Intimate Weddings is Hiring!

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If you are passionate about weddings, you’re keen on design, and you’ve got writing, editing and blogging skills that dazzle, Intimate Weddings wants to hear from you!

Things have gotten a whole lot busier here at IW, and we are looking for an editor to help take the IW brand to the next level.

Sound enticing? Read on!

Job Description

  • 25-30 hours per week
  • Work from Home
  • Location: Anywhere

The editor will:

  • Create 2-4 blog posts for Intimate Weddings each week in keeping with the Intimate Weddings philosophy and aesthetic. Topics will include everything from wedding trends and real weddings to sponsored content.
  • Develop new ideas and concepts for the blog.
  • Select and source real weddings to feature on Intimate Weddings that are aligned with the IW aesthetic.
  • Execute the Intimate Weddings editorial calendar. This includes writing blog posts, editing blog posts from contributors, enforcing deadlines (the managing editor will oversee IW contributors) and scheduling blog posts, ensuring all content is optimized for search engines and social media.
  • Play a key role in increasing IW’s social media presence. This will include promoting posts across all social media channels to ensure maximum visibility. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience managing social media.

Candidate must have:

  • Blogging experience with WordPress.
  • Excellent writing and grammatical skills. Our style is fun and conversational. We want someone who can write compelling content and catchy headlines.
  • An understanding of the Intimate Weddings aesthetic and philosophy.
  • Enthusiasm for growing the IW brand.

Preference to candidates who have:

  • Photoshop skills and photography skills (we would love to hire someone who can contribute DIY projects!)
  • SEO knowledge
  • Social media marketing experience

Salary: To be determined based on experience.

Deadline for applications:

To apply for this position, please go here.

Photo: Kim Smith-Miller


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Jessica and Henry’s Etobicoke Conservatory Wedding

Wanting to focus on each other and their vows on their wedding day – without the distractions of a large crowd watching them – Jessica and Henry chose to have an intimate wedding with just 18 guests. The small guest list allowed the couple to spend less time planning their wedding and more time planning their future together, making for a relaxed and stress-free bride and groom!

Special thanks to Jonathan Kuhn for sharing their special day with us!

greenhouse garden wedding

Jessica, 26 & Henry, 26

Mississauga, ON

Wedding Date: January 24, 2015

Number of Guests: 18

Wedding Cost: under $10,000

Wedding Ceremony Location: Centennial Park Conservatory, Etobicoke, ON

Wedding Reception Location: Twin Fish, Mississauga, ON

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Why did you have an intimate wedding?

We decided to have an intimate wedding because it involved less planning and was less stressful. Both of us wanted to focus on saying our vows to each other without the distractions of a large crowd watching, and an intimate wedding allowed us to enjoy our time without being nervous.

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What are some of the challenges that you faced planning an intimate wedding?

Our biggest challenge was actually deciding whether or not to have an intimate wedding.

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What were the highlights of the ceremony?

The highlights include walking down the aisle, exchanging our vows, and having our guests involved in parts of the wedding (ie. scripture reading, song leading, greeting).

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What were the highlights of the reception?

We got to spend quality time with all of our guests and the restaurant played our favorite Christian songs throughout the reception.

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What was the best thing about having an intimate wedding?

We spent less time planning the wedding, and more time planning our future together!

Chinese restaurant wedding reception

What advice do you have for couples who are considering an intimate wedding?

If an intimate wedding is what you want and your parents are supportive, go for it!

Chinese restaurant wedding reception


Photographer: Jonathan Kuhn Photography 

Ceremony Venue: Centennial Park Conservatory, Etobicoke, ON

Reception Venue: Twin Fish, Mississauga, ON

Make-up and Hair: Vivian Wu

Bride’s Dress: Anthropologie

Bride’s Shoes: Toms

Groom’s Suit: H&M

Groom’s Shoes: Calvin Klein

Bouquet: Weddings By Ardenian 


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The Graffiti Inspired Wedding: Street Art Chic

A graffiti inspired wedding is ideal for creative couples who are fond of color clashes, typography and street art. Even if graffiti isn’t your thing, there are also some fun touches that will make you decor stand out.

Bring back your high school notebook with a playful cake, decorated with romantic doodles.

The combination of hand-written doodles and the silhouettes work well together to create a cake that has plenty of personality.

grafitti cake

Another street art inspired cake.

graffiti cake

Love this Keith Haring inspired cake!

graffit cake

Look beyond the usual venues for a space that you can truly make your own. If you have access to an abandoned church or warehouse you can find some amazing things within them, like this graffiti wall.

