We've talked it over...and it's here to stay!
The intimate elopement!
The intimate elopement!
Even when the pandemic is officially over, the trend of small weddings, intimate elopements, mini-monies, backyard nuptials...is definitely here to stay!
To be honest, I am kinda diggin' it friends!
However, there are some key elements in designing your intimate event that will make your wedding style really rock!
There are many ways to plan your wedding. Hiring a planner or a coordinator is highly recommended...this will especially come in handy if last minute changes are required, and health guidelines need to be followed. Your planner will help with all the logistics of the PLAN...while you are able to create a custom design yourself.
You can also hire a designer to help you bring your piles of pinterest folders into one cohesive design. Designers will decipher your needs vs wants; your ideals vs reality; and always has a pulse on the current vendors who can help make your design come to life.
Your design will highly revolve around your venue. If your plan is for a bright, airy style...you want to choose a venue that will also reflect this style. In our gallery of images shared in this blog, the couple is a country loving, family first type, so the design was created around their personal style.
As well as your venue, the photographer you choose will certainly bring your design a life of its own with their style of shooting and editing. In choosing a darker, moodier style for your event, the photographer is key in capturing the images the way you want to view them.
When working with your florist for an intimate wedding, be sure to share your favourite blooms, the colour palette, and your dream floral ideas...once your florist has a good idea of what you are hoping for, they can create a cohesive floral style for your perfect day.
Special touches to your day...the things that make it exclusively YOU!...are an important design element. Considering your colour palette; your style; and budget, be sure to add those special touches!
For a smaller event, I strongly suggest bringing in a caterer to feed your guests...whether it is 4 people, 10 people, or 25...it is a beautiful treat for you and your guests to be fed well.
While on the topic of being fed well, we must not forget the cake! Your cake can be a highlight in your design as well, pulling the same elements from the colour palette, or blooms from the floral board...and the flavour must be something you both absolutely love for your wedding cake!
For your wedding day style, be sure to work with hair and makeup artists who see you, and understand the style you want for your day. You work very closely with your HMUA on your wedding day...you want to know who you are spending this time with.
Decor details can be little or big. Think ceremony signage, and a guest lounge. Creating a sweet simple ceremony design, can be well complemented with a lounge for your small list of guests to visit and especially lovely for photos + portraits.
There are many many ways to design a custom elopement or intimate wedding that perfectly suits you and your partner. For more information, or to get assistance in designing your small event, please reach out to me (Heather) anytime. These smaller weddings are fast becoming my favourite type to design.
Spring In The Valley Vendor Team
Co Planning Alberta Wedding Social // design + planning Heather Johnston Creative // photography Grey Lily Photography //venue Water Valley Church + Event Centre // florals Adventure Floral // vintage rentals Orange Trunk Vintage Rentals // calligraphy Mountain Grove Studios // gown Novia Mia Bridal // suit Ed Williams Menswear // hair + makeup Robin Hubert of Avenue Beauty // jewelry Apostle Boutique // cake + cookies Bake My Day // caterer Devour Catering // flat lay styling Curated Kits // cinematography Laura Ann Cinema // kimono Lost In Layers // models Jackie + Ben
Thanks for following along. You can catch more fun reels and insta stories of this design on our instagram account, and of course...Pinterest!! Pin some of these images to your wedding design boards and lets see what we can design together!
You can also see this design, titled Smoke + Sage, on the pages of Confetti Wedding Magazine out now.