Sale Town Hall Micro Wedding
Laura & Ed held their Sale Town Hall micro wedding back in September. I was delighted to be booked as their wedding photographer. Especially as it was my first wedding back since lockdown.
Sale Town Hall was a great choice for their intimate wedding ceremony. Despite Covid restrictions, the registrars made Laura & Ed’s ceremony personal and memorable. It was great to hear Laura & Ed’s guests laughing along during their ceremony. And once they were outside, the guests (and passers by!) gave them a huge cheer too!
I absolutely loved Laura’s super cool bridal jumpsuit and I thought it was the perfect choice for a relaxed urban wedding. I wonder if we’ll see a trend of more edgy bridal wear for smaller, informal weddings in the coming year?
Ed & Laura’s day was also a memorable one for me as I got to tick off one of my bucket list items… wedding portraits in a supermarket! These two had met whilst working in Sainsbury’s and it was only right to visit the aisle where their eyes first met! We had to be pretty quick taking these pictures in the juice aisle and they are my favourites from the day. Wedding photographs that are meaningful, fun and quirky!
What is a Micro Wedding?
A micro wedding is a small, intimate wedding on a smaller scale to a traditional big day. The number of guests is usually between 10-30. Micro weddings are shorter in length and tend to be less formal. Just think of a micro wedding as a full wedding day with a ceremony and reception, just done on a smaller scale.
A micro wedding is different to an elopement, which is often done in secret or the spur of the moment. Instead a micro wedding concentrates on the preferences and personality of the couple and celebrating with the guests who are closest to them.
The trend for micro weddings grained momentum in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Restrictions on guest numbers at weddings meant couples had to reduce numbers and simplify their plans in line with government restrictions.
Although this had its downsides, many of my couples found that this really worked for them. They could have their nearest and dearest there to see them get married, without the stress of a larger day.
With less people to please at a micro wedding, you can ditch some of the formality, if you want to. You don’t have to do a first dance or cut the cake if those traditions aren’t important to you. If a relaxed reception appeals to you, you can book the private dining area of local restaurant or arrange a BBQ at home… Laura & Ed booked a couple of tables in the pub, for example. Fewer guests means less work, less expense and a more relaxed day… so you can let your imagination run wild if you want to!
If you just want to be married without waiting, a micro wedding could be perfect for you. You can always have the big party later down the line!
Sale Town Wedding Photographer
Sale Town Hall is my local wedding venue and I think it’s great! In my opinion, it’s a bit of an overlooked gem when it comes to urban weddings… Look inside and you’ll find it has beautiful stained glass windows and lovely wood panelling. Outside Sale Town Hall has a photogenic set of steps all ready for your confetti shot. Whist Manchester Town Hall is closed, I think Sale Town Hall offers a fabulous alternative.
If you’d like to see more Sale Town Hall Wedding Photos, please have a look at my blog. You might also like to read more about small weddings like this Midland Hotel Micro Wedding. For packages and pricing for micro weddings, please send me an email or fill out my contact form.
I’m a Sale wedding photographer and I cover wedding venues all over Cheshire and Manchester. You can find out more about me and my wedding photography work by having a look around my website. I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon!