Destination Wedding – Jewish wedding in Belgium
It isn’t the destination which reminds me the trip but the people I meet.
October 21st, 2017, I take the plane around noon from Malpensa, Milan, in the afternoon friends are waiting for me in Antwerp, Belgium.
I arrive at the hotel, I go out with my little Ricoh GR II, I make some street photography, I become familiar with a lively, multicultural city, full of history.
Tomorrow I will photograph the marriage of Benjamin and Seda.
But tonight I will meet with old “friends”, Philippe, Patrick and Dominique.
On July 27, 2016 I photographed the wedding of a wonderful couple from Belgium in Varenna, Lake Como .
… Patrick and Dominique …
With them, it seemed as if we have been friends for years, we met in a wine shop in Como, we talked about wines.
I was buying my new home at the time, Patrick gave me some useful advice about the deal.
… Philippe …
At their wedding I met Philippe, their makeup and hair stylist, who also came from Belgium.
Philippe is the owner of one of the most important hair stylist studio in Belgium, we worked together and we had a nice day in Varenna.
I have to thank him for getting me in touch with Benjamin and Seda.
Well, the night before the wedding we met again all three and as old friends we had dinner in the center of Antwerp.
Nice to see my spouses again after more than a year.
… Benjamin and Seda …
But tomorrow it will be the turn of Benjamin and Seda. The Jewish religion marriage was, as I expected, an incredible party.
The dance floor exploded immediately after the traditional ceremony.
I was actually overwhelmed, I just enjoyed the moment.
Benjamin was very careful and everything went the right way, he cared a lot.
Seda seemed more carefree and calm, she lived the day always with a warm smile on her lips.
Both, even their closest relatives, made me feel part of the group immediately.
During this wedding I met Gaetan Guerin, a talented videomaker.
A few days before the wedding, he wrote me to give me his help and availability.
During the event, we helped each other, we teamed up right away.
A new friend in this beautiful wedding photographer’s adventure.
I hope to see them all again soon, you never know in life.
Here are some shots:
Location: Het ‘S Graevenhof – Belgium
MakeUp and Hair Stylist: Philippe Gillard
Video Maker: Gaetan Guerin
The video slideshow will be live at: https://youtu.be/2iwRCW1texQ