Micro Wedding Photography
You have no idea how weird it feels to say “here’s a really beautiful post-lockdown micro wedding for you to marvel at”. The terms lockdown and micro-wedding didn’t exist to me at at the beginning of the year. I also hadn’t really heard the word unprecidented used that much either. I don’t want to hear that word EVER again by the way. I’m not going to talk about how much the past few months has changed the landscape for me, as everyone has their own story to tell. I’ll save that for another post. This story is all about Hannah and Henry’s small but perfect wedding, one that happened on the the first weekend of July when England gently dipped it’s toes into some kind of normality.
Halle St Peters Wedding Photographer
When Hannah and Henry booked me for their wedding at Halle St Peters, the plans for the day looked very different. But then the world looked very different back then too. During lockdown we exchanged a few emails about how things might be when their wedding date in July came around. Like many couples, they made the difficult decision to postpone their larger celebration until 2021. They really didn’t want to give up on the idea of getting married this year though, so waited until the very last minute to see whether the rules for relaxing lockdown would fit in with their original date. By an absolute stroke of luck the lockdown changes came on their wedding date, which meant the ceremony could go ahead! With their siblings as witnesses, they married in the beautiful practice room, whilst a group of their brilliant friends waited outside with celebratory drinks in the rain to greet them afterwards.
Intimate Wedding Ceremony
The amount of people in a room doesn’t take away any of the emotions of a wedding ceremony, if anything it amplifies them. In Hannah and Henry’s case it definitely did. All the things that go with a larger wedding are beautiful, but the most important thing will always be the love shared between two people.
Post-Lockdown Wedding Celebrations
With social distancing in place they were unable to have a proper reception, but it was possible for a few friends to share a celebratory drink with them from a few metres apart. Such a happy and slightly surreal moment, 2020 weddings may look very different on paper but they still have all the joy.
I am so happy Hannah and Henry held out until the very last minute. I can’t wait to head back to Halle St Peters next year for the bigger celebration, I have a feeling it will be a very special one. A big thanks to the staff at Halle St Peters for making my first wedding after lockdown so easy to navigate. They were so good at setting everything out, which made it so simple to stick to the rules.
If this is the future of weddings for the time being, I’m happy to be a part of it. Celebrating love definitely makes the world a much brighter place. If you’re planning a smaller post-lockdown micro wedding celebration of your own, please get in touch as I would love to help.