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Wedding Overview

Yessica Avendano & Justin Doolittle

September 9, 2019, 4 pm 

Bruges, Belgium


2:00pm     Begin hair and makeup

3:30pm     Photographer begins at Secret Garden: first look and walk to ceremony

4:00pm     Ceremony (Nuit Blanche garden)

4:15pm      Cake and champagne toast 

4:30pm     Photos around Bruges, location list TBD (Lover's Bridge, Minnewater, Lake of Love, canal with swans, etc., Astridpark, if there's time)

6:00pm     Canal boat tour (photographer to catch photos from land)

6:30pm     Photos continued  (The Belfry/Market Square, The Burg)

7:00pm     Dinner at Cafedraal; final photos

7:30pm     Photographer ends

*timing subject to change at couples request. Final timeline on August 26, 2019.

The Details

Yessica's Pinterest Board:

Accommodations: The Secret Garden, Suite 3

Ceremony location: Nuit Blanche

Officiant: David De Graef of Nuit Blanche

Photographer: Trouwen in Beeld (now LUXE) (translation: Getting Married In the Picture) - 4 hours (adding 1 hour at €100)

Flowers: Yessica likes peonies, sunflowers and succulent.  Colors: bouquet to be a pop of color, burgundy, pink, yellow, etc. Will send photos from market of available flowers 3 weeks before wedding.


Bridal bouquet, groom boutonniere, flower garland for ceremony. See Pinterest board for photos.

Hair & Makeup: Makeup - Shoron Boes; Hair - Auriele Vandenberghe

Cake: Aux Merveilleux, The Incroyable

Champagne or wine toast with 2 glasses: to be done after ceremony, recommending champagne list

Attire: Couple coordinating this

Canal boat ride for 2: De Meulemeester, Wollestraat 32 - taking place between photos at 6pm

Dinner: Cafedraal, 7pm reservation under Justin & Yessica Doolittle

Commemorative Bruges wedding certificate: choice selection two weeks before wedding

Secret Garden Terrace
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canal boat tour bruges wollestraat
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cafedraal terrace
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Contract terms:

• Unlimited contact: video chat, emails
• Budget, timeline, calendar, & worksheet creation
• Vendor research & management
• Site visits & vendor meetings
• Travel & local activity assistance
• Contract review
• Payment management
• Rehearsal & rehearsal dinner oversight
• Setup & clean up of ceremony site
• Complete oversight of wedding day flow
• Post wedding follow up, as needed
• Assistance with dinner reservations and decor
• Hair & Makeup on-site at hotel, choice of three vendors
• Flowers: bridal bouquet, groom's boutonnière, additional flowers for ceremony & dinner
     -Bridal bouquet: choice of style & in season florals, mid-range
     -Groom's boutonnière: choice of style and in season florals, mid-range
     -Flower garland to be placed at ceremony site and used for dinner table decor
• Officiant for up to 30 minutes
• Small cake for two: choice of designs
• Champagne or wine toast for 2 with glasses
• Photographer for 2 hours; each additional hour at €100: choice of 3 photographers
• Canal boat ride for 2 (not private)
• Commemorative Bruges Wedding Certificate, choice of style
• Coordinator to film ceremony with couples phone


Couple will choose their ceremony site on 8 September 2019 after a walk thru of recommended sites with coordinator and understands public sites are not guaranteed private. The City of Bruges, at this time, does not allow use of public sites for wedding setup, however the ceremony will consist of the Couple, the officiant, and coordinator, so a suitable location for a short ceremony will be found, with the above in mind. 

Ceremony length: up to 30 minutes

Flowers will be set up at ceremony site. Cake and champagne toast may be set up at site, if possible, or at the Couples accommodations (The Secret Garden terrace). Actual arrangements TBD.

Dinner reservations will be made at a restaurant of the Couples choosing - ceremony flowers will be setup appropriately prior to Couples arrival.