When it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be. Ben and Victoria met when they were teenagers through the same youth group. As it occurs in most love stories, the two lost touch until four years ago when they went to synagogue for a Jewish festival, started chatting, and the spark was relit… then smoked, sizzled, and flamed. It was true love like a fairytale… or a Shakespeare comedy minus the cross dressing (the Bard did love the gender swap trick)… or, as the mop-headed Fab Four said, “all you need is love.” This was the British invasion… of loooooove.
Ben surprised Victoria with a weekend in Bath (for you non-Englanders, Ben surprised Victoria with a weekend in the charming hot springs town, not a visit with Rubber Ducky). He whisked her away to be pampered at an outdoor rooftop spa, with a beautiful moon shining above them. The other shining thing? Ben’s grandma’s wedding ring in his pocket. In his swim trunks! So Ben’s a romantic, and a risk taker! Eventually, he stunned Victoria with the ring and proposed.
This bring us to enjoying Victoria and Ben’s romantic Real Wedding. The traditional Jewish ceremony honored their families, faith, and values. The reception was festive and glamorous, but that’s what you get when you party in a neo-classical building that was built for the purpose of providing the people of Liverpool a venue at which to attend concerts and festivals. Victoria and Ben never wiped the smiles off their faces and it’s very clear that their wedding day was, indeed, pure satisfaction.
Mazel tov, Victoria and Ben!
Ceremony Venue – Princes Road Synagogue
Reception Venue – Liverpool at St George’s Hall
Photographer – Segerius Bruce Photography
Catering – Marco’s Catering
Floral Design – Fishlocks
Entertainment – Creation
Wedding Gown – Maggie Soterro
Hair – Amy Goodman
Makeup – Charlotte Carter