An Outdoor, DIY, ‘Medieval Arabic’ Wedding Celebration

When Chris & Colleen contacted their photographer Jonathan, they described their wedding theme as ‘Medieval Arabic’, he knew he was in for a real treat. “When I heard that, I knew we’d be in for a ton of FUN!” he told me. The couple certainly didn’t disappoint, putting their all into their unusual and utterly gorgeous ideas.

On the 14th August, the couple got married in the beautiful rural setting of Verona, NY. The groom is in a band call Blood Ceremony (and will be on tour in Europe next Spring) so as you can imagine this was one truly authentic Rock n Roll wedding! “With a band name like Blood Ceremony, one may expect certain aesthetic details in its Bass Guitarist’s Wedding Ceremony,” Jonathan continued. “As the photographer, I came with an open mind and a wild imagination fueled with thoughts of what I read online regarding the band. Most notably, the Toronto based band is self described as being “anti-war, but pro-horror”. The description of the music was cryptic and engaging; ‘Now we slay the stages of the universe with heavy riffs, paranoia-inducing trills and 1970s fills.”

“I did further research and discovered that their influences were rooted in bands that I knew like Black Sabbath, Jethro Tull, and The Who. But they were also inspired from things that I wasn’t so familiar with, like mystical forests, candlelit chambers, gothic castles, and Euro-horror films. Needless to say-this Wedding had the potential to be very Rock and Roll!”

Thank you to Chris & Colleen and their photographer Jonathan for sharing these today