Inspiration

This beautiful Budapest wedding is the first time RMW has travelled to Hungary - and we hope it will not be the last. The bohemian ruins of this stunning city make a dramatic backdrop for Sophie & Lee's three-day celebration, which was planned with a party atmosphere in mind. Tuk-tuks and a vintage Cadillac transport the bridal party around town, whilst bespoke cocktails - soaked up with mini burgers - keep guests well-oiled. A special shoutout must be made for bride Sophie, who not only cuts a stunning shape in her own Alexandra Grecco gown (not to mention amazing veil), but also made the fabulous flower girl's dress with her own fair hands a week before flying out. Impressive!

How We Chose Our Suppliers

We didn’t have a wedding planner, but were lucky enough to have the most helpful events coordinator from Brody Studios work with us, Zsuzsi Simό. She was so helpful speaking to our suppliers to make sure the day ran smoothly. We wanted to use local suppliers where we could and found our photographer, Fanni Jágity, via Instagram, and she was the first supplier we booked after the venue. As soon as we saw her photos online we knew it was the exact style we wanted. Both our florist Frida and cake maker Alexandra were also discovered via Instagram, and it was by sheer luck – Googling in Hungarian! – that I came across our celebrant, Andrea, from Your Story Ceremony.

Sophie & Lee

Budapest Wedding

Sophie & Lee knew they wanted a city wedding but were torn between London, where they live, and Budapest, their favourite European city. As fate would have it, after getting engaged, they came across an image of Brody Studios on Instagram, and were amazed to find that the picture-perfect venue was in Budapest. Decision made. Guests must have been so excited to join the couple - on their tenth anniversary since meeting - at this eclectic venue with its rustic graffiti walls, bohemian architecture and festoon lights. Little wonder they partied until 4am on their wedding day!

Advice For Brides-to-be

Give yourself time to plan and go with your gut instinct. We allowed 1.5 years from getting engaged to the actual day, which was enough time to research and plan without too much stress. We also forged great relationships with each of our suppliers, which was another hugely important thing for us, especially planning from abroad. Even now, months after the wedding, I still speak with our photographer, florist and celebrant. Lastly, enjoy the planning – and the day! It’s such a special time and, believe me, afterwards you hit a huge lull so enjoy every moment.

Sophie & Lee
Do you dream of a destination wedding? Well, you're not alone. In fact, one in five British couples now says 'I do' abroad - and with some truly stunning locations to be discovered around the world, we're not surprised at all. If you're considering joining our jetset couples, check out our post, How to Have a Destination Wedding, as well as Episode 5, Series 2 of our podcast, in which Charlotte and Becky - plus special guest Kim from Love Cloth - delve into everything you need to know about flying away to your forever.

Written by Victoria Honan

Venue: Brody Studios | Hotel: Brody House | Wedding Dress: Alexandra Grecco | Bridal Boutique: Blackburn Bridal Couture | Veil: Theia Bridal | Shoes: Sophia Webster | Groom's Suit: Hackett | Groom's Shoes: Paul Smith | Groom's Cufflinks: Mulberry | Bridesmaids: ASOS | Bridesmaids: Fame and Partners | Groomsmen: Moss Bros. | Bow Ties: Zara | Florist: Frida Virágműhelye | Cake: Egy Csipet Torta | Celebrant: Andrea Krisztina from Your Story Ceremony | Tuk Tuk: Budapest Tuk Tuk | Cadillac Fleetwood: Eskuvoi Kocsi | Singer: Fanni Mayer | Photobooth: Memories2Go | DJ: Show4You | Wedding Invites and Graphic Design: Joshua Daniels | Hair: Zsófia Eszteri | Make Up: Sára Skrionya

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