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September 14, 2020

Atlanta Garden Micro Wedding // Shannon + Michael

2020 – the year of the micro wedding. As couples continue to make the tough call to scale down their wedding or postpone to a future date, the beauty of living in modern times is the flexibility and easy access to technology options. Couples with large guest lists have found ways to still involve their guests, at a distance, leveraging streaming tools such as Zoom or Facebook.

This couple quickly pivoted their big wedding day plans to become more of an intimate event: a garden micro wedding all taking place in the backyard. And what a completely gorgeous backyard. Let’s call it more of a garden escape.

FIRST LOOK AT CATOR WOOLFORD GARDENS IN ATLANTA

I loved helping Shannon + Michael find moments to keep in their wedding that were part of their original plans – such as a first look. We decided to keep it in their timeline and coordinated a first look at the beautiful Cator Woolford Gardens in Atlanta, GA.

Cator Woolford Gardens Wedding Photography Atlanta Garden Micro Wedding

So what exactly is a micro wedding?

Defined as ‘a smaller-scale celebration that typically has a guest count of 20 or less, and has a shorter and much more simplistic timeline. Most often, micro weddings will have a quick ceremony and a more casual and relaxed reception, should the couple choose to host a reception at all.’ For many couples with 2020 weddings, this has become their wedding day.

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Cator Woolford Gardens Wedding First Look Atlanta Photography Garden Micro Wedding

AN ATLANTA BACKYARD GARDEN MICRO WEDDING

After the first look, we headed back to where their in-person and virtual guests awaited the ceremony to begin. Their ceremony site was decorated with gorgeous florals and plants galore. Plus a stunning floral backdrop created and styled by Earth Child Florals. Every family member had an important role to fill, which made the in-person element so much more meaningful.

Atlanta Garden Micro Wedding Photography Backyard

After the sweet ceremony, these two immediately broke into a dance, celebrating their new moment as Mr & Mrs! After showing off some dance moves, we moved into cake cutting and toasts. But before that, they took a moment to visit each of their guests that logged on to experience the day with them. We ended the celebration with a biodegradable confetti blast (my new favorite daytime exit). And of course, some puppy pictures too.

Atlanta Garden Micro Wedding Photography Backyard

Congratulations to these two on their gorgeous and sweet micro wedding ceremony! I’m so happy to help capture your wedding day for some forever memories.

ATLANTA GARDEN MICRO WEDDING VENDORS

photography // christine quarte photography
florals // earth child florals
first look location // cator woolford gardens
live streaming // zoom

Planning your own modern backyard wedding? Check out these tips from one of my favorite wedding blogs on Green Wedding Shoes.

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