Friday, August 7, 2015

Evelyn and Jean-Mi's European Destination Wedding, Destination Fine Art Wedding Photography

I could not be more excited to share photographs from Evelyn and Jean-Mi's Belgian wedding.   Evelyn was my roommate at NYU and moved to Belgium a few years ago for work and to be with her (now husband) Jean-Mi.  I was very sad to have her leave NY, but very excited to have an excuse to pop over for a visit!  Evelyn is one of the kindest people I know and it was an honor and a joy to capture her wedding day.  In true New Yorker style Evelyn chose a funky loft-like venue in the heart of Brussels that felt like it could have been in the heart of Williamsburg!  See more from their wedding on Style Me Pretty!

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The day began with the bride getting ready at the lovely Steigenberger Wiltcher's hotel followed by a first look in a beautiful park near their home.  The gorgeous park was full of both manicured lawns and trees as well as wild natural spaces where wild green parakeets have begun nesting.  A mere 10 minute walk away from the park is the stunning Hotel de Ville, where we took portraits.  The afternoon ceremony took place in the sunny and bright loft of the venue.  Ev and Jean-Mi truly made their ceremony their own by having a friend officiate and discuss what marriage uniquely meant to them and their bridesmaids and groomsmen each made a speech during the ceremony about the couple.  A favorite moment at the end was when the ring bearer brought the ring up to the bride and groom, he stayed up there right in front of them to have a front row viewing to their first kiss.  Cocktail hour followed in the courtyard below and featured one of the most creative photo booths I've ever seen- a life size photo from the bride and groom's engagement session with their heads cut out.  Guests took photos then pasted them into the guest book and left the couple messages.  Dinner followed in another lofty sunny room next door, brightened up by unique centerpieces of terrariums full of wildflowers, a different one on each table.  The groom and his friends did an impromptu serenade before the bride and groom did their first dance to a local Gypsy Jazz Band.

Venue: Halles de Tanneurs
Florist: Fleurs et Verdue
Headpiece: Virginia Geiger
Dress: BHLDN
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab

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