We're Loving Intimate Weddings - Here's Why:
Instead of being lost in seating chart land or worrying over shuttles for 140 guests, couples can focus on their vows, experiencing the dining experience along with their guests, visiting and truly being in the moment. Not to mention the budget can often be allocated on enriching your guests experiences with welcome bags, custom stationery at their place settings, or live music for example.
Photos Courtesy of Amanda Wei Photography
Many of our couples reside outside of Northern California, and are planning their weddings remotely so having us in the area to go on site walks and meet with their event team saves them a lot of the leg work while giving them peace of mind. After-all for most, this is the first time planning an event of this size so it can seem overwhelming when they first set the date.
Recently, we've had the pleasure of working with couples who are really looking to streamline their wedding day experience and are looking for an all inclusive approach. This can mean finding a venue who provides many of the amenities such as the event space, tables, chairs, food & beverage, etc and we contract the event team to complete the must-haves including florals, sound & photography to name a few.
If you are curious about Pop-Up Weddings and how they differ between an intimate wedding or elopement, here is a comparison:
Elopement - The couple + witness(es) + officiant
Pop-up Wedding - One venue decked out with all of the wedding goodies + multiple couples at various times during the day, night or throughout the length of the event + 15-20 guests typically and can include some of the essentials like officiant, photography, champagne, appetizers, music and dancing depending on the package you select.
Intimate Wedding - The couple + 20-60 guests + officiant and venue which could be a back yard, restaurant or small venue.
Creating an intimate experience with only a few of your closest friends or family members allows you to focus on the elements that matter most to you. Surprise your guests with your choreographed first dance? Yes!!
Through our experience of planning intimate weddings we've honestly enjoyed such genuine connections with our couples and even their families who we get to know in the process. We are so thankful for these amazing couples and for the opportunity to witness such joy and happiness!
~ Happy Planning~