The Magic of Tiny Weddings

Have you heard of that book, “the Magic of Tiny Business?” I’ve had it in my Amazon wishlist for months and still have yet to read it, but…I decided to rip off the title for my blog post anyway. Haha. I’m sure it’s a wonderful book!

There has never been a better time to opt for an intimate/micro wedding or elopement. COVID-19 or not, intimate weddings hold a dear place in my heart and I love the opportunity to serve smaller guest counts in this way.

While some couples are choosing to move their entire wedding to 2021, many couples are instead cutting back their guest lists and choosing an intimate gathering with their closest loved ones on or near their original date.

Here are a few things to know about the differences between elopements and microweddings, although you’ll hear the terms thrown around interchangeably:

  • Elopements are generally a private ceremony with the bride, groom, officiant, and sometimes a MOH/BM and immediate family. Elopements are often followed by a small dinner with those in attendance or with additional guests as well.
  • Microweddings (or intimate weddings) are just that– a “micro” version of a standard wedding. Microweddings can have up to 50 guests, and typically include many of the traditional elements of a wedding — ceremony, cake cutting, first dance, dinner, toasts, etc.

Angelica and Josh’s destination wedding on the southern Oregon Coast was the perfect example of a microwedding done right. The couple created a beautiful experience for their guests from beginning to end, with thoughtful details and a stunning atmosphere throughout. Enjoy the stunning photos by Aubrey Oothout Photo and read on for more details about this special day!

On the way down to the ceremony, guests were able to grab a blanket to stay cozy along with cones filled with dried flower petals to toss as the newlyweds came back down the aisle.
Artichoke aka “Artie”, the most dapper ring-dog I’ve ever seen!

After the romantic ceremony down on the beach, guests took a short walk up the hill to a bluff where Roam the Bar was ready and waiting for them with tasty drinks and a beautiful charcuterie spread.

Following the cocktail hour, guests walked up the hill a little further to Redfish Restaurant for a delicious dining experience complete with a live musician, personalized love notes from the couple, a multi-course meal, and a beautiful sunset. The space was surrounded with windows and the view was breathtaking!

Cornhole, giant jenga, and giant connect 4 were setup on the restaurant’s deck for guests to enjoy throughout the evening.
The backdrop was transitioned from the ceremony to the reception, and fit perfectly behind the sweetheart table. The moody vibes with the black and deep purples/reds was such a fun contrast to the coastal setting.
A romantic first dance to a talented local musician is a great way to start your new lives as husband and wife, am I right?

It was impossible not to feel the love within this group. It was such an honor to be a part of this magical day!

After the festivities at Redfish, the fun continued with a bonfire and s’mores back down on the beach! I love how intentional Angelica and Josh were with their guest experience. I’m sure it was an unforgettable day for every single one of them. Congrats again to the Clemmers!

Check out the beautiful video below by WF Video Productions:

Dream Team:
Photography: Aubrey Oothout Photo
Venue & Catering: Redfish Restaurant
Coordination: Event Crush
Floral Design: Freckled Fleurs
Mobile Bar: Roam the Bar
Live music: Dune Fougerolles
Videography: WF Video Productions

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