Heloise & Flynn, Bombed Out Church Wedding Liverpool
Heloise and Flynn’s wedding took place in the beautiful St Lukes Church affectionately known as the Bombed out church in Liverpool.
The iconic building was first constructed in the 1800s designed by John Foster, senior and John Foster, junior. It is a notable example of what is known as the Georgian Perpendicular Gothic Style. It features the first metal bell frame in the world, but was destroyed in the spring of 1941 after the German Luftwaffe carried out a series of devastating raids on Liverpool
From 2007 till 2014, Urban Strawberry Lunch organised the day-to-day maintenance of St Lukes and coordinated a diverse calendar of regular exhibitions and events inside the grounds. In addition to this, they arranged showings of films, and many dance, poetry, and drama performances. Since 2014 to present day, Ambrose Reynolds (father of Heloise), former Artistic Director for Urban Strawberry Lunch, joined other members of the community to create a new organisation, ‘Bombed Out Church’; named after the building’s colloquial name. They have since continued the work started by USL, maintaining the church as a creative hub for the community.
In my days of photographing for the Liverpool Philharmonic I was involved with photographing a project with Urban Strawberry Lunch, little did I know that so many years later I would have the honour of photographing Ambrose’s daughter’s wedding at the Bombed out Church.
It was Heloise and her lovely mum Jilly who came to see me and booked me for the wedding. I felt so excited and privileged that they had chosen me and it was lovely to have a link to the family from my past days of photographing for the Liverpool Philharmonic.
It was a beautiful day full of emotion. I can’t tell you how stunning Heloise looked in her beautiful gown. Everything about the day was just magical and we loved photographing every minute of it.
Wedding shoes and Gown Supplier: Harriet Wilde
Bridesmaid dresses: Catherine Deane
Flowers girls/ page: Monsoon
Cake maker: Jilly Reynolds
String Quartet :Vicky Mutch (solo cellist)
Band if applicable: TBC
Jewellery/Rings: Bride: family heirlooms,
Venue dressing: The Bridal Party / Bombed Out Church Team
Honeymoon Destination: Athens & Hydra Island, Greece
Neil and I wish Heloise and Flynn every happiness in their married life.
Love Sam & Neil xxx