Blog #006 - Weddings
I love weddings and everything that goes with it. Don't you?
TLS - Say yes to the dress is one of my favorite programs. I try to watch it every day because it makes me feel happy to see the joy on the bride's face when she finally finds her dress. It's magical!!
My Wedding Dress
I had designed my dress, a big puffy one like Lady Diana wore on her wedding to Prince Charles.
A seamstress who made ballroom dresses made it for me. There were 100 meters of lace only in the dress's skirt, which made the dress very heavy. But I didn't mind as I felt like a princess who was marrying her prince. WJ wore a gray tuxedo with tails and a top hat; he looked so handsome.
We had a horse-drawn carriage to bring us to the town hall to have a wedding ceremony.
Traditional Dutch Barrel Organ
After the ceremony, we had a carriage tour of our city, and the photographer took photos. I remember the busses with tourists stopping to take pictures of us.
Then we went to the hall where we had our reception and our party. There was a traditional dutch barrel organ playing outside on the square to greet us when we arrived.
Mirrors for Weddings & Anniversaries
Compared to the United States, the Netherlands is boring when it comes to weddings. Especially way back when we married. We didn't have unique wedding proposals, bridesmaids, groomsmen, or flower girls, and it wasn't common to say your wedding vows.