The wedding took place at one of the numerous churches that Bristol seems to have. The wedding 'breakfast' at 5.30 in the afternoon was vegetarian or chicken curry followed by unusual flavours of hand-made ice-creams.
In the evening, the party moved to The Trinity Centre, a short walk from the hotel, along Old Market Street - not the most salubrious area - to reach The Trinity Centre, which was well away from housing therefore noise from the live bands was not a problem!
Sunday, the hottest day of the heatwave, we used the foot-bridge to reach the park opposite the hotel and, as we neared the other side, tip-toed through the debris left from the Gay Pride weekend - pity there wasn't some pride in keeping the park tidy. We meandered along parts of the river before turning back to wander through the shopping centre where there are numerous fashion stores from designer to affordable plus a couple of department stores.
There was also a 'Gromit' display throughout the city! Bristol has everything in a compact area and is well worth a few days' visit. With only half a day available for sightseeing, we were unable to take advantage of other attractions, such as the SS Great Britain. Just take a quick look at the other things to do in Bristol.
Back in Hertfordshire, if you are planning a wedding, here are some useful websites:
- Hansons - wedding caterers
- Novelties Direct for wholesale party supplies
- Classic Wedding Car Hire - chauffeured limousines