Bride and Groom kissing by some rustic gates

Sonja and Geoffrey first met in Turkey. “Our wedding day was exactly 10 years after we first met,” says Sonja.

Bride in her off the shoulder wedding dress

Shopping for the dress

Sonja found her dream dress at WED2B’s Antwerp store. “WED2B is such a nice shop with very affordable bridal wear,” she says. “The sales staff were very professional and I also found a dress that wasn’t available in other shops.”

Bride and Groom kissing during their wedding ceremony

“I am 53 years old and the fitted Frankie dress I chose was perfect for my age, with no lace, no bling, just perfect.”

Bride looking down smiling at the wedding bouquet with groom embracing

An elegant wedding on a beautiful estate

Sonja and Geoffrey married on Saturday 24the September 2022 in Burchthoeve ‘t Withof in Wommelgem. “We found the wedding venue through the internet,” says Sonja. “It is a beautiful estate with lots of greenery and nice corners for photos. Inside it’s also beautifully decorated and romantic.”

Bride and Groom with some wedding guests

The big day

“Unfortunately, on the day, the weather was a bit rainy,” says Sonja. “After the ceremony we had dinner with our immediate family. This was followed by some photographs.”

Bride and Groom with the bride holding a young wedding guest

“Later in the evening we had a party with family and friends with a delicious dessert buffet,” says Sonja. “Our first dance was to ‘You're the Reason’ by Sarah and Koen Wauter.”

Bride and Groom posing with other wedding guests

“As favours, we gave personalised thank yous to all our guests then danced the night away to a DJ,” says Sonja.

Bride and Groom posing in the ground of their wedding venue

The best bits…

“Everything was perfect,” says Sonja. “Just how I had planned it.

Bride and Groom laughing in their wedding photo

My top tips…

“Don't spend too much money on things you will only wear once,” says Sonja. “Don't skimp on quality, only on prices. I organised everything myself and I'm really proud that everything went well.”

Bride holding and similing at the young wedding guest she's carrying

Sonja and Geoffrey’s Dream Team

Photographer: Photography by Shana

Venues: Burchthoeve ‘t Withof and Restaurant De Violin

Wedding dresses: WED2B

Hairdresser: Beauty Centre Laroche

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