Rutger & Hester | a Dutch farm Wedding


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They have known each other for more than 10 year, even were best friends in those early years. Rutger, Hester and everyone around them already knew, but about 5 years ago it hit them: this is more than just friendship.

The wedding day of Rutger & Hester was truly unique. They celebrated the whole day together with just their closest friends and family at a Dutch farm. A day they designed together, to be exactly how they wanted it to be. And that meant: reading each other a letter in the morning and recording it to play during the ceremony; a  couple shoot in the fields and forest around the farm with Hester not being afraid to get her dress dirty but both so focused on enjoying that precious time together; a coffebar with coffie-to-go, awesome food and drinks; cocktail hour between the cows and a cozy dinner in the barn. Everything thought carefully true and with multiple moments during the day for Rutger en Hester to just be together. Needless to say: I was inspired.


“When I look into your eyes, and when I see your smile, all I want to do is Jump! Today I am saying yes to a life together with my best friend.”


“With you I can go crazy, I can make the most terrible jokes and with you I can get a new car every month should I want to. With you I can drop those walls around me because it’s always safe.”


This is us. We worked so hard for this day and gave it everything we had. The day before the wedding we we’re still prepping till 23:00 – and it was great. The compromises we made turned out to be the best ideas of the day and everything was just perfect.

One last thing we would really like to add: a few weeks after the wedding, a dear family member passed away. Last year, we couldn’t even have imagined she would still be there to celebrate this day with us and we’re so thankful that she could be there. Dear Leny, we’re really happy you could be there with us!

Locations: Schaapskooi Doorn & Boerderij Nieuw Slagmaat
Dress: ‘Deirdre from Maggie Sottero, bought at Covers Couture
Suit: Pakkend
Shoes Groom: Van Lier
Hair & Make-up: Tres Jolie Visagie
Flowers: Iris Plukt
Stationery: AnnaDenise
Rings: Juffrouw Dubois
Catering: Restaurant C’est Ca






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