Actual proof that you don’t need a year to plan a wedding. In fact, Geelco & Martina even arranged their entire wedding in 4 weeks time!
Martina is from Austria and met the Dutch Geelco during a surfing holiday in Fuerteventura. They decided to have a Dutch beach wedding with friends and family coming over from Austria. And then Covid messed everything up and they had to cancel their initial plans.
I cannot imagine what a strange time it must have been for them. What to do with that dress? Are you going to wait for the pandemic to be over? When are travel restrictions being lifted? What if it takes another few years before we can have a traditional wedding again? So many uncertainties.
And then some travel restrictions were eased and there was a plan! A September wedding at a beautiful location in the middle of the Dutch forests on the Veluwe (Landgoed Schovenhorst, Putten). Celebrating their love for each other, together with a small group of 20 guests. They invited only their best friends and closest family. And I can tell you, it was wonderful. So intimate, beautiful, funny, cosy and above all: they got married!
From mid-August until the beginning of September the heather in the Netherlands is blooming, which creates an incredible backdrop for the photo session. Aren’t they stunning???
The vibe during the ceremony was great. The location made sure the guests had something to drink, and the officiant did an amazing job at making everyone at ease. It was personal, funny and relaxed. You could hear the birds chirping and every now and then the sun broke through the clouds.
The rest of the day was filled with love, joy and good food. We went for a walk at the nearby estate and took the most spontaneous group photos. Because the group only consisted of close friends and family, the couple could spend real quality time with them and was able to have actual conversations with everyone.
When Geelco & Martina asked me as their photographer I was incredibly honoured. Not only because Geelco is a videographer himself, but mainly because they recently became friends of Joost and me and I know they are amazing people. So thank you dear Geelco & Martina, for letting me capture these precious moments for you, it was great!