Well who had ever heard of a Micro Wedding pre 2020? No, me neither. Smaller weddings were often described as “intimate” or “bijou” or an “elopement”. Then Covid-19 happened and suddenly a new wedding style arrived in the form of a “micro wedding”.
2020 was without doubt a challenging year for many, and if I’m honest, the fact that we made it through with our family and friends all fit and healthy, well that seemed like enough. Obviously there were the many business challenges; virtually a full 15 months of weddings (and earnings) disappeared overnight; moving dates multiple times; stressed out and upset couples not knowing what to do for the best – uncertainty was not our friend.
However, something beautiful also happened. Couples’ who had planned for the “Big Day” with huge guest numbers, sat down and had a bit of re-think. Yes the party and the family celebrations were a HUGE part of their wedding plans, we all want to share our love with our extended family and friends. But beneath that, the journey that had brought them to marriage was far more simple – love, and this could be celebrated.
I had the pleasure of photographing a number of wonderful micro weddings in 2020. Guest numbers varied between 6 and 30, and venues ranged from town halls, hotels to private homes. What I noticed was it didn’t matter how many guests the couple had, the love, joy and happiness at each of these weddings was the same.
So if you are a 2021 couple, and your considering a micro wedding, please take look at the images below. If you need any help or advice planning your micro wedding, please get in touch, I can recommend amazing venues and suppliers who can help you.
Featured Venues; The Royal Berkshire Hotel