Two Kiwis in Holland | Margot and Brian – Carmen and Ingo Photography
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Two Kiwis in Holland | Margot and Brian

Since more than a year we got to know the two expat Kiwis from Amsterdam. What a lovely couple with two gorgeous kids. Our excitement to be hired to shoot their wedding in Zwolle is not explainable. The chemistry between us four was working right from the beginning at when we first met for the quick engagement session (click here if you missed that shooting) it was like we knew each other for a very long time.

Margot kept us up to date about here DIY wedding projects and with every detail she mentioned we got more excited to see and photograph this day. We assume, that Brian was “forced” to help her with most of the things but we sure know, that the bow tie for Olli (their son) was made by Brian himself!

Sometime during the last year  we got their save the date cards. It said: “2/18”. Everything typed on a 1950 Underwood Typewriter! Followed by a sweet and personal invitation earlier this year.

This typewriter draws a line through the entire day. Every guest got a personal message from either Margot or Brian. Only this must have been so much work already!

But here is more: Margot and Brian were planning and working for their wedding day for more than 2 years. From visiting flea markets and collecting almost everything you see below in the pictures, to creating the boutonnières and Brians bow tie. Margot even made the cakes by her self! The wedding cake! Can you believe that?

Her dress! His suite, the kids…. the guests dress code, everything place together so well and looks so incredible beautiful.

The choice to get married in a greenhouse near Zwolle was totally right. The gardener is such a super nice guy and does all the planting without any chemical stuff. We had Dutch tomatoes, which tasted like real tomatoes not just water. Wired right?

The stunning flowers are from one of the best florist in the Netherlands – Don Florito. Our friend Mike Larson had her for his holland workshops in the bast.

The location for the getting ready was again not just any of the hotels but the best in town. The Librije Hotel is a former woman prison and is one of the most charming hotels we have ever seen. De Librije (food on tour) was also responsible for the catering and this was truly unbelievable food.

So what else? Well, there is really much more to tell about these to but over all the beautiful things and very professional planning and organization of this intimate event there is ONE thing which tops it all: Their LOVE for each other and their wonderful sweet kids. The entire time we spend with them, we and sure all the others as well, felt the special bond between them.

Here is to thank you Margot and Brian for being so patience with us during the whole time and for your trust in us and our work. We wish you all the best for the future!

We leave you now with our view from your wonderful day.

Love, Carmen and Ingo

PS: and oh, almost forgot… we have video footage for a fusion too :-)



Venue – De Kassen van Eef and catered by Food on Tour

Florist and floral styling – Don Florito

Hotel – Librije’s Hotel

Dress (also Nienkes dress) – Delphine Manivet

Brians suit – Bloomfeld

Vintage cups – Feest Lab

Hairdresser – Lonneke van Dijk

Make up – Ursula Hartung

Wedding Car Mandy & Mark Hidding

Everything else – Brian and Margot


this was our table at the reception :-) loved it!

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  • Reply
    27. June 2012 at 14:17

    that was just OH-SO-BEAUTIFUL!! wirklich zauberhaft!!

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    27. June 2012 at 14:30

    WOW! This wedding is so stunning! I love all the incredible details. You can just sense all the love that the couple put in their special day :-) So amazing!! :-)

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    27. June 2012 at 14:35

    Oh. My. Goodness!! WHAT a gorgeous wedding, no wonder you guys made such an enormous blog post! I love everything, the venue, the style, the grooms glasses! and your B&W processing just kills me, its so beautiful. Truly stunning work, guys, you must be so proud of this!

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      Carmen and Ingo
      27. June 2012 at 20:35

      thx so much Kerry. thought that the B&W thing fits perfekt to a “old-fashioned” wedding ;) couldn´t do that with every wedding… ;)

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    27. June 2012 at 14:53

    Hmmm: in dieser Hochzeit kann ich mich völlig verlieren. So viele Kleinigkeiten gibt es da zu entdecken. Und die beiden Kleinen sind wirklich zuckersüß.

