Marysia and Marcel – international wedding in Katwijk


2013-09-24 13:24:00

So we have Autumn. Maybe not yet on the calendar but surely outside. It was raining all week last week and it quickly made me forget about last summer. Though I didn’t forget about the pictures which I still would like to show you!

Earlier you could already see photos from the engagement session of Marysia and Marcel. Now I have pictures for you from their wedding and party.

Marysia and Marcel, a mixed Polish-Dutch couple had, I would say, a quite traditional Dutch wedding. After preparation they met their wedding guests at their freshly bought (and under renovation :) ) house. After everybody got their corsages and ate breakfast we moved toward the City Hall in Katwijk; a modern, but beautiful building with a cozy wedding room. Marysia and Marcel came with a very cool car – an old Skoda cabriolet, blue and very romantic. And since the weather was just great they could truly enjoy the open roof. Even though half of the wedding guests were Polish all ceremony was held in Dutch and Marysia was translating some pieces to Polish. Gladly and surprisingly I was also helping out with this, so during this wedding I functioned not only as a photographer but as a translator as well. :)  The officiary (ambtenaar) of the City Hall gave a very beautiful and funny speech about the wedding couple and made them smile all the time. After the ceremony we moved to the Catholic church in Katwijk where Marysia and Marcel swore before God to love each other forever. Yes they were married! Then there was rice throwing, wishes, kisses and hugs…and a trip by bus to Leiden were started the first part of the celebration. On party boat “Groene Hart” guests could enjoy a delicious dinner and a great trip via surrounding canals and lakes for a few hours. The weather couldn’t be better. The sun was shining and a small breeze from time to time was cooling the emotions of the newlyweds. It was calm and relaxing.

This great day Marysia and Marcel finished with a reception on the beach. With the sun going down they could still celebrate their happiness with their family, friends and colleagues.

For an impression of these events see the photos below!