They met while celebrating carnival. Gilio, who was living in The Netherlands, saw Genevieve the minute she walked into a party and was immediately struck with her charming smile. Within moments, they were chatting. After the carnival, Gilio had to go back to The Netherlands. It did take them a couple of months to re-connect, but chatting online they started the correspondence that changed the course of their lives.
Over the next couple of months, they met as often as possible, him living in The Netherlands and Genevieve living in Curacao. Soon they became best friends and solid counterparts in a shifting world and after a year and a half, Genevieve was booking a flight to The Netherlands and their love blossomed from there.
Eleven years later, together they walked down the aisle and into the future, with their son and daughter. Surrounded by their family and friends, Genevieve and Gilio promised to stay true, to love and to cherish for the rest of their lives, and sealed their commitment with a kiss.
Genevieve & Gilio, you are the type of people that inspire others, and become thankful to have been invited into your lives. Thank you for allowing us to document your first day as husband and wife, it was an honour and I’m beyond thrilled to call you clients, and friends. Much love, Claudia & Rachid.
Genevieve & Gilio opted to see each other before the ceremony…here she is about to surprise her husband-to-be…
The ceremony at Lodgerie het Groene Geheim was moved indoors due to the weather, but that did not dampen the spirit of the day!
Just before sunset, the rain slowed to a drizzle and they ran outside to celebrate their luck, having their wedding photo session in the garden of Het Groene Geheim. What followed was a night full of laughter, dancing, beautiful speeches, toasts and singing. And fireworks. And cake. Lots of cake.
The reception was hosted at Rey Events, close to the ceremony.
This is how Geni & Gilio spent the entire evening: dancing and smiling, with each other, their family and friends.
Many thanks to the creative team who made this day at Het Groene Geheim come to life:
Ceremony venue: Lodgerie Het Groene Geheim Nederland
Reception venue: Rey Events
Wedding Day Coordination: L&L events
Wedding dress: (Weddings Rotterdam)
Makeup bride: Queena Colastica
Hair bride: Lovédi Hair and Beauty
Make up bridesmaids: Make up by Taty
Hair groom: Urjens Barber Service
Suit groom: Alberto Axu Couture
Catering: Yvette’s Kitchen
Music: Velli Lirx
Decor: Mimi events
DJ’s: Dj Fab & Dj Janasty
MC: MC Darkflex
Video: Vio Sambo Films
Photography: Wow Wedding Details