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Weddings I attended

Below a list of weddings that I attended during my life. Although I have tried to make this list as complete as possible, I know that I have missed some. From some marriage I know that I attended them, but cannot find the details anymore.

In the Netherlands it is not possible to get married in a church. You can only get married a civil servant of the municipal government. These marriage ceremonials usually take place at a town hall. Many people also ask for a blessing during a wedding service at a church. Although these ceremonies usually take place on the same day, it is not required by law. Below, I have only mentioned those parts of the wedding ceremonies that I attended.

There is also a tradition that the couple selects a verse from the Bible, which they consider as their marriage scripture. This verse is then also used during the church service.

For reasons of privacy, I only have mentioned the first names of the couple that got married.

Friday, May 27, 1977: Tom and Vera

My parents, my sister Gerda and I attended the reception. We stayed till around ten o'clock in the evening. Description (Dutch).

Friday, January 23, 1981: Paul and ?

The church services was in the afternoon in the Bonavatura church in Woerden, which I did not attent, the reception was in the "Wilhelmina hoeven". I brought a very short visit (Dutch).

Wednesday, November 24, 1981: Evert-Jan and Jannie

The feast was held in the evening.

Friday, May 13, 1983: Robert and Yvonne

The church service was held at the Zuiderkerk in Aalten and started at 19:30. The reception was held in restaurant "Erve Kots" in Lievelde from 20:30 till 22:30. Marriage scripture: Proverbs 3:3.

Friday, August 26, 1983: Wouter and Annet

The church service was held at the Hervomde Kerk in Gorsel and started at 19:30. The reception was held on the ship "De Houtwal" in Gorsel from 20:30 till 23:00. Marriage scripture: Matheus 6:23.

Friday, February 3, 1984: Bert and Anne

The church service was held at the R.K. Kerk in Brummen and started at 19:00. The reception was held in restaurant "De Vinkenwiede" in Brummen from 20:30 till 24:00. Marriage scripture: John 13:34,35.

Friday, September 7, 1984: Klaas and Wilma

The church service was held at the "Samen op Weg" kapel in Duiven and started at 18:30. The reception was held in restaurant "De Tol" in Duiven. Marriage scripture: John 15:5

Friday, November 23, 1984: Sietse and Akke

The church service was held at the Ned. Hervormde Kerk in Sexbierum and started at 18:45. A reception was held in "It Waed" in Sexbierum starting at 20:00.

Friday, September 6, 1985: Paul and Yolanda

They were married at 14:30 at the townhall of Almelo. The church service was held at the Baptistengemeente in Almelo and started at 19:00. The reception was held at restaurant "'t Maatveld" in Almelo from 20:30 till 22:00. Marriage scripture: Collosians 3:2,3. I was invited for the whole day.

September 23, 1985: Jan-Willen and Erika

(I attended this wedding together with my parents.)

June 13, 1986: Peter and Marjolein

The church service was held in the Sint Jans Kathedraal in 's-Hertogenbosch and started at 16:00. The reception was held in "Het Oude Veerhuis" in Ammerzoden from 19:30 till 20:30.

Friday, August 7, 1987: Hugo and José

They were married at 13:45 at the townhall of Woerden. The church service was held at the Bonaventurakerk in Woerden and started at 14:30. The reception was held in restaurant "Concordia" in Woerden from 19:00 till 20:00.

Tuesday, September 22, 1987: Gerda and Pieter

They were married at 13:45 at the townhall of Woerden. The church service was held at the Bonaventurakerk in Woerden and started at 14:30. The reception was held in restaurant "De Vier Balken" in Haarzuilens from 17:00 till 19:00.

February 5, 1988: Ronald and Ellen

The church service was held in the Nieuwe Kerk in Zeist and started at 19:00. The reception was held in building Calvijn in Zeist from 20:30 till 22:00. Marriage scripture: Psalm 118:24.

Friday, September 30, 1988: Aernout and Cocky

They were married at 15:15 at the townhall of Woerden. The reception was held in restaurant "Concordia" in Woerden starting at 19:30.

November 11, 1988: Ronald and Roelie

They were married at 14:30 at the townhall of Enschede. The church service was held in the gereformeerde Eudokiakerk in Enschede and started at 19:00. The reception was held in restaurant "Vrieler" in Enschede from 20:15 till 23:00. Marriage scripture: Psalm 37:3,4. I was invited for the whole day.

