Bombs Away

Leila Murphy and James Woodfield married at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Little Brickhill on Saturday 6th April 2013


James and I met at work as we are both Police Officers. After our church ceremony we had reception drinks in a small marquee at my father's home address, The Old Rectory which is next door to the church.

This was followed by a reception at the Sculpture Gallery, Woburn Abbey.

I wore a slim A-line strapless gown called Geneva by Maggie Sottero, which was from The Ivory Wardrobe, Woburn Sands.

It had a dipped neckline, corset closure and Mikado flowers on the banded natural waist and throughout the skirt. I borrowed a veil from a friend and a lace bolero for the church which completed the look.

James, his Groomsmen and our Pageboy all wore traditional tails from Forgarty Mens Formal Hire, Leighton Buzzard.

I chose a dusky pink colour for the day and the tables just had to have a police theme! Our favours were small bath bombs for the ladies and small soaps for the gentlemen, as James proposed by attending the LUSH shop to make a bath bomb with my belated mothers engagement ring inside. He did this as I’m obsessed with bath bombs! 


We had a horse drawn carriage to take us from my father's home address toThe Sculpture Gallery, which was a dream come true as my mother and father had one on their wedding day and I had wanted one ever since.

Before sitting down for our meal, we had a caricaturist to entertain our guests, everyone still talks about it now!

We also had a photo booth in the evening, which caused a lot of fun amongst the guests, and gave us some great memories to look back on!

We ended the evening with a live band and then guests could catch the shuttle bus back into Woburn, where The Inn at Woburn had been kept open for the bridal party.

For our honeymoon we went to South Africa on safari, followed by a relaxing 12 days in Mauritius. 



Kate from Kate Everall Photography took so many wonderful photographs on our wedding day, paying particular attention to the small details you forget you may want photographed.

James and I felt completely relaxed with Kate.

Our album tells the story of the whole day from start to finish and we’re over the moon with our photographs. 

Photography by Kate Everall Photography,

Share article: