Jessie + Lucas

How did you meet?

Lucas and I met at a festival in Amsterdam. Both single at the time but not really looking for anyone. When I stepped into a big old warehouse to listen to a DJ playing there, I stepped right to a group of boys. Luckily I knew a few of time from. back in the days, but there was that one guy that I didn’t know. I remember thinking, what a charm!

Well after looking to each other for multiple times. He finally said hi very quickly. I was thinking, I am I really hearing this or am I insane? Here it goes, and I said “hi” back. Our conversation hit it off pretty quickly and I asked him to exchange numbers, because I was afraid that I would never ever meet him again.

When did you know they were the one?

After our third date on the beach. He was making funny jokes, watching the sunset and having fun. I literally felt the sparks and thought, yes this is a partner for life.

What are your three favourite attributes of your partner?

He is charming, intelligent and funny! I couldn’t imagine a life without him. He is everything I ever longed for. When carpooling together, we sign, laugh, hug and love each other. The morning are the best, especially when he looks into my eyes and gives me nice morning kiss. Real and pure love.

Who proposed and how?

He proposed to me in Portugal, Sintra at the palace gardens. He’d planned everything and I had no clue. We planned a trip to Sintra to visit the palace there and the surroundings. When coming back from the palace into the garden, he found a perfect quiet spot with a beautiful view over Lisbon and the coast. I was about to walk away to go to the next venue when he said “Jess turn around”. I turned around to place myself in a foto pose, when I noticed that he is one lap and with a pink box and a ring.

I couldn’t believe it – but yes there he was. He popped the question and I obviously said YES!
He thought I would scream and make a scene. But I stayed quiet as my hart was pumping pretty hard, and having so many thought about what to say, how to look at the ring, how to react. I kissed and hugged him and my big smile showed him enough

Where did you fall in love with your dress and why?

I fell in love with my dress during my third fitting. At first I had imagined myself in a different dress and thought that would be the one. As our theme was botanical, I thought a dress with flower detail would fit me better. Nevertheless, the one I thought wouldn’t be my first choice ended up being the one.

I remember putting it on, and seeing how the dress fitted my curves, making me feel elegant, classy but above all super pretty.
The dress itself is very detailed and not something brides would chose to wear quickly, and that’s what I wanted. A dress that is special and perfectly made for me. This is how I fel in love with the dress.

Luckily – the dress only in the store during the trunk show in the week I planned my fitting. It must have been faith.

What was the best moment for you at your wedding? 

The best moment at the wedding is our first look! Lucas never guessed that I would have chosen such a beautiful dress and would fit my curves but also embrace my elegancy. He was beyond surprised and kept telling me how beautiful I looked.

Obviously he was also looking charming, the colour fit his skin and posture perfectly

What were your favourite details? 

My favorite details are the moments with family and friends. Drinking the cocktails together, dancing and having fun.
Laughing and being silly with my husband. Also the moment we read our vows to each other was super magical.

What advice would you tell other brides?

Not trying to plan everything to be super perfect. Enjoy this beautiful day, have a good drink and let the day just happened. For instance Simon and I totally have forgotten to say our vows to each other during the ceremony. In the end we just had a longer kiss instead.

Any standout vendors?

All our vendors were great! We are so thankful for their help and dedication towards our vision and idea.
Everybody that was invited loved our wedding. They loved the small and big details, the cake, the food and especially the wines.


Custom Louie


Sonja Koning Photography


Modern Romance