Wedding photographer Kerkrade and Heerlen: at Auberge de Rousch and the Abbey of Rolduc


Wedding photos at Auberge de Rousch in Heerlen with a church ceremony at the Abbey of Rolduc

An international wedding, with a groom from Nuth and a Brazilian bride residing in Barcelona. That promised something, I thought when I heard about it. Through wedding planner Yvonne, this super fun assignment for wedding photography came in.

We immediately clicked when I visited the couple in their beautiful 1930s home in Nuth. The assignment was to capture the civil wedding ceremony in the courtyard of Auberge de Rousch on Thursday afternoon, followed by a small photo shoot of the bridal couple by the pond. On Friday, I would be present all day.

On Friday morning, videographer Frank and I arrived at the Auberge de Rousch hotel where the bride was being made up, and her hair was being styled. It was a busy scene; there was a knock on the door every five minutes, and the makeup artist was getting a little nervous. I started by photographing the wedding dress and wedding shoes, and in between, I captured some atmospheric shots of the bridal makeup. In between, we went to the other floor where the groom was getting dressed with the help of friends, and the bridesmaids were getting their hair done.

The Rolls-Royce arrived quickly, and we departed for the church of the Abbey of Rolduc in Kerkrade for a atmospheric church service with live singing. After the service, there was an honor guard outside, followed by the popping of champagne corks under a marquee in the courtyard, and there was time for a pleasant reception and group photos. The afternoon flew by, and soon it was time for the wedding photo shoot, which we did among the vines of the abbey but also partly in the beautiful Rococo library.

After the photo shoot, a tour bus with the entire party departed for Auberge de Rousch, where the reception, the wedding dinner with live music, and subsequently the dance party with a live band took place. Instead of throwing the wedding bouquet, a special kind of carousel of ladies and ribbons was formed, with the bride in the middle, closing her eyes as she cut the ribbons to the music, until only one lucky lady remained.


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Wedding photographer Kerkrade and Heerlen: at Auberge de Rousch and the Abbey of Rolduc