Small, intimate weddings are really quite special. When I was asked to shoot Rhona & John’s big day I was told it would “probably be the smallest and least stressful booking [I had] ever taken”, and y’know they were kinda right!
I had shot Rhona’s daughter’s wedding back in 2015 (hi Kristina!), and had to keep it a secret that I was going to be at the wedding. A whole year I had to restrain from messaging one of my wonderful clients to say that I’d be seeing her again. That was tough, but seeing Kristina’s smile on the day was worth it. It’s nice to know that I’m loved.
John had said that the day would be more like a family day with late lunch, than a wedding. Very very informal, certainly no speeches, just a lot of chat, good food, a magician and guitarist. An opportunity to bring close family together to witness the marriage at a very nice venue. And that’s what they got! The day was relaxed and fun, every minute was joyful and full of love.
For anyone thinking of having a small low-key wedding, just take a look at how fantastic it can be: