These are the most striking wedding dresses of Brabant brides

The wedding dress of Manon Meijers who married Guus Meeuwis this weekend kept people busy. Ramona Koonings of The Wedding Palace in Deurne said earlier that it is not surprising that everyone has an opinion about your wedding dress on that important day. This was also the case with these brides because they previously stole the show with special wedding dresses.

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Evie Hendriks

Leontien van Nistelrooij
The wife of Ruud van Nistelrooij wore a design by Addy van den Krommenacker during her wedding in 2004. The designer from Den Bosch still remembers the dress well, despite his long list of famous brides.

“Leontien wanted a simple design with a luxurious look. That is quite difficult to design, but with the lace details in the dress and the beautiful veil, I think it is a beautiful dress”, Addy looks back.

At the time of the wedding, thousands of fans of the former Orange Spit were on the move in Geffen, where the couple got married. A balcony scene with kisses in front of the fans made the wedding a true fairytale.

Leontien and Ruud got married in Geffen and that attracted a lot of attention (photo: ANP).
Leontien and Ruud got married in Geffen and that attracted a lot of attention (photo: ANP).

Sylvie Meijs
Where one bride wants a modest wedding dress, the other bride goes big. Sylvie Meijs from Breda is a living example of this. During her first marriage to football player Rafael van der Vaart she already wore a princess dress.

When she tied the knot with her husband Nicolas Castello two years ago, she went the extra mile with four wedding dresses. Addy van den Krommenacker has one clear favourite. “The lace dress with the overskirt is really the end, but I love her style anyway!”

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Marjan Strijbosch
Eindhoven fashion diva Marjan Strijbosch also knows about unpacking. She does not call herself ‘the Coco Chanel of Brabant’ for nothing and that is why she shone in 2017 in an extravagant wedding dress during her marriage to Gerhard.

Not only the dress was striking. The jewelry such as her necklace and tiara with veil were also extravagant. As the icing on the cake, Gordon was the couple’s wedding officiant.

The fashion diva married in an extravagant dress (Photo: Jacqueline Hermans).
The fashion diva married in an extravagant dress (Photo: Jacqueline Hermans).

Mariska Bauer
In 2008, Frans and Mariska Bauer gave each other the yes. Mariska did so in a slim wedding dress with a long train and veil. The wedding was the star wedding of the year with a lot of media presence.

The train of Mariska's dress was long (archive photo).
The train of Mariska’s dress was long (archive photo).

Stefanie Rucker
Another design that Addie remembers well is again a wedding dress of a soccer woman. Stefanie Rucker from Den Bosch married former football player Frank Rijkaard in 2010 in a special wedding dress. “A special design because it was a pink dress,” the fashion designer remembers.

Stefanie Rucker from Den Bosch married Frank Rijkaard in 2010 (photo: ANP).
Stefanie Rucker from Den Bosch married Frank Rijkaard in 2010 (photo: ANP).

The big stars outside the province also like to shop a wedding dress from our designers. For example, presenter Chantal Janzen also shone in a wedding dress by Addy van de Krommenacker from Den Bosch during her wedding in 2014.

Chantal Janzen also married in a design by the Bossche designer (photo: ANP).
Chantal Janzen also married in a design by the Bossche designer (photo: ANP).

Actress Katja Schuurman scored her wedding dress at The Wedding Palace in Deurne with the help of Ramona Koonings in an episode of Say Yes to the Dress in 2019.

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Addy is also looking forward to the weddings of the stars in the coming period. For example, the wedding of the YouTube star and presenter Nikkie de Jager from Uden is on the schedule. “I’m looking forward to that, but I haven’t received a call yet,” the designer laughs.

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