Dutch Vintage Elopement Inspiration in Utrecht, Netherlands
This super cool feature showcases some awesome Dutch vintage wedding inspiration, paired with an awesome concept by the photographer, Laurentina Photography. Check out what she has to say:
“Last spring, I had the opportunity to travel to the Netherlands to run a half-marathon and visit some friends. During my trip, I connected with International Model + Stylist Hella Maenad and Floral/Event Designer Natalia Korotina. Together, we curated and brought to life this Dutch Vintage Elopement Inspiration shoot in the city of Utrecht on a cold March afternoon.
This Dutch Vintage Elopement Inspiration shoot was birthed out of the idea of establishing a strong sense of place (the bride in various locations of her medieval city), while celebrating the many aspects of Dutch culture that has influenced celebrations worldwide: delft blue ceramics, tulips making their early springtime bloom, scrumptious stroopwafels, antique books (including the letters of Vincent van Gogh) and dramatic floral design (complete with tulips) – inspired by the Dutch Masters such as Rembrandt.
The serene and beautifully manicured Pandhof garden of Utrecht’s famous Dom Church (St. Martin’s Cathedral) is the backdrop for this photo shoot. The Pandhof garden of the Dom Church is one of Holland most beautiful inner courtyards. It boasts of a neo-Gothic gate and Gothic cloisters. This monastery garden with medieval style elements is also a popular site to take wedding photos. We also went around Utrecht to explore the windy cobblestone streets and quaint canals of this university town, commonly known as Amsterdam’s little sister.
Hella’s dress was purchased from a local vintage store in Utrecht, and boasts of a high waisted bib dress with scalloped edges on the side. She switched between a sparkly princess tiara for a more “classic” look and a flower crown to complete a more “whimsical” and “earthy” look. Her makeup was kept natural and emphasized warm tones of tan and rosy pink, perfect for the transition from winter to spring.
As an aspiring destination wedding photographer, I like to channel my creative energy towards a photography project during my travels overseas. I enjoy getting to know people from different cultures and walks of life through my lens. These projects challenge me to push my limits, get out of my comfort zone and to break boundaries to create something fresh and vibrant: images worth the fight.”
Photography: Laurentina Photography
Event Design: Bacchante Styling
Brides Dress & Shoes: Vintage Shop, Utrecht
Bride’s Ring: H&M
Hair & Makeup: Hella Maenad