Happy Friday everyone. I hope you have managed to get through the week OK? It’s fair to say that it’s been a pretty rubbish week in the world of weddings. On Tuesday we were struck with the news that weddings were restricted to 15 people only, meaning that many of you have had to make the tough decision whether to cut back your guest numbers again or postpone till next year. It’s so hard for everyone, couples and suppliers alike, I totally feel your pain! However, we stand strong and we will get through this. You will get married and your day will be magical, whether you decide to do it with just a few of you or you re-book for future times. Whatever decision you make, please believe that love will win in the end. So with that in mind let’s move onto todays wonderful industrial wedding from Bristol. Sally and George loved the exposed bricks and industrial vibe that the Paintworks event space gave them and they filled the venue with fairy lights, gin bottles and plenty of flowers. Ryan Goold Photography did a wonderful job of capturing the day for us, for what looks to be a fun filled, laid back day.
The day was the perfect party with our closest friends and family. We danced late in to the evening, eating cheese and drinking wine.
Sally and George were married on 28th September 2019 at the Paintworks event space in Bristol. ‘We loved the industrial look to the venue with exposed brick and metal work. It’s pretty local to where we live, making quick trips for planning purposes easy. We had 96 guests and it took 18 months from engagement (although we didn’t really do anything for the first 6 months apart from book the venue!)’
How they met
A long time ago! We went to school together and have been together since July 2007.
On an early morning walk through Victoria Park in Bath George got down on one knee. We then had brunch in our favourite restaurant before a trip to the jeweller to finalise the engagement ring design and pick the stones!
How did you allocate your budget?
We decided on the things that were important to us to spend money on. Then tried to keep the rest to a minimum – doing as much as we could ourselves.
Where did you splurge and where did you save?
We decided to spend on photographer, live band and food/drink. Saved on my dress and table decorations!
How did you choose your photographer?
We knew we wanted a reportage style wedding photography and found Ryan online. We loved his relaxed style and he was local to us!
Dress – WHISTLES. Earrings – anthropologie. Shoes – Kurt Geiger. Our rings (including engagement ring) were made for us by Gold and Platinum Studio, Bath.
The suit and bridesmaids
George’s suit was Ted Baker and bridesmaids dresses were ASOS!
Theme or colour scheme
Not particularly. You could argue forest green and some burgundy. But we wanted a really relaxed feel. Without the need for everything to match perfectly.
Relaxed style bouquets from Roots floral design, Bristol. They also created a beautiful arch for us. The table flowers we did ourselves putting eucalyptus and gypsophilia in gin bottles.
Decoration was sorted by the in house events company sxs events. We chose from the bundles they offered for lighting and added some paper lanterns to the ceiling.
Pizza! With Bocabar next door you can’t go wrong with pizza. We had cake for dessert and a cheese ‘cake’ from The Bristol Cheesemonger for later in the evening.
I love baking and always knew I would make my own wedding cake. It was simple. 3 tiers, 3 different flavours. Strawberry Victoria sponge, Lemon drizzle and raspberry ripple. I also made a vegan chocolate cake for our vegan guests! It was a great distraction early morning on the day putting it all together!
We booked a live band from talking bird music based in Cardiff. They were so great at suggesting an ensemble that would fit with what we wanted and our space.
Who supplied the stationery?
A friend of ours designed our invitations that we then had printed.
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We bought a house 2 months before the wedding and moved house the week before. We decided to escape to Snowdonia national park and have sheep as our neighbours for a week. We stayed in a stunning cabin that we found through unique home stays.
We did a lot ourselves. The table decorations were all gin bottles collected by our friends and family filled with flowers and candles.
The day was mostly dry but late in the evening it started pouring with rain. Ryan got us outside for some of the best photos from the day and we loved it!
Advice for other couples
Rain absolutely does not ruin your wedding day. Do what YOU want to do and forget about what other people say you SHOULD do.
The rain wasn’t really a surprise when we chose to get married in the South West! Food vanishes quickly so as the bride and groom get in there quick! I still can’t quite believe it but the day ran so smoothly with no real hiccups. There weren’t many surprises at all.
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Iʼm based just outside of Bath, Somerset living with my wife Abigail, 18month old son Leo and our 9 year old pug Frank.I like to capture moments as they happen. I like to get in the mix of it all and I often find myself stuck in the middle of the dance floor. My style is purely documentary apart from the occasional group shot, and I always try to capture moments as discretely as possible so your guests forget that theyʼre being papped when theyʼre dancing like crazy later in the night.