Yaël and Hugo | Italy

 

About one and a half year ago Yael called me with the big news that Hugo asked her to married her. I was so excited for them! I know Hugo and Yael because they are videographers in the wedding industry and we worked together several times. So I was extremely honored that they asked me to capture their special day. Bella Italia here I come! The surrounding was amazing, so much to see and beautiful views. When I arrived at their venue Borgbetto Poggio Biano on Saturday morning everybody was already busy with decorating and getting ready. They had a big breakfast with all their guests and had a pool party the day before. It truly felt like a holiday with a big group of friends. All the details where so delicate and well chosen, it matched perfectly and looked breathtaking. Well you just need to see this for yourself. This is to me how an intimate wedding should be. So many laughters, tears of joy, the perfect location, sun and good food. It was a true bliss to be part of this wedding. Yael and Hugo are amazing people, their story is so pure and real. Thank you for this opportunity and the fact that you guys trusted me to document one of the most memorable days of your lives. Yael and Hugo, lets drink some Italian wine soon <3. Don't forget to watch the magical video Maru films made!

 

The story of Yael and Hugo

We met 10 years a go in high school. Hugo was 16 and I was one year older. So I guess you could say - very cliche -  that we’re high school sweethearts… It started as a friendship but soon that friendship grew into much, much more. We connected on music. On films. On humor. After a short while we became inseparable. We moved from Haarlem to Zwolle together to study journalism. During our time in Zwolle we started our own wedding film company, The Dreamers, for which we now both work full-time. We’re together almost 24/7 and people often ask us how we can make this work. We don’t know the answer to that question - I think we are just meant to do this. Together. And I think that’s what makes us us. When Hugo proposed I think I booked Amanda that same day. I have been a fan of her work from the moment we first met at a wedding we did together, and I just knew I had to have her as our photographer. Getting married in Italy was the best decision we could have made. For one, it allowed us to have an experience with our closest family and friends that would last longer than just a few hours. It was hard to narrow down the guest list, but we ended up with a wonderful group of people that really connected too. And, with the both of us being foodies, it allowed us to enjoy huge amounts of homemade, amazing food (!). My first dress fitting appointment was a true disaster. I didn’t feel welcome and the people weren’t very nice to me… So I decided to call a friend of a friend who is a designer. And we designed my dress together. Lilli is truly amazing and she really made my dream dress - simple, elegant, perfect.

Photographer: Amanda Drost | Second shooter: Raisa Zwart | Videographer: Maru Films | Dress: Lilli Turner | Suit: Oger - Corneliani | Weddingplanner: Alessandra Marcheti from destination wedding Italy | Additional styling: Te Leuk Trouwen | Flowers: Iaiaflorevents | Venue: Borghetto Poggio Bianco | Catering: Agriteca in Piazza