“It was like a fairy tale. It was in the field by the hotel. With a beautiful view.”
Your Names: Klaas van Veen and Ente van den Berg
Length of engagement: Seven months
Wedding Date: 2019-04-30
Wedding location: Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa
Photographer: Lianne Snoek
How did you meet and get engaged?
We met each other at our own home town at the beach. Our friends went to the beach, and I didn’t have a towel with me. Klaas had a chair and a towel too, so I used his towel. We also got engaged at the same beach. We had a love shoot, and Klaas communicated with the photographer that he would ask me the big question. So the photographer told us that we had to stand with our backs to each other, so Klaas could take his ring when I couldn’t see it. After that, she said that we can turn around and look at each other. At the moment when I turned I saw Klaas down on one knee and he asked the big question.
Describe your wedding:
Our wedding was amazing! It was better than we dreamed of. Our program started with the first look. We met each other for the first time at a beautiful place at the hotel. After that we went with our photographer and videographer to more beautiful places outside the hotel. When we came back we started with the lunch. The hotel had a beautiful table for us, with a lot of flowers and other beautiful decorations. After lunch we had the ceremony and we also asked our amazing God for His indispensable blessing. We also had coffee and a beautiful big cake. In the afternoon we had an amazing dinner. And last of all the party! Our special colour was blush pink.
Tell us about your bridal look:
My sister in law was my makeup and hair stylist. I bought my dress in the Netherlands, and took it on the plane to Kos.
What did your bridesmaids wear?
They wore handmade dresses, all in the same colour, but a different style.
What was your ceremony like?
It was like a fairy tale. It was in the field by the hotel. With a beautiful view.
Tell us about your wedding venue:
It was at the beautiful hotel Astir Odysseus at Kos. They organized a lot for us.
What is your favourite memory from your wedding day?
That everything was perfect. We had a lot of family with us. They went to Greece especially for us. It was nice to see so many people cared so much about us. It was a wedding that everybody dreams about.
Have you got any advice for other couples?
Plan your wedding on time, and not last minute when you are at the wedding destination. We went in October to the hotel, to organize our wedding in April. Enjoy every little second, because your special day goes very fast.
Wedding venue: Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa | Planner/coordinator: Liza Syfianou | Hair and Makeup: Blushing Bride, Dineke Post-van Veen | Dress: Bruidstuin by Moda Reina | Suits: Brouwer Mannenmode | Bridesmaids dresses: Handmade by Marisca Goosen | Caterer: Ente van den Berg | Jewellery: Kaptijn Juweliers | Flowers: Astir Odysseus
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Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.