When searching for a venue, Ettie and Sara knew that finding a venue that was fun and would allow for the couple to express their personalities and style, rather than something prescriptive. Circomedia was perfect. Right in central Bristol, it was convenient for guests and had plenty of accommodation options nearby for those traveling.
Although a circus theme wasn’t always what Ettie and Sara had in mind, Circomedia brought a vision to life. The longest-running circus school in England didn’t just mean that there would be some unique entertainment, it also had elements of Indian food – which made sense as the lovers got engaged in India a year and a half before the wedding day.
The styling was mainly DIY, the table names each adorned with an Indian spice name—each table decorated with spices from the couple’s local Indian supermarket.
The couple had two favorite moments from the wedding day. Ettie had arranged a colorful tuk-tuk to have the brides arrive at the venue in – a complete surprise to Sara. And later on, at the reception, they played speech roulette where all the guests were able to put their name into a hat, and if they got selected, they did an unprepared two-minute speech. It made for some incredible reflections on the past, and there was even an improvised song!
There was also an accidental first dance. Although Ettie and Sara hadn’t planned to have one, when the band started playing ‘September’ by Earth, Wind and Fire, all the guests made a circle around the newlyweds on the dance floor. The couple embraced it and hair their first dance as wife and wife.
A celebration that will be unforgettable; for the lovers and the guests.
Photographer Chloe Mary Photo
Catering Msala Library
Ceremony Bristol Registry Office
Entertainment Electric Groove Deluxe
Outfits M&S, Debenhams
Printer Hounsfield Printers
Reception Venue Circomedia
Signage Mike Stuart
Stationery Mike Stuart
Transport Hello Tuk Tuk
Wedding Rings Lilia Nash