As a French-Dutch couple getting married in the Netherlands and having all the guest to be able to follow the ceremony seemed like a challenge. Luckily we found Jacomien’s website: van ver trouwen. Approximately one year before our wedding we drove down to Zeeland for our first meet and we were directly charmed by Jacomien’s warm and friendly character. Therefore, the decision to hire here as our wedding officiant was an easy one to make.
During the year that followed we stayed in touch about all kind of wedding related subjects. Once again we noticed how personally involved Jacomien was in our wedding. Later on we met again and talked about our relationship, how we met, the proposal and also about our families, friends and witnesses. A fun and, at times, emotional evening where a tear or two may have been shed.
Jacomien suggested that we wrote down why we love and want to marry each other; our vows. We decided to do this in both languages (French and Dutch), which was both beautiful and scary as we are not fluent in each others language. However, with the help of Jacomien we practiced the pronunciations several times via Skype until we were convinced not to make fools out of ourselves.
Our big day, the seventh of May, was – partly thanks to Jacomien – an unforgettable day! She managed to make the ceremony very special and we received a lot of compliments on this.
So, to Jacomien: thank you so much for all you have done, we will not forget it anytime soon. We hope to see you again soon, tot snel, à bientôt.