As a result of Covid intimate weddings have become the new norm so as to adhered to social distancing. However, even prior to lockdown we have seen the growing popularity of smaller intimate weddings with couples choosing their very nearest and dearest to celebrate with them in the most beautiful settings and ways.
Here at Posey Rose we adore intimate weddings and love the way these occasions can really allow a couples personality to shine through the whole day.
Richard and Daisy really got their big day spot on with their Covid secure intimate wedding in early August 2020.
Their beautiful wedding was set within a idilic Cotswold lakeside location at Maisemore Court. An outdoor ceremony was organised with a beautiful floating arbor to frame the event, set with boho nods including copper lanterns and candles with a rug and throws on the benches to add warmth, give the feeling of brining the inside outdoors and to help create intimacy in the setting. They even had their guest of honour, their dog there as best man.
A marquee would have been too big to have hosted the event for just 30 guests and instead a single tipi was used to hold the reception. Perfectly sized for holding a wonderful long banquet table as well as the cake and food choices displayed on rustic oak barrels. The table was set with a large floral centre piece and small bud vases to allow for everyone to comfortably see and talk with each other. Flower filled bird cages we strung from the top of the tipi to add dimension, interest and further table decoration without being over powering or intrusive.
For later in the day an outdoor bar area was set up with informal hay bales as seating and rugs, again to keep things intimate and cosy. This was the perfect spot for informal drinks and chat well into the evening.
The aim was to respect the nature and beauty of the venue so complimented the setting as much as possible using soft colours in the flowers and styling. The canvas of the tipi fell perfectly against the backdrop of the countryside location and gave a real relaxed yet impressive vibe.
A delicious grazing table was used to feed the guests. Although a less formal approach than a traditional sit down meal, the display was visually stunning and provides a real talking point. Where possible, we minimised our carbon footprint, for example, by keeping the flowers in a natural free flowing style with no use floral foams and local produce and suppliers.
With careful planning and consideration intimate weddings can really be made into a show stopping and special affair to be remembered for years to come.