Although firefighters are accustomed to being called out during serious emergencies, it is rarely love that needs saving.  

But the London Fire Brigade crew based in Islington were ready to leap into action when one couple made a wedding SOS.

Julie and her fiancé Kevin were set to get married earlier this month at Islington Town Hall. But their plans hit a snag when their two witnesses to the ceremony were unable to attend.

Facing the prospect of cancelling her wedding, Julie contacted Islington Fire Station to see if they could help.

And luckily for the couple, two volunteers who were coming off duty were willing to step up.

Sub Officer Leroy Campbell and Firefighter Cameron Brereton donned undress uniforms and headed off to take part in the ceremony at the town hall.

While the nuptials took place, firefighters at the station planned another surprise for Julie and Kevin.

As the newlyweds left the town hall they discovered that the crews from Islington had arrived to form an impromptu guard of honour and joined them in celebrating the occasion. 

Station Commander Mick Palmer said: “Islington Fire Station always aim to be at the heart of our community, it's great that we were able to help on Julie and Kevin’s big day.

"I’m extremely proud of the crews, they get calls to help people in so many ways, but I think this may be a first! Everyone at the station wishes them all the best.”