Lights, camera, action! This bride and groom delivered an Oscar-worthy performance on their movie-themed wedding day.
How they met
Amy and Philip first met at school at the age of 12. “We were best friends all the way through high school – we just clicked, and he always made me laugh,” Amy explains. After years of friendship and on/off dating, they finally got together in 2007. “We had our first proper date in London, visiting the London Eye, the Tate Modern and seeing a film in Leicester Square. It was very romantic!” Amy smiles.
While out Christmas shopping, Amy and Philip paused to look through a jeweller’s window. “We quite often went window shopping for dream rings, so I didn’t think anything of it,” Amy recalls. “But that evening, Phil came home from work with a strange look on his face, and I knew something was up – he can’t lie to me because we’ve known each other for so long! He pulled out a ring box and got down on one knee.”
The bride’s outfit
Unconventional Amy’s heart was set on a vintage-style dress in pink or blue. “I couldn’t find anything I liked, so I asked Rusty Cuts – an Etsy seller in San Francisco – if she would make my dress,” Amy says. “It was nerve- wracking waiting for it to arrive, but she was supportive all the way through and made the absolute perfect dress for me!”
The groom’s outfit
Philip settled on a striking dark grey three-piece suit from TM Lewin. “He looked so smart and grown up!” beams Amy.
Amy and Philip chose ‘50s-style cotton dresses with royal blue polka dot skirts for their bridesmaids, also from Rusty Cuts. “Each dress had a different bodice with a Star Wars print, and everyone said how amazing they looked,” says Amy.
The movie-lovers packed their civil ceremony with film references. “I walked in to the theme from Shopgirl, and Phil’s brother read a poem from Before Sunrise,” Amy explains. “We walked out to the music from Jurassic Park!”
The guests were treated to a night at the movies, with tables named after romantic films, cardboard cut-outs of movie stars, and clapper board table numbers. “We had popcorn boxes as favours, filled with Butterkist, film quiz cards and 3D glasses,” says Amy.
The couple headed Stateside, taking in New York’s movie landmarks from their Times Square hotel.