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        Sea Cliff Beach – East Lothian – Wee Wedding Photography

        Yeah, Yeah… I know, it’s been a while since I have posted anything here, but I’ve been exploring the world of mini, micro, tiny, wee, (insert trendiest adjective here) etc.. weddings as they’ve become more and more commonplace over the past several months.
        Up until now, I have resisted posting something about them, mainly because I felt it was hard to get across how special and fun these weddings can be from just my observations alone. So in the pursuit of keeping things fresh and honest, I thought I would let a bride and groom give you their spin on mini weddings.
        Michelle and Aly were relatively last minute additions to my schedule and I am so glad to have been given the opportunity to be their wedding photographer. It was such a brilliant and special one for myself as it was the first back after many months off. Aaanyway… The proof as they say is in the pudding, but this is more like a picture pudding… Mmmm! In that case, feast your eyes! Scroll down, look at some of these beautiful people’s wedding photos in all their glory and read more on what they found special about their wee wedding day.

        GW – “So guys, why did you decide to go with a smaller wedding?”

        M+A – “We decided to go for a smaller wedding due to the restrictions from Covid. Our original plan was to have around 140 guests at a castle hotel venue and this changed to 20 guests at Seacliff beach. Although we were initially disappointed not to celebrate with friends and family from around the world, we quickly felt really connected with our new plan to have a smaller intimate ceremony on the beach. Our hope is we can have a party with friends and extended family in the next few years.”


        GW – “What was it like to have a wee wedding?”


        M+A – “Having a wee wedding felt like a magical dream. It felt so intimate and we felt so connected with each step we made. We spent such quality time together as a couple and with our nearest and dearest. We ended up changing our ceremony time fairly last minute to 10am instead of 2pm due to tide times and ensuring we got on the beach before it got too busy. We ended up spending over 5 hours soaking in the beach beauty and treasuring special moments with dear friends and family. One of my favourite moments was when Aly and I sat on the beach eating baguette and hummus looking out to sea- glorious!”


        GW – “Why did you pick the location you did ?”


        M+A – “We got married at Seacliff beach. We both grew up on the East coast and liked the idea of getting married near our home turf. Growing up near the sea, we felt a connection with the sea, sand and the east coast wind! We had our reception at Tyninghame Village Hall. We loved its warmth and charm. We were able to put our own stamp on it with handmade decorations and flowers. In respect of the restrictions, we enjoyed an evening of song and dance on the lawns of Tyninghame. It exceeded anything I could have hoped or dreamed.”


        GW – “What would you say to anyone thinking of changing their day to a smaller wedding”


        M+A – “If you are thinking of changing your wedding to something smaller and more intimate, I definitely would say go with your gut. For us, we felt liberated not having to worry of so many different aspects and worrying the wedding may turn into a very set timetabled like affair. It felt so much more fluid and joyful. We could embrace unexpected moments and treasure special moments together as newlyweds.”


        So obviously smaller weddings are not going to be for everyone and I completely understand that, but I hope in some small way, this goes to show that a really special day can still be had. Plus who knows this might even give some people a little hope and inspiration for the future and I am all about that!



        Flowers- New Bud Floristry

        Dress- Eleganza Sposa

        Kilts- Slaters

        Reception venue- Tyninghame Village Hall

        Caterers- Jo’s Kitchen

        Engagement ring- Sarah Brown Jewellery

        Cake- Michelle’s mum 🙂


        Many thanks to Michelle and Aly for helping out!

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