Looking forward, I aim to continue shooting weddings in whatever form they may take. The government guidelines state that from 15 July, marriage ceremonies and civil partnership numbers will be limited to 20 and physical distancing will be in place. This change to the restrictions only applies to the ceremonies and registrations. Related gatherings – such as receptions – must continue to follow the limits on household meetings and hospitality.
If you decide to have a micro wedding then having your day filmed means being able to share it with all the guests you couldn’t invite. When the pandemic ends completely (and it will) you’ll be able to throw the party you couldn’t have with added bonus of having your film projected, on loop, onto a giant screen for all your guests to see.
Having now filmed several micro weddings during Covid-19, I observed that these weddings carried as much heightened emotion, intimacy and fun as large weddings. These weddings had beautiful wedding dresses, bridesmaid’s dresses, kilts, suits, florists, a film maker (me), a photographer, a humanist, catering, chair hire and a web streamer. After the vows there was socially distanced mingling followed by speeches and then a socially distanced meal. Although there was no dancing or party, for me, the process, the pressure and work remained the same.
This new norm, sans further restrictions, I think is a sustainable format. The wedding industry supports countless individuals and families and it is now on its knees. Couples considering postponing to 2022 or cancelling I hope will reconsider.
As far as pricing goes, please get in touch to discuss your intimate wedding plans and I can send you a quote. Please see below samples of recent micro weddings.