We also served rose petal martinis, which may have looked pretty, but were completely lethal!
''I'd spotted this Claire Pettibone dress in before I got engaged, and thought "If I ever get married, this is the dress." Russell Blackburn, the owner of Blackburn Bridal Couture in London, tracked it down for me.
As soon as I touched it, I knew it was The One.''I loved the pretty vintage headpiece given to me by my mum.
She went to the Brit school of Performing Arts in Croydon, where Batt first spotted her.
The musical impresario was looking for someone in the style of the late Eva Cassidy to perform his songs, and was won over by the then 18-year-old Melua's own tribute to Cassidy, Faraway Voice. Unable to interest major record companies in what was a decidedly retro-styled project, Batt released Melua's debut through his own label, Dramatico, pouring a great deal of his own money into a marketing campaign that rivalled anything a major could have provided.
At just 23 years old, Melua is currently the bestselling British female recording artist in the world.
Combined sales of her debut album, 2003's Call Off the Search and its follow-up, 2005's Piece By Piece, have now topped 7.5 million.
Three years on, she remains pleasant company, but seems subtly troubled.
Like the A-grade pupil she is, she trots out well-rehearsed arguments in defence of her mentor and their musical oeuvre but between the lines her unease at the place she has found herself in is palpable.
Yet the audience that responded to Melua's combination of fresh-faced beauty, clear, uncluttered vocals and Batt's simple, old-fashioned songs was clearly not being well served by the mainstream industry, with its focus on youth and novelty.
This older audience was increasingly important to the music business because they actually bought albums, while younger fans were downloading songs illegally.
She doesn't like the invasiveness of celebrity, the lack of freedom and the fact that she "can never be a stranger again.