Jesse and Melanie are two wonderful people whom I had the pleasure of getting to know. For the moment we met, I already knew I wanted to shoot their wedding. We instantly had a click and we learned from each other that coincidentally I, like them, was vegan. Aside from this fun fact, they were really outgoing and very enthusiastic about their location they had locked down for their wedding ceremony. And rightly so. This would be the breathtaking Oude Kerk, an abandoned Gothic church from the 14th century which over time had lost its roof. What remains today is a historic old chapel with an open view above. The columns and outer walls still stand, giving this church a unique setting.
The day began with Jesse arriving in a vintage convertible MG to pick up Melanie before the ceremony. First looks between a couple are sweet but father and daughter first looks may be even sweeter. Melanie’s father got very emotional after seeing her in the dress for the first time. Her mother then got emotional, and before you knew it, we were all crying haha. She then walked outside where Jesse was waiting, standing there in his stunning orange-brown suit. Side note, it’s not often you see this suit color. But I must say, it was refreshing to see and it now stands as one of my favorite colors for a suit.
Jesse and Melanie headed out to the woods and nearby sand dunes for a fun photoshoot before heading to the Oude Kerk to get married. When they arrived, all their guests were eagerly waiting for them and greeted them at the entrance. After the ceremony, it was drinks and a delicious lunch. They even served vegan Brabantsche worstenbroodjes, a traditional sausage roll found in the south of the Netherlands! And as their wedding “cake”, they opted for vegan Ben & Jerry’s ice cream! You can’t go wrong with that! Afterwards, it was the official church ceremony which was held adjacent to the chapel. They later headed to Het Havenhuis restaurant for dinner and drinks to finish off the night. What a day, lots of love and happiness together.
Bruidsfotograaf Oude Kerk Dongen – Trouwfotograaf Oude Kerk Dongen – Bruiloft