Practically Royal Classic Budapest Cathedral Wedding

If you have an affinity for opulent ballrooms, ancient cathedrals, princess ball gowns and classical Tradition, this Budapest wedding is for you!

Felicia and Fredrik came from Sweden and had no doubts about where they would celebrate their wedding day. After spending many summers in Hungary and aware of the beautiful places in the city, the Jet-setting couple chose Budapest as their destination when they got engaged in the beautiful ancient city.

“In my dreams, my wedding would be classic and fabulous with many beautiful elements. The feeling of getting married like a real princess has been a dream since childhood, and now we finally have the opportunity to realize an old dream.”Marry Felicia.

Wedding Dress And Style

The inspiration for the wedding dress came from the beautiful dresses and ceremonies of Kate Middleton and Grace Kelly, among others, and it was important to keep a lot of neutral colors.

The wedding bouquet was composed of lily of the valley with a mixture of other small white flowers of the Season. The bridesmaids, the bride and groom and the groomsmen received white flowers with simple green leaves – all for a touch as classic as possible. To add a little color, the bridesmaids wore powder pink and taupe dresses. The decoration of the table was classic with silver cutlery, golden details, white tablecloths and beautiful crystal glasses.

Objective

We have always had a penchant for beautiful and unique destinations and we felt that this would obviously be reflected in our wedding. With Felicia’s Hungarian roots (her father is Hungarian), we had seen in Budapest in the summer what fantastic and unique spaces there are in the city, which is not so common in Sweden and Stockholm. We felt that we wanted to show our wedding guests something of the great Hungarian cultural heritage.

Location

As soon as we received the green light from the pastor of the Mattias Church, we went in search of the right place and everything that surrounded it. While doing some research on the Internet, we came across the magnificent Palace rooms of the Ervin Szabo Library, also called Wenckheim Palace, by chance, and we found that it was correct. The site, now best known as the Budapest Municipal Library, was built in year and was once a palace for Count Frigyes Wenckheim, and presents itself with fantastic opulence after a complete reconstruction. The ballrooms are decorated with neo-Baroque and neo-Renaissance elements that add a touch of class to the events.

Photography

To maintain that classic feel, we were looking for a wedding photographer who could strike with a timeless feel, and after a lot of research, we found Julian, exactly what we were looking for. His photos were fantastic and he managed to capture all the beautiful details of the wedding and its locations, and we enlarged some of the photos at home today. Many of them have the impression of being chosen from an old movie with its dramatic motifs.

Looking for a videographer, we were looking for someone who could make a “trailer” or a Movie, and not just a typical wedding slideshow. Through a friend, we got in touch with Marcis Seners, who is a filmmaker and director of photography and who has made exactly the kind of 3-minute film we were looking for. His way of filming and editing had the right “drama” and the right feeling in relation to what we were looking for. We were very satisfied with the result! See for yourself below!

Favorite moments

We are both into small personal details and like our friends and family to have a good time. The saxophonist, who made a surprise appearance at a dinner with DJ and some confetti bombs, was a fun element that is very “Us”.

One of our favorite moments, apart from all the beautiful speeches and the wedding day itself, was when all our guests surprised us with a “Harlem Shake”. We will always remember this, except, of course, the wedding (watch the last seconds of the video).

Tips for other couples

initially, we had a lot of fun planning our wedding down to the smallest detail, but a wedding abroad requires a lot of work, more than a home wedding in our own country and, above all, a lot of coordination in the middle of suppliers to make everything go smoothly.

Looking back, we think it would have been a little easier to have a wedding planner or coordinator who had overall responsibility for the days when a lot fell on us and we couldn’t always relax when we wanted to. But it’s also a question of personality. We like to do it ourselves and in our own way and have had a hard time leaving it to someone else-but if you can and, of course, have the budget to do it, ask for professional help!

Honeymoon

Since we love adventure, but also wanted to relax after a year of planning, and then a fun party, we decided to combine the honeymoon with Adventure and relaxation. The combination of the type of trip and right after the wedding is something that we really recommend. Then you will have time to venture out when you will still have your pulse after the wedding and you can end the big day in a relaxed and thoughtful way.

initial, we went to Kenya for 10 days, where we visited Samburu in northern Kenya and stayed at the magical Sasaab Lodge. Then we headed to the Masai Mara in the south of the country with accommodation on the fantastic sandy Masai Mara River, located in the middle of the reserve, which means that they lived as close as possible to nature.

The last trip to Kenya arrived in Nairobi and a stay in the magnificent giraffe villa. For those who have not heard of this fantastic place, stay in an old English colonial villa that today houses a reserve for giraffes who, for some reason, have health problems and / or have been rescued in the wild. The animals are brought to the reserve and treated to slowly get used to nature.

Every morning, breakfast was served in a beautiful room where the windows were open and curious giraffes tasted pellets. The small number of people living in the Villa could then have a small interaction with the animals. What an experience!

At the end of the tenth day, the trip continued to completely relax on the beautiful Kanuhura in the Maldives. And what can I say-the Maldives is still Maldives, sapphire sapphire waters, white beaches and absolutely fantastic… You will not be disappointed.

If you have an affinity for opulent ballrooms, ancient cathedrals, princess ball gowns and classical Tradition, this Budapest wedding is for you! Felicia and Fredrik came from Sweden and had no doubts about where they would celebrate their wedding day. After spending many summers in Hungary and aware of the beautiful places in the city,…

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