When Ryan and Roya decided to get hitched, they knew they wanted to steer clear of a traditional wedding. Instead, they wanted to focus on each other – and throw a great party with their closest friends and family.
Special thanks to Lindsey Gomes for sharing all the beautiful photos from Ryan and Roya’s colorful California wedding with us!
Roya, 29 & Ryan, 33
Arroyo Seco, CA
Number of Guests: 70
Wedding Cost: $15,000
Wedding Ceremony Location: Family Cabin in Arroyo Seco (Greenfield) California
Wedding Reception Location: Family Cabin in Arroyo Seco (Greenfield) California
Why did you have an intimate wedding?
We only wanted close friends and family present on our wedding day.
What are some of the challenges that you faced planning an intimate wedding?
Was it difficult to pare down the guest list?
Yes, it was difficult to pare down the guest list.
Did you have any ‘issues’ with the small guest list from friends and family? If so, how did you address them?
Thankfully we didn’t have any issues.
What were the highlights of the ceremony?
Cutting the log with a chainsaw was the highlight for me.
What were the highlights of the reception?
The toasts, the food, and the drinks!
What was the best thing about having an intimate wedding?
Knowing everyone who attended our wedding was the best thing for us.
What advice do you have for couples who are considering an intimate wedding?
Photography: Lindsey Gomes Photography
Getting Ready Venue: Mesa Del Sol
Venue: Private Cabin – Arroyo Seco, CA
Catering: Michaels Catering
Flowers: Flowers by Sharen
Cake, Pies: Sweet Lady Jane
Dress: Mary Me Bridal
Hair Make Up: Salon Roux
Groom’s Attire: Paul Smith