Surrounded by green, the color of life, energy, growth, and harmony. With the breath of life touching our skins and an abundant shower of sunshine. Right under the firmly rooted trees bearing sweet fruits. With our hearts vibrating to the buzzing of the earth. Amidst our dearest family and friends and accompanied by butterflies reminding us of those who are with us in spirit. With blessings, gratitude and with joy we promised to support each other, love each other and to grow together towards great things.
Blessed with the Tryambakam and Gayatri mantra by our friend, our wedding officiant, to enlighten our minds and to restore health and happiness, making us realize that we are never separated from our immortal nature.
Om tryambakaṃ yajāmahe sugandhiṃ puṣṭivardhanam
urvārukamiva bandhanānmṛtyormukṣīya mā’mṛtāt
Om bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ
tát savitúr váreṇ(i)yaṃ
bhárgo devásya dhīmahi
dhíyo yó naḥ prachodayāt
Bouquet, boutonnieres, hairpiece and decorations: self made with love, devotion, good energy and prana. Using sustainable materials, filling the babybreath bouquet with olive branches from mum’s garden. Using lavender and biodegradable paper as confetti, making our own dreamcathers to guide good dreams through the feathers towards us. Pure energy is a spiritual power. It is never lost nor wasted.
I held many things in my hands. With my hands I’ve created, caressed, nourished, prayed, held and let go. I’ve manifested strength through my hands and expressed softness… On my feet I’ve walked many paths. I wandered, I got lost, I stood tall, I ran, I danced… With traditional patterns and natural colors applied with love, care & craftmanship I celebrate all my body has done for me and the way it took care of me.
Food is celebration, food is nutrition, food is nature, food is nurture. Food gives comfort, it connects and brings joy. Food tells a story. Heritage, culture, ethics and love are to be found in the food we eat and in the way we eat it. Finding new ways, creating new traditions, reinventing old ones and inspiring others with plantbased, seasonal, local colorful foods is bliss.
Kindness in giving creates love. Instead of traditional favors we have made a donation to drill a water well in one of the poorest areas of Bangladesh, to provides clean water for an entire village. Our dream is a world where no one is dependent on charity.
Location: In de Kas
Photography: Sjoerd Booij
Henna: Toko Mehndi
Food: Spice Manu Factory
Raw vegan wedding cake: Sharp Sharp
Wedding favors: Max Foundation
Dress: Rara Avis
Hair & Make up: Yuliya Almetova
Full article in Dutch and for more eco wedding inspo: The Perfect Wedding