One look at their wedding venue made Kristina and Gerwin fall in love—for good reason. Their Chateau Neercanne wedding was a real-life fairytale set at a gorgeous castle in the Netherlands.
Event planner Nikki de Lang Wedding & Events added simple yet elegant decor and used the castle’s grounds to create a unique ceremony seating arrangement. On top of that, floral designer Moon Daisy dressed up the space with elegant arrangements, including a floral drenched circular arch, using soft blushes, eucalyptus, and gold details.
To make the wedding even more special, Gerwin’s brothers, sisters, and dad recited a Dutch tradition in their Armstrong clan tartan. Get ready to see a fairytale wedding come to life with photos captured by Ik Trouw van Jou.
Kristina and Gerwin
Chateau Neercane, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Something Old and Something Borrowed
For the “something borrowed”, one of my girls gave me a pin to borrow and then handed me “something old,” which was a bridal locket with my and my late grandmother’s picture in it! My grandmother was a mother figure to me. I was so touched by this, I couldn’t stop crying. So we pinned the locket to my bouquet so she was there. She blessed our day with sunshine and love.
Planning A Wedding During A Pandemic
We wanted a weekend wedding to accommodate everyone. Due to COVID-19, we needed to make it even smaller. So, we had to be strict with the guest lists—only direct family and closest friends. Ultimately, we were so happy with our 50 guests! The whole weekend gave us quality time with each other and we didn’t feel so rushed.
Created A New Wedding in 8 Weeks
Our original wedding venue burned down eight weeks prior to our wedding. We set this almost-brand-new wedding in those eight weeks! We wanted an entire weekend celebration, so we had to arrange new locations for everyone, change the invitations, and everything that goes along with changing venues. However, the details of the wedding were phenomenal— handwritten name cards, custom-made logos, and doorposts in our guests’ rooms.
Only Had Eyes For One Another
The ceremony was the most transcending moment of the wedding. We debated for so long on whether we were going to say our vows in front of everyone or not. We both felt so insecure, but we’re so happy we did. You could say we were in a bubble all day—we only had eyes for one another. Saying our vows to each other that day was so magical.
Advice From The Bride
Enjoy the wedding planning process, but also make a plan B and C. Spend the time to think about what is needed to have and nice to have and agree on that together. Finally, we built a few moments of alone time during the wedding and that was amazing. We used that time to just be alone together and take it all in.
Why A Chateau Neercanne Wedding?
We initially didn’t choose this venue. We had another venue in Belgium, which burned down eight weeks prior. We were so devastated but when we saw this location we just forgot about the other location. It was meant to be! Due to COVID-19 and a lot of cancellations, we were able to keep our wedding date too.
The Wedding Team:
Photography + Videography – Ik Trouw van Jou
Event Planning – Nikki de Lang Wedding & Events
Venue – Chateau Neercanne
Floral Design – Moon Daisy
Cake – Sugarlips Cakes
Officiant – Taco Willems
DJ – De vriendelijke DJ
Live Music – Simon Feenstra
Makeup Artist – Marion Bridal Hair & Make-up
Wedding Dress – Pronovias
Groom’s Apparel – Michael & Giso
Congratulations to Kristina and Gerwin on their fairytale Chateau Neercanne wedding. Thank you to Ik Trouw van Jou for capturing and sharing this day with us. For more fairytale-like wedding inspiration, check out this magnificent fairytale Colony 29 wedding and this naturally beautiful French Chateau de Varennes wedding.