After a surprise overseas proposal in a romantic apartment in Budapest, Amelia and Michael’s wedding ideas came to fruition. “The idea of finding an appropriate venue was initially the most daunting, but once we chose the Cell Block Theatre in the National Art School, the rest slowly fell into place,” says Amelia.
In just one day, Amelia was lucky enough to find the perfect wedding dress, a blush-coloured Bianca Spender gown made from fine silk georgette.
“I was absolutely adamant that it would not be a wedding gown or anything very bridal, and I wanted a high neckline,” says Amelia. With a touch of 1930s glamour, the slightly Grecian folds of the dress held a romantic, but modern feel.
Inside the Cell Block Theatre, the sandstone surrounds and hints of times since past possessed all the qualities the couple wanted for the wedding reception, with no embellishments needed. Table settings were simple, with white flowers in tall vases that enhanced the high ceilings in the theatre.
An heirloom silver candelabra that had belonged to Amelia’s grandparents adorned the newlywed’s table.
The bride’s dad surprised the couple with two antique silver birds on the table to represent the bride and groom.
One of the most memorable parts of the day for Amelia and Michael was the bridal waltz. “It wasn’t choreographed or rehearsed, we just danced like we do at home sometimes when no one is around to a very special song that we chose because it reminds us of being in love in a dirty old town (London),” Amelia says.