Resources for couples having intimate weddings.

Temecula Creek Inn: More than Just a Wedding Venue

If you’re getting married soon, you will have to think of many details. What dress do you wear? What food do you want served on your wedding day? And yes, where do you get married? If you’re living in California, you might want to head to Temecula Creek Inn. They don’t just provide a great wedding venue for you; they also provide you with a wedding planner, in case you’re up to your neck in wedding errands and you need the extra hand. Let Temecula Creek Inn Do All the Work Check out their stone house; it’s the perfect place to get married! It’s 150 years old, by the way. They also have a plaza that looks over the golf course, in case you want a stunning view. Aside from giving you many wonderful options for both your wedding vows and the reception, Temecula Creek Inn can also recommend wedding...
Wedding Trend: Rent Your Bridesmaids' Gowns!

Wedding Trend: Rent Your Bridesmaids’ Gowns!

A bride-to-be wants her wedding day to be just perfect – that’s understandable. But not everyone wants to spend a whole lot of money on dresses for bridesmaids meant to be worn for just one day. Here’s a suggestion: Rent your bridesmaids’ gowns! Renting your bridesmaids’ gowns can help you...
Flowers for Small Weddings in Los Angeles: Primary Petals

Flowers for Small Weddings in Los Angeles: Primary Petals

Your small wedding deserves to be big on details – and in case you’re holding your wedding in Los Angeles, try Primary Petals. We love what we’ve seen so far and we have a feeling you will, too! Primary Petals for Small Weddings Primary Petals by Samantha Santana is a...
Wedding Trend: Unique Wedding Florals from Mimosa Floral Design Studio

Wedding Trend: Unique Wedding Florals from Mimosa Floral Design Studio

Just because you’re planning a small wedding doesn’t mean you should forego every wedding trend altogether. For instance, choosing unique wedding florals can make your wedding picture perfect! We suggest that you take a look at Mimosa Floral Design Studio and check out their floral designs. Based in New York,...
Rush Order Wedding Gowns from Dolly Pearl

Rush Order Wedding Gowns from Dolly Pearl

If you’re looking for rush order wedding gowns, take a quick look at Dolly Pearl. Dolly Pearl sells wedding dresses, gowns for bridesmaids, and accessories – and yes, they deliver! Dolly Pearl is the brainchild of Vi Hoang, a designer from Texas. The gowns sold on their website are categorized...

Splurge Wedding Venue: Rancho Valencia

If you want your wedding to be bigger than life, check out Rancho Valencia in San Diego, California. You can hold your wedding in an open space surrounded by landscaped surroundings! The great thing about Rancho Valencia is that you won’t run out of choices. It doesn’t matter what kind of theme you want for your intimate wedding, whether it be serene, solemn, fun, outdoorsy, or traditional. Splurge Wedding At Rancho Valencia: Options Have you ever been to a wedding where the ceremony was great and the venue was superb, but the wait stuff couldn’t deliver? At Rancho Valencia, there is no need to worry about the quality of customer service. They have very professional wait staff to cater to all your wedding guests’ needs. Below are some of the rooms and areas for your small wedding. All you have to do is pick the one that fits you! The...

Florida Wedding Caterer: Bill Hansen Catering

Are you looking for a Florida wedding caterer? So were we. And when we saw that Bill Hansen Catering had a customer rating of 9.7 points out of 10, we knew we were looking at the right caterers. After all, they’re honest enough to admit they’re not perfect. That’s why we want to introduce Bill Hansen Catering to all of you brides-to-be out there. If you’re looking for a caterer who won’t compromise on quality, try them out! Florida Wedding Caterer You Can Trust A few venues all around Florida, including Fairchild Tropical Garden and Villa Woodbine, trust Bill Hansen Catering. Many even use them as their exclusive catering service. We took a quick look at the many weddings they’ve serviced in the past years and we’re simply awed by the photos. The table arrangements are classy and never tacky. The food looks pristine and delicious! Check out photos from...
Wedding Trend: Attending The Not Wedding

Wedding Trend: Attending The Not Wedding

It’s not exactly a wedding trend, but it might as well be! The Not Wedding is something every bride should attend. And for the record, nope, it’s not a real wedding. When you attend one of the events hosted by The Not Wedding, it will look like you’re in a...
Wedding Trends: Unconventional Wedding Dresses by Miss Tashina

Wedding Trends: Unconventional Wedding Dresses by Miss Tashina

Are you holding a small wedding in the near future? Would you splurge or scrimp on your wedding dress? Either way, you might want to think outside the box and go for a unique wedding trend that helps bring out the real you: Wearing unconventional wedding dresses, such as the...

