Ni­cole de jong and lan­don robert­son

JULY 8, 2017

Wedding Bells (West) - - Real Weddings - Ed­i­tor KIM­BERLY AGLI­PAY

FROM NI­COLE: Our wed­ding had an el­e­gant gar­den theme. Maybe it’s my Bri­tish and Dutch her­itage, or the fact that my mum was a florist for many years, but I’ve al­ways had an affin­ity for flow­ers. It felt fit­ting to be mar­ried in a gar­den. The flow­ers in my bou­quet were ab­so­lutely stun­ning. But it was the small pic­ture of my Oma and Opa on their wed­ding day that made it one of my favourite de­tails. They have both passed on, but I wanted to find a way to have them with me dur­ing the wed­ding. Lan­don and I wrote our own vows. We re­quested a mi­cro­phone for the cer­e­mony, but it wasn’t avail­able when we got there. I was wor­ried our guests wouldn’t be able to hear us, but it was so quiet and peace­ful in the gar­den that ev­ery­one was able to hear and it made our vows that much more in­ti­mate. We had a fam­ily friend per­form “Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur for our first dance. We wanted mean­ing­ful lyrics that we could re­late to. Our friend’s per­for­mance on the acous­tic gui­tar was so spe­cial and his tal­ent blew ev­ery­one away. It’s def­i­nitely a mo­ment we will cher­ish for­ever.

A LIT­TLE IT SOME­THING FELT FIT­TING TO HERE BE MAR­RIED ABOUT THE IN A WED­DING GAR­DEN.

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