Griffin and Philip chose a modern and stylish Mexican restaurant in Westport, CT called BarTaco to say their ‘I do’s.’
“We only wanted to include guests that were meaningful to us who play and played an important role in our lives,” they explained.
Their wedding was big on fun, and low on stress – just the type of wedding that guests adore!
A big thanks to Stephanie Zakas from Zakas Photography for sharing this awesome low-key wedding with us!
Griffin, 34 & Philip Dominic Socci Jr. 40
Location: Westport, CT
Wedding Date: September 29, 2018
Number of Guests: 75
Wedding Cost: $25,000
Wedding Ceremony Location: BarTaco Westport, CT
Wedding Reception Location: BarTaco Westport, CT
Why did you have an intimate wedding?
We only wanted to include guests that were meaningful to us who play and played an important role in our lives.
What are some the challenges that you faced planning an intimate wedding?
Ensuring that people would still have a good time and that they were fed and watered appropriately.
Was it difficult to pare down the guest list?
Yes, as we have so many people who love ya!
Did you have any ‘issues’ with the small guest list from friends and family? If so, how did you address them?
We didn’t really, but did have to cut off some family at first cousins!
What were the highlights of the ceremony?
Our vows overlooking the river with one of our best friends as officiant.
What were the highlights of the reception?
Great music, my fathers speech when he returned a matchbox car I lent him when I was seven – a real special moment.
What was the best thing about having an intimate wedding?
It was such a good vibe and we were able to have a great time and to visit with everyone!
What advice do you have for couples who are considering an intimate wedding?
Do it. Don’t be pressured into having a big ceremony because others want it. It’s your day, so do what you want.
Photography: Zakas Photography
Planning: Ashley Douglass Events
Hair: Wedded Kiss Makeup and Events