Romanian Real Bride
Alexandra Lita and Teodor Bega married in Sibiu, Romania on the 29th September, 2012.
Teodor and I first met at a party in our home town, Sibiu, Romania more than ten years ago but we have been together since February 2009.
We got married in the beautiful Church of Saint Ursula (‘Biserica Ursuline’) in Sibiu, Romania.
It's a beautiful Greek-Catholic church dating back to the fifteenth century.
Although it has been renovated in a Baroque style, it retains some original Gothic features.
Our reception was held in a very well-known landmark in Sibiu, The Romans’ Emperor Hotel (‘Imparatul Romanilor’), which over the centuries has hosted many prestigious personalities, including Prince Charles in recent years.
I wore an ivory strapless tea-length dress, which was designed by award-winning British designer Terry Fox, with purple shoes and a purple orchid in my hair
Teodor wore a black tuxedo with a purple bow tie and purple cuff links.
My three bridesmaids were free to choose their own dresses, but they had to keep to the purple colour scheme.
In the end, the dresses they chose complemented each other perfectly in terms of style and shade of purple; all their partners wore lounge suits.
Our wedding ‘godparents’ (‘nasi’ in Romanian), by which we don’t mean the godparents that we had as children, but a married couple who act as witnesses in church and offer advice and support, played an important part in the wedding (as ‘nasi’ do in any Romanian wedding).
The ‘godfather’ (‘nasul’) wore a black tuxedo and the godmother (‘nasa’) a stunning floor-length royal blue dress and gorgeous birdcage veil fascinator.
I wanted my wedding day to be fresh, fun but with a touch of vintage-style and elegance.
We should have expected it, but my young nephew, who was ring bearer, did not want to play ball and pulled ‘funny faces’ all the way down the aisle, and virtually threw the rings at the priest who married us.
We didn’t mind, he looked adorable in his vintage-style outfit.
My cake was made by Metrocom Sibiu – we had a colourful cupcake tower, topped by a cake in the form of a teapot! It felt a bit like an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ tea party when the cake came out.
We ended our day with very sore feet as everyone danced the night away!
For our honeymoon we went to Paris for the first time and it was magical, a truly romantic city.
My photographer, Neil Randall from Invision Photography Ltd, took some beautiful photos of us in the grounds of Wimpole Hall and travelled to Sibiu for our wedding.
He worked tirelessly from 9 in the morning until 1 the next morning; he was up, down, in front, behind, watching and capturing every emotion and detail.
Our guests kept commenting that they had never seen anything like this in Romania.
We were delighted with our wedding photos and the beautiful album that Neil designed for us, every time we look through it we relive our special day.