I’m so honored to meet the kindest people from around the world and be able to document stories like this one. How amazing is this celebration of 25th wedding anniversary? Can you imagine you with your partner together in the City of Love with your bridesmaids and groomsmen a quarter-century after your wedding day?
How they met:
It was love at first sight at the supermarket in 1991 in the Netherlands.
Why they decided to celebrate their Silver Wedding Anniversary in Paris:
Firstly, being grateful for 25 years of married life. In 2018 my husband had a brain hemorrhage and we are grateful for his second chance in life. We wanted to celebrate this important date. And we were extremely happy to invite our best friends forever who were at our bridesmaids and grooms men at our wedding 25 years ago to celebrate it with us in the most romantic city in the world – Paris.
Secondly, on a previous trip to Paris, I met a passionate Parisian photographer – Daria Lorman at the Louvre Pyramid during her photo session with a bride and groom. I immediately asked her card and one year later I emailed her to be our photographer.
Thirdly, Paris is my favorite lovely romantic city! And my childhood BFF Jean from New Zealand dreamed to travel some day together to Paris. So we were very happy she joined our celebration with her husband Dave, as well as my other BFF Ellen from Netherlands with her husband Robert.
I wanted to surprise my husband with a vintage styled High Tea at the famous Alexander III bridge, which was perfectly executed by WoW Factory – a company recommended to us by our photographer – Daria. As my husband couldn't tackle many hours of photography after his accident, this gave him comfort and made the photo session experience more easy and enjoyable. It also made it more spectacular and fun. And we really enjoyed spectators around the area who congratulated us and wanted to take pictures with us.
Photoshoot locations: the Eiffel tower, Alexander III bridge, Four Seasons Hotel George V and the Louvre at night.