Thursday, January 12, 1989: Jan and Cobi

The were married at the townhall of Barneveld. The church service was held in the Evangelische Gemeente "De Ark" in Nijkerk and started at 18:45. The reception was held in restaurant "De Mandenmaaker" in Spakenburg from 20:30 till 22:30. Marriage scripture: 1 John 4:10. I was invited for the whole day.

May 15, 1990: Cees and ???

The reception was at restaurant "De Waarbeek".

June 15, 1990: Bart and Jacqueline

The church service was held in Evangelische Gemeente Enschede.

November 23, 1990: Martin and Petra

The church service was held in Evangelische Gemeente Enschede and started at 19:00. Marriage scripture: Ecclesiastics 4:12b.

July 4, 1991: Job Jan and Veronique

The church service was held in Evangelische Gemeente Enschede and started at 19:00. The reception was held in restaurant "De Assinkhof" in Enschede. Marriage scripture: Colossians 1:17.

Thursday, October 10, 1991: Sherrol and Danielle

The church service was held in Evangelische Gemeente Enschede. The reception was held in restaurant "De Assinkhof" in Enschede. It started at 20:30. Marriage scripture: Psalm 27:11.

Friday, March 20, 1992: Anne and Leonie

The church service was held in the Evangelische - Lutherse kerk and started at 15:00. Marriage scripture: Collosians 3:3.

Thursday, June 4, 1992: Johan and Brenda

The church service was held in the Evangelische Gemeente Enschede and started at 19:00. The reception was held afterwards in the church. Marriage scripture: Collosians 3:14.

Friday, June 12, 1992: Marcel and ???

Attended the party in Haaksbergen.

Saturday, June 20, 1992: Duko and Jenny

They were married at 12:00 in the townhall of Delden. The church service was held in "De Schuilplaats" in Enschede and started at 17:45. The reception was held in restaurant "Het Wapen van Beckum" from 20:00 till 23:00. Marriage scripture: Psalm 121. I was invited for the whole day.

Thursday, June 25, 1992: Theo and Caroline

The church service was held in the Jachtlaankerk in Apeldoorn and started at 15:30. The reception was held at restaurant "Pohlmann" in Klarenbeek.

Thursday, July 23, 1992: Nico-Jan and Saskia

They were married at 14:30 at the townhall of Scherpenzeel. The church service was held in the Hervormde/Gereformeerde Kerk "De Achterhoek" in Scherpenzeel and started at 19:30. The reception was in restaurant "Boschzicht". Marriage scripture: Proverbs 3:3,4.

May 14, 1993: Sijbrandus and Susanne

They were married at 14:00 at the townhall of Havelte. The church service was at 18:30 at the Nederlands-Hervormde Kerk in Havelte. The reception was held in restaurant "De Linthorst". Marriage scripture: Efesians 5:1-2. This was the first Dutch wedding that Li-Xia attended.

July 22, 1993: Michael and Karin

The church service was held in Evangelische Gemeente Enschede. Marriage scripture: Psalm 145:9.

Friday, September 9, 1993: Ronald and Marjan

The church service was held in the Evangelische Gemeente Enschede and started at 15:00. The reception was held at restaurant Hoogspel in Ambt Delden from 17:00 till 19:00. Marriage scripture: Psalm 33:20,21.

Wednesday, October 6, 1993: Frans and Li-Xia

We got married at 13:15 at the townhall of Enschede. The church service was at 19:00 at the Evangelische Gemeente Enschede. The reception was held in the restaurant "De Assinkhof" in Enschede from 20:30 till 23:30. Our marriage scripture: Philipians 4:7.

February 18, 1994: Eric and Karin

The church service was held in "De Kandelaar" in Holten and started at 19:00. The reception was held in the same place from 20:30 till 22:00. Marriage scripture: Genesis 2:18.

April 8, 1994: Egbert and Hélène

The church service was held in "De Schuilplaats" in Enschede and started at 19:00. The reception was held in restaurant "De Anninkhof" in Reckum from 20:30 till 23:30.

September 14, 1995: Bert and Cornelise

They were married at 13:00 at the townhall of Den Ham. The church service was held in the Hervormde Kerk in Vroomshoop and started at 18:30. The reception was held in restaurant Tebberman in Vroomshoop from 20:00 till 22:30. Marriage scripture: Romans 11:36. We were invited for the whole day. This was also the first weding that Annabel attended.

