Brides Up North

You Are My Sunshine! A Real Destination Engagement Shoot In Lake Como – Lou & Chris (Plus One!)

November 20th, 2012 | Julia Braime

.

Jess Petrie Photography

.

.

Baby, it’s cold (and grim) outside.  And it’s a Tuesday. Ugh. 

.

But not in Lake Como, Italy, where it feels like Sunday every day of the week, and where we head this afternoon to hear about Lou & Chris’ love story and their destination wedding.  Let’s fly away.

.

With images by Jess Petrie Photography.

.

.

Jess Petrie Photography

.

.

Lou says:  We got engaged on Christmas day. Chris wrapped the ring box in a box and in another box until it looked much bigger. He put it in a stocking until later in the evening when we were alone. It was a total surprise.

.

.

Jess Petrie Photography

.

.

We got married in a beautiful Villa at Lake Como on 27th September 2013.

.

.

Jess Petrie Photography

.

.

Jess Petrie Photography

.

.

Jess Petrie Photography

.

.

We knew each other at school but Chris got in touch on Facebook 22 years later. We led totally different lives so would never have met otherwise.  After talking on Facebook for a few months we agreed to meet. Chris is in the army and was recovering from surgery on his hip. I dragged him on crutches up and down steps to the restaurant I wanted, he was in pain as I chatted away but he never said. He said I was like an armadillo… a hard back with a soft underbelly and I was intrigued he had analysed me so well and so soon.

.

.

Jess Petrie Photography

.

.

Jess Petrie Photography

.

.

Jess Petrie Photography

.

.

I knew that he was the one within a few months. The hours would fly when we were together. We were married within just two years. At 40 we knew what we wanted!

.

.

Jess Petrie Photography

.

.

Jess Petrie Photography

.

.

Jess Petrie Photography

.

.

I love that he has such strong values and cares about my welfare before anything else in life. And that he adores and gets on so well with my five year old daughter. 

.

.

Jess Petrie Photography

.

.

Jess Petrie Photography

.

.

Jess Petrie Photography

.

.

Jess Petrie Photography

.

.

Our greatest wish for married life is to live a simple life as a happy family in comfort.

.

.

Jess Petrie Photography

.

.

Jess Petrie Photography

.

.

Jess Petrie Photography

.

.

The engagement shoot was suggested by our photographer Jess so that we could get used to each other and to being in front of the camera.  The shoot was fabulous and definitely made us more relaxed for the big day.

.

.

Jess Petrie Photography

.

.

Jess Petrie Photography

.

.

We’ll be back to share our gorgeous wedding photographs with Brides Up North shortly. 

.

.

Jess Petrie Photography

.

.

Congratulations Lou & Chris!

.

.

Get in touch to share your own love story with Brides Up North.  Here’s how

.

.

  – Images © 2012 Jess Petrie Photography

This is not a sponsored post

Contact Brides Up North to submit your business as a Featured Supplier 

.

.

Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+share on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInEmail to someone

join the northern revolution

Would you like to see your real wedding, love story, styled shoot, forthcoming event or wedding business featured on Brides Up North? Contact Brides Up North for real wedding and features submissions or details of our advertising packages.

contact us to be featured on brides up north

comments

  • November 20, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    What a wonderful shoot – it really captures the atmosphere of the location as well as the fun the family are having! I so love that chocolate ice cream shot and the kissing one at the end.

  • November 21, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Oh Lou & Chris, thank you for cheering up this wet dreary day with these gorgeous pics of you all looking so lovely and happy x

have your say

Your email is never shared. Required fields are marked *

about the author

Julia Braime
Former lawyer and bride to be Julia founded Brides Up North in 2010 with a chip on her shoulder. Frustrated by the poor Northern presence in glossy bridal magazines and online, she decided to do something about it herself. Astounded by the rapid growth of her blog and brand, Julia now manages Brides Up North’s online content alongside their busy wedding exhibition season, industry events and related commissions. And she’s always, always, got a new project on the go…

learn more about Julia Braime