After spending 18 months planning their original wedding and stressing over the tiniest details, Mariella and Tom planned their Brighton micro wedding in 48 hours! They had a first look, invited 13 guests and wore the coolest outfits. Recommended supplier, Epic Love Story was on hand to capture their day, and every element is going to blow your mind. Most of all their resilience and determination to get married despite the circumstances. 

Our favourite moment of the day was seeing each other for the first time.

Mariella & Tom

What Made Your Day Unique

After our summer wedding was postponed, we planned our micro wedding in 48 hours just before the lockdown 2.0! We called in lots of favours and all of our friends rallied round. It was crazy and it made it all the more special and very us.

Mariella & Tom

Brighton Micro Wedding

Mariella and Tom spent under 5K on their cool AF Brighton micro wedding. This included their incredible photographer, Epic Love Story, food, outfits, accessories and the ceremony. Even with a small budget, they have managed to include so much personality and individuality into their day. It just goes to show with a few well-chosen elements you too can have a day representative of you as a couple. They absolutely adored their intimate day and are so happy they didn't wait! They are still going to have a big one too, because why the hell not!

Inspiration & Styling

The vibe of our day was very relaxed and informal. We didn’t get a chance to use many of our amazing suppliers for this mini wedding, but we can’t wait to use them all next year. We have always adored Emmas (Epic Love Story) work, we knew we needed to have her there! Everyone only had about 24 hours notice so we were just thankful that everyone could come!

Mariella & Tom

Just after we’d finished the vows we just looked at each other like ‘I can’t believe we’re finally married!’ It felt amazing.

Mariella & Tom


Our friend Emma (Epic Love Story Photography) really went above and beyond for us. I’ve been calling her my wedding fairy godmother! She’s always on hand with helpful advice. Our lovely florist Anna whipped me up the most beautiful bouquet and buttonholes with just a days notice. Finally, our friends who own The Joker kindly let us use it and it couldn’t have been more perfect for us. We even had one of our first dates there! I found my outfit on ASOS and we went out to get Tom suit the day before. It was a crazy 2 days!

Mariella & Tom

You can find Epic Love Story Photography and other amazing venues and suppliers on our recommended directory. Search your county/region now to see who can help you plan your day your way. And if you're thinking of scaling back your wedding to marry now and party later, we can help with that too.

Photographer: Epic Love Story | VenueThe Joker, Brighton | Florist: Quince Brighton | Bridal Jumpsuit: ASOS | Veil: Gigi & Olive | Rings: Baroque Jewellery | Grooms Suit: Moss Bros. | Bride: Mariella | Groom: Tom

Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

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