Pretty in punk

Chelle & Adam, Married October 30, 2010

A graveyard may not be the typical backdrop for wedding photos, but for Chelle Wootten and Adam Bowes it was picture-perfect. The pair started as best friends, who later became partners in both life and business, running Chelle Wootten Photography (yes, Chelle even helped to shoot her own wedding). Busy capturing other people’s weddings, Chelle says that at first their planning got put on the back burner, but luckily she and Adam shared a vision for the day. “We wanted it to be the most untraditional traditional wedding,” she says, “kind of quirky and very our own, but with traditional things like a bouquet and garter toss and first dances.” A combination of her love for horror movies and his punk rock background set the tone for their big day, which was kept simple with lots of DIY help from friends and family. And Chelle’s tear-away wedding gown came in handy for the post-dinner punk show, which included a special performance from the groom’s band The Crimson Tides.


Dress Always and Forever
Hair Brandie Ingraham
Makeup Victoria Bouchard
Groom’s clothing Moores
Rings Chelle: People’s Jewellers | Adam: His late father
Venues The Bethune Ballroom (VG hospital), Halifax Curling Club
Caterer Jess West, Mary’s Cafe, Just Spring Rolls, Java Blend
Cake Alison MacLeod
Flowers My Mother’s Bloomers
Music No Flyers Please, The Green Reflectors, The Crimson Tides
Invitations DIY

Number of guests 150

Photography Chelle Wootten Photography, Cherakee Stoddard, Lenny Mullins and Candace Hoskin

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For a couple weeks at this time of year, the blooming cherry trees on Park Avenue make for the ultimate photo backdrop in the city. But what’s the most photogenic location year-round in HRM?

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