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Love Letters

Let our Malina brides inspire you through Love Letters, an article series that takes you inside the weddings of our beautiful real-life couples dressed in Malina from all around the world, sharing their best tips and experiences from their biggest day in life

marieke and jeroen

wedding in the heart of Amsterdam

Get inspired by the beautiful couple Marieke and Jeroen and their beautiful city wedding in Amsterdam. Photographer: Amanda Drost

marieke

where did the wedding preparations take room?

The wedding ceremony, dinner and party were held at the “The Grand”. A beautiful hidden romantic hotel in the heart of Amsterdam. We loved the idea that we could welcome our guests from abroad to stay with us the night before and have all the wedding festivities at the same place and end the day after with breakfast with all our family and close friends in an intimate setting. 

Bridal dress: Edda bridal gown / Bridal dress: Hermine bridal gown

marieke

tell us everything about your choice of wedding dress

I fell in love with the open back and the beautiful lace of the wedding dress straight away. I tried it on and it was love at first sight. 

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Bridal dress: Edda bridal gown / Hair accessories: Luxe veil

marieke

what was your wedding location?

We got married in the Marriage chamber of “The Grand” hotel, the former city hall of Amsterdam.

Bridal dress: Edda bridal gown / Hair accessories: Luxe veil

marieke

why did you choose this place for your wedding?

We’ve both lived abroad for quite some time and nowadays we’re living in the countryside of the Netherlands, but Amsterdam feels most like home.

Bridal dress: Edda bridal gown

marieke

how did you celebrate after the ceremony?

It was a beautiful sunny day with a small group of friends and family. After the ceremony the fresco stained doors were opened and overlooked the beautiful garden and we celebrated our love with cake and champagne. The festivities continued indoors in the Aldermans chamber where there is a Dutch tradition where fiends and family hold speeches during dinner. From the room where we had dinner you could see the evening guests coming in and gathered at the Admiralty chamber where we held the evening party. 

Bridal dress: Edda bridal gown

marieke

how did you choose your bridal boquet?

I went for a cascade wedding bouquet with gypsophila and orchids, that would match my dress.

Bridal dress: Edda bridal gown / Hair accessories: Luxe veil

marieke

did you have a special theme for table decorations etc?

I wanted to keep it romantic and simple, because the venue itself already had much grandeur of its own. 

marieke

did you wear a second dress during the day?

Yes, for the evening party I went for a minimal satin look so I could dance the night away in a more comfortable dress.

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Bridal dress: Hermine bridal gown

marieke

what advice do you have for other couples planning their wedding?

Take a deep breath in, let go off the little things and make it about the two of you and try to enjoy this beautiful day as much as you can.

Bridal dress: Edda bridal gown / Hair accessories: Luxe veil