Another reason I personally enjoy photographing micro weddings is because we often get to build in plenty time for portraits of the couple. Large events often have very restricted timelines and only get 10-15 minutes for portraits of the newlyweds; some even go ahead and book a post-wedding session so they don’t have to be away from their guests to create portraits. On the other hand, most of my micro wedding clients come to me wanting ample time set aside for us to create beautiful, stress-free images of them.
Why couples want micro weddings
While some are happening because of coronavirus restriction, for others, it has nothing to do with coronavirus. More and more couples main desire for their wedding is time with their nearest and dearest.
From Martha Stewart weddings: “…one micro wedding involved a ceremony followed by brunch, a trolley ride to scenic Maggie Daley Park for mini golf, Chicago's famed Architecture Foundation River Cruise, and finally dinner. Guests had come from all over, so the gathering doubled as a reunion and an excuse to travel. The bride and groom spoiled their guests-and spent their day just the way they wanted.”
Another reason for the popularity is that having fewer guests eliminates a whole layer of stress: fewer invitations, less rsvp’s to keep track of, no seating charts, etc.
Great Local Options for Micro Weddings
Hope Farms Restaurant
Hidden Lakes Chapel
Breweries in Downtown Mobile
Mobile Museum of Art
Mobile History Museum
Eastern Shore Art Center