My name is Andréa Schipper. I was born in 1965 in Kloetinge and since 2000 I live in Amsterdam. Amsterdam really became my hometown. This is where I work as an official registrar.

Since 2003 I am a wedding official. I was looking for that job for several years and when I got the chance, I grab it with both hands.

The idea started when my best friend got married. The official she had made a very special ceremony. Personal, fun, but official. And I thought: “this is what I want to do!”

In the mean time I did almost a thousand ceremonies on the most special places. From castle to bar, from yards to churches. The best part of my job is the challange to make every ceremony as special as possible. To make it just a little bit more special than expected. As a wedding offical I have a huge part in a special moment of two persons I hardly know. They trust me and it is me who has to make it the way they want. And even better.

I would love to ask you THE question! May I?