Who knew that micro-weddings were a thing? Did you know they were a thing even before the pandemic? I sure didn’t!
In late Spring, both couples and vendors had came to terms with the fact that 2020 weddings would not go as originally planned. Some couples opted to postpone nuptials and celebrations until 2021. While others decided to scale things down and celebrate in different ways. And when the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald introduced their Just Me and You, Let’s Say “I Do” intimate wedding ceremony package, Michael and Josh jumped at the opportunity to have their own micro-wedding.
What’s the difference between a micro-wedding and an elopement?
A mini wedding or micro-wedding is a planned event. It has many of the traditional things you would expect to see at a wedding like flowers, cake, decor, etc with a guest count of 50 people or less. Whereas, an elopement is a spontaneous wedding with very few guests (if any at all).
Some tough decisions had to be made to make their micro-wedding work. Queerty caught up with these two (and other same-sex couples) to talk about the impact of COVID on their wedding planning. Josh talks about how they incorporated loved ones into their celebration, despite the difficult task of dramatically scaling back their guest list.
Immediate family members and closest friends enjoyed a relaxed but joyful wedding day at Edmonton’s Historic Hotel MacDonald. There were celebratory tequila shots; happy tears shed as these two awesome guys exchanged vows; and customized face masks for all. All the necessities of a COVID friendly micro-wedding!
Josh and Michael, thank you so much for inviting us to photograph your wedding day. It may not have been exactly how you imagined it last year, but it was perfect in every way. I’m so happy for you both!