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A Romantic, Historic-Inspired Wedding

Education and events officer Kate and her groom, business analyst James chose 27th May 2017 his their wedding date. The couple was married through a ceremony in the Roman Catholic Church of St Mary in Hampstead, London, then a reception in the gorgeous Georgian in Mayfair.

“As somebody who has always worked within the arts and cultural heritage sector, I knew that I wanted our wedding to become historic, romantic, and traditional. The Georgian era is my favorite artist, so I searched for a venue in the Georgian era for the reception. I also knew I wanted an outfit that was just as romantic because of the venue, hence the entire A-line, princess-style gown. After picking the gown and the venue, anything else just fell into place to go with the two.”

Kate’s bridesmaids looked the dream in matching burgundy bridesmaid dresses. They each wore their very own shoes and accessorized by having a pearl pendant necklace from each, gifted to them by Kate’s family.

The wedding couple first met via the social networking app Tinder. Kate had recently relocated to London from California as well as in a wonderful twist of fate, found James after being a match around the app.

“We met in the controversial and least romantic way by matching on Tinder. I thought the app would be a great method to meet new people after moving to London. Once we realized we wanted to become together seriously, I was both too embarrassed to inform our parents the way we met so composed a story that people had met around the bus! It wasn’t until many months after becoming engaged that people told them the reality – which would be a bit of a shock on their behalf!”

“James proposed in my experience in a somewhat equally nonromantic way. He cooked an attractive roast dinner and popped a bottle of champagne. He would put the ring within the champagne flute but be built with a last-minute panic, thinking it may be too cheesy and overdone.”

“He compromised by putting the ring within the gravy boat! Unfortunately, the ring sunk towards the bottom so he sat with the whole meal sweating and continuously offering me more gravy. Finally, he poured all of that other gravy onto my plate (ruining my meal!) however it was worth it! I found a sparkly ring included with my mashed potatoes!”

Following the ceremony, the pair and their guests made their method to Dartmouth House via a conventional red London bus, where on arrival, they were greeted having a drinks reception.

“I made a floral design that mimicked our flowers in color and type with the names ‘Catherine & James’ as well as the date from the wedding day in it. A, hopefully, useful favor! We also had little American and UK flag friendship pins in which the flags of the 2 nations crossed one another.”

“It’s so difficult to choose a popular moment in the day because the whole day was perfect! I loved spending time with my bridesmaids preparing together around the morning of the wedding. Being encompassed by my closest family and friends helped keep me calm. We were in a position to laugh together and also have a nice time before everything started.”

“My other favorite moment was whenever we first walked into the reception because it was so nice to determine everyone! We were built with a medium-sized wedding, 130 guests, that was manageable enough for all of us to speak to everyone. You could sense all the love within the room whenever we walked in and saw everyone’s faces.”

Words Of Wedded Wisdom

“When planning the wedding, it’s simple to get caught up in all of the little details and take into account planning everything to become just perfect. The most important thing would be to focus on why you’re there in the first place – you’re marrying the individual you love and are encompassed by the people who love and give you support both probably the most.”

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