Let's hop back to just before Xmas last year for some Micro wedding photography in Hampshire - Grace + Ali's day held as we hurtled into what would become lockdown No.3 a matter of hours later. Talk about sneaking in under the radar.
The original plan was for a big wedding of nearly 200 at Grace's folks' gorgeous house just 5 miles from me. As we all know by now, that's not the way 2020 turned out, and it's now planned for Xmas this year. After we emerged from what now feels like a brief lockdown in November, Grace and Ali decided to jump on things and get it done with the 15 allowed guests. They also totally killed it on every aspect. Grace is an event planner so it wasn't a surprise to see how beautifully everything was done. She wrote about her experience of micro-weddings from the perspective of a bride here. She nails it I think, and it's useful to see it from that side rather than from behind the lens.
The weather Gods smiled, that's for sure. I was working with a great videographer who I know well now, Ben of Foster Filming, and we spent much of the day nervously eying the skies. The rain did come, but not until everything was done and everyone safely back inside. Someone was watching over them that day. It was nothing less than they deserved. Nothing less.
Once again I watched on struck by how well they'd adapted to what 2020 had thrown at them. It's remarkable to me how resilient we've proven to be. Our generations have had it pretty easy in many regards, so this has been a test. Not many have been found wanting, least of all Grace and Ali.
I can't wait for the big day, and for everything to cut loose. Call that a metaphor for the road out of this....
Micro wedding photography in Hampshire | Guy Collier Photography
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