Surprising Classic Wedding

We chose a fairly simple wedding, “Mijke says,“ only 30 guests during the day and 120 for the evening party. The wedding was performed by a civil registrar at the late gothic palace Markiezenhof in Bergen op Zoom in the south of Holland, no church wedding was involved. I wore the same dress during the day and in the evening.

The photographs are taken in de Heen, a rural area close by. It looks as if we are in some remote area, doesn’t it?”

“I wanted a classic wedding dress, not one with loads of fluffy tulle and stuff . My normal dress code is quite basic, that is how I feel at ease. I had one real wish: I wanted lace sleeves on my shoulder like the dress that our Queen Maxima wore at her wedding.

Peter George took this on and designed a dress with a rather straightforward front, and a surprising tied back. That is important, as wedding guests look a lot at your back during the ceremony.

I had to fit some other dresses of Peter George for size, and then the dress was made of a heavy silk with a lace upper.

The dress was just right for me, as people commented. It is much more personal than buying a dress at a bridal shop. With Peter George you can discuss what sort of dress you like, so that you are really yourself during the wedding.”