Real (Intimate)Weddings: Small is Beautiful

Real weddings. They’re all over the blogosphere. The thing about ALL of the real weddings featured on this blog is that they are all intimate weddings (less than 75 guests.) If you’re considering an intimate wedding, but need a little inspiration (or encouragement), take a peek at some of these fabulous stories (and photos!)

Terrace Wedding in San Francisco

trolley wedding san fran

An Ontario wedding with ice cream


Toronto schoolhouse wedding

schoolhouse wedding

A $3,000 wedding in downtown Texas

downtown texas wedding

At-home wedding in Georgia

at home wedding

A small Swedish wedding

swedish wedding couple

Destination wedding in Scotland with owl ringbearer

owl ringbearer

Scottish castle wedding

wedding in scotland

A rustic winery wedding in Ontario

rustic winery wedding

Sunny DIY Wedding

at home wedding

Stylin’ $1,000 wedding

$1,000 wedding

wedding in the vineyard

vineyard wedding

Schoolhouse wedding


$6,000 winery wedding

barn wedding

PA plantation wedding


A Misty North Carolina Wedding


Deep Forest Wedding in California

forest wedding in california

Peacock Themed New Orleans Wedding

new orleans wedding

McKenzie & Jeremy’s Oceanfront Wedding

oceanfront wedding in california

Jennifer and Scott’s Glass Studio Wedding

glass studio wedding

Sandra and Jason’s Vancouver Island Wedding

vancouver island wedding

Candice and Rob’s Florida DIY wedding

diy wedding florida

Lucy & Rob’s Vintage Glam Wedding

vintage glam wedding

Destination Wedding in Whistler

whistler wedding

At Home Wedding in LA


A Wedding Aboard a Trolley

trolley wedding

A Destination Wedding in New York City

new york destination wedding

California Restaurant Wedding

restaurant wedding in california

At-home Military Wedding

military wedding

Swanky Bistro Wedding

bistro wedding

Wine Country Backyard Wedding

wine country wedding

$2,000 New York Wedding

outdoor wedding on a budget

Petite Paris Wedding

Paris Wedding

Boutique Hotel Wedding in Boston

boutique hotel wedding in boston

Elegant Restaurant Wedding in Texas

texas restaurant wedding

Mansion Wedding in CT

mansion wedding outdoors in CT

At-home Wedding in NY

NY at home wedding

Beach Wedding in Mexico

beach wedding in mexico

B & B Wedding in North Carolina

north carolina bed and breakfast wedding

A Forest Wedding in California

forest wedding

Military Inn Wedding in PA

military inn wedding in pa

L’il Church Wedding in Oregon

little church wedding

$5,000 Winter Wedding

winter wedding in alberta

Beach Wedding in NC

beach wedding in nc

Romantic Inn Wedding in PA

romantic inn wedding in pa

Cottage Wedding in the Muskokas

cottage wedding

Mountain Wedding in BC

mountain wedding in BC

DIY Wedding

diy wedding

Art Nouveau DIY Wedding in California

diy wedding in california

Backyard DIY Wedding

backyard wedding

Artsy Las Vegas DIY Wedding

artsy diy wedding in las vegas

Backyard Wedding in Dallas

texas outdoor wedding

California Destination Wedding

california destination wedding

Chicago Lakefront Wedding

chicago lakefront wedding

Inn Wedding in Maine


Texas Country Club Wedding

country club wedding

Beach Destination Wedding in Mexico

beach destination wedding in mexico

Restaurant Wedding in Minnesota

restaurant wedding

Delightful California Garden Wedding

california garden wedding

Texas Outdoor Wedding

texas outdoor wedding

Texas Beach Wedding

galveston beach wedding

Winter Wedding in California

winter wedding in california

Garden Wedding on Vancouver Island

outdoor wedding on Vancouver island

BC Wilderness Wedding

BC wilderness wedding

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  1. Posted by Shannon on December 2nd, 2009 at 12:24pm

    I love the idea of an intimate wedding...and luckily, I am having one...but is my wedding still considered intimate with 90 people. My FH and I come from very large families (He has 6 sisters and 1 brother and I have 21 aunts and uncles- not included their spouses)? Just wondering? Thanks!
  2. Posted by Christina on December 2nd, 2009 at 1:13pm

    Congrats on your upcoming wedding Shannon!

    I think everyone has their own definition of intimate. For me, a wedding with 75 guests or less is considered intimate. That said, when you compare a guest list of 90 people to one with 300 (as many weddings are!), 90 does seem intimate!
  3. Posted by Brittiny on December 30th, 2009 at 5:25am

    I love the idea of an intimate wedding as well!! Upon telling some of my friends about my current boyfriend's (hopefully soon fiance's) and my plans to have a small wedding of less than 60 people she teased saying we were having a VIP event. As an event designer I see all too often the stress and pressure of having a very large event with tons of guests invited. M and I both want something small, intimate, sophisticated and sexy. I cannot wait until we are engaged and can begin planning!!
  4. Posted by CourtneyB on July 13th, 2010 at 11:25am

    I love looking through all the real weddings and all the ideas and links that this site has to offer. It has been extremely useful as I've planned my own intimate wedding (20ish guests). Thanks to all who have shared!
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