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We can blame Covid-19 for many things, but for one thing, I am cautiously grateful. The pandemic gave us a chance to slow down and reflect on what we really value. With the wave of restrictions, Irish wedding industry has been turned upside down. While many couples have rescheduled and delayed their weddings, others have embraced smaller ceremonies and out of pandemic, a surprisingly beautiful trend is growing day by day-a micro wedding. I shot three of these last month, and I love them! And I think micro wedding photography is a true art form.
What is a micro wedding?
A micro marriage ceremony is an intimate affair, mostly no more than 20 guests — close family members and a select few friends. They still have all the features of the time — honoured tradition but on a much smaller scale with a more relaxed vibe. I personally prefer the term intimate.
The benefits of an intimate wedding.
A smaller guest list means less work, fewer opinions and people to please, less budget and more options in terms of where to celebrate. What’s not to like about a smaller wedding?
And what about stress? Micro weddings should enable a stressless experience where wedding planning becomes fun. I believe that a small, intimate wedding opens up a possibility to get really creative. Throw out the rules book!
Meet Shona and Valéry.
I knew that we were going to have a fun session when I met this couple. There was something childish yet cool about these two. They wanted their micro wedding photography to be easy and fun. With such a small guest list, we could concentrate on what was the most important to them. And it turned out that Harley, their dog, would like to be at the celebrations too! Sure, why not?
As their registry office, Shona and Valéry chose Enniscorthy Castle.
An ideal spot for a small, intimate ceremony, and animal – friendly too.
The old vinyl needed a bit of a weight to play:)
They even let us up on the roof- well done Enniscorthy Castle!
The minute I saw this street, I knew we would take a few shots there.
Photos by the river Slaney are always spectacular.
Toss the flowers to the dog- why not?
When I research a location, I try to find as many spots as I can. Here we only had a stroll along the Riverside hotel in the park, but it looks like we havve ben to many places:)
Here is the link to Shona & Valéry intimate wedding photography slideshow: https://youtu.be/17PhwCBiKOo
Intimate micro ceremonies are here to stay, and I like the way our wedding industry is going. As a photographer, I fit in more organically with smaller Big days. I can deliver more artistic and creative micro wedding photography and couples can give more time to themselves and value what is most important to them.
Are you looking for a photographer for your intimate ceremony?
Let me know what’s your idea for a small Big day 🙂