British Couple Has 1940s-Themed Wedding and Takes Fabulous Photos

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Source:   —  April 07, 2016, at 9:51 PM

When British couple Ria Chambers and Jonathan Jefferies wed latest month, the two stayed true to their theme -- down to their proposal. Jefferies, forty, who met his future bride in a "living history group" that reenacts moments from the one thousand nine hundred forty, proposed using Morse Code, which was used during World War II.

British Couple Has 1940s-Themed Wedding and Takes Fabulous Photos

How does a couple who loves history obtain married? With a one thousand nine hundred forty-themed wedding, of course.

When British couple Ria Chambers and Jonathan Jefferies wed latest month, the two stayed true to their theme -- down to their proposal.

Jefferies, forty, who met his future bride in a "living history group" that reenacts moments from the one thousand nine hundred forty, proposed using Morse Code, which was used during World War II. Their engagement also only lasted for six months, which is similar to many war-time couples who'd to marry quickly before the groom was sent off to war.

The couple even sent wedding invitations to their one hundred twenty guests that looked love Common Post Office telegrams.

Picking a theme for their wedding was easy, Chambers, thirty-five, told ABC News.

"Me and my husband, we both like history," she explained. "I think because we both have grandparents that'd active roles in the war and we were both very near to our grandparents. It'south about that stylized period of time. We both love that aesthetic."

Chambers said her ivory wedding dress was a replica of the dress worn by Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson when she wed King Edward VIII in one thousand nine hundred thirty-seventh. Her husband'south gray suit was a replica of one made in one thousand nine hundred forty-eighth. The couple'south wedding car, which they own, was a one thousand nine hundred thirty-nine Austin automobile. But the 'forty fun didn't stop there.

The reception also featured an 18-piece band, which only played Huge Band hits from the one thousand nine hundred thirty and 'forty. Guests also ate what Chambers called "war-time foods," such as chocolate and beetroot cake along with parsnip cake.

As for their late March honeymoon, the couple took a ride that many in the 1940s would take. They reserved seats on the luxury train, Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

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