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Dream a Little Dream

At a microwedding, every detail is unique, everyone is a guest of honor, and the focus of the main event is on each other.
Taylor Ellsworth
DavidAnn Photography

Small weddings are having a big moment. When the pandemic hit last year, couples were forced to change their wedding plans. Yet many saw it as an opportunity to simplify, realizing that what they really wanted was an intimate gathering that didn’t skimp on style and was steeped in meaning. Couples who opt for a mini-wedding, a microwedding or an elopement often find that what they sacrifice in party size, they gain in freedom. Scaling down the guest list allows more time to perfect every detail, maximize the budget and add more elements of luxury. Venue options are nearly unlimited when the guest list is small, enabling the bride and groom to bond with every guest. Of course, a certain amount of organizing will be required, so hiring a professional is a good idea. And no matter how small the wedding—even if you decide to elope—have a photographer on hand to capture the moment. This is part of your story as a couple, and you’ll want it documented for the generations to come.

Jordan Dull, founder of Totem Weddings, designed this styled shoot to highlight the organic luxury that awaits couples who elope to Domaine Roy & Fils winery. An intimate farmhouse table has been transformed into a lush tableau using layers of linens, blush florals and handwritten leather name cards; sweeping views from the winery deck set the scene for an intimate evening.

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