A forest backdrop and a charming orangery wedding venue were perfect for this happy couple. Our WED2B Real Weddings feature reveals more…

Danielle and Damy with their beautiful two daughters on their wedding day

Danielle and Damy met through work. “Our first date was three years after we first met,” says Danielle. “We have known each other for 13 years now.”

Black and white images of Danielle getting ready for her wedding day

Damy proposed on 13 March 2022. “He got down on one knee after being away for two weeks, on a working holiday, without his family,” says Danielle. “It was in my mother's backyard, with her and our daughters there, and it was lovely.”

Danielle laughing on the morning of  her wedding with her hair being curled with tongs

Shopping for the dress

Danielle visited WED2B’s Arnhem store.

“It had a very relaxed atmosphere and Hilde in the store was also incredibly helpful with everything and gave her honest opinion,” she says.

“I really wanted a straight/sheath dress, only they didn't have the one I liked in my size. So I tried on several and fit and flare styles instead.” 

Close up image of Danielle's flower girl dresses hanging amongst the trees
Close up image of Danielle's daughter being fastened into her flower girl dress
Danielle helping her daughter into her dress while both smiling and enjoying the moment

“I immediately loved Annika. It just fitted me perfectly, had a beautiful train, sweetheart neckline and not too much fuss. I also added a Wunderskirt, a Sapphire belt and a Willa veil to complete the look. Plus, I bought adorable Perrie dresses for our two flower girls and a ‘Bride’ kimono for me!”

Black and white image of Danielle getting into her wedding dress and being fastened

An orangery wedding venue

The couple chose a picturesque orangery wedding venue for their big day on 19th May 2023. “Fletcher Hotel De Buunderkamp is a beautiful hotel in the middle of the forest,” says Danielle. “It had a lovely modern glass greenhouse and a stretch tent for our BBQ. Then our evening party was in its elegant orangery hall.”

Danielle and Damy's Orangery wedding venue decorated for their wedding ceremony
Side view of Danielle and Damy's wedding venue

The big day

“I slept with my daughters and mum at the hotel,” says Danielle. “We had a delicious breakfast and then got ready. A friend did my hair and my mum helped the girls get ready.”

Danielle and Damy's daughter posing in front of the red ferarri wedding car

“Later we had our first look and photos with family,” says Danielle. “Then the ceremony started and my mum walked me down the aisle. Our eldest daughter arrived with Damy in the wedding car and our other daughter walked in front of me into the ceremony.”

Black and white image iof Danielle and her mum walking fown the aisle
Danielle and Damy walking back up the aisle as a married couple in their orangery wedding venue

Party time!

Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed delicious cake and drinks. “After this we had a rest for an hour and then our excellent BBQ started,” says Danielle.

“In the evening, we also had a DJ who began his set with a fantastic water drum act.”

Danielle and DAmy kissing with their wedding guests surrounding them and throwing confetti
Scenic photo of Danielle and Damy in front of a small pond at their orangery wedding venue.

A 1920s’ vintage style 

“We had red, gold and black as our colours and a kind of vintage 1920s’ mafia theme,” says Danielle. “My friends wanted something different for once. This was reflected in our cake too."

Black and white image of Danielle and Damy smiling on their wedding day
Danielle and DAmy cutting their naked wedding cake on their wedding day

The best bits…

“The most memorable moments of the whole day were really the ceremony and the party,” says Danielle. 

Photos of Danielle and Damy embracing on their wedding day.

My top tips…

“Enjoy it, because it will be over in no time,” says Danielle. “Also, have a great party and pay no attention to the photographer! That’s how you get the most fun photos.”

Black and white image of Damy taking Danielles hand and Their daughter dancing in front of the band
Danielle singing and dancing with her wedding guests

Danielle and Damy’s Dream Team 

Photographer: Gabrielle Fotografeert

Venue: Fletcher Hotel de Buunderkamp

Wedding dresses Arnhem: WED2B

Cake : Taartaholics 

Flowers: Delade Floral Design 

DJ: DJ Rudi

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