Northern California Wedding Planner | Getting Back to Basics

Our last wedding of 2017 was this past weekend (yes, two days before Christmas!) and throughout planning this intimate wedding we knew the couple wanted to keep things pretty simple.  As the weeks led up to their big day and the details come together such as finalizing their menu with the restaurant, confirming delivery times and ceremony details..pretty normal.  However with a guest count of 20, the focus was different.  It wasn't about all of the decor, it wasn't about minute to minute timeline details. 

 Photo of a recent intimate wedding at Two Twenty Restaurant in Chico

Photo of a recent intimate wedding at Two Twenty Restaurant in Chico

Instead, it was simply a short and sweet ceremony at 5, everyone would enjoy cocktails in the bar and then head down to the wine cellar room for dinner, cake & dancing!

 Two Twenty Restaurant prepared a beautiful dinner and we had Northern California Productions (NCP) playing music throughout the evening.

A few things that stood out to all of us who were a part of the event team:

  1. No pressure - Everyone seemed so at ease the whole day from hair and make-up to the light hearted ceremony all the way to the last song of the evening.
  2. Guests felt like it was a special treat, and were able to spend time with the couple 
  3. Affordable - Weddings are expensive, we totally get it but rather than invite 150+ guests and feel like you are constantly having to cut corners couples should consider keeping the guest list on the smaller side to truly get to allocate their budget to the guest experience without the stress.

Are you considering an intimate wedding ceremony or destination wedding? We can help no matter where you live or where you are planning on getting married.  You can inquire by sending an email to us at hello@the530bride.com 

~ Happy Planning!~