An app that was sent to us: “we unfortunately have to move the wedding, probably. My sister lives in Taiwan and can’t come due to corona”. Oh how sad, I thought, they have to move the wedding because of corona. Fine, let’s do it, no problem.
I could not have predicted that a week later I was still rescheduling 10 weddings, had about 2 final cancellations and a number of reschedules for which there was no new date.
Nobody could know, right?
Because in what scenario do you take into account a pandemic? One that at first remains far from your mind, yet suddenly gets closer and closer? We had one more wedding in that time that stayed put, in the first weeks of corona in Holland. It felt really weird to photograph it. It was allowed, even though this was the first one. I’m still grateful to the couple for letting it happen.
Grateful, that’s all
We are also grateful to the first couple who booked us, after weeks of cancellations. Or the couple that sat on the couch with us and said: we are going to get married “no matter what”. Or that backyard wedding where everything seemed completely normal for a while, even though people were far apart. That day where the intimate wedding ceremony lasted a little longer than average, so people got to be together longer. That evening the guests were given a cake to take home, as eating cake together was not allowed.
Or the entrepreneurs we spoke to who are also struggling. One of them completely changing plans, the other one waiting for better times: every conversation we had was valuable and often very personal.
You know, …
this has been Mon et Mine’s most special year yet. The year I decided to get more training, because I thought I was done with photography. I even decided to start working at dTLS. a fantastic SEA company with a ditto owner. But after a few months I found out that I’m not done with Mon et Mine yet and so I want to continue working fulltime for myself again. The same goes for Ramon: we want to continue Mon et Mine! With photography, with entrepreneurship, with the freedom that comes with this fantastic profession.
We want to continue photographing your weddings! Because I’ve learned that people actually read our writing and see our pictures. I hear it from our family, friends, colleagues and brides and grooms and it makes me so grateful…. We made a review of this year, our toughest year yet and thought: this is something beautiful. Something very beautiful and we should really get on with it.
The most beautiful wedding reports
So. I hope we can fill your timeline again next year with the most beautiful bridal shoots. With beautiful moments, details, emotional embraces, hugs, naughty children, with the most special wedding dresses, crazy wedding suits and everything to do with weddings.
See you next year and thanks for all your sweet messages. And let’s hope the RIVM has good news!
Our best wedding photos of 2020
We’d love to show you our year in these photos. Be sure to let us know what your favorites are ;)
The couple above is in this top list multiple times. We already knew them through the bride’s brother. They had a wonderful wedding day!
The picture above was taken at the Arendshoeve. In February, when little was known about corona in the Netherlands.
September was great, huh? Back then you could still get married outside!
Jenny and Misha got married in a theater. Super convenient for when it starts raining and you need a spontaneous photo shoot location!
Bas & Jitske married in November. On Ramon’s birthday. A nice way to celebrate a birthday ;)
Above is F & R’s wedding. I’m going to make another blog post about their beautiful wedding day at Omni Mobilae soon!
Stephen was getting ready for the wedding day. It was supposed to be a wedding day with more than 100 guests, but in the end they had to change plans several times until there were only 20 people at the most.
And also Anna, above, had a completely Coronaproof wedding.
Valesca and Haechan, above, how lovely was their relaxing afternoon in the garden! And everything is vegan, too.
Oh, and Mark and Katriens first look. I think this was the warmest wedding of the year.
Tijl and Eli married and not much later they moved to Britain. Grateful that we were able to participate in their day!
And above also such a nice moment. This couple divided their wedding day into 2 days: the first day they got married in front of the municipality and the second day, a month later, they got married in the church.
Or that moment when we received a request from a bride named Hermine. How cool! This was another wedding day that took place over two days.
Fairytale moments, movement, joy.
Above, Jitske. The first bride in years that I saw drive by herself on her wedding day. In the car that used to belong to her grandmother.
And Steffanie and Adam complimented me at a time when I wasn’t expecting it at all and was very doubtful about photography in general. This has also been one of those moments this year that made us really want to go for Mon et Mine 100%.
That photo above might be my favorite of Ramon’s, from this year.
Or that styled shoot we did, just before the catering industry was allowed to reopen. What would that look like?