Comic Books + Sunshine Engagement

There is nothing better than a real life {www} reader getting in touch with you with emails like this….

“Dear Lou, So first of all, I wanted to say how much I love your blog – we’re getting married in just under three months and WWW is a really fab find for ideas and inspiration! One of the things that it’s really helped us do is remember that our wedding should be about the two of us and the things that matter to us. Since we’re both big geeks that’s turning into a lot of fun ;)”

How amazing is that?! I so love hearing from you guys, especially when you are so lovely to me :-) Anyway the lovey bride to be in question is Eleanor, who got in touch with me to see if i would feature her and Martin’s amazing engagement shoot. ER yes?!

These two are self proclaimed geeks {love them already} and brought along their comic books for their shoot…. i cannot wait to see their wedding!!! See more about these two at the end of the post.

Thanks so much to the amazing London based wedding photographer, Celine Chaplin Photography for sharing her beautiful images today, here is what she had to say about the shoot;

“You gotta love London, and when I met Eleanor and Martin and they told me about their day I was too excited for words… We decided to coincide their engagement shoot with a trip to go through the details of their day, and so we visited the church where they’re getting married, then popped along to Green Park for some fun with their comic books and the deck chairs…. I love that time of year as the season is just changing and the leaves are beginning to fall from the trees… I can’t wait until Eleanor and Martin’s winter wedding in January… I wonder if it’ll be a white one!”

More from the couple….

We first met through friends about 7 years ago. Our friends thought we should get together at the time, but nothing happened. We lost touch for a while, until in 2006 Martin and his brother turned up pretty randomly at a Bonfire Night party my flatmates and I were throwing just off Battersea Park. We really hit it off and there are some hilarious pictures of us mocking each other in the kitchen as we try to work out which of us is the bigger secret geek! (His geekery isn’t actually so secret, but I like to fly a little bit under the radar.) We didn’t swap numbers, but a few days later I got his email from a mutual friend and made up an excuse to start a conversation and ask him out.

Our first date was at an inexcusably tasteless location – the Marlborough Head, which a Halloween themed pub somewhere south of Oxford Street. I have no idea why I chose it! But we had a great time and very quickly discovered that we were a really great match.

Then in September last year (2010) we went out to Ibiza for one of my friends’ 30th birthday party. We had a really fab time and barely slept for about five days! On the last day, Martin and I were taking some time out and walking into Ibiza Old Town, and I was nagging him about getting a haircut. He agreed to do that as long as I’d do something for him. I agreed a bit reluctantly and turned around – and there he was on one knee with the ring! I burst into tears over his lovely proposal and didn’t stop crying until a couple walking past congratulated us, at which point Martin had to admit that I hadn’t actually answered yet! Obviously the answer was yes – although I’m sure that no groom dreams of his wife-to-be responding to his proposal with ‘oh my god, I’m going to be sick’. :P

We’re hoping that the wedding itself will be a combination of the two sides of us as a couple. We live in Angel (we’re both born Londoners) and we love all the culture, the bars, the clubs and the pace of city life. (My weakness for designer shoes is also well documented – I got my Jimmy Choo Couture wedding shoes before I’d even started dress shopping!) But we’re also a pair of big geeks – I love a bit of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (who doesn’t?;) and if I was reincarnated as anyone I’d want it to be Wonderwoman. Martin of course is just as bad (but would rather not be Wonderwoman)!

We’re still finessing some of the details ahead of the wedding in January, but we’re hoping that we’ll be able to capture a bit of both: first with the religious significance and beauty of St George’s in Hanover Square, and then the reception at the gorgeous May Fair Hotel, alongside a few bits and pieces that reflect that other side of our personalities.

But maybe it’s not too late for me to swap my dress for a Wonderwoman costume? ;) “


Ohhhh Jimmy Choos ;-)) and yes wonderwoman for the evening Eleanor ;-) hehe!!! Thanks so much guys… best of luck with the rest of your wedding plans xoxo


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