Sunday, June 4, 2017

The Sunday Post #51: Wedding & Honeymoon



The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ Its a chance to share news ~ A Post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

It’s June and I’m back!! It has been a while since I did a Sunday Post and I was really looking forward to getting back at it this week. A lot has happened the last view weeks. On May 19th I became Mrs. Bakker. Yes, that’s right.. we got married. The wedding we were planning for months finally happened and it was amazing. We had such an incredible day, everything went the way we wanted too and it was just perfect. 

The day started when my beautiful, then fiancé, came to pick me up at my mom’s house in a beautiful Rolls Royce Daimler Landaulette. What an amazing car! We definitely did catch some attention when we drove to our Wedding location.
Before the ceremony started we went to a beautiful location to make some photos. We had an amazing photographer who really knew what he was doing. We made some great photos. They will be ready in about 2 weeks, so I’ll share some more photos then. ;)

At 4 p.m. our ceremony started with our friends and family and it was perfect. Not too long, not to mushy and just exactly right. After the ceremony we had some prosecco with a very tasty amuse. At 6 p.m. we had a great and amazing dinner with our guests. It was so tasty and fun, and all the details (like menu cards, decorations etc.) I spend my days on preparing worked out perfectly. 

At 20.45 p.m. the party started, for which more family, friends and colleagues were invited. And what nobody knew, because we kept it a secret for everyone, was that we prepared an opening dance. We had been practicing for months and everyone was so surprised. Especially since dancing isn’t really something that we’d normally do. We danced on At Last by Etta James, and it was amazing.
After that we partied for hours, with more dancing, nice drinks and snacks. We had such a great time!

Our table filled with all our wedding gifts.
And boy did we get a lot of gifts and cards. It was just amazing! We spend the Saturday after our wedding opening gifts and reading cards. We were just blown away by everything. One of the things we got was a homemade cookbook, where everyone of our friends, family and colleagues put a recipe in. So awesome. I can’t wait to start preparing those recipes.

On Tuesday May 23rd we went on our Honeymoon to Lanzarote. What a beautiful island, and what a great time we had. We had a beautiful home, with our own pool and everything was just perfect. We went out for lunch and dinner every day, and we had some tasty cocktails. We are definitely two very lucky people.

Thursday we got back home, and although it takes some getting used too after being in the relaxing-siesta-Spanish life, it’s good to be home. I was really looking forward to start blogging again and since we still have vacation till June 12th, we’ve planned some nice things to do here in Holland too. 

I hope you guys all have been doing good too. I’m looking forward to visiting your blogs and catching up. After months of wedding stuff and not really having a lot of time for books and blogging I’m over the moon to being back. And finally being married to the man of my dreams feels pretty damn good!


Last Week on the Blog:


This Week on the Blog:

  • Review ‘Echoes of Scotland Street’ by Samantha Young
  • Discussion Post: Which Books Do You Take With You On Vacation And How Many?
  • My Favorite.. Way To Spend My Weekend
  • Guest Post: Writing a Novel in 6 Steps by Weston Kincade
  • Review ‘A Tapping At My Door’ by David Jackson

New Arrivals:


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30332112-deadmen-walking
Received by the Little, Brown Book Group

Random Pic:


Me reading in our fancy pool in Lanzarote

30 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Glad your wedding was fantastic, and Lanzarote looks pretty nice too! Hope you have a great weekend- and happy reading. :)

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    1. Thanks Greg! Lanzarote is really pretty. I don't think the photos we took can do it justice.. I hope to go back there someday!
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  2. Aww, congratulations :) really lovely photos! And that car is totally awesome.

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    1. Thank you! :D We totally fell in love with that car. In one of these cars Princess Diana road.. When I heard that I knew I wanted that one too on our wedding day! LOL!
      Have a great week!

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  3. Congrats on your wedding your dress looks stunning!Glad you had a fantastic wedding and honeymoon. Have a great week

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    1. Thank you! I totally fell in love with my wedding dress. I truly felt magical in it.
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  4. Congrats again, Maureen! Lanzarote is definitely a beautiful island, we have been there several times, and loved it each time :)
    Your wedding sounds like a fairy tale party, with friends and family there to celebrate your new life together.
    Enjoy the rest of your time off :)
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Thanks Lexxie. It definitely felt like a fairytale. It was just a perfect day!
      Lanzarote was definitely beautiful. We really hope we get to go back someday.
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  5. Oh my gosh. Congratulations on your wedding! You look amazing and your day sounds great. May you be married for many, many years. <3

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    1. Thanks Annemieke. It definitely was a great day.
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  6. Congratulations on your wedding! The pictures are beautiful and your honeymoon sounds amazing! Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Cindy. It was a great view weeks. But it's also definitely good to be back here. :D
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  7. Congrats on the lovely wedding, honeymoon, and newlywed days. Great photos! My eldest son, who lives in Prague, does some destination wedding shoots.

    Enjoy your books and your new life. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thanks Laurel. I love having these photos to remember all those amazing moments.
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  8. You were glowing on your wedding day Maureen, and it sounds like it was magical. A memory you'll always cherish. And I love Lanzarote, it's one of my favourite places to just chill out and switch off the world! I love the cookbook, it's a lovely idea, and I bet you'll have fun experimenting with it. Congrats again :)

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    1. Thank you Trish. It was truly a magical day! We hadn't been to Lanzarote before, but it was amazing. We hope to go back again someday.. It truly is a little piece of Paradise.
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  9. Congrats on your wedding and vacation! I have never heard of Lanzarote but it looks beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Samantha. Lanzarote is one of the Canary Islands. It's truly a beautiful place. A perfect honeymoon spot!
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  10. OMG Congrats!!! That's so exciting! And I love those two pictures of the wedding, especially the one with the car. It looks fantastic! The honeymoon sounds like a dream! I'm glad you guys had a great time :) I'll have to Google Lanzarote since I've never heard of it before!
    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

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    1. Thanks Genesis. It was truly a great time. And I can't wait to see all the photos the photographer made in a view weeks.. Sigh..
      Lanzarote is a beautiful Island.. I miss that place already.
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  11. What beautiful photos, Maureen! You and your husband look so happy. I love your dress. I am so glad the wedding went well, and everything after. Congratulations!

    I hope you have a great week, Maureen!

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    1. Thanks!! :D We are truly very happy. And my dress.. Well.. It was the dress of my dreams and I love every minute in it!
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  12. Yay! Congrats on your wedding!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

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    1. Thank you Ronyell!
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  13. Congratulations!!!! It all sounds amazing, and I'm glad it went so perfectly! And even those couple pictures you shared already look gorgeous, I can't wait to see more!

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    1. Thanks Kristen. It really was a perfect day. Everything went exactly the way we wanted too. :D
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  14. Congratulations! Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous, it is such an exciting time in your life. Thank you for sharing!

    Jo-Ann

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    1. Thank you Jo-Ann! It really was an amazing day we will never forget.
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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  15. Congratulations! Your photos are gorgeous. Love your dress and the photo of you reading in the pool just oozes relaxation! Sounds like a wonderful wedding and an amazing honeymoon! I'm sure getting back to regular life was definitely a shock. It is always nice to get back to routine - especially now that your routine doesn't involve wedding planning! Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Katherine. I love looking at those photos and thinking back to all those amazing moments from the last view weeks. We definitely had a great time.
      It really was a bit of shock, but it's definitely good to be back too.
      Have a great week and happy reading!

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