Reiniera & Francesco’s Wedding Day in the Netherlands | Destination Wedding

Sneak a peek into Reinie and Francescos wedding day, captured by Valentine's Day Studio. Scroll down past the gallery to read the full story!

Reiniera and I go way back, back to the days where I was still making coffee for a living. She was the brilliant event coordinator at the venue I was working at and quickly became a good friend. She has been a constant queen in my life since and I was absolutely honoured when she asked me if I would shoot her wedding in her family home in The Netherlands. Fast forward a year later, in the picturesque Wijhe, Netherlands, amidst the enchanting ambiance of De Gelder manor, Reinie and Francesco embarked on their journey of forever. Their wedding, held on September 2nd, 2023, was not just a celebration of love but a joyous fusion of cultures, languages, and laughter. I was lucky to be there with them, as their favourite Australian European Wedding Photographer 🙂

The Ceremony

The ceremony, conducted in both English and Italian, mirrored the beautiful union of two souls. Personalised words from and to their loved ones present were delivered by celebrant Sasha in english and italian, so both families could feel all the love everyone has for the couple. As Reinie and Francesco exchanged vows, the air was filled with not just love, but also the delightful banter that defines their relationship. De Gelder manor holds a special place in the hearts of Reiniera in particular, as it is her family’s estate and where she has spent many holidays. With its serene surroundings and timeless charm, it provided the perfect backdrop for their long time coming wedding. In the words of the couple, “Can you believe we are all in Wijhe right now? To have all of our favourite humans in the entire world in our favourite place, is truly a once-in-a-lifetime moment.”

The Reception

This wedding was a genuine celebration of joy and laughter. Heartfelt speeches and impromptu dance-offs; Reinie and Francesco’s love shone brighter than ever. It was a day filled with precious moments that will be cherished for a lifetime. As the night drew to a close, Reinie and Francesco stood hand in hand, surrounded by the love and blessings of their friends and family under the fairy light covered trees.

The Set Up

Best Day Ever Events put the day together, between the “small house” and the “big house” on De Gelder Estate. They specialise in creating beautifully styled, unforgettable weddings in the Netherlands and abroad.

The Dress

Reniera wore dress from the Australian bridal label Lola Varma, renowned for its modern sophistication and minimalist elegance. Paired with velvet red shoes, funky earings and her grandmother’s jewellery : ” A VISION”

The Food

Private chef Fay from Fay’s Foodies curated an incredible menu for this special destination wedding. from fresh burrata and Carpaccio with miso coulis to start, followed by Tagliata di manzo and sea bass ceviche. An beautiful meringue cake was up for desert as well as some italian treats prepared by Francesco’s family.

All the LOVE

If you’re looking for a Destination wedding photographer or Perth wedding photographer, enquire below and I would love to learn all about YOUR love story and capture your wedding day. I can travel anywhere in the state, country and as with Reinie and Francesco, the whole world for your wedding! Let me be your Australian European Wedding Photographer!


The Vendors

Photographer & Videographer: Valentine’s Day Studio –

Wedding Planner: Best Day Ever –

Stylist: Best Day Ever –

Florist: Best Day Ever –

Celebrant: Sacha Bucciarelli –

Dress Designer: Lola Varma –

Hair Stylist: Natali Hehenkamp –

Make Up Artist: Natali Henenkamp –

Wedding Rings: Aakela –

Engagement Ring: Aakela –

Cake Maker: Fays Foodies –

Caterer: Fays Foodies –