This event was something else and definitely one that I won’t be forgetting in a hurry. The Vampyresque Summer Salon took place in Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol where guests were given a guided walking tour full of history and interesting stories about the graves. Then it was a tea and cake reception by Ward and Williams alongside a surprise Victorian horse drawn hearse for the photo corner.
Dinner catered by Kates Kitchen took place in the Anglican Chapel of Rest by candlelight – Not only was the food amazing but so was the company. We enjoyed an atmospheric reading followed by a beautiful and haunting performance by violinist Paul Mercer who for me was the highlight of the entire evening.
To finish, guests enjoyed a minuet dancing lesson and bat watching with a bat expert!
So much went into this event and I feel very lucky that I was both asked to photograph it and join as a guest. I met so many lovely and interesting people and had an amazing experience I will never forget.