Wine and Wilma & Arie, a great combination! It was without a doubt that they were to be married in the vineyards of Burgundy. Near Taizé where they first met years ago. And it had to be at a wine château, because their love for…. wine.
On Friday guests arrived during the day and all enjoyed to relaxt afternoon at the venue. In the evening we were supposed to have a poolparty…. well, most of us got soaked, but it wasn’t because of a swim unfortunatelly. We changed it to an evening underneath the ’tente nomade’ on the courtyard because of the rain.
The ‘Jour J’ as what they call the wedding day in France, we had beautiful weather. The morning started early for the hairdresser, preparing many ladies to look at their best for this big day. Kids in the pool, parents having a relaxt coffee at the terrace, everyone could enjoy some time off.
The ceremony was held in the old Roman church in the village. As it is very rare to have weddings here, the ladies of the community did their upmost to clean it and make it ready for the celebration. It was very heartwarming to see how welcome the bride and groom and their guests were in this Catholic church, as the celebration was Protestant and led by their own preacher. It was very special to see the lights, the flowers and hear the celebration.
And after that it was time to party! Bride and groom left with the 2CV for photos and later joined the guests for the champagne and macarons in the garden. Later the dinner was served underneath the tent and then the band began to play! The kind of music that makes you feel like dancing, and they all did! The band with the ‘roaring 20’s style’ made a great performance, lights and candles were lit and they all enjoyed the evening till late.
Next morning we did do the poolparty for brunch, as we couldn’t have if on Friday eve. A nice way to start ’the day after’ with a fresh swim and good food, before all went home (or on holiday in France).
I remember this wedding as very cheerful! With Wilma and Arie being relaxt, always laughing and loving each other dearly! It makes me smile every time I see the photos!
|Photographer: Inge van den Broek