Small Wedding Venue in California: Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club

There are many great venues for small weddings in California, such as Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club. They have venues for wedding parties, receptions, and ceremonies that any small wedding part is bound to enjoy. Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, found in Mission Viejo in California, holds many possible venues for your intimate wedding. Whether you want to hold your wedding indoors or outdoors, you will not run out of options. Small Wedding Venue: Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, California For instance, Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club boasts of a reception patio and a wedding garden. Both are outdoor wedding venues that provide a view of the Trabuco Creek and the small mountains of the impressive Rancho Mission Viejo. If you prefer to hold your wedding indoors at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, check out the Trabuco Ballroom. Although it can provide enough space for up to 240 guests, you can always make use of...

Small Wedding Venue in California: Carondelet House

If you’re getting hitched anytime soon in California and you’re looking for a small wedding venue, Carondelet House should be on your list. Its Italian-inspired architecture and urban aesthetic makes it a great venue for intimate weddings, such as the one you’re planning. You will never run out of venues for both the ceremony and the wedding reception, what with the Carondelet House having several rooms and courtyards with different accent pieces. Go ahead, look at your options and find out which ones would be wonderful for your special day! Small Wedding Venue: Carondelet House, California Located in Carondelet Street in Los Angeles, Carondelet House is a famous wedding venue in California. If you’re interested in a small wedding, this is a perfect venue! The house has two outdoor courtyards, perfect for a daytime wedding ceremony or a moonlit wedding reception. You can also transform any of its rooms and...
Splurge Wedding Destination: Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali

Splurge Wedding Destination: Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali

It’s June – and many brides-to-be are dreaming of having their awesome small wedding in Bali, Indonesia! In case you’re one of them, check out Alila Villas Uluwatu, located in Bali, Indonesia. It’s one of the grandest wedding destinations in Indonesia! Alila Villas Uluwatu has several wedding venues in store...
Wedding Destination: Le Grande Bali Indonesia

Wedding Destination: Le Grande Bali Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia is a popular wedding destination. But holding a small wedding in a venue meant for big weddings just might make you go over budget. Why not have your wedding in a venue in Bali meant for an intimate crowd? There’s Le Grande Bali in Indonesia, for instance –...
Real Wedding Story: Mary Plans Her Wedding

Real Wedding Story: Mary Plans Her Wedding

About two weeks ago, Mary shared her wonderful story, telling us why she chose a small wedding instead of pushing through with her original plan for a big one. Mary Plans Her Small Wedding “We found a church within our community, a venue that was close by, and we found...
Small Wedding Venue: Riviera Mansion, Santa Barbara

Small Wedding Venue: Riviera Mansion, Santa Barbara

Are you getting married in Santa Barbara anytime soon? Are you looking for a beautiful venue for your small wedding? Riviera Mansion is just the kind of place any bride wants to get married in. Read on and you’ll see why. The historic house and gardens of the Riviera Mansion...
Real Wedding Story: Mary and Her Small Wedding

Real Wedding Story: Mary and Her Small Wedding

A few weeks back, we received an email from a wonderful woman named Mary. She just got hitched in September 2011 and wanted to share the story of her small wedding. Brides-to-be, pay attention! Mary’s Small Wedding Hi! My name is Mary. I was adopted from India and raised by...
Makeup Artist in Indonesia: Momiji Makeup

Makeup Artist in Indonesia: Momiji Makeup

You’ve always wanted to hold a small wedding in Indonesia and you’ve finally booked a venue for your wedding. But you keep noticing how your supposedly-amazing makeup seems to melt in Indonesia’s tropical weather! Book a makeup artist in Indonesia who knows how to skirt around the problems of humid...
Unique Wedding Trend: Wedding Cake Made of Cupcakes

Unique Wedding Trend: Wedding Cake Made of Cupcakes

Last week, Hayden Campbell of Ashley Bakery shared an awesome wedding trend with us by talking about mini cupcake wedding cakes. It’s a mouthful, we know – and that’s true both literally and figuratively! And that makes it a good thing, yes? Get your own mouthful of delicious cupcakes when...
Unique Wedding Trend From Naughty Nuri’s in Warung, Batubelig

Unique Wedding Trend From Naughty Nuri’s in Warung, Batubelig

Nobody really expects to see a barbecue stall in a wedding. Maybe that’s why Naughty Nuri’s is such a hot wedding trend, what with their Wicked BBQ and also the Brutal Martini Bar proving to be just what small weddings need to be memorable and one of a kind! We...
Getting Married at Holman Ranch

Getting Married at Holman Ranch

Unlike really big weddings, the great thing about small weddings is that you’re free to experiment and you’re most likely going to make it work. And in case you’re thinking of a unique wedding venue, check out Holman Ranch. Oh, yes, it’s going to be a different experience – and...
Small Wedding Destination:  Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa in Hawaii

Small Wedding Destination: Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa in Hawaii

