Carla & Jonny’s Wedding at Arnos Vale
Well. What can I say about Carla and Jonny’s wedding. There are some wedding days that just leave you speechless and this was one of them – all for the best reasons, of course! Carla’s career and passion as a pathologist (and current curator of a pathology museum) really set the scene for the day and where else would you to choose to get married with a love for the dead than Arnos Vale, the beautiful Victorian cemetery in the centre of Bristol. Arriving to this amazing venue in her gorgeous black dress and a hearse (yes, you read that right) their wedding day began as one of the most unique and alternative wedding days I have ever witnessed!
Their wedding ceremony was in the beautiful Underwood Centre at Arnos Vale which provided a perfect chilled out spot to start the day. It was so lovely to see how much these two adore each other – so much love and laughter! After the ceremony they warmed up their guests on the October afternoon with mulled wine to warm and toasting marshmallows in the fire pit!
After a short walk through the woods filled with amazing gothic tombstones, all the guests were led to the Anglican Chapel for a hog roast wedding breakfast (my favourite!) while I led the bride and groom off for a private moment in the woods for their couples wedding photos. Their look was just perfect for the venue and I had so much fun posing these guys – even more I loved just leaving them to it and capturing their natural moments as it sunk in that they had just got married! After the wedding breakfast was the cutting of the cake – please take a minute to appreciate Liz from Chocolate Delores AMAZING chocolate skull creation. What a wedding cake!
The evening was all fun and laughter with a rockabilly band and a temporary tattoo station (honestly, what more could you want!) and I left them to their evening with almost everyone on the dance floor. I honestly could not have enjoyed being the wedding photography at this amazing, unique, gothic wedding at Arnos Vale any more. Massive congratulations to Carla and Jonny!
Wedding Bouquet – Purple Violets Floristry
Wedding Cake – Chocolate Delores
Bride’s Wedding Dress – Cathy Telle
Wedding Catering – Kate’s Kitchen
Hearse – L.W. Clutterbuck
Rockabilly Band – The Crawling Kingsnakes
Wedding Photography at Arnos Vale
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