- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2014
So my SO and I have been looking into venues. We have always planned on having a small intimate wedding with just our parents, my brother and his SO and each of our best friends and their SO’s. So it would be a total of 12 people (this would include us the bride and groom.) we are looking to hold it at a winery which has 5 suites and one penthouse suite, we would have all the rooms onsite-perfect! The ceremony will take place in the vineyards. We would have the whole venue to ourselves with a private family style dining area and the whole wine tasting room along with the outdoor balcony space. We can have a band or play our own music. It would be catered by the onsite restaurant and our guest will be staying for 4 nights (the wedding night and 3 nights leading up to the wedding) the men will go golfing on one of the days leading up to the wedding and the women will do a wine tour and lunch-almost like a bachelor and bachelorette party. We plan to hire an amazing videographer to make a short film and we will be hosting a “reception” back where we are from at my families lake house with all of our extended family and friends so they can celebrate with us with drinks and dancing at the beach under the stars and we will play the video outdoors on a projector so everyone can see our ceremony and special moments. This is something we just wanted. We want the ceremony to be calm and peaceful and we want to be surrounded by the people who made our “love story.” We both have a large extended family (my SO has meet all of mine but there are some people on his side that I haven’t meet and he haven’t seen for years, we don’t want to involve them in the private intimate ceremony.) personally this may seem harsh but I just want to be surround by our core support system and not have the stress of “pleasing” all these people who we have not seen in year (or even meet of that matter.) I want to have time to have specail moments with my father without being pulled away, I want to enjoy the night in a calmer private way and just be able to spend a few extra mins with the peopel I love and not feel so rushed around and obligated to check in on all my 100 and so guests. (its hard to explain but it makes sence to us) As for the second larger reception I would love nothing more than to celebrate on a larger scale and share afterward the special moments we had during the ceremony. I am just wondering who else had a small wedding?! And if they could do it again would they do something different?