My goodness, we were late for M & I’s wedding yesterday! We missed the ceremony at the Old City Hall in the Hague and went straight to the reception. I’m actually quite dissapointed that we missed the ceremony. I’d love to see the interior of the Old City Hall! Now I missed my one only chance to see it. Ugh!
We did arrive on time for the reception, which was hold at an estate ‘Landgoed Te Werve’. It’s a nice area for the wedding. But one does have to ignore the ‘modern’ apartment building peaking on top of some trees.
It was quite a long evening. After the reception, came the 4-courses dinner. We thought that the food came too slow or we were just starving. The main course was a tenderloin steak served on a bed of risotto with an eggroll on top. I thought the steak was served too cold. I didn’t like it much, so I let Nor ate my steak (he was way too hungry, I think). We felt so tired after dancing, so we decided to skip the rest of the party. We still had to drive back home.
During the hours long event, I managed to do a few sketches in my small sketchbook that fits in my handbag. It was quite embarrasing when M’s mother approached me, while I was sketching the hors d’ouvre. She asked me how I was doing….well…I was a bit bored, but of course I did not tell her that.
The hors d’ouvre (I ate some of it already).
This small ‘castle’ is located in same estate as the manor. This building has clearly a different style than the manor. The mini castle has brick walls, while the walls of the manor are plastered and painted white. I find it quite a unique building, because of the style and the size.
Drinking moment at the bar in the manor….the Beer Tap.
And no, I was not being rude to sketch during the wedding. I just made sure that I have another sort of images to look back at later in the future. A different kind than what the couple will have in a few weeks from the photographer.