- Wedding Chapel
Wedding Chapel at the site of kasteel Almere
Almere is a New Town in the middle of Holland. Established in the 1970's, it is well known for it's modern architecture and green spaces. It took quite some time before people started feeling at home in Almere. Most of the residents grew up in other parts of Holland, and chose to celebrate special events in their lives such as their wedding not in Almere, but elsewhere. In the year 2000, the local government decided to erect a newly built classical castle, hoping that residents of Almere would celebrate their wedding at this 'romantic' location. Being out of place from the start, the castle was never finished because the investor went bankrupt. Since 2001, castle Almere has turned into The Netherlands' newest ruin.
In the summer of 2010 Overtreders W took part in the exhibition Nieuw Almeers Peil, showcasing the work of designers and artists with roots in Almere. The exhibition theme was 'Air Castles' and dealt with utopian start of Almere and the sometimes dreary suburb it is now. We decided to finally build a romantic wedding chapel in the forrest of Almere.
Getting married is an intimate event, which you want to share with your close friends and family. So all you need is an intimate and special location for your wedding to take place. At this wedding chapel, made of wood and paving stones, the bride and groom enter via the catwalk. The actual wedding takes place at the platform at the end of the catwalk. After the wedding, the pair and their relatives celebrate, eat, drink and chat at the campfire. Dinner is served at the catwalk, that is also a long table for all the wedding guests. Celebration goes on all night, with people dancing on the grass.