Groom kissing the brides forehead during their wedding ceremony

Ana and Daan met on Tinder. “The next day, we had our first date at a terrace in the centre of Tilburg in the Netherlands,” says Ana. “It was definitely love at first sight.”

Bride and Groom kissing during their first dance

A nervous but heartfelt proposal

Daan proposed a month before the couple’s first anniversary. “It was an intimate proposal at home on 18th June 2021,” says Ana. “He had a romantic plan, but nerves got the better of him. So, he just did it while we were sitting on the sofa before dinner. His words were, ‘I am going to ask you something now, otherwise I will throw up!’”

Groom saying his wedding vows to the bride

Shopping for the dress

Ana discovered WED2B on Instagram. “When I first visited the shop in Eindhoven it was just to get an idea of what I wanted,” says Ana. “It was the first time I had looked for a dress. The staff were very helpful and I immediately fell in love with one, but I didn’t have the money to buy it at the time.”

Bride posing in her lace off the shoulder wedding dress

"In the end, I chose Lilith,” says Ana. “I absolutely loved it. It's simple, flowing and comfortable. But it also has some spark and it looks very expensive. The best thing was I didn't have to wear an underskirt!”

(For similar styles why not try; Ffion, Fae and Kindra)

Bride posing in the wedding venue grounds holding her bouquet

A South American wedding

“The venue was in Colombia, Ana’s homeland. ‘We wanted a South American wedding and married at a country house that we found through a Colombian wedding planner,” she says. “We absolutely loved it. The wedding was on 28 July 2022, exactly two years after our first date.”

Bride and Grooms wedding ceremony decorated with beautiful flowers

The big day

“I got ready with my mum and my best friends, who had flown in from abroad,” says Ana. “The weather changed every 10 minutes, but overall it was a very beautiful sunny day. My mother walked me down the aisle, because my father died eight years ago. We had ‘Love in Slow Motion’ by Ed Sheeran as our entry song, and we wrote our own vows.”

"My favourite moment was definitely when I went from holding my mother's hand to holding my now husband's hand.”

Bride and groom kissing after their vows

Time to celebrate

“After the ceremony, we had photos and then some cocktails and small snacks,” says Ana. “There was also a photo booth where people could take pictures and put them in a book with a nice message. After that, we had dinner and speeches. Our first dance was to ‘Forever My Love’ by Ed Sheeran and J-Balvin.”

“We coloured our wedding around my engagement ring, which was gold and green,” says Ana. “There were little gold cats at the seats with the guests’ names. Our cake was a semi-nude red velvet cake, which  was absolutely delicious. Later, we had a DJ.”

Bride and Grooms table setting for their wedding

The best bits…

“We loved seeing all our Dutch friends and family mixing with our Colombian guests,” says Ana. “That will forever be my best memory.”

Bride and Groom posing with their family and friends

My top tips…

“Definitely have a wedding planner,” says Ana. “And, remember, this is your day, so enjoy it and don't worry!”

Bride and Groom posing on the grounds of their wedding venue

Ana and Daan’s Dream Team

Photographer: Juan David at Wink Eventos

Wedding dresses Eindhoven: WED2B

Planning: Wink Eventos

Makeup: Maria Jose

Hair: Vanesa MUA

Bride posing in her off the shoulder wedding dress

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