OK, so plans changed. You’re gathering your nearest and dearest together for the big day. By now, you’ve done the bulk of the reorganizing and coordination. It’s time to focus on the beautiful details. Fortunately, you can have all the fixings of a ‘traditional’ wedding, but on a much smaller scale. And, if you haven’t already heard, it’ll turn out just as beautiful (if not more so).
Working your celebration guest size down to an intimate (and safe) number guarantees you’ll love where your money goes. It’s time to get more bang for your buck while making big decorative statements at this micro wedding of yours. We’ve seen it all when it comes to ceremony decor, and there’s a handful of ideas that truly stand out as legendary. The best part? These specific decor styles can speak volumes in terms of design! You’ll be creating a memorable backdrop on which lovely memories will be made.
Low, Living Ceremony Flowers
Imagine getting married among the wildflowers. Imagine exchanging vows in between two living floral arrangements that are lovingly growing towards you. Amazing, right?! We cannot get enough of this low, living floral decor trend. It’s incredibly romanic and elegant. You can go grand with the florals, or keep it budget-friendly + scaled back. The beauty of this decor remains the same, regardless.
photography: Blake Hogge Photography // event design: Colour Me Happy Weddings // planning: Colour Me Happy Weddings // florals: The Vase Queenstown
As seen in this Rugged in Rust Tones 5 Year Vow Renewal on GWS!
photography: Sam Rae MUA Photo // event design: Tularosa Flowers // planning: Love Always Wedding Planning // florals: Tularosa Flowers
As seen in this Whimsical Fairy Tale Wedding Inspiration on GWS.
photography: Inna Yasinska // event design: Lexy Marie Weddings // planning: Lexy Marie Weddings // florals: Evy Rose Design Co.
Find Simple Styling Tips For A Stunning Backyard Wedding here on GWS.
photography: Brett Loie // event design: Stylish Details Events // planning: Stylish Details Events // florals: Inessa Nichols Design
From this Bohemian Whimsy Micro Wedding Inspiration in Palm Springs on GWS!
Texture, Texture, Texture!
Texture adds dimension, and dimension can make a spectacle! These micro wedding ceremony decor pieces play with textiles in draping and etherial fabrics. Some are artistic and others are just effortlessly dreamy. Incorporating texture into your decor can instantly soften a look, creating a more romantic vibe.
photography: Sarah Pukin Photography // event design: McKenzie Jayne Designs // planning: McKenzie Jayne Design // florals: Flower Artistry Co
As seen in this Neutral Wedding Inspiration With Loads of Amazing Texture on GWS.
photography: Steve Cowell Photo // event design: The Love Riot // planning: The Love Riot // florals: The Little Branch
Here’s more on How To Style A Micro Wedding With A Pastel Ombré Theme!
photography: Photo By Julieta // event design: Marianna Idirin // planning: Ary Iturralde // florals: Pina Hernandez
Find 4 Tips For An Unforgettable Destination Wedding in Mexico on GWS.
photography: Alyssa McElheny Photography // event design: Kelli VanHarn // florals: Alyssa McElheny
From This Intimate Quarantine Wedding That Collided With Protests on GWS!
photography: Suli Photography // event design: Bluetenmeehr // florals: Bluetenmeehr
All the Olive + Ivory Boho Vintage Elopement Inspiration in a Swiss Castle on GWS!
Floral Framing for Micro Wedding Ceremonies
You two are center stage! Ceremony floral and decor that frame the couple just makes good sense! Having decor accents that frame the two of you doesn’t necessarily mean just squared off, either. You can be semi-framed, asymmetrically formed in or completely surrounded. This could also be as simple as two beautiful floral arrangements placed on either side of you at the altar. Either way, all eyes on you!
photography: Avonné Photography // florals: FLORA
From this Classy Home Wedding Inspiration Turned Real-Life Renewal on GWS.
photography: Dearly Beloved Photography // event design: Delaplanning // planning: Delaplanning // florals: Fleur.ish
From this Modern Spring Elegance Inspiration, including the Pantone Color of The Year!
