By the time August rolled around this year, I was starting to believe I would be a wedding photographer who wouldn’t shoot any weddings in 2020. When I got an email from Yolanda and Anthony saying they were planning their legal ceremony I jumped for joy! Their Morden Park House wedding was definitely worth the wait as my first of 2020!
Like all of my other 2020 couples, Yolanda and Anthony had postponed their original wedding until 2021. They were originally meant to marry in July, and ended up tying the knot just a month late. They had a beautiful Morden Park House wedding followed by a pizza picnic in the grounds of Morden Hall Park.
A COVID friendly ceremony at Morden Park House wedding venue
This was my first ‘COVID’ wedding so I wasn’t sure what to expect. But wow did this day make me believe micro weddings are the way forward!
The ceremony took place at Merton Register office within the Morden Park House wedding venue in south London. Only myself and two witnesses were allowed to go in with Yolanda and Anthony, which was incredibly special.
I wore my mask throughout the ceremony and was asked to stay in one spot at the back of the room. We also couldn’t do signing of the register images. Rules seem to depend on venue and councils, but I thought it would be worth sharing so you know what to potentially expect if you are getting married soon!
Morden Park House wedding venue was beautiful inside with huge bay windows where Yolanda and Anthony said their vows. Outside, there’s a lovely walled garden but sadly this was shut because of COVID.
Outdoor London micro wedding inspiration: Pizza party!
I was absolutely amazed when we got to it! A low dining table, with gorgeous place settings and florals was laid out by the river. It was absolutely beautiful and amazing inspiration if you’re thinking of having a micro wedding.
Anthony had even gone across London to get Yolanda’s favourite cake, which was laid out on their sweetheart dining table next to the river.
After a celebratory drink and cake, we went for a wander around the grounds of Morden Hall Park to do some couple’s portraits.
Morden Hall Park wedding portraits
The grounds of Morden Hall Park are pretty expansive and we walked down towards their beautiful rose garden. It was in full bloom and the perfect spot for some portraits.
As we walked around the grounds we had a lovely chat and joked around. I loved how fun Yolanda and Anthony were on camera. They were totally happy to practice their first dance in the rose garden and make each other giggle.
Once we got back to the picnic area, the pizza had arrived and the rum punch was flowing! Anthony did a speech to the socially distanced friends and family, with the prettiest backdrop. If this is what micro weddings are going to be like, I am so in love with them!
I left the happy couple to celebrate with their friends and family, and drove home absolutely buzzing after my first wedding of 2020. This day just goes to show micro weddings are just as special and heart warming as a larger celebration.
I’ve now put together a brochure specifically for smaller weddings and elopements. Head to my contact page to drop me an inquiry to receive it!