The bride did her own makeup and wore a Massimo Dutti suit from the high street for this stylish micro wedding. She also got her bouquet on the morning of the wedding and travelled to her ceremony via a tram. The intimate ceremony was followed by a portrait session around the city the couple love and included a homemade cardboard sign saying "just married" in white ink. Every capture is proof that love isn't cancelled, and that they can be super sexy, and full of joy at that. 

If planning a lockdown wedding, try not to get too disheartened. Work with what you can and OWN IT!

Araitz & Joe

The intimacy was beautiful. We actually feel incredibly lucky we were given this opportunity to celebrate and spend the day with just our immediate families in our home town. It was so lovely to have photographs in our home and on our local streets. People were stopping to watch, shouting their congratulations to us and complimenting us on our outfits - we really felt like film stars. I think that due to the current situation it was a novelty for people to see a newlywed couple and everyone made extra effort to try and make our day extra special and memorable.

Araitz & Joe

Massimo Dutti

Araitz had already chosen her dream wedding dress from a local boutique, but due to rescheduling their big wedding until later this year she also bought a Massimo Dutti jumpsuit for their intimate ceremony.   She accessorised it with bright red pumps and an Ivory coat her mum gifted her. Matching her lipstick to her shoes and adding a chain metal belt and pearl handbag to complete her killer outfit. Joe also owned his look and opted for a bespoke suit custom-made by a local tailor accessorising it with his grandfather's cufflinks and a watch his Dad bought him for his 18th birthday. We think no matter your style you should wear the outfit that will make you feel amazing on your day. Be that part one or two. Adding those extra special touches is a great way to make your look personal to you.


We just wanted our families to have a lovely day with none of the worries or stresses that a full-blown wedding normally brings. There was no colour scheme but it just so happened that everyone's outfits worked really well together and I was able to buy everyone colour- coordinated silk facemasks from Passion for PPE on Etsy. Due to lockdown, it was the first time we had seen each other in a long time and we wanted to make the day extra memorable and for everyone to enjoy themselves.

Araitz & Joe

Joanne, our Photographer, was AMAZING! She makes you feel so comfortable and at ease and her photos are something else. I will be forever grateful to her for making our day so special. Richard Smith made the experience of creating/fitting Joe's suit so special and was most definitely worth it!

Araitz & Joe

It may not be the day you dreamt of but make it the day you never knew you always wanted.

Araitz & Joe

Due to rescheduling their destination wedding to later this year and having already paid the licence fee for their civil ceremony, Araitz and Joe decided to go ahead with their Small Town Hall ceremony. Giving them and their families something to look forward after such a difficult year. They shared their wedding with 7 guests from their hometown and can't wait to celebrate with the rest of their family and friends in Bilbao. If you're thinking of marrying now and partying later or would like to hear more love stories from couples who had Micro weddings, search our planning and inspiration hub now.

Photographer: Joanne Lawrence Photography | Ceremony: Sale Town Hall, Trafford | Drinks: The Con Club | FlowersSteve the Flower Man, Wimslow | JumpsuitMassimo Dutti | Face MasksPassion for PPE | SuitRichard Smith Bespoke | 

Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

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