Something special happens when you meet people for the first time and they seem to laugh at the exact stupid jokes you do. “What just happened? Could this be… friendship at first sight?” That was exactly what our first encounter with Bas and Amanda was like. A special bond came to life and it proved to be only the beginning of many jokes about Americans. And Dutch people. And Germans. And these were merely the appropriate ones.
We make it sound like their wedding was one big comedy show. Of course that was not what happened. But we do mention it, because the whole wedding day did express their joy and hospitality. The wedding took place in the Grand Hotel in Amsterdam. An absolute superb location with direct access to those typical “Amsterdamse grachten”. Pictures on a tiny bridge, a boat full of (probably tipsy, maybe drunk… who knows) men singing songs to the bride and groom, tourists taking pictures and a shady woman trying to steel something out of your camera bag. It was the authentic Amsterdam experience!
With the help of wedding planner Valerie Bergkamp from the Signature Wedding Company, Bas and Amanda had planned a wonderful day, including some Jewish elements like a chuppah, stomping of glass and the Hora. ‘Hora’ stands for a special chair dance (not to be confused with the Dutch ‘stoelendans’ though). We were almost tempted to go into detail about these special traditions because they actually contain a lot of meaning and symbolism. But we decided to let the pictures speak for themselves!
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