Real weddings

Patrick & Gera’s Intimate Factory Wedding

November 7, 2012 by
If you want to know how to pull off colour and cool, then stay tuned for today’s Real Wedding. School sweethearts Gera and Patrick planned their wedding on a shoestring budget, but that did not stop them from having a beautiful wedding. They just had to be creative, something that comes naturally to Patrick, a photographer, and Gera, an art teacher.
The two had to move their couple session indoors a day before the wedding, as the weather wasn’t playing along. Indoors into a factory, that is. But the factory turned out to be an incredible backdrop. We can’t get enough of their gorgeous couple shots.Perfect images by Peter van der Lingen.

Tell us your love story.

We met for the first time at school. Patrick was a third-grader and running the introduction week while I was a first grader. We got to know each other over the years and our relationship became more and more intense. After school we even worked for two years at the same school! I was an art teacher and Patrick a teacher in photography. After ten years Patrick popped the question at the hair salon! He asked me while he was washing my hair and I did not know it was him!

Service Providers

Please leave a Reply or Comment

10 Responses to “Patrick & Gera’s Intimate Factory Wedding”

  1. Rose {Rose and Ruby Paper Co.} November 7, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    What a beautiful beautiful wedding. And what a stunning gown! Very inspirational.

  2. ktrn November 7, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    I’m truly in love with this wedding!

  3. Hanke Arkenbout Photography November 8, 2012 at 10:57 am #

    I love her hairdo and her original dress!

  4. Hanneke | Oh beautiful world November 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

    AWESOME dress!!

  5. Polly Alexandre November 8, 2012 at 5:42 pm #

    Wow! Such a beautiful wedding, I love their style. Gena looks incredible! I love her dress, her hair, her jacket, her earrings…ummm, all of it!

  6. Dorrit November 30, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    Wow! What a great couple and the dress is really original and lovely. Where can I find the designers?

    Thanks for answering.

  7. Hails August 13, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    Hi, this is gorgeous! I’m wanting to get those earrings, could you please let me know where they are from? Thanks so much x

    • Roeleen from The Pretty Blog August 13, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

      Hi Hails! Thanks so much for your comment. Unfortunately, this wedding was send to us by a photographer in Holland, and we do not know who the bride used for her jewellery.

  8. 03 December 27, 2013 at 2:22 pm #

    Hi, You might have done an admirable job. I’m going to unquestionably delicious this plus in my personal opinion propose for you to my buddies. More than likely they shall be taken advantage of this site.


Kylie & Ryan,
forest wedding at
Simbithi Country Club


Family Love, from the Netherlands to South Africa


A beautiful to do list by


Retro trout mousse

Jo sobey 27 oct 2014.2

Eco-Bride: Collaborating with Green Vendors


Stepping into Summer with Jane Sews


Let’s get Tropsi
Dear Rae Tropical Range


Autumn Camping in the Serra da Estrela, Portugal


Save the trees, E-invites for your Baby Shower


Classic Mojito’s