photography: Kape Photography // event design: Nicoella Events // planning: Nicoella Events // florals: Floweriize
As seen in this Ultra Mod Boho Elopement Inspired From Mexico City.
photography: Ashlyn Cathey Photography // planning: the Bride // florals: Waiting on Wildflowers
From this Floral-Filled Backyard Wedding Ceremony in the Midst of COVID-19 on GWS.
photography: Amrit Photography // event design: Finesse Decor // florals: Da Fiori Floral Design
As seen in this Dreamy Intimate Backyard Wedding with Boho Florals on GWS.
photography: Loie Photography // event design: By Jason Lloyd // planning: By Jason Lloyd // florals: Salt Road
As seen in this Moroccan Desert Meets Modern Palm Springs Inspo the Sands Hotel.
planning + host: Green Wedding Shoes // photography: Lauren Scotti // stylist: LB Events
As seen in this inspiration from OUE Skyspace on GWS!
Shapely Ceremony Setups
Talk about a trend alert. These shapely ceremony displays have been trending for a while now! From arches to 3-D boxes and every geometric decor piece you can dream up, these make for epic photo backdrops and lasting memories. And don’t be too intimidated by the shapes! Many of these are DIY friendly projects.
photography: We Are The Bowsers // florals: Marble & Pine
photography: Melissa Marshall // event design: Mae&Co Creative // planning: Mae&Co Creative // florals: Goodseed Floral
As seen in this West Texas Wedding Inspiration with Sculptural Terracotta Arches on GWS!
photography: Sarah Glick Photography // planning + design: Rosewood Weddings // florals: Posies & Pine
More of this Irresistibly Iridescent Winter Wedding Inspiration on GWS.
photography: Erin Trimble // event design: Maddox and Rose // planning: Maddox and Rose // florals: State and Arrow
As seen in this Golden Hour 70s-Inspired Elopement with Desert Tones on GWS.
photography: Meaghan Brianne Photo // event design: Meaghan Brianne Photo // florals: LoveStruck Blooms
As seen in this Palm Springs Wedding Meets NOLA with an Ostrich Bridal Cape!
Go Big + Bold With Micro Wedding Decor!
Go big, go bold…or go both with ceremony decor! If, by cutting down your guest list you’ve saved a chunk of money, don’t be afraid to splurge on a ‘money shot’ ceremony setup. This memorable kind of decor will go down in style books, and leave a forever (lovely) mark in all your guests’ minds. Here are some WOW-worthy decor backdrops.
photography: My Sun and Stars // event design: Crowned Events // planning: Crowned Events // florals: Idlewild Floral
As seen in this Rustic Bohemian Wedding Inspiration from Hotel Joaquin on GWS!
photography: Doxa Photography // event design: Sage & Dust // planning: Claire Friesen // florals: Hawthorn Floral Atelier
As seen in this Warm Moroccan Inspired Elopement in the Canadian Desert on GWS.
photography: Julia Winkler // event design: Celebration Theory // planning: Julia, Liezl & Lizelle of Celebration Theory // florals: Liezl Kotze Floral Art
As seen in this Boho Wedding Inspiration with an Abundance of White + Cream Textured Florals!
photography: From the Daisies // event design: Mae and Co Creative // planning: Mae and Co Creative // florals: Good Seed Floral
As seen in this Peach Wedding Inspiration with Sandy Tones + Boho Florals on GWS!
photography: Chris & Ruth Photography // event design: Gianna SanFilippo // planning: Gianna SanFilippo // florals: Maria Limon
More beachy inspiration from this Intimate Boho Meets Glam Beach Wedding in Tulum on GWS.
photography: Brian David Weddings // event design: Natalie Faye Fern at Leilani Weddings // planning: Natalie Faye Fern at Leilani Weddings // florals: Designs by Ahn
A final fun decor idea to mull over…ceremony seating! We love the intimate, wrap-around feel of these ceremony chairs. Don’t be afraid to mix up the traditional aisle with something more cozy or reflective of you two. Go for it!