Bohemian Wedding Hotel de Witte Dame in Abcoude

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Outdoor bohemian wedding close to Amsterdam at lovely boutique Hotel "De Witte Dame" in Abcoude, the Netherlands.

Outdoor bohemian wedding close to Amsterdam

The Australian bride and Dutch groom got married at a beautiful place in Abcoude, which is close to Amsterdam. The rural wedding location is called “Boutique Hotel De Witte Dame” which translated means something like “The White Lady”.

The wedding location has a beautiful aesthetic and a chique design, while holding a very kind vibe to it. They have recently (2015) upgraded the location from being an old train station, to a boutique hotel and restaurant. It’s current design is tasteful and gives room to portray it’s old features rather lovely as well.

Abcoude is very close to Amsterdam. It’s a lovely village for weddings that want a bit more rural feel to it, but also have the big city close for a wedding party at the end of your wedding.

A little bit of history about the location. The old train station of Abcoude was opened in 1843 when the railroad between Amsterdam and Utrecht was put into use. The train station was build with an extra floor holding three apartments. These apartments were used by the people operating the station and facilities related to the station.

The train station was in use until 1977 when a new railroad was opened. A new and bigger train station was build which is still functioning today.

The old Abcoude train station was then abandoned until 2015 when local entrepreneurs decided to create the “Boutique Hotel de Witte Dame”.

Some information concerning “Boutique Hotel de Witte Dame”

  • During summer you can make use of their outside terrace
  • Besides a boutique hotel it’s also a restaurant for breakfast/lunch/dinner
  • There is more than enough parking space with the hotel
  • If you are getting married, make sure to book their wedding suite

What is a Boutique Hotel?

A boutique hotel is a small hotel which typically has between 10 and 100 rooms in unique settings with upscale accommodations and individualized unique selling points (USPs).

Old Train Station

Becoming Hotel De Witte Dame

A picture of the building hanging on the wall. Before everything was renovated to become a hotel, it used to be the old train station of the village Abcoude.

Details at Hotel de Witte Dame

This hotel has a beautiful design, featuring old and new details. With a classy Scandinavian style the look of this hotel is clean but warm. A beautiful hanging fireplace as a centerpiece in the restaurant definitely gives you the right feels.

Wedding shoes on table in hotel room of Hotel de Witte Dame in Abcoude
Restaurant design with plants at Boutique Hotel Witte Dame in Abcoude
Ceropegia Woodii plant at Hotel de Witte Dame in Abcoude

Pregnant Bride Wedding Dress

The wedding dress is ready and waiting to shine on the beautiful pregnant bride.

Wedding dress hanging at room divider seen in mirror
Wedding dress hanging on design room divider

Bride Getting Ready

Bride getting ready in her room at Hotel de Witte Dame in Abcoude. A lovely room with Scandinavian design furniture and a beautiful handcrafted room divider.

Bride getting her make-up done by friend in bathroom
Bride getting ready seen in the mirror of her room
Bride getting ready in her hotel room with wedding dress hanging on room divider
Friend looking at bride while she gets her make-up done in hotel room

Bride Writing Her Vows

The bride and groom decided to write down their wedding vows in handwritten letters for each other.

Bride writing her wedding vows in her hotel room
Hand of bride writing down her wedding vows
I love you note on wedding vows

Putting on the Dress

Friends of the bride help her getting into the wedding dress.

Bride getting ready to put on her wedding dress
Bride laughing with her friends while putting on wedding dress
Bride putting on wedding dress with her friends
Bride hugging and smiling with best friend before wedding ceremony
Bride showing emotions before ceremony with best friend
Outdoor wedding ceremony tent
Wedding ceremony tent outside Hotel de Witte Dame in Abcoude
Wedding greenery and flowers

Wedding Ceremony Tent

Behind the hotel they put together a beautiful tent for the wedding ceremony. It was decorated with wonderful greenery and flowers. Being able to have an outdoor wedding at this lovely hotel is something to consider.

Wedding Guests

The wedding guests were arriving from all of the world. Since the bride is from Australia a lot of Ozzies were present of course.

Father and brother of the groom helping with corsage
Girl smiling at wedding ceremony
Bridesmaid running while holding dress
Wedding guests arriving and hugging the groom
Wedding guests helping with final preparations for the wedding ceremony
Bridesmaids and their wreath hairbands

First Look at Bride

Family and close friends had gathered down the stairs for the arrival of the bride. The groom awaited his lovely wife to be with a big bouquet.

Wedding guests waiting below for the arrival of the bride
Wedding guests looking up for the arrival of the bride
Bride coming down the stairs for her first look
Bride and groom kissing during their first look
Bride hugging her mother after the first look
Bride smiling with all wedding guests during first look
Bride hugging her father after the first look

Family Formal Pictures

Shooting family formals is not something everyone enjoys, but these pictures can be really valuable if done correctly... not too stiff, not too posed... it's possible, trust me.

Family formal with full family in Abcoude.
Bride and groom arriving for family formals.
Bride and groom smiling before family formals.
Bride walking towards oldtimer car.
Bride and groom in oldtimer car.

Wedding Ceremony

Start of the wedding ceremony with guests arriving to the tent outside of the Hotel de Witte Dame.

Wedding guests arriving for the wedding ceremony.
Kids waiting for the wedding ceremony to start.
Bride and groom during the wedding ceremony.
Dad of the bride walking his daughter down the aisle.
Bride thanking her father for walking her down the aisle.
Bride and groom showing each other the rings.
Bride reading her wedding vows to the groom.

Bride reading her vows

Lovely bride looking at her husband to be while reading her vows

Happy wedding guests after the I Do.
Bride and groom right after ceremony walking with smiles.

Wedding Reception

It's time for some drinks and celebrate the newlyweds.

Groom hugging his bridesmaids.
Wedding guest holding two glasses of champagne.
Wedding guests posing for photos.
Bridesmaid looking into the camera.
Kids playing during wedding reception.
Kids looking into camera during wedding reception.

Dinner is Ready

The restaurant at Hotel de Witte Dame in Abcoude created an amazing dinner.

Food porn at wedding dinner table.
Wedding glasses in the sunlight at wedding table.
Bride laughing loud during dinner speeches.
Bride and groom talking to wedding guests during dinner.
Bridesmaids eating icecream during wedding dinner.

Portraits of Bride & Groom

At the end of dinner we had a few moments together to shoot some portraits.

Portrait of bride holding her bouquet.
Portait of bride and groom holding each other while laughing.
Bride and groom holding each other during photo session.
Bride and groom looking into camera during portrait session.
Groom looking straight into camera during portrait session.
Bride and groom having a moment together before the wedding party starts.

Let's Party

At the end of the night it was time for some dance moves. The bride and groom got the party started!

Drinks and glasses during wedding party.
Bride and groom arriving at the wedding party.
Bride and groom smiling when getting into the party location.
Bride and groom dancing their first dance together.

The End

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