Hermsen Wedding, Nijmegen Netherlands

It’s been a humbling experience to have the privilege to photograph Catherine and Jacob’s wedding in the oldest city of Netherlands! It is the city where Jacob’s parents were married and it meant a lot to him to have his wedding there as well. The couple got married at St. Stephen Church, the oldest and largest church in the city of Nijmegen! It was definitely a unique experience to watch a traditional Dutch wedding! After the ceremony, the couple was surprised by the groom’s family with a grand exit outside the church, both of their families and friends gathered up with balloons and sparklers, even tourists gathered up to see the newlyweds and took a few photos as well! Before we headed to the reception venue, we drove down to a local park, Kasteel het Valkhof (Castle the Valkhof) to do some of their portraits, that was once a tall and mighty castle, but stands in ruin today and which is now a museum on a small hill that overlooks the river Waal, it was The Chapel of Saint Nicholas where his parents made their vows. To top that off, Catherine is the 5th generation that wore the wedding dress of her great grandmother… absolutely amazing! Jacob is a viola player that travels with an orchestra band throughout Europe, Catherine is an Opera singer who also does gigs throughout North Carolina and in Europe, and that’s how a Violist and an Opera singer met and the rest is history… Such a sweet couple with wonderful families, I had a great time spending almost a week with them, traveling by plane, trains and buses and learning the culture which is now one of my favorite countries, the Netherlands. Thank you so much again Catherine and Jacob for letting me be a part of your big day! Here are “a few” of the images I was able to capture, enjoy!

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