1950s Style Wedding at St. Alfege’s Church

Real Wedding // Published by Sam, Editor - February 21, 2015

Today we feature this beautiful and elegant 1950s style wedding of Katy and Bruce captured by London based wedding photographer Urban Bridesmaid Photography.

Katy and Bruce wanted a relaxed wedding day with friends and family. It was also important that it was local. The wedding was so local that the bride walked from home to St. Alfege’s Church, which is a huge church right in the centre of Greenwich.

The bride wore a 1950s style tea length wedding gown from Elizabeth Avery, snake skin style heels, and bespoke boat fascinator with birdcage veil made by her friend. The boat was a homage to the costume that the bride was wearing, when she met the groom at a fancy dress party. He was dressed as Captain Birdseye and she was a trawler net! The bride also did not have bridesmaids but ‘usherettes’ and told them to wear their own dresses.

After the church service, they walked to their outdoor reception at 16” West.

My name is Louisa Coulthurst. I am a South London based wedding photographer. I would say that my style is very informal and relaxed. I like to capture the day as it happens, and the guests looking at ease. Every wedding I shoot I am always looking for the interaction between people, the fun of the wedding, and I try to capture what I nicknamed photographs with personality!

I loved that the day was so informal. The reception was outside. There was no top table and the kids played hide and seek at one point! During the speeches, everyone just grabbed a chair and huddled round in a circle. Even a local cat crashed the party at one point!

Whilst I am happy to take group shots, the couple really didn’t want a lot so it was done in 10 minutes! I also loved that the wedding was in Greenwich as it is one of my favourite places to shoot. There are just so many unique places to discover in Greenwich.

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