Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Wedding in Haarlem, Netherlands

I saw this cool wedding in Haarlem last March this year.

The bride arrived in style in an oldtimer convertible. She was sitting on top of the backseat together with her son who stepped down from the car and gave her away to her soon to be husband. All this happened in front of the old city hall of Haarlem where they will be wed on the Grote Markt (Big Market Square). The bride and groom were then whisked away to the back entrance of the city hall, which really is just several metres away.

Before all the guests and the wedding couple moved into the old city hall of Haarlem, I managed to have a little peek. Heh, sneaky me =)

Trivia: Did you know that many couples in the Netherlands opt for the cohabitation and legal partnership routes instead of the traditional path, marriage? Marriage statistics plummet down year after year in this country. Some couples as well would often live together for a long time and have children before they get married.

The Grote Markt (Big Market Square) in Haarlem.

Wedding guests waiting for the bride and groom to arrive.

Where the wedding rites will be held inside the Old City Hall of Haarlem. 

The bride arrived in an open-top old automobile with her son who gave her away to the groom.

The happy couple posing for photos.

Off to getting married!

Visit Period: March 2014
Destination: Haarlem (North Holland), The Netherlands

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