The Bride and Groom, Holly & Jeff certainly picked an unusual venue for their wedding, but after spending several dates there Bristol Zoo had always held a special place in their hearts. It is hard to imagine getting married at a zoo, but luckily for them they have the beautiful Clifton Pavillions where you can hold your ceremony and reception
The 12th of April was rather a wet day, but we were not going to let it dampen anyone's spirit, after all despite all the planning in the world you cannot do anything about the weather. Obviously if you are getting married outdoors its always best to have a back up plan, especially if your over here in the UK.
So after rustling up a hearty breakfast for everyone it was time to get ready, first to arrive was the hairdresser, Holly had already had a run through, which might I add is essential so on the day Lisa knew exactly what Holly wanted. Shortly afterwards the Make up lady - also called Lisa arrived. I must add that they were both great, very friendly and professional and did a super job.
Holly opted for comfort rather than fashion on her wedding day, so she bought some comfy converse in her favourite colour Pink! and had them decorated with gems, she even had the date added which I thought was a really nice touch
Her dress was beautiful, decorated with lace.
Holly chose beautiful pink and white Gerbera's and cream roses for her bouquets they were beautifully put together by a local florist.
Just to add a different twist a Campervan by the name of Dennis was the wedding transport for the day, courtesy of comfy campers nr bristol.
The wedding venue looked beautiful all decked out in pink and white, this was done by enchanted weddings of bristol
One really fun element to the wedding was these fabulous balloons, I can assure you they were a real focal point and to some extent nearly stole the show! they provided great amusement for all the guests and the children simply loved them
And So the Ceremony begins.......
Holly was escorted down the aisle by her brother Chris
The couple said their vows which they had written themselves
and brought a tear to everyones eyes
Signing of the register
Then it was reception time. I am proud to say that I also made the sweet centrepieces for the tables
It ended up being fairly amusing as the guests later got into a bidding war with the sweets, trying to swap sweets from their centrepiece for others at different tables.
The tables were also named after penguins, another of the brides favourite things.
Personalised egg cups were favours for the guests, although the size of the cadbury creme eggs seems to have shrunk rather so alas they did not sit properly in the cups. Still a small detail which I do not think the guests were too bothered by.
I often find that brides worry so much about all the little touches,but at the end of the day the guests are there to see you and your groom say your vows, that is the most important thing and everything else is extra.
Another great idea was that the couple bought the groomsmen and best men a cartoon in a frame, such a great idea
Then it was time to go off around the Zoo for photos
I am not sure who let this one in?
I will shortly be asking the bride for some more feedback on her day and to give some useful tips and ideas.