Considering an A7 + FE50f1.8... good for this kind of situation?

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Considering an A7 + FE50f1.8... good for this kind of situation?
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I currently use an A6000 with a Sigma 30mm f/2.8. Overall, I'm happy with the results, but I've been considering getting an A7 since they're so cheap lately (sub $1000, which is the ballpark of what I want to spend). Why?

Take for example, this picture I took recently:

I'm somewhat happy with it. It's decently sharp and the A6000 did a nice job considering there wasn't a ton of light at this wedding. However, I'm not happy about the bokeh. There's some amount of separation between subject/background, but not as smooth and blurred as I'd want it to be. Of course, I'm using a 30mm at 2.8, so I can't expect miracles.

I can't shake the feeling that a full frame with the FE50mm f/1.8, would have given me more and smoother (probably also less noisy) bokeh in this shot; due to a combination of the larger sensor and the faster aperture (focal distance being moot as APSC 30 and FF 50 would be roughly equivalent).

Am I wrong in my assumption that I could actually benefit from an A7 + FE50f1.8 combo? I would purchase the FE50 this fall (to also use on the a6000) and the A7 in the spring.

 txabi's gear list:txabi's gear list
Nikon D3400 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G
Sony a6000 Sony Alpha a7
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