November. A few years ago practically no one wanted to get married in this month. But this year, November weddings are popular! Especially in early November, when you could still get married without Covid restrictions. This couple was particularly lucky, as their wedding day was without any restrictions. They were getting married at the Hazelhof. And this is their wedding photo report.
Wedding at the Hazelhof in the Netherlands
What I like about marrying at the Hazelhof is that you are in contact with nature throughout the year. The venue is both inside and outside beautiful. There is a large room where the ceremony can take place. You can also enjoy a drink or dinner here.
Nowadays it is also possible to arrange for a stretch tent, so that you can stay outside between the ceremony and dinner. Nicely decorated with heaters and fire baskets, so everyone stays warm. In the meantime, Dutch caterer Heerlijk & Hecht will transform the space into a dining area.
Photo shoot at the Hazelhof
But before it was actually time for the ceremony, I went into the garden for a wedding photo session with Rosemary and Roelof. I knew this location from photoshoots I did earlier in the year. But I never visited Hazelhof in the fall or winter. I love those fall colors everywhere! I made grateful use of a number of “garden rooms”. Everywhere you looked one could see something new!
Towards the end of the photo shoot, I also took a few photos with their son. Actually he did not want his picture taken, but his aunt managed to bribe him with a Dutch currant bun. Smart thinking!
Ceremony in autumn in the Netherlands
But my my, what a great ceremony. It was nice and warm inside and then that beautiful light! The ceremony was full of beautiful moments and emotion. This is often one of my favorite parts of the day…
Congratulations in the tent
While the bride and groom were enjoying their congratulations and a toast outside, everything was quickly converted inside for the evening setting. There was time for speeches, tasty snacks and a little dancing.
Dining at the Hazelhof
And yes: the dinner tables were ready. The group sat down to enjoy real winter food. Think sauerkraut, red cabbage, winter stew and many more goodies. I could also sit and enjoy this fine food!
Again, there was time for speeches. The speech of Rozemarijn’s eldest sister was the best in ages! In “teenage diary” style, she went through the apps she received during the time the bride and groom had just met. Great fun getting to know a company like this.
Photos of the dinner
Having photos of the entire dinner is often something couples hesitate about. People are afraid that you will take pictures of people with full mouths eating. But that’s not true at all. We only take pictures when the dish is just on the table or when the food is finished. And in between, we take a break, set up flashlights for the moment after dinner or eat something ourselves.
Those little moments in between just make the day. A glance between bride and groom, people walking around and changing places for a moment or speeches taking place. In short: there is always something to photograph. In any case: they had a delicious cake table from Heerlijk & Hecht for dessert.
Wedding tips from Rozemarijn & Roelof
Wedding dress: My Vintage Boudoir
Wedding rings: Silversmith Jacco Kolijn
Wedding suit: Roka
Shoes bride: Rachel Simpson Shoes
Make up and Hair: Pietertje Schmitt
Catering & Wedding Styling: Heerlijk & Hecht
Livestream wedding ceremony: Livestream Service
Wedding location: The Hazelhof
Live Music: Wedding Tunes
Printing: Cotton Bird
Wedding officiant: Miryam van der Stee