Cast Study: Jess & Matt – Arnos Vale Wedding Photographers
Jess & Matt chose a cemetery for their wedding day. Unusual, yes, but nothing was ‘normal’, ‘traditional’ or ‘conventional’ about their wedding day at Arnos Vale. The same could be said about their Arnos Vale wedding photographers.
Jess had grown up playing in the then abandoned and overgrown Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol. The Cemetery was opened in 1837 and all the buildings were designed by Charles Underwood. During the 20th century the cemetery fell into disrepair, and local groups began campaigning for its restoration. In 2003 it was featured on the BBC programme Restoration. The cemetery was a South West region runner-up and has since received a £4.8 million Heritage Lottery Fund grant.
“We wanted photos that were vibrant, non traditional and that captured the beauty of the location.” – Jess & Matt
Following the ceremony at the chapel Jess & Matt were greeted by the Ambling Band who serenaded them through the canapes and group photos the led the wedding party down Bath Road into Bristol. The celebrations took place at The Thunderbolt and went on late. Very late.