Last september, Rendez-vous in Paris received an unusual request from a famous dutch television show, “Geer & Goor”, one of the most watched shows on RTL4 (shown mainly in the Netherlands and Dubai). The program, shot in the same format as the series The Simple Life with Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, depicts the lives of real people with a casual humoristic tone.
Though reality TV and luxury events don’t always mix well, we quickly got interested with the project when the art director of the channel gave us the script of the show. Offering the chance to an elderly couple to renew their vows in Paris, the city of love. Back in the 50’s, Geertje and Bert got married with no big fuss, and they had to sell back the wedding dress, which didn’t prevent their strong love from growing over the past fifty years.
The television show offered the couple a week of festivities in Paris, surrounded by a few of their dearest long-time friends, including guided tour bus, visit of the museums, fancy restaurants, private dance lessons, and the icing on the cake, was a beautiful intimate surprise ceremony, where Geertje and Bert were invited to renew their vows.
We felt very honoured to be involved in this project, and to coordinate their activities throughout the week. We have selected the most beautiful part of the ceremony to share with you.
“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn, Is just to love and be loved in return”