Expanding your venue search can turn up some real gems. This historic venue has some edge as the graffiti is so unexpected.

street art wedding

Forget about looking for the prettiest backdrop for your photos and head outside. A wall of street art will create some memorable shots.

Andrea & Paulo's Belfast Wedding street art photo

Give plain place cards a DIY makeover with the aid of a few bottles of spray paint. You can make them colorful with clashing tones, or add a metallic touch by opting for gold and silver paint.

Who knew that wedding shoes could be a work of art? Find these at Figgie Shoes.

For an alternative guestbook idea, have a graffiti board where your guests can leave their personal messages.


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10 Gorgeous Textured Wedding Cakes

When it comes to wedding cakes, there are a multitude of designs to choose from. Textured cakes – with ruffles, lace or pleats are a popular trend to consider. Here are ten textured cakes that we love:

1. Mini Cake 

To add some dimension to a single-layer cake, ruffles will create some extra volume and interest. Edged in gold, the metallic touch proves that small cakes still have enough impact.

small ruffled wedding cake

2. Flowers and Pearls 

These flowers are the definition of how to incorporate texture into a wedding cake. The pearls work well with the flowers too and really show how a simple white cake can be elevated.

textured cake

3. Petal Frosting 

Fondant isn’t the only way to go for cake coverings, buttercream looks just as lovely. A pink buttercream with a petal effect goes perfectly with a combination of fresh flowers. If you plan on making the cake yourself, this technique is a good one to learn if you’re not confident in rolling fondant.

pink cake ruffled

4. Intricate Design

For another take on this trend, go for a raised piped design. It gives the look of additional texture without adding too much. This is a great idea for larger cakes as the end result isn’t too overwhelming.

tiered textured cake

5. Delicate Ruffles

These delicate ruffles are very pretty and give the illusion of a layered or crepe cake. With this detailing, some pink and peach blooms are all that’s needed to complete the look.

white cake with ruffles

6. Blue Lace 

Lengths of blue lace have a vintage feel that looks striking against a traditional white cake. Another option if you wanted to cut costs on your cake, as you can add the lace to a simple design.

cake with lace details

7. Elegant Branches 

Woodland weddings filled with nature and leafy elements have so many gorgeous decor options. If you’re looking for a way to incorporate this theme into your cake, then this is such an elegant idea. The piping on the cake replicates the look of branches in a neutral way.

white woodland cake

8. All Buttercream 

This buttercream decoration has a rustic effect, perfect for an outdoor wedding when paired with wild berries and fern.

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9. Ruffles and Glitter

Ruffles and glitter are surely a match made in heaven. Especially when it comes to cake decorations. Double the texture with alternating tiers that add both dimension and style.

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10. Colorful Pleats 

Isn’t this watercolor-inspired pleated cake a show stopper?


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Everyone knows that creating your registry is one of the best parts of wedding planning, but figuring out what to add – and what not to add – can sometimes be a daunting task. That margarita maker you’ve been eying might seem like a good idea at the time, but let’s be honest, it will probably just end up collecting dust after a few uses. Breakfast, on the other hand, is a daily occurrence and we strongly believe that breakfast in bed is the secret to a long and happy marriage. While you can’t actually add “breakfast in bed” to your registry (we wish!), you can add items that will make having breakfast in bed that much easier.

First, when it comes to breakfast, a good cup of coffee is key. The Cuisinart Single Cup Grind & Brew™ Coffeemaker grinds fresh beans each time so every single cup of coffee is the absolute best it can be. Brewing up to 16oz. at time, you never have to brew more than you need, and everyone can get the exact amount of coffee that they want.

cup of coffee

Next, the ultimate breakfast in bed consists of waffles of course. The Cuisinart 4-Slice Belgian Waffle Maker bakes deep waffles with 1 inch pockets (to hold more toppings!) and has a 5 setting browning control for customized results. We recommend giving these Apple Walnut Waffles try.

waffles with berries and ice cream

Lastly, we like a little savory with our sweet in the morning. You could always add bacon, but we like the idea of these homemade sausage patties cooked up on the Cuisinart Griddler® Deluxe. With six cooking options in one – contact grill, Panini press, full griddle, full grill, half grill, half griddle and top melt – it’s perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Now, who’s hungry?

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