Friday, April 18, 1997: René and Els

The church service was held in the St. Jozef kerk in Enschede and started at 12:00. The reception was held in restaurant "De Assinkhof" in Enschede starting at 19:30.

June 20, 1997: Peter and Els

The church service was held in "De Schuilplaats" in Enschede and started at 18:30. The reception was held in "Het Wapen van Beckum" starting at 20:00. Marriage scripture: Hebrews 4:16.

May 18, 2001: Paul and Elisabeth

The church service was held in the Evangelische Gemeente Enschede and started at 15:00. The reception was held afterwards in the church. Marriage scripture: Psalm 139:24. I attended the wedding together with Annabel.

April 19, 2002: Herman and Silvia

The wedding was held in the town hall of Enschede and started on 14:00. At 18:00 there was a reception in the restaurant Haarmühle in Alstate.

October 2, 2002: Erwin and Rian

The church service was held in the Evangelische Gemeente Enschede and started at 15:00. Because they are in the church group I am leading, I had the privledge to hand them the marriage bible which was offered by the church. The reception was held afterwards in the church. Marriage scripture: Ecclesiastics 4:2.

September 1, 2003: Walther and Victoria

The wedding was held in the town hall of Leiden and started on 15:00. Afterwards we were taken by boat to restaurant De Poort van Leyden where the reception was held. I stayed till around ten o'clock in the evening.

September 5, 2003: Edwin and Astrid

They had their wedding at 13:00 in the town hall in Enschede. We only went to the celebration at 20:30 in the evening in "De Jaargetijden". We attended with the whole family and stayed till a quarter to ten.

June 28, 2004: Gert Jan and Liliana

I only went to the reception which was held at 17:00 in "De Assinkhof" in Enschede.

July 2, 2004: Arjan and Linda

The church service was held in the Evangelische Gemeente Enschede and started at 17:30. Linda surprised everyone with singing a song to Arjan right after they exchanged rings. A small reception was held afterwards in the church. I attended the services together with Annabel. Afterwards, we took three of the heart shaped balloons home. Marriage scripture was Proverbs 3:6.

July 8, 2004: David and Karin

The church services was held in the Evangelische Gemeente Enschede and started at 19:00. Marriage scripture was John 15:1-8. I attended this service on my own.

February 23, 2005: Joost and Suzanne

The cermony started at 14:00 in the Hölterhof and was followed by a reception with English Tea from 15:00 till 18:00.

April 15, 2005: Kim and Anneke

The church service was held in the Evangelische Gemeente Enschede and started at 19:00. Marriage scripture was Lamentations 3:25. Li-Xia and I attended this service. Afterwards the party was held in "Het Wapen van Beckum".

June 4, 2005: Peter and Janine

I only went to the reception which started at 20:30 and was held in 't Hagen. I met one of Andy's former physiotherapists.

July 8, 2005: Bernard and Susanne

We were not able to attend the church service, but went to the reception with the three of us (Li-Xia, Annabel and I) which was held in Restaurant Paviljoen 't Lutterzand.

August 13, 2005: Peter and Anne Marie

The church service was held in the Evangelische Gemeente Enschede and started at 13:30. Li-Xia went to it. I arrive about an hour later with Andy and stayed in the back of the church. Then it still took almost an hour before the service was over. Afterwards we congratulated them.

August 25, 2005: Thijs and Hanneke

The church service was held in the Evangelische Gemeente Enschede and started at 18:30. Marriage scripture was Romans 11:36. I went their alone. I did not attend the reception afterwards and did not have the opportunity to congratulate them.

June 23, 2005: Thijs and Mieke

The church service was held in the Evangelische Gemeente Enschede and started at 17:30. Annabel joined in a short dance that was performed during the service.

May 18, 2007: Tjeerd and Thirsa

The church service was held in the Evangelische Gemeente Enschede and started at 19:00. Annabel and I went to it. Afterwards we were invited to join the reception at 't Hagen in Haaksbergen. Annabel had a great time with the other girls and we stayed till the end.

July 10, 2013: Paul and Cocky

The wedding ceremony was held in Paviljoen Puur and started at 15:00. The reception, the dinner and the party were held at the same location. I went there together with Annabel. We stayed till the end.

August 28, 2015: Ted and Sonja

The church service was held in the Evangelische Gemeente Enschede and started at 14:00. I had to leave after 40 minutes due to other responsabilities.


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