You may think that the idea of a "micro wedding" was birthed with the emergence of Covid-19, however, you couldn't be more wrong!
Micro weddings have been around FOREVER! They were just rather unimaginatively called "intimate celebrations" or, quite simply, "small weddings" instead. All 2020 can lay claim to is coining the term "micro wedding". Hopefully, the new name will stick because I can see micro weddings being a positive change for the wedding industry.
When Leanne & Daniel approached me about their wedding photography I was ecstatic to learn that their plans were completely unordinary. Not only were they escaping to the beautiful Isle of Skye with a tight-knit group of 25 friends and family, but they were also planning to say their I-do's outdoors at a legendary fairy glen, after which they were hiring a small pub on the coast and partying (loudly) into the night. All in all, the perfect day!
I had never shot a wedding with fewer than 50 guests prior to Leanne & Daniel's wedding and I did wonder how the evening would look, having been used to busy dancefloors in large venues. But I have no idea why I even questioned it; I have known Leanne for years and, having shot a few of her friend's weddings, I should have realised that the night was always set to be a blinder.
The pub was also the PERFECT size for the group that attended. Once the Ceilidh band started playing and everyone was boogying along to the acoustic goodness, the mini dancefloor was always overflowing.
So if I was to give any advice to someone hoping to plan a micro wedding is to match your venue with your group size. It will ensure you fill the place with love and laughter instead of awkward silences and echoes.
Let's get Leanne & Daniel's advice and top tips and look at all their gorgeous photos.
"Well what can I say! [The photos] have just blew us both away. Laughing and crying! It’s brought back so many memories. I want to watch [the slideshow] over and over again. "
WHY WE CHOSE AMY
As soon as we agreed to plan a wedding I said to Daniel that I wanted Amy to be our photographer. I've followed Amy’s career since the beginning and was instantly drawn to her non-conventional wedding photography style. I also knew Amy personally so felt I would be more relaxed with her and I also knew that she would be on board with my wedding ideas. Amy and I are both obsessed with Scotland so I knew I could trust her to capture the spirit of the island as well as our big day.
We loved working with Amy on the day, it was just so easy. We never once felt posed or like the camera was in our face. If anything Amy was like a ninja weaving amongst the wedding.
"Honestly we can’t thank you enough for firstly tackling that journey alone to join us, but also making the whole process so easy. I knew you would be the perfect match for us."
TOP TIP : Keep a wedding diary and list EVERYTHING!!
It’s best to know where you are up to with your planning so you don’t have any nasty surprises later on.
(Also, when it’s getting stressful don’t bottle it up - share it with a bridesmaid, that’s part of their role.)
"OMFG! I already love the pictures you have posted and now these extra sneak peaks!! Wow. I literally can’t wait to see the rest of them."
AND a final piece of advice
Don’t worry about making your day to please everyone else it’s your day - do whatever you want!
dead good suppliers
Ceremony venue: Fairy Glen
Reception venue: The Ferry Inn
Shoes: Sophie Webster
Groom's suit: Marc Darcy
Bridesmaids dresses: ASOS
Groomsmens suits: Marc Darcy
Flowers: Carole's Flowers Skye
Cake: Cakes by Fiona MacKinnon
Hair: Skye Beauty Salon
See Leanne & Daniel’s Scottish wedding at The Ferry Inn, Isle of Skye below:
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