WEDDINGS

real wedding: autumnal elegance {floor & roeland}

This morning I’m delighted to share Floor & Roeland’s gorgeous wedding from Dutch photogapher Jennifer Hejna.  Their day was an intimate celebration, with their two little boys and close family and friends attending the ceremony and at Sterkenburg Castle near Utrecht, Holland.  I love the jewel colours and rustic autumnal touches in the decor, Floor’s bouquet of green foliage and red berries is such a beautiful alternative choice to a traditional posy of flowers, and there’s always something so warm and cosy about a castle wedding!

Their day was full of surprises, with a first look (just look at Roeland’s face as he sees Floor walking down the stairs!) and the bridal portraits taken before the ceremony in the stunning grounds of the castle. Instead of one traditional wedding cake, Floor & Roeland chose five, each one in a colour of the flag of Terschelling where they got engaged, and decorated in fun scenes that made both children and adults giggle!

Here’s Floor with their story ~

Roeland and I met a very long time ago during our student years, about 17 years ago. After finishing our studies, we travelled a lot, until in 2008 I became pregnant with my first son Max.  That year we went on holiday to Terschelling, a beautiful island in the north of Holland, where I have been going with my family every year since I was a child. Roeland had a big surprise for me….he asked me to marry him! We didn’t plan the wedding straight away, as we had other priorities ;) First our beautiful son Max was born, and in 2009 we were so lucky to have our second son Guus!

In 2011 our travelling spirit started to wake up again. Our son’s hadn’t started school, so we made a plan to go around the world in 180 days, with the four of us! We thought it would be great to get married just before and have a big wedding/going away party!  So we did! Our fantastic wedding planner Annemaria Breukel helped us plan the wedding from the beginning to the end and she came up with fantastic ideas, incorporating autumn colours and rustic details into our day! We had a beautiful, intimate and romantic wedding at Kasteel Sterkenburg, and the week after we had a huge party in the centre of Utrecht at De Rechtbank with DJ John Maas!

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Credits

Wedding Dress: Assepoester // Photographer: Jennifer Hejna // Venue & Catering: Kasteel Sterkenburg

Louise

After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

You’ll also find me working as an Editorial Stylist, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as contributing as a founding member of bridal inspiration hub Aisle Society, and running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive from our super pretty base in London. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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