Great Gatsby themed wedding at Paintworks Bristol.

Paige and Ryan got married at the Paintworks, Bristol, late in the summer. It was such a unique wedding, I loved all the little 1920s details and outfits. Peaky Blinders came to rule the southwest of England.

Getting ready

Paige and the girls got ready at the Paintworks lofts that were also conveniently close to the vending venue. At first, none of us knew what Paige was going to wear. As a medical assistant in the Royal Navy, we could only speculate whether it would be her gala uniform or wedding gown. After the bridal party got into their golden sequin dresses, Paige made an entrance in her beautiful honey-kissed silky dress. 

The ceremony

The ceremony and reception were held at The Paintworks event space. Great location for creative souls. Paige and Ryan went for the Gatsby look and feel. Ryan stood by the altar in his military gala uniform, so nervous but also excited to see his wife-to-be, Paige. The ceremony began with Paige’s siblings walking down the aisle holding signs ‘Here comes the bride’ and ‘Last chance to run!’. The whole room shared the giggle. It was a touching ceremony, full of exciting laughs and wild hand squeezes.

After the ceremony, guests have showered the newlyweds with confetti – I love this part! Then we took a couple of group photographs and a few couple portraits. At the same time, everyone else was enjoying themselves in the courtyard. 

The reception

After the ceremony, the groom has changed to his outfit from gala uniform to Gatsby like waistcoats with sleeve bands. Ladies, however, dressed in flapper styled dresses with sparkly headpieces. Paige and Ryan chose to have their wedding at Paintworks Bristol because it’s an open space with lots of possibilities for personalisation.

I had so much fun shooting this one of a kind wedding, and I really hope for more of these in the future! 


Venue: Paintworks Bristol

Make-up:  Maria Lucas

Are you getting married at Paintworks Bristol? I’m so excited to hear about all your plans, please get in touch!