Wedding 2: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Performed by Amsterdam’s Director of Communications Joost Ravoo.

Marriage nr. 2 is a fact!
On Thursday, September 12th. we got symbolically married in The Netherlands. Julian lived in Amsterdam for 15 years so you can say she played a home game. As a child she always had this romantic dream of getting married and could never quite understand why she wasn’t supposed to marry her girlfriend from pre-school. Fortunately times change and things do get better. It was great to be back. Friends generously offered us their apartment for 2 weeks so we had a great home-base to go back to after we had spend our days running between the atelier of LeonLeon to fit our wedding attire and press interviews. We hugged and got hugged all over the city and Fleur actually blushed when someone recognised us on the streets. On the day of the ceremony itself, we forgot our wedding rings so we stripped Sara from External Affairs in Amsterdam from her jewellery and solved the problem. We called it “being creative”.

Outfit by LeonLeon.
Photos by Femke van Hettema.

Thank you to our local supporters
For designing us the most amazing wedding couture.
For comfortably driving us to all our meetings in the city.

For sponsoring us 2 weeks of lodging in a gorgeous apartment.

For making the Amsterdam wedding a great one.
For magically removing our New York jet-lag.
For documenting our wedding day.


JF. Pierets is female art duo and lovers Fleur Pierets and Julian P. Boom. Fascinated by gender, identity and community, our research-based practice functions as a mirror in which viewers can confront themselves with ideologies or beliefs. We are working towards cultural awareness when it comes to gender equality and gay imagery in mainstream art history.


Out of the194 countries in the world, only 24 provide same-sex marriage. As a performance piece, we are getting married in: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States & Uruguay.

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