Like most couples in 2020, Paul and Debs had been planning for a full day wedding. Unfortunately, Covid-19 had other plans! Whilst the majority of our couples postponed their weddings, a few decided to scale down their celebrations so they could still become Mr and Mrs. And so, Paul and Debs’ micro wedding in the Yorkshire Dales went ahead in August at St Michael and All Angels Church in Linton.
A Socially Distanced Church Ceremony
With just ten guests (plus two gorgeous dogs, Charlie and Spud!) there was a socially distanced layout inside the church. It was certainly different to what we’ve photographed before, but was nonetheless still a beautiful ceremony. Having a slightly more restricted view than usual, it also made us work harder for creative angles, which wasn’t actually a bad thing!
One of my favourite photos of the year has to be Paul and Debs exiting the church afterwards. The pure joy of finally being married in 2020 is written all over their faces (see photo below).
Small Weddings in 2021
As we move into 2021, we’re awaiting a government update on when weddings will be permitted again, and how many guests will be allowed when they are. But one thing’s for sure–a small, intimate wedding is a cause for celebration. It may not be a full on party where you can hug and kiss everyone or dance the night away, but it can still be full of joy with those nearest and dearest to you.
We’ve photographed many intimate weddings over the years, and we love them. Whilst at the moment there are other considerations such as social distancing and mask-wearing to take into consideration, a small wedding can still be every bit as wonderful as a big one. If you need any advice at all, we’re always here to help so just drop us a line.
Interested in booking us for your micro wedding in the Yorkshire Dales?
If you’re looking for a Yorkshire Dales wedding photographer, we’re based in Skipton (the gateway to the Dales!) and would love to hear from you. Just fill out our contact form now and tell us all about your plans.
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