Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Halloween Wedding !!


When the call came through from Carl's father to book I was really excited to shoot our first Halloween wedding!! 


As soon as I heard that Carl & Clare had EVERYTHING themed including all the guests being asked to wear red and black I knew it definitely wasn't going to be your average wedding especially when I found out Metallica was on the cards somewhere along the lines!  BRILLIANT!

They arrived together at Bridgwater Registry Office in a beautiful 1963 Rover 110. Clare was dressed in a tight, body hugging black, ankle length dress with black roses and detailing around the neck, her hair curled with a black fascinator, a stunning red rose bouquet, her custom Dr Martin's and a black Metallica emblem necklace.  

Carl was in a black suit, red shirt and black tie, contrasting with his Bestmen in black shirts and red ties. 

Clare's Maid of Honour, Tara, was dressed in a red and black dress and silver and red necklace, matching earrings and a red rose corsage. 

The Bridesmaids were Carl & Clare's daughters, dressed in knee length red dresses with black swirly rose patterns, black tights, black cardys, red shoes, red mini rose bouquets and cheeky smiles!

Walking down the aisle to "Nothing Else Matters" by Metallica with her father and her 2 girls in front, Clare looked as calm as when they arrived to the venue. Carl, stood at the front with his 2 Bestmen definitely looked the more nervous of the couple!  

 After the Ceremony the couple walked out to "For Whom The Bell Tolls" again by Metallica.

As the couple's wedding reception was at the Castle Club in Bridgwater I had suggested we shoot the group photographs in Bridgwater's King's Square, a beautiful square of Georgian buildings with a small park in it's centre which I knew would look amazing at this time of year with its abundance of autumn leaves from the ancient chestnut trees.



After the group photos it was starting to get a bit chilly but Carl & Clare were still game for some photos so I grabbed some relaxed shots of the happy Halloween couple walking through the park in the autumn leaves and around the side streets of King's Square as they walked to the Castle Club for their reception.


The reception was done up with Halloween decorations, carved pumpkins on all the tables as well as sweets and treats! I especially loved their cake, again in their theme - very dark chocolate icing and red rose petals topped off with awesome and very accurate models of Carl and Clare handmade by Tara the Maid of Honour.

Congratulations to Carl & Clare!


  1. Such a good idea and some really great photos! Congratulations guys and good work Justin : ) xxx


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