Well, it’s been a bit of a year, hasn’t it?
Now before I get into anything else, take a second, scroll back up, LOOK AT THE JOY in that top photograph, and realise that there is still something to celebrate and be positive about.
This March, right on the very cusp of hitting busy season, weddings stopped for us, and many couples, like the folks above, had their wedding postponed at just a few day’s notice. After waiting nearly seven months, cutting their guest list to 30, then cutting it again to 15, this wedding finally went ahead against the odds. They weren’t even officially allowed confetti, hence those cool funky streamers – more evidence of ingenuity and creativeness when faced with problems and restrictions.
I’m very pleased that it did go ahead, of course, and looking back on some of the images we captured that day – full of love, life and laughter – has confirmed for me that small (or ‘micro’ if you’re trendy) weddings are actually pretty darned awesome!
I may not have been to many weddings this year, but without fail every single one I have attended has been relaxed, intimate, friendly, fun and full of love and appreciation. Every bride I’ve talked to has told me they have found the process easier and less frantic, and just generally more enjoyable all round.
Going small doesn’t mean compromising on quality, in fact, it can mean the opposite because there’s budget to spare 😉 Have a look at the amazing cakes below by The Pantry Door & Bake Ashbourne, the table settings and centrepieces by Inspired Hire – small and intimate can still be stylish and perfect.
Get in touch and talk to me about bespoke photography packages if you are planning a smaller wedding or are going ahead with your wedding with reduced numbers this winter, I’ll be happy to help however I can!
Meantime, have a look at some of the fun I’ve had with smaller weddings this year…