Real Wedding Feature – Lucy & András

I’m ever so delighted to share the beautiful wedding of Lucy & András on Dotty Vintage Weddings this evening. The couple tied the knot on 3rd April 2014 and Kate, from Lavender and Linen, tells us more about their special day.

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It’s hard to believe that I first met with Lucy over nine months ago for her first styling consultation. However, it is with great pleasure that I can now share this beautiful couple’s wedding with everyone.

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A little background is always essential when guiding a couple through their wedding designs, so here is a little bit from the bride and groom about their story:
Where and when did you meet?
We met in London through mutual friends in January 2012. Two weeks before we were due to move into our new home together, I had spent my first Christmas and New Year in Budapest with András’ family and friends. It was January 3nd, and the evening before I was due to fly home. András suggested we go for a bite to eat, and took me to one of the restaurants within the citadel of Buda Castle. It was snowing, but after dinner we went for a walk along the cobbled streets of the citadel, and found our way to an area of the castle named ‘Halászbástya’, which translates to ‘Fisherman’s Bastion’. They are a selection of little towers, built in the Romanesque style, and overlooking the city, and the Danube.
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Standing atop this beautiful castle, with the snow falling softly around us, I remember the feeling of being in a fairy tale. And it was here that András started talking about our life together, and how happy he was, and then to my utter surprise, he proposed – and of course, I said yes!

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Around 25 of your guests flew in from Hungary for your wedding. What Hungarian traditional wedding elements or inspiration did you include?
Tulips are the national flower of Hungary, so we included them in the bouquets and table arrangements. The traditional Hungarian brandy ‘Palinka’ was served during the toast. The delicious Hungarian sweet wine named ‘Tokaji’ was also served during and after dinner.

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Tell me a little bit about your stunning engagement ring…
For my engagement ring, I had drawn a few ideas and had a particular style in mind. We went to Julie Anne Palmer, an independent jeweller, who has her own bespoke workshop in Bristol. Julie was wonderful, and talked with me extensively about ideas and options. I finally chose a very light pink marquise cut sapphire, surrounded by diamonds, which Julie made beautifully.

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Where and when are you going on honeymoon?
For our honeymoon, we will be visiting Norway for two weeks in May. We are staying in the beautiful Gudbrandsdalen valley, although we’ll be hiring a car and travelling as much as possible. We are especially looking forward to seeing the fjords, and perhaps even a little of the aurora borealis if we’re very lucky!

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Credits:
Photography: The Lemon House Photography
Styling: Kate Cullen, Lavender & Linen
Dress: Claire Pettibone purchased from: Carina Baverstock Couture
Videography: Hugh Farrow Films
Hairpiece: Posy & Pearl
Cake: Curtis & Co.
Bridesmaid’s dresses: Maids To Measure
Rings: Julie Anne Palmer
Bride’s jewellery: Jewellery by Stephanie Browne
Silk Garter, by Florrie Mitton Couture
Flowers: Wild About Flowers
Calligraphy: Calligraphy for Weddings
Venue: Elmore Court
Bride’s shoes: Harriet Wilde
Vintage napkins, champagne saucers and frame: Lavender & Linen
Harpist: Claire Hamilton
Celebrant: Gloucestershire Registration Service
First Dance Lessons: Sue Burroughs
Ceilidh band: The Brewery Band
Groomswear: Clifton Suits
Make-up artist: Alana Ashley

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