Today we’re going to Amsterdam to join these two gentlemen on their boat wedding photographed by Marta Ilardo.
WHAT WAS THE THEME AND INSPIRATION FOR YOUR WEDDING?
We wanted it to be on a Boat as we live in Amsterdam and also celebrate the fact that it is a gay wedding as we have international friends who live in countries where gay weddings are not allowed, the theme was the gay rainbow lag mixed with The Village People theme and white flowers.
TELL US ABOUT THE CEREMONY AND RECEPTION LOCATIONS. WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THE VENUE AND WHAT DID YOU LIKE ABOUT IT?
Our venue was a boat as we live in Amsterdam. All the guest where on the boat and we were taxied to the boat on a little boat, while the song “In the Navy” by the Village People was playing and all guests were waving small rainbow flags. We got married on the boat, had our buffet dinner there and afterwards the party while overlooking Amsterdam on the waterside.
Our suits where handmade tailored for us both and we bought comfortable shoes, so we could also dance (our wedding was supposed to be a great dancing party! and it was!).
YOUR WEDDING PLANNER
Our wedding planner was Yvette Gumbs who is known in The Netherlands as Miss Yvy. She also did the decorations with flowers we ordered.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER
We flew a photographer Marta Ilardo from London to Amstrdam. She was recommended to us by a friend and turned out to be absolutely amazing. She also made a wedding album for us, that we will cherish forever.
BAND / DJ – WHAT WAS WAS THE ENTERTAINMENT?
We booked a female DJ we knew from a famous gay club in Amsterdam – DJ Regina from Prik Amsterdam – she was awesome!
WHAT WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT AND MOST FUN PART FOR YOU? AND WOULD YOU HAVE ANY PIECE OF ADVICE FOR COUPLES PLANNING THEIR WEDDING
Sailing to our venue and seeing all friends and family waving the rainbow flags was the best part.
Our advice would be to use a wedding planner, so they can plan along with you and keep a helicopter view on the big day as you are overwhelmed with all what is happening on the day.
Venue: Pont13 Amsterdam
Wedding planner: Yvette Gumbs/ Miss Yvy
Photography: Marta Ilardo
Flowers: Flowerkiosk Amsterdam
Music: DJ Regina / Prik Amsterdam