Bride and groom Cleo and Maurice got married at Slot Doddendael. A wonderful wedding full of beautiful details and emotions, captured by Dusty Blue photographer Jasmijn Brussé.
Slot Doddendael is a popular wedding location for many couples and it is no secret why. The white country house, half hidden in the woods, provides a beautiful backdrop for such a special day! Enjoy the stunning photos and read more about Cleo and Maurice’s love story.
Also, pay special attention to the beautiful flowers provided by Dusty Blue florist Bloom Your Life!
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Maurice: “Cleo and I know each other from the company where we both worked. We knew each other, but actually didn’t have much to do with each other. We met later via Tinder and we were a match. Very nice conversations followed via the app, but we did not look at each other at work.
Eventually we agreed to meet. The first date was in a cafe in Scheveningen, where Cleo lived at the time. It was a very pleasant evening with Cleo’s friends and we’ve been together ever since.”
Maurice: “The proposal took place in Antwerp. At that time we had been together for 2,5 years and celebrated with a surprise weekend that I had organized for Cleo. On Friday evening Cleo was given a card that she had to pack a suitcase. The next day she would find out where she was going. Once in the car it became clear that we were going to Antwerp. During the day we went shopping and in the evening we had a lovely dinner. I had already contacted the hotel beforehand to have the room decorated and to hide some things under the bed.
At ten o’clock we had finished dinner and I indicated that it was time to go back to the hotel. Normally we stay for a drink and sit for a long time, but that was not possible now. Cleo tried again in the hotel bar, but I wanted to go upstairs.
Once at the hotel room, Cleo opened the door and stepped on a trail of rose petals. The bed was decorated with a heart of rose petals, which contained a photo book I had made. After Cleo went through the album with all the beautiful moments of recent times I got down on one knee and said YES! We opened the champagne and called a number of people to tell them we were getting married!”
Cleo: “I admire that he is super sweet and caring. For me, but also for others. He is also always in for something fun and together we hang up the garlands in life!”
Maurice: “I admire in Cleo that she is always honest and direct. If she likes something you see it and if she sees things differently she will not shy away. In addition, she is super sweet and caring and we always do fun things.”
“Our vision for the wedding was that it should be a relaxed day full of love. We thought it was important that we did not have to worry about arranging things on the day itself, but only enjoy with each other and our guests. We also consciously chose not to get married close to home, but just outside the city. So that we really had the feeling that we were out with our guests. That’s how we ended up at Slot Doddendael.”
“It is very difficult to choose a specific moment, as the whole day was filled with great moments. But if we really have to choose: the moment we saw each other for the first time at the ceremony. It felt crazy, because we had said “goodbye” the evening before. We were already sleeping at Slot Doddendael. The next day we did not see each other again until we got married. It was exciting, because we did not know what we both looked like and because it was thé moment we had been looking forward to for so long.
We also really liked the dinner and the party! During dinner there were speeches and the atmosphere was very relaxed. Everyone chatted with each other and during the party everyone danced to the music of the great live band. Looking back, we find it very special how many lovely people surround us and that they were all together on that day to celebrate our love with us.”
“Definitely! First of all, make sure that the guests you invite are really valuable to your day. Think about why you would like to invite someone rather than whether they want to be there.
In addition, choose a master of ceremonies that you trust and that you are sure of has the same idea about the day as you do. Whether it is a family member, friend or a professional. Ultimately, it’s about you enjoying the day without having to worry. Make sure you don’t have to do anything else.
We have found it very pleasant to work with so many sweet and excellent vendors. We had a stylist and florist who often work together and are therefore very well attuned to each other. Our master of ceremonies Inge also took great care of us. Both in the run-up to the wedding and on the day itself. We hardly noticed that she was there, but she made sure that everything went as we intended.
We also had a photographer and videographer with whom we felt very relaxed. They “follow” you around all day, so it is important that you can be yourself.
In short: go for a day that suits you and that makes you feel good. This way you can enjoy it the most!”
Wedding venue: Slot Doddendael | Wedding planner: Mrs Klein | Styling: Oh Happy Day | Photography: Jasmijn Brussé | Drone photography: MVDH Drone Photography | Floral design: Bloom Your Life | Videography: Blond & Blauw films | Dress: Pronovias | Suit: The Tailor Mates
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