Spoiler alert: we love intimate weddings. Narrowing your guest list down to just your nearest and dearest can be a challenge, but it’s so worth it. A smaller guests list allows you to have meaningful interactions with each and every guest, rather than the rushed greetings that come with larger guest lists. Plus, less guests means less cost, giving you the opportunity to spend more on special wedding details- a five-star meal, a luxurious wedding venue (villa by the sea? Yes please!), or save the extra cash for an epic honeymoon at your dream destination- Paris? Oui, Oui!

These magical intimate beach wedding ceremony photos are must-sees, and may just inspire you to cut your wedding guest list in half.

Sara and Jason’s Boho Wedding in Maui

Number of Guests: 43

Photos: One Eleven Photography 

Venue: The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas

Airy Beach Elopement Styled Shoot

Photos: Rae Leigh Photography

Location: Galveston Beach

Teagan & Tessa’s Gorgeous Destination Wedding in Mexico

Number of Guests: 75

Wedding Cost:  $25,000

Photos:Casey Nolin Photography

Venue: Martoca Beach Garden, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

Yvan and Marco’s Beach Wedding in Mexico

Number of Guests: 31

Wedding Cost:  $16,000

Photos: Lexi Hoebing Photography

Venue: Riu Vallarta Hotel in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Nani and Alexei’s Simple California Beach Elopement

Number of Guests: 0

Wedding Cost:  $6,500

Photos: Kristen Booth

Location: Malibu, California

Rachel and Trager’s Intimate Malibu Wedding

Number of Guests: 65

Wedding Cost: $30,000

Photos: Pine & Sea Photography

Location:Private Beach Front Estate in Northern Malibu


Ryan and Stefani’s California Beach Wedding

Number of Guests: 60

Wedding Cost: $9,200

Photos: PPhotography by Ben and Kadin 

Location: Capistrano Beach, San Juan Capistrano, California