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When did you and your hus­band meet?
My hus­band and I met when I just start­ed at the Acad­e­my of Art in Utrecht in 2001. There I was going to fol­low the recent­ly new pro­gram Design for Vir­tu­al The­atre Games (DVTG). Before school start­ed I went to check it out with my par­ents and lit­tle broth­er and sis­ter. My par­ents and lit­tle broth­er spot­ted him in the school­yard try­ing to break­dance with his friends. He noticed me, but I didn’t notice him because I was so excit­ed about being in my new school.

The next time I saw him it was dur­ing intro­duc­tion camp. I went with the wrong group from anoth­er pro­gram to the wrong camp. So I arrived a lot lat­er than my DVTG group, at the cor­rect loca­tion. Embar­rass­ing! There we real­ly met. There was an imme­di­ate click between us. 2 weeks lat­er we were boyfriend and girl­friend.

When did you get mar­ried?
The 1st of June 2013, Beeck­esti­jn Estate, Velsen South (The Nether­lands).

How was your big day?
Amaz­ing, Love­ly and Won­der­ful! :) The whole mon­th of May it was rain­ing, so we were afraid that it would rain on our day. But it was dry and lat­er on in the day the sun broke through the clouds. We had a fam­i­ly wed­ding on the Beeck­esti­jn Estate: A beau­ti­ful land house with French and Eng­lish gar­dens. We rent­ed the car­riage house on the prop­er­ty for the whole day because we didn’t want our guests to trav­el between a cer­e­mony and a recep­tion loca­tion. The cer­e­mony start­ed at 3 o’clock and after that we held a toast in the French gar­den beside the pond. My father in law is an Eng­lish­man, so he and his daugh­ter organ­ised a high tea for our guests. Then we had group pic­tures in front of the land house and went for a walk dur­ing our roman­tic pho­to shoot.

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For din­ner we had an Indone­sian buf­fet because Rashleigh’s moth­er and fam­i­ly are from Jakar­ta. After the first dance the DJ start­ed the par­ty with a Kanye West song. We had Suri­nam snacks to rep­re­sent my roots. At the end of the evening we let loose bal­loons in the air. It was a fun and relax­ing day. Fam­i­ly and friends worked togeth­er so that we could stay on sched­ule and that made them even closer. There was a lot of laugh­ter and danc­ing. Love was def­i­nite­ly in the air!

How did you wear your hair?
I wore it loose, long with some curls in my hair. On my head I had a flow­er crown with a long veil. Dur­ing the day it got more and more puffy because of the humid­i­ty, but I was so hap­py I didn’t care!

What was your process of decid­ing how to style you hair?
I used a hair straight­en­er (comb), because I didn´t want my big hair to block oth­er peo­ple in the pho­tos. After I straight­ened it I did big 2 strand twists in my hair because I didn’t want my hair too straight.

How did your family/husband/guests receive your hair at the wed­ding?
They real­ly liked it.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?


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Love the pho­to spread and love her hair. The sto­ry was very sweet and she looked amaz­ing in her dress! Con­grats!


Her hair is every­thing.

Nature Girl

Beau­ti­ful wedding/hair and I love the bride/groom cake.

Suzan, UK



Sim­ply Beau­ti­ful.