a couple portrait shot in East London after a micro wedding at Hackney Townhall

Micro Weddings. Minimonies. Cereminis. Elopements. Call them or label them as you wish BUT let me assure you that a Wedding in 2020 is still a Wedding. And let this series of images be proof of that fact!!! so here goes…..

As a wedding photographer who adores documenting and capturing stories this year feels as special as it does messed up. And believe me its been messed up

Jenny + Frank are two beautiful souls who I first met at a wedding fair in East London. This was back in February a month before the World and subsequently the Wedding Industry changed…possibly forever?

They booked me on the spot and I love them for doing that……..

a series of detail images setting the scene for a couples preparations at home ahead of their micro wedding in London

We have chatted a lot since that stormy day in East London but when they decided to GO FOR IT and Marry now and Party later..I was determined to capture it for them. All of a sudden my role seems so much more important. When so many special and loved people are unable to attend due to travel, health and legislation restrictions I am now documenting it for them as much as I am for my couples.

NEVER has the term documentary wedding photographer been so important….

a groom helps his bride into her wedding dress and then kisses her before leaving for their small ceremony at hackney townhall a bride wearing her mums vintage wedding dress

I was back in my happy place. London Weddings will always be my happy place.

From capturing a relaxed joint prep at home, then rushing for an uber to an iconic London registry office. Looking at the skies and dodging the rain. Laughing and exploring. Side stepping mopeds and being congratulated by passers by. Discovering the most romantic loading bay is ALWAYS loading bay number 10. Witnessing two people feel like the only people in the room as they say their vows.

There were tears. It felt like a release. It felt special. It was special……..

  a bride and groom wearing facemarks on the way to their wedding ceremony

Even though Jenny’s Mum wasn’t able to attend, Jenny wore the exact same wedding dress her Mum had hand made and worn in 1974. Like I said..it was special x

 

a series of wedding ceremony images shot in hackney townhall a registry using a safe distance wand to inform a couple how to sign their wedding register

Yes it was different (like the introduction of a “sign here” wedding wand) ..but then again it always is. Isn’t it?
“Marry Now and Party Later” they say. I say GET FUNKIN MARRIED people!! and if you are considering it then I hope these images just go some way to proving how special getting married always is and always will be…..
 

a series of images depicting a wedding couple walk through East London after their wedding a joyous group shot after a Covid restricted wedding in hackney East London a wedding portrait in black and white shot after a Covid restricted wedding in London

You can’t cancel Love. You can’t cancel peoples desire to get married. Days like this NEED to happen and I cannot thank Jenny + Frank enough for inviting me along. To be included in days like this is an honour and a privilege…see you next year on the dance floor x x

If you are planning a Micro Wedding and looking for a Wedding Photographer then contact me NOW!! You can click through here to my contact form

MATT x

 

A Seaside, Summertime Micro Wedding