Jen and Joe met at a Slipknot gig four years ago. They got talking and bonded at the bar over black Sambuca. When it came to planning their April 2019 wedding, there was only one theme that would work – heavy metal, of course!
With a budget of £14,000, the couple were married at Deighton Lodge, a glam, bespoke barn wedding venue near York. With a relatively blank canvas to work with, they were able to bring in elements they love to bring their heavy metal day to life. They focused on including lots of skulls, black and leather throughout their decor. Jen had a bespoke dress made especially to show off her tattoos. The bridesmaids were wearing black and the groom rocked a chic three-piece suit with a patterned shirt. They bought mini bottles and filled them with their favorite rum as wedding favors, and the groom used these as everyone’s toast drink during his speech.
Their ceremony was a quick, informal affair with red petals scattered everywhere. They exchanged rings (black, of course) and signed the register to songs by Black Label Society before kicking off their very metal wedding reception with personalized metal-themed cocktails served out of a VW van. They carried on the party by turning the barn into an old-school metal nightclub; first with live music that the groom joined to sign for a Foo Fighters number, and It was such a hit that the groom was given a black eye by the best man from head banging too enthusiastically!