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When Louise and Charlie planned their Star of the Sea Church wedding in Greenwich, they chose a red and white Christmas theme, but could not have imagined how much snow would fall, in keeping with the ‘white’ part of the theme.

Devonport House

Louise started her day getting ready with her family and bridesmaids at Devonport House, just a short distance from the church. Louise’s red rose bouquet was by Rachel Morgan Wedding Flowers. And her fascinator was by talented milliner and similarly named Rachel Trevor-Morgan.

Devonport House wedding preparations: wedding shoes ready for the big day by Star of the Sea Church wedding photographer Rebecca Portsmouth
Devonport House wedding preparations: a bridal gown waits ready for the bride to step into it
Devonport House wedding preparations: a bridal bouquet of red roses awaits a snowy wedding day
Devonport House wedding preparations - the finishing touches of shoes during the getting ready
Devonport House wedding preparations: the bride in her customised towelling dressing gown has her make-up done
Devonport House wedding preparations - a bride has the finishing touches done to her make-up
Devonport House wedding preparations - a bridesmaid finishes getting ready
Devonport House wedding preparations - a bride has her headpiece with net attached as a finishing touch

Star of the Sea Church

A 15-minute snowstorm (OK, a blizzard, in Greenwich terms) had Charlie sheltering under an umbrella outside Our Ladye Star of the Sea Church so he didn’t get too wet or cold and ushers busy with brooms, clearing snow from the steps.

Star of the Sea Church wedding in the snow on Crooms Hill
Star of the Sea Church wedding where the groom Charlie shelters under a golfing umbrella from the snow
Star of the Sea Church in the snow - ushers welcome wedding guests with golfing umbrellas
The bride and her bridesmaids arrive for her Star of the Sea Church wedding in a red London Routemaster bus.
Ushers help the bride navigate Crooms Hill in the snow before her Star of the Sea Church wedding
Bride and her father in the doorway before her Star of the Sea Church wedding
A bride and her father enter her Star of the Sea Church wedding, flanked by ushers
Star of the Sea Church wedding ceremony - Crooms Hill Greenwich, otherwise known as Our Ladye Star of the Sea by Greenwich photographer Rebecca Portsmouth
The Our Ladye Star of the Sea wedding ceremony of Louise and Charlie by Greenwich photographer Rebecca Portsmouth
Star of the Sea Church wedding photographer Rebecca Portsmouth: a photo of Louise and Charlie leaving their winter wedding ceremony .

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 their Trafalgar Tavern wedding reception backed down Crooms Hill beautifully without slipping in the snow and made its way carefully through Maritime Greenwich and past the Old Naval College.

Our Ladye Star of the Sea wedding photographer Rebecca Portsmouth shows photos of the ceremony of Louise and Charlie - outside with their dog and guests throwing confetti in Greenwich

While we had such crisp snow and clear skies, Louise, Charlie and I went for a walk along the river for some wedding portraits. We also sneaked a few couple portraits inside while guests were filing through to the Christmas-themed reception, complete with presents for the children.

The Trafalgar Tavern and Nelson in the snow
Bride and groom Louise + Charlie outside the Trafalgar Tavern in Greenwich on their snowy winter wedding day
Bride and groom Louise + Charlie walking along the Thames near the Trafalgar Tavern with the O2 of North Greenwich in the background, during their wedding portraits.
Bride and groom Louise + Charlie framed by the Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) Water Gate in the snow during their winter wedding portraits
Greenwich Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) winter wedding in the snow - Louise + Charlie with their red and white themed wedding (by Greenwich wedding photographer Rebecca Portsmouth)
Winter bride Louise on the stairs at the Trafalgar Tavern, with a white winter fur keeping her warm
Winter wedding celebrations with a Christmas Theme inside the Trafalgar Tavern, Greenwich
Winter wedding portraits of Louise + Charlie at the Trafalgar Tavern
The Trafalgar Tavern wedding venue in Greenwich lit up at night in winter, with snow on the ground.