What is an intimate wedding?

When it comes to small, intimate weddings, you have three main options to think about.

1. Elopement: This is the most private choice. It involves just the couple, maybe a photographer, and sometimes an officiant. In some places, like Colorado, you can even marry each other without an officiant. If you're not into big crowds and want to say your vows in private, eloping might be for you. You can do it anywhere, like your front porch or a beautiful mountain.

2. Micro-Wedding: It's a bit like eloping, but you get to include your very closest friends and family, usually no more than 15 people. The setting can be flexible, and sometimes there aren't even chairs! 

You and your loved ones find a nice spot and tie the knot while everyone stands together. Some micro-weddings skip the reception, but others have a small celebration at a local restaurant or get food delivered to their home.

3. Traditional Intimate Wedding: This is similar to a regular wedding, but with a smaller guest list of 50 people or less. You can have it in a church, wedding venue, or even rent an Airbnb. Most couples who choose this size of wedding also have a reception afterward, but you don't have to. It's your special day, so you can make it whatever you want it to be.

I have chosen to specialize in intimate weddings and elopements because I have such a trust in them and how they serve my couples. I watch my clients walk away from their wedding day feeling relaxed and so full of love, just like my husband and I did after our intimate Airbnb wedding in 2022. Unlike many large weddings, my couples who choose to have an intimate wedding never walk away wishing they had done more - planned more, spent more or stressed more. There is magic in an intimate wedding or elopement day, and it is my passion to document it all.