One of the privileges you have as a wedding photographer is that you get to hear those amazing stories about how the couples met. Rafaël & Stefanie invited me into their story by letting me capture their wedding day.
A peaceful, summer morning in the heart of Mechelen – a beautiful historic town – right between Antwerp & Brussels, that is where the big day started for Rafaël & Stefanie. While the last raindrops where falling from the sky, Stefanie was getting ready – while having a good cup of coffee – for what promised to be one of the best days of her life. Sparkling eyes, when Rafaël walked up the stairs to see his stunning wife-to-be.
After the official ‘yes’ was being said at the civil wedding, we went on to the location for the family photos… And that was guaranteed fun & laughter. It continued at the photo shoot with just the two of them. Loved having Stefanie’s sister by my side who was willing to help whenever and wherever needed, also if it was to entertain them both.
With an emotional start – with Stefanie’s dad walking her down the aisle, the tone was being set for what was going to be a pure and real deal ceremony. The music, the speeches, the decoration, the surprises… everything was being thought of to make it unforgettable. The ceremony was followed by a reception and evening party, all at an outstanding outside wedding location. And what else can you wish for but a great location, amazing people and the sun as icing on the cake? Indeed… a day to remember if you ask me.
While everyone was putting on his dancing shoes, it was time for me to return home and look back to a great day. Thank you so much Rafaël & Stefanie for having me as your wedding photographer.