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    Amir Kaljikovic
    27. June 2012 at 15:00

    FANTASTISCHE ARBEIT!!! Inspiration pur…

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    27. June 2012 at 15:28

    Wow, was für ein cooles Paar und eine tolle Hochzeit. So viele kleine Details und Momente, herrlich!
    Eure Fotos sind wie immer bombastisch :)

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    27. June 2012 at 15:36

    Grossartig dokumentiert. Man sieht das ihr genau wisst was ihr da macht. Großes Kompliment aus dem Ruhrpott :-) Christian

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    27. June 2012 at 16:13

    I absolutely adore eveything about this wedding! Fabulous!

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    27. June 2012 at 16:34

    Wow, wow, wow! Beautiful you guys!

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    27. June 2012 at 17:39

    What a wonderful wedding! I’m totally in love :)
    really great job!!

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    Rebecca Conte
    27. June 2012 at 19:06

    also: was soll ich sagen: da habt ihr euch übertroffen und zwar in allem! DAS ist tatsächlich eine traumhochzeit und eure bilder werden noch in 50 jahren für die nächste generation soviele romantische emotionen hervorrufen. ich bin stolz, euch beide zu kennen und: ich ziehe meinen hut vor euch und eurer wundervollen und arbeit! und jetzt schau mich mir die bilder gleich nochmal an…hach….schwärm…

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      Carmen and Ingo
      27. June 2012 at 20:33

      oh wie lieb Rebecca! Vielen lieben Dank!

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      Vivek Kunwar
      11. May 2016 at 8:28

      Wow ! That’s an awesome job. Great colors, soothing compositions. The photos are very nicely done…brilliant work :)

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    Doreen Winking
    27. June 2012 at 19:16

    Einfach ganz ganz wunderbar!

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    Carmen and Ingo
    27. June 2012 at 20:34

    thanks everybody for your sweet words! we really appreciate that! thx :)

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    27. June 2012 at 21:04

    Gorgeous wedding! Love the details!

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    28. June 2012 at 6:06

    Unglaublich! Dies Fotos sind einfach… *hach* Ich weiß gar nicht, was ich sagen soll! Ich kann unseren großen Tag schon kaum mehr erwarten :)

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    28. June 2012 at 12:58

    jedes bild weniger wäre wirklich verschenkt gewesen!:)

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    28. June 2012 at 14:16

    grandios!!! einfach super schön eingefangen….

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    28. June 2012 at 18:02

    Superschöne Hochzeit, tolle Bilder!!

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    28. June 2012 at 18:18

    Wahnsinn –
    das ist so schön, was Ihr alles in Euern Bildern transportiert!

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    Mary Webster
    29. June 2012 at 6:46

    Dear Margot and Brian,
    Congratulations, and the very best for the years ahead.

    I just love the photos, they are beautiful, and how wonderful to have something so special done for you. All the way from Holland, here in New Zealand, they still gave me a feeling of the auroa, sourrounding you both.

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    29. June 2012 at 22:36

    OH. MY. GOD. you both have totally knocked it out of the park. Love everything! I’m going to be watching a slideshow of these images in my dreams tonight. FABULOUS!

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    2. July 2012 at 22:28

    Wahnsinn!!! Vor allem euer Tisch. :D Ist ja wohl das beste was ich bisher gesehen hab. Macht spass den Beitrag zu schauen. Groses Kino!

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    nastassja harvey
    5. July 2012 at 15:30

    oh my hat!! what an absolutely amazing wedding and the photos… phenomenal!! i just lovelovelovelove that photo of the little girl putting the flower in her dad’s face during the ceremony, awwww it’s so cute and so special! and that dress that dress that dress!! amazing!!! one of the most beautiful I have ever seen.

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    Emilie Iggiotti Photography
    5. November 2012 at 15:53

    Gorgeous photos!!!

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    29. July 2013 at 9:19

    ….was für wunderschöne Bilder , einzigartige Momente , Augenblicke eingefangen in eurer Kamera !
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