconic steel doors you walk into a enormous hallway were a pathway was made with candles. After the amazing ceremony we had the time to shoot in the city centre of Rotterdam. The city hall and beautiful streets that will give you this luxury London / Paris feeling.. it was mind blowing.
Are you ready to see this sophisticated Covid wedding day? Scroll along with us and let’s go!
A Chic Wedding Invitation Suite
When it comes to elegance, you can’t go wrong with black and white. When you add in a metallic copper detail though, you take things to the next level! Here are some more elegant invitations you can buy right online!
Elegant Wedding Style
Can you ever go wrong with classic white peonies??
A Grand Cathedral Ceremony
Somehow, M + D seem to effortlessly blend understated and WOW. For example, their simplistic floral arrangements are made up of only two flower varieties- peonies and delphinium- but the impact is huge!!
– The music. During the church ceremony Marilyn’s brother in law gave a show with his saxophone which was just amazing. It went straight to the heart… And after that all of the sisters and brothers (Marilyn has 4 sisters and Daniel has 3 brothers) sang their longs out to celebrate M&D’s wedding.
– The shoot. From the start I had a great connection with M&D. They were comfortable in front of the camera, which made me even more enthusiastic, which helped making the photos just magnificent. Everything worked.. The wide angle family shot with all brothers and sisters .. the shots with them around city hall. They looked like models.. And they didn’t mind me shooting picture after picture, finding new places .. with probably the most iconic shot at the end of the day at the black and white wooden wall. I saw it .. I looked at them .. and they were like: ‘ hell yeah!’
Chic Wedding in the City
M balanced her high-fashion gown with simple and elegant hair and makeup from Marilva Oron Hair and Jaizsy Ridder at BMB Beautybar.
Covid-Compliant Wedding Reception
Simple, modern and elegant is the name of the game!
We. Are. Left. Speechless… Thank you so much for sharing your city chic wedding with us, Marilyn + Daniel. We are wishing you both a beautiful life ahead! -The GWS Team
photography: Jeroen Noordzij Photography // venue name: Sint Laurenskerk, Rotterdam, Gelderland, Nederland // wedding dress: J . A N D R E A T T A // wedding dress boutique: Keep its Find Bridal // bride’s shoes: ASOS // bride’s ring: Juwelier van Willigen // bridesmaid dresses: Bec & Bridge // hair stylist: Marilva Oron // makeup artist: Jaizsy Ridder BMB Beautybar // groom attire: Suit Supply // groom’s shoes: Dr Martens // groom’s ring: Juwelier van Willigen // videography: Tim Kooren // paper goods: Marilyn Noordzij-Holder // calligraphy: Marilyn Noordzij-Holder // catering: Van der Linde Catering // cake: Dunya’s Taartenatelier // music: Tim Wes (saxophone) // officiant: Edgar Holder (Levende Steen Ministries)