Bride and groom infront of PaintWorks Bristol Venue

As a wedding videographer, each love story I document holds a unique charm, a special narrative that unfolds before my lens for me to capture. Ben and Esther’s journey is no exception with their PaintWorks Bristol wedding. Theirs is a tale of serendipity, rekindled connections, and the timeless beauty of love. Let me take you through their magical day at PaintWorks in Bristol, where every moment was infused with joy and authenticity.

The Beginning: A Tale of Friendship Turned Love

Ben & Esther walking hand in hand down a wooded path

It was in the student halls of UWE in Bristol where Esther, dedicated to the Christian Union, and Benjamin, in his final year, first crossed paths. Little did they know that their initial encounter would lay the foundation for a bond that transcended time. Over 9 years ago, they became inseparable friends, sharing laughter, dreams, and countless memories. However, life took them on separate paths as Benjamin moved away from Bristol, and their connection faded into the background.

Fast forward to 2022, a decade later, when fate intervened in the form of a forgotten note. Esther stumbled upon a message from Benjamin, buried in the relics of the past in her bedroom. With a spark of nostalgia, she reached out, reigniting the embers of their friendship. A casual hangout in London became the catalyst for something more profound. Esther confessed her feelings, and Benjamin, intrigued, decided to explore what could be. Thus, their love story found its second chapter, a testament to the unpredictability of destiny.

The Proposal: A Serenade Amidst Nature’s Splendor

Engagements are moments frozen in time, etched with emotion and anticipation. For Ben and Esther, theirs unfolded amidst the tranquil beauty of Kleiner Tannenwald, Bad Homburg, Germany. As Esther ventured through the park, the crisp morning air filled with the promise of new beginnings. Little did she know, her life was about to change in the most enchanting way.

Turning a corner, Esther found herself immersed in a scene straight out of a fairytale. Benjamin stood amidst a colonnade on a serene pond, his eyes reflecting the depth of his love. With words as sweet as the melody surrounding them, he knelt before her, a symbol of his unwavering commitment. In that fleeting moment, amidst nature’s embrace, Esther said yes, and two souls embarked on a journey towards forever.

Ben & esther kissing outside Arnos Vale

Anticipation and Excitement: A Day of Joy

As the day of their union approached, anticipation hung in the air, thick with excitement and emotion. For Ben and Esther, the prospect of seeing each other, exchanging vows, and celebrating with loved ones filled their hearts with joy. PaintWorks in Bristol stood as the picturesque backdrop for their love story to unfold, a canvas awaiting the brushstrokes of their affection.

With each shot I captured, I witnessed the palpable connection between Ben and Esther, a love that radiated warmth and sincerity. From the tender moments shared during their couple shots at Arnos Vale Cemetery to the lively energy of their reception, every scene spoke volumes about the depth of their bond. And amidst the whirlwind of festivities, Esther’s anticipation for dancing and the allure of delicious food added to the infectious energy of the day. They even had an impressive table full of different types of cakes baked by guests following their ceremony.

Groom kisses bride on the cheek at Arnos Vale cemetery.


In conclusion, Ben and Esther’s wedding was a testament to the power of love’s resilience and the beauty of unexpected beginnings. As a wedding videographer, it was an honor to document their journey, immortalising the laughter, tears, and heartfelt promises exchanged on that unforgettable day. May their love continue to blossom, a beacon of hope and inspiration for all who witness it.

Bride and her group of bridesmaids pushing flowers into the air

As you embark on your own journey of love and commitment, remember that every moment is a chapter waiting to be written, a story waiting to be told. Let it unfold with grace, embrace the unexpected, and cherish the beauty of each new beginning.

If you are planning your upcoming wedding, please feel free to get in contact here or read through some more of my recent blogs to hear some of my other couple’s lovely stories.

Photographer – Carina Tess

Second Videographer – Damian Wills Photography

Hair – Bridal Hair by Jodie

Florist – The Rambling Rose

Dress – The White Outlet

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