Saturday, 24 April 2010

Louise and James' big day

My first wedding of 2010, and what a day! 

I was asked by Andrea Ellison to second shoot/assist at Louise and James' wedding at Willington Hall a week last Saturday and it was fabulous! It was my first wedding experience behind the camera and it well and truly exceeded all my expectations! 

Louise and James were just lovely. So sweet and so so in love. 

They met through work; Louise was James' replacement {or as he ever so sweetly said in his speech 'his enhancement'} and their love affair began in earnest when they declared their undying love for each other whilst walking home on a drunken night out. This declaration happened to be on one of London's many bridges, but can they remember which one?....apparently not. Due to the many alcoholic beverages consumed on that balmy evening, they have no idea upon which bridge this momentous occasion happened, so to cover all the bases they hold all london bridges with great affection! This was demonstrated in their table names. With a theme of 'places James and Louise hold dear to their hearts' including Colliers Wood {home to the bride and groom}, they threw a good few London bridges in there for good measure!

The venue was stunning, flower girl just adorable, speeches hilarious {side splitting hilarious actually}, and Louise and James are so lucky to have such beautiful family and friends to share their special day with. I really did have the BEST time at this wedding; can you tell?! 

We also really lucked out with the weather, everything really was perfect! 

Enjoy beautiful Louise and James; I know I enjoyed shooting them.

A few details of the day: 

Wedding dress: David Fielden

Bride's shoes: Faith

Bridesmaid dresses: Coast

Bridal hair: Lusso Hairdressing

Venue: Willington Hall

{P.s. Please excuse the number of images below... I got a bit carried away as I loved them all!}

I love this moment; the first time the groom sets his eyes on his beautiful bride walking down the aisle.



As a second shooter, you don't get the opportunity to take any formals, so I'm glad I managed to sneak this one of Louise and her parents. {I also love the one above, taken whilst Andrea was taking a group shot.}

So there you have it...a selection of my favourite images of Mr and Mrs Greenrod's magical wedding day... I hope you like them.


  1. Amazing photos, well done!

  2. Like them? I love them? Well done and great idea to put heaps up - gives a great feel for the day which looked magical!

  3. Steph, they look FAB!! Well done you. I am sure they will love them. Love the dancing shots!