COVID Friendly Micro Wedding Inspiration

COVID Friendly Micro Wedding Inspiration

2020 has been… a year, hasn’t it.
But amidst all the turmoil, uncertainty and disappointment, especially for couples planning their weddings, it’s been so lovely to see communities coming together, the kindness of strangers and the beautiful support that we have given each other through tough times.
Grasping on to those sparks of positivity, Chloe Tanner Photography and some clever South Australian wedding folk came up with the most divine inspiration for those of you considering a small(er) wedding. We are so excited to bring you this divine inspiration; here’s what Chloe had to say about organising the shoot:
“Earlier this year when SA was only just starting to reopen, and weddings were beginning to pick up again we decided to use the downtime to put together a shoot. We wanted to show you could have something small and intimate, and it still be gorgeous, fun and still feel like just as much as wedding as if you had 100 guests.
The only thing we couldn’t predict (much like a wedding day) was the weather. We powered through the ceremony as we could see lighting in the distance, and just as we were rushing through portraits on the beach, the sky opened up and unleashed an absolute bucket on us. We were actually stuck on the beach to avoid getting any wetter than we were, my assistant had us all wrapped up in an umbrella with an Akubra stuffed under his shirt like an absolute champ trying to avoid getting us any wetter!
So in a round about way we showed with this shoot, that whether it be COVID, rain, hail or shine you can go on with your day and it still be absolutely amazing!”
So please know – if you get married in a rain storm, on a 40 degree day, at a registry office, at your dream venue with 500 guests or anything in between, your day is just that – your day. It will be beautiful, magical, memorable, unique and most importantly, just the beginning of your amazing story together as a married couple.

Vendor Credits
Models – the gorgeous Mikaila and Harry (real life couple!)
Venue: Chiton Rocks Surf Life Saving Club
Photographer: Chloe Tanner Photography
Planning/ Styling: Fox and Hound Events
Furniture Hire: Fossick and Forge Event Hire
Crockery & Cutlery Hire: Modern Party
Florals: The Blossom Society
Celebrant: Sunnie Hames
Stationery: Bluebelle Studio
Bridalwear: Evie Young from Luv Bridal
Menswear: Ignition for Men
Hair & Make Up : Natasha Keneally Hair & MUA
Lighting: Caso Light n Sound
Hat: Akubra from Allingtons

Sommai & Jarin’s Adelaide Hills wedding at Golding Wines

Sommai & Jarin’s Adelaide Hills wedding at Golding Wines

A beautiful melding of two cultures, a stunning Adelaide Hills setting and a four legged ring-bearer – Sommai and Jarin’s gorgeous wedding day had it all. Oh, did we mention the bride does a dress change? You’re going to want to scroll down and check that out.
Sommi and Jarin made sure to incorporate important traditional touches to their wedding celebrations, whilst making the day a true reflection of themselves as a couple. Sommai says “Jarin and I come from different backgrounds and we felt it so important to incorporate both our cultures into the day.” They held a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony, Jarin smashed glass at the end of the wedding ceremony which is a Jewish tradition, and the whole reception got involved in a very rowdy Jewish Hora (traditional folk dancing) with the newly married couple.
The theme for their wedding started with simple Australian native flowers, and the couple wanted to showcase the best of South Australia food, wine and scenery to interstate and overseas visitors (oh, remember those days!?). This led to a relaxed and intimate wedding with a celebratory vibe. Their only wedding-day regret? “Not partying harder,” says Jarin.
Take a look at the gorgeous images below, shot by Tony and Tereza of Wilson and Lewis Photography. The couple say that their photographers “Were so down to earth and made us feel so natural in their presence. Because we met on a few occasions in the lead up, by our wedding day it felt like we were having friends over to chill!” Sounds like the perfect day!

Vendor Credits
Photographer – Wilson and Lewis Photography
Celebrant – Amy Harrison
Venue & Catering – Golding Wines
Cake – How Sweet It Is
Dress – Adelaide Bridal Emporium
Bridesmaid Dresses – KF Bridal
Hair & Make Up – Glow Beauty and Bridal
Suits – Ferrari Formalwear
Pet Chaperone – I Do Paws
Photobooth – Foto Machines