When Louise and Charlie planned a winter wedding at Greenwich’s Our Lady Star of the Sea church and Trafalgar Tavern, they certainly had a red and white Christmas theme but would not have had any idea how much snow would fall on their day, turning it into a complete winter wonderland. Louise started her day at Devonport House, near Greenwich Park.
Louise’s red rose bouquet was by Rachel Morgan Wedding Flowers.
And Louise’s fascinator was by talented milliner and similarly named Rachel Trevor-Morgan.
When it was time to walk to Our Lady Star of the Sea, there was a raging snowstorm in Greenwich for the 15-minute walk.
When I arrived at the church, Charlie was sheltering under an umbrella while the ushers were busy with brooms, clearing the snow.
Louise and Charlie had arranged for a dog walker to bring along their boxer Lily for some photographs outside the church – very carefully, so Lily didn’t jump up on Louise’s dress.
The Routemaster vintage bus that Louise and Charlie had arranged to transport guests to the Trafalgar Tavern backed down Crooms Hill beautifully without slipping in the snow and made its way carefully through Maritime Greenwich and past the Old Naval College.
While we had such crisp snow and clear skies, Louise, Charlie and I went for a walk along the river for some wedding portraits.
While they warmed up with mulled wine, others had settled into the drinks reception.There was time to get some detail photographs of the carefully put together tables and flowers and the cheese cake before everyone went through for the wedding breakfast and Louise and Charlie giving away goody bags to the children to keep them amused throughout the evening.
I was due to finish when everyone sat down, but managed to sneak in a couple more minutes of couple portraits while guests were filing through and we could make the most of the late afternoon light.
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