The team of wedding specialists at Vogue Ballroom love a royal wedding, partly because it inspires us with the service we provide here at our stunning reception centre! We would be lying if in our illustrious history of wedding aficionados we didn’t take a couple of ideas from the lavish surrounds of the wedding of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (formerly known as Kate Middleton) and Prince William, or a tip or two from that of our own Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, and her wedding to Prince Frederik.
We enjoy a good old fashioned royal wedding so much here at Vogue Ballroom that we thought we would share a couple from history that have played a big role in our love for this most special of days.
And hey, they only come around once every few years, so why not…
Prince Rainier III and Grace Kelly, 1956
What style, what elegance, what grandeur… The wedding of superstar American actress Grace Kelly and her husband, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, was the original glamour wedding. Over six hundred guests attended the wondrous affair, held at The Palace of Monaco, which was redecorated and painted for the event. The wedding was also attended by some of the other biggest celebrities of the time, with Cary Grant and David Niven (just to name a couple) taking their place in the wedding party.
Princess Victoria of Sweden and Daniel Westling
We chose this wedding just because of how cute the couple look together. There is something beautifully incongruous about the two being photographed together, as superficial as that sounds. The incongruence is amplified by the fact that no one in Sweden really seemed to approve of the wedding or the monarchy in general for that matter. Two out of three of the planned wedding trains had to be cancelled as the greater Swedish public failed to buy special seating for the wedding, and statistics followed stating the majority of Swedes disapprove of the monarchy. That’s tough, but still, funny pictures.
And of course, Prince Will and the Duchess of Cambridge
What an event this was. Regardless of whether you were in London or back in Melbourne watching it from the comfort of home at 11pm, the wedding between our favourite royal prince and the eternally elegant Kate Middleton was a joy to behold. Enjoyed by all, the royal wedding was celebrated with parties on the streets of London and hailed by nations all over the world. We still love seeing them out and about to this day, just a lovely family they have going.
Call to discuss your royal wedding
Having a wedding of royal capacities? Then feel free to get in contact with the team at Vogue Ballroom, where we use our inspiration from these weddings and more to create a lavish affair that you and your whole party will love. Give us a call on (03) 9802 2477 or fill out an enquiry form on our contact page and we will get back to you with all the information you require for your special day.