Wow, I’m still playing catch up with 2018’s weddings. I guess that’s what moving and renovating a house does to your time, something has to give. Anyway, Ali and Jim’s Bristol Paintworks wedding was a blast and I’ve really wanted to say a few words about it. What stood out for me was how much laughing went on and how many giggles I had throughout the day. Ali and Jim clearly like to have a good laugh and enjoy life as much as possible, the wedding reflected this in a big way, even in the decor and details. You’ll notice Marmite jars everywhere in the image, there must have been hundreds of small marmite jars consumed in the run up to the wedding by family and friends. People that used to love the stuff now possibly hate it forever!
The day started in the usual very chilled way. As it was all fairly local for me I could pop over to where the groom was getting ready at Dougie Johns in Redland. It was there I realised that the groom had an identical twin brother. Wasn’t expecting that. Beard size helped me to differentiate between them, and that one was stood next to the bride for a large part of the day!
I’ve always had a real like for industrial surroundings and a Bristol Paintworks wedding gives you loads of that but at the same time keeping it a bit warm and cosy. For me it’s the perfect venue for a wedding. Ali had clearly spent a lot of time getting loads of small details ready for the day. Apart from the Marmite glasses, there were small art installations dotted around everywhere. The personal touch was really lovely.
Weddings at the Bristol Paintworks look so cool, Ali and Jim made it look even cooler. They both looked totally amazing and Ali’s dress was unique and totally stunning.
Looking back through these images makes me want to do it all again. Thanks guys!
Oh and one more thing (maybe a bonus thing!?). There was no cake cutting! There wasn’t actually a cake at all, there were tray-bakes instead! YES!!!
Anyway here’s some images from the day. Hope you enjoy.
Gear used on the day.
2 x Canon 6d (yes I’m still rocking the original and possibly best Canon camera ever)
Fujinon 35mm 1.4 (possibly the best 50mm equivalent lens ever made)
Sigma Art 35mm 1.4
Canon 85mm 1.8
Yongnuo 560IV flash for the dance floor and some dragged shutter fun.