Last year, toward the end of fall, I photographed the very relaxed wedding of Louise and Ben in Doorwerth castle in Rhenen. The day started for me in the hotel room where Louise was getting ready for her big day. She had found the excellent make-up and hair artist Palapa willing to take perfect care of her. And that he did indeed! I have seen a lot of make-up specialists at work during weddings, but Palapa certainly was definitely the epitome of professionalism. It was very interesting to see him at work. A master.
When all the preparations were done we went, together with the guests, to Doorwerth castle. Regretfully we didn’t have a lot of time left for the photo shoot. But, in such a beautiful surrounding that wasn’t too big of a problem. We were able to make a couple of very nice photos with the castle and the pretty fall leafs in the background.
Friends and family were an important part of Louise and Ben’s wedding day. So, there was plenty of time in the planning to welcome everyone before the ceremony started. That was especially nice since some guests came from the other side of the world to be at this wedding. When everyone had finally arrived, the wedding ceremony could commence. Something that was pretty interesting for me was that before the ceremony started, it was still very much light outside. But, after the ceremony ended it was pretty dark already. The room inside Doorwerth castele, where the ceremony was, was also fairly dark. But luckilly the nice chandeliers hanging from the ceiling gave the room a nice atmosphere.
After the wedding ceremony everyone went to the reception room, in what looked like the old stables of the castle, for a good time and an enjoyable dinner. During the reception and dinner everyone was perfectly entertained by Troubadour Lucas Florent. He is really quite the entertainer. Lucas knows exactly how to build a party.