14 December 2019

Earrings - Primark or vintage
Blouse - Vintage
Belt - Aliexpress
Pleated pants - Aliexpress
Boots - Asos 

It's been so long since I uploaded an outfit, I took these in my home studio since I have more space now. I'm really happy I have space to set up my lights. I got these lights 3 or 4 years ago, second hand. But I never got the space to set them up, so I didn't really use them. I think I only used them once for an art project and for just testing if the lights worked.

I shot these last week, and I also put it on Lookbook. Remember I used to post a lot of looks over there and blogged about it? I wished I could go back in time and take more outfit pictures, and maybe I will do more photos because I have my studio now at home! Yay. :)

This post is not sponsored. 

~ RJ

Girls of Honour Christmas party 2019

5 December 2019

Last week I was invited to come to the Girls of Honour Christmas party and to celebrate her book about weddings. And yes!! It's been such a long time since I wrote anything on my blog, this year has been a blast and it went by so fast. This year I focused on my wedding photography and I organised 3 big styled wedding shoots. I've been busy with my artwork but also putting more diversity out there in the wedding industry.

I've been following a lot of wedding blogs and magazines since i'm in the industry. Girls of honour is honestly my favorite wedding blog from The Netherlands, and Marit is such an awesome woman. I really love her unique approach on weddings which is so different from what is mainstream. She also published a magazine, ánd a book! Which is very handy for all brides, how do you plan a wedding, how can you organize a real personal and unique wedding, and so much more. To get more inspiration from real weddings but also styled shoots! If you are not really in the wedding business it might get really tricky to find the right vendors.

Of course I brought my camera with me to this event to take pictures. There was this amazing table decoration by: Happy vintage with dark blue table cloth and napkins. The black candles really finished the whole styling.

We could also try some wedding dresses from amazing bridal shops. 

Wild at heart from Nijmegen
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"Wild At Heart Bridal is a unique bridal boutique for the modern bride, who will always be wild at heart. Wild at Heart stands for all unique women with a strong sense of identity, who are funny, adventurous, romantic and do not want to conform to the traditional. What binds them is that they are truly themselves, in everything they do. This is the reason we started our bridal boutique. To provide wedding dresses to match those personality traits that make you so unique. Are you a little bit of a tomboy then Houghton is definitely for you. Feel like a total boho babe, than check out Rue de Seine, and so our list goes on. We would love to welcome you in our light and comfortable space in Nijmegen and find the perfect dress for you! Feel like we’d be a good match? Get on with it then, book your appointment!" 

Ieks bridal
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"Real love sees you for who you are. And so it should be on your big day! You want a dress that fits you. A dress that stands for who you are and accentuates your beauty. In which you can dance, eat and love! Our goal is to provide you with your dream wedding dress! We create custom made wedding dresses based on a mix & match principle. During the first fitting we will try on different tops and skirts. Together we will look for the right silhouette, fabric and colour. That's how we end up with your ultimate dress! Here you can find inspiration."

Nienke Bijtje from Utrecht

Nienke and Bijtje creates unique handmade wedding dresses. They have a lot of beautiful fabrics, they even sell them separately. 

"We like to work with silk for our wedding dresses and other designs. You can also buy these fabrics separately from us! We have an extensive silk collection, think of doupion, crepe statin, crepe de chine, taffeta and satin duchesse. In addition to the silk, we also have a beautiful collection of special fabrics. Think of lace, lasercut and embroidered fabrics." 

Sams bruids boetiek
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She has amazing detailed wedding dresses, if you love that you should definitely check her out! Her shop is based in Enschede which is near Germany.

"We find it important that we can meet all the wishes of the brides, therefore we have different types of brands and price ranges in our range. With us you can already find your dream dress for € 500.00.
Picking out a wedding dress is not just something. This is something that most girls used to dream about. Their Great Day. We know how important this is at Sam’s Bridal Boutique. We listen to the wishes of the bride to be. Ample time is taken to make all wishes clear and then the best part of the appointment can begin: fitting the dresses. Don't the dresses that you have in mind suit you completely? No problem! We are happy to help you find the perfect wedding dress. Adjust different styles? Maybe you will soon say Yes to the dress to a dress that you would never have chosen yourself ?!"

I met Ariela Slakhorst at the event, she is a blogger for Girls of Honour, one of the founders of Melan infinity magazine, journalist, ánd she is also doing photography. When talking to Ariela I really connected with her because we share the same interests and vision.

In this photo she is wearing a dress from Wild at heart.

I love her boots underneath it!!

What a queen, look at her slaying this dress.

I really enjoyed the event, the vibe was amazing and the people I met were all really nice! I also finally met Marit after only having online contact haha. I thank her for inviting me to join this event. 

(Some phone photos from Marit)

This post is not sponsored. 

~ RJ

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