The spring/summer period in Amsterdam has been truly amazing for weddings this year. Amsterdam, and most of europe have been bathing in warmth for months. However, when we can't always guarantee perfect weather, a location like The Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam is unmatched, when you want to have the feeling of being right in nature. It's essentially taking all the beauty of the outdoors, and placing them indoors for everyone to enjoy. And we kind of thought we would take that concept an extra mile... and bring the whole flower field inside too!
The theme was classic whites with a modern, sophisticated, sleek and elegant edge, so we chose peonies, hortensia, tulips, agapanthus, and delphiniums. The flowers bathed in the afternoon sunlight that filtered through the transparent ceilings and walls, onto the international guests, to create a truly magical atmosphere, like floating on a white cloud.
The Palm Greenhouse (Palmenkas, as it is referred to here in The Netherlands), is a big beautiful glass room featuring a famous 350-year-old Eastern Cape giant cycad tree (Encephalartos altensteinii), and was filled edge-to-edge with beauty. After the ceremony, the room was converted into a dining hall, and the flower field was moved to suit the new surroundings.
Cassandra & Ben chose to marry in this magical sanctuary, far away from their homeland of Indonesia, to tie the knot. Seasoned wedding planners Flying Bride, together with Over The Moon Weddings orchestrated the occasion to perfection, to give the couple and their guests a truly memorable event they will always remember. Hoping to break the mold of a 'one size fits all' wedding, an utterly unique concept was planned. And it was a head m-to-toe white wonderland!
Firstly, let's just think about what it would be like walking down an entrance like this, following an aisle of summer white florals, toward a towering archway of white and green. Guests from around the world were transported into another world for an evening of love and celebration.
Dining between the white cloud roses, tulips and peonies, was also a feast for the senses.
Congratulations Cassandra & Ben! We hope you enjoyed Amsterdam xxx
Photos Wianda Bongen Photography