If you’ve always dreamed of a small tropical wedding to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, then Hawaii is arguable the best wedding destination to consider. For instance, there’s Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa, located at Keauhou Bay in Hawaii, that offers more than just a...
Top Two Makeup Trends For The Bride

Top Two Makeup Trends For The Bride

Last week, Michele Mann of M3 Makeup shared two makeup trends for brides on their special day. Wedding makeup trends are unique: there is very little opportunity for touch-ups. A bride can freshen up in between the ceremony (which can last up to an hour) and the wedding reception (which...
Splurge Venue for Small Weddings: Old Glory Ranch

Splurge Venue for Small Weddings: Old Glory Ranch

If you’re looking to splurge on a great venue for your small wedding, there’s Old Glory Ranch in Texas. Remember that you don’t have to hold your intimate wedding inside the church or at a resort; finding a space where you can feel relaxed, such as a ranch, can be...
2013 Bridal Makeup Trends You Can Try

2013 Bridal Makeup Trends You Can Try

In our quest for recent but timeless makeup trends for brides on their wedding day, we asked Michele Hundley Mann of M3 Makeup to enlighten us about what bridal makeup trends are in and why many brides love them. Two dominant trends in the past year – and in 2013,...
Wedding Trend: Adding Memorable Items to the Bride's Bouquet

Wedding Trend: Adding Memorable Items to the Bride’s Bouquet

Small Weddings Rock is all about wedding trends – and in this case, we want to feature a great bouquet trend that can make your special day even more special! Elizabeth Blanford, the owner of Lizzie Bee’s Flower Shop, shares a great wedding trend: adding old or borrowed items to...
Planning Small Weddings in Mahinui, Hawaii

Planning Small Weddings in Mahinui, Hawaii

If you’re looking to plan a small wedding reception at Mahinui in Hawaii, there are several options. (You might want to check out beach venues or the beautiful rainforest pavilion at Mahinui for the wedding ceremony itself before you plan the rest of the wedding.) For guests of more than...
Small Wedding Venues in California

Small Wedding Venues in California

If you’re getting married anytime soon in Santa Barbara, California, you might want to get in touch with Pure Joy Catering. Yes, it’s a catering service – but it’s so much more. Pure Joy Catering can actually refer you to the venue of your choice at no extra cost. “A...
Mahinui Rainforest: Small Wedding Venue in Hawaii

Mahinui Rainforest: Small Wedding Venue in Hawaii

For many, a Hawaii wedding is synonymous with a beach wedding – but that doesn’t always have to be the case.  So, if you’re on the lookout for a great venue in Hawaii for a small wedding you’re planning, you might want to consider Mahinui Rainforest. There is a Bali-style...
Small Wedding Entertainment, Anyone?

Small Wedding Entertainment, Anyone?

Music is the language of the soul – and when it comes to small weddings, you know music plays a pivotal role. The right songs can put a guest list of 50 or so in a good mood. And if you’re looking for a music entertainment company in California, Florida,...
Planning A Small Wedding in California

Planning A Small Wedding in California

California is one of the top three most populated states in the U.S. – and that’s why it’s no surprise if you happen to be getting married in California. If you’re planning a small California wedding, check out Pure Joy Catering. They can provide a great menu – among other...
Cruise Weddings Aboard the Wilmington Riverboat Queen

Cruise Weddings Aboard the Wilmington Riverboat Queen

You don’t have to get married in church, near the beach, or in a garden. In fact, you don’t have to hold a small wedding on land! For instance, you can always get married while aboard the Wilmington Riverboat Queen. The Riverboat Queen is a great place to have an...
FIG Catering Offers Vegetarian Food for Small Weddings

FIG Catering Offers Vegetarian Food for Small Weddings

You’re a vegetarian. All of a sudden, your wedding becomes a potential nightmare, what with caterers serving mostly beef, chicken, or pork. If you’re looking for a caterer willing to lend a hand to small weddings where vegetarian food is a requisite, then Fig Catering just might be what you’re...
Wedding Venue in Ireland: Trudder Lodge

Wedding Venue in Ireland: Trudder Lodge

Looking for a venue for a small wedding in Ireland? Try Trudder Lodge. Built in 1835 as a hunting lodge for the Archbishop of Dublin, Trudder Lodge is a historical Georgian home set in nine acres of private gardens. A wedding ceremony can take place either indoors in the drawing...
How to Plan a Small Wedding at St. George Island

How to Plan a Small Wedding at St. George Island

If you’re planning a small wedding at St. George Island, here are a few tips you should take into consideration. You might also want to read what we wrote about St. George Island last week. The ideal wedding venues on St. George Island are the large beach houses. There is...
St. George Island: Small Wedding Destination

St. George Island: Small Wedding Destination

If you’re a beach lover, holding your wedding at the beach just might appeal to you. You can feel the sea breeze on your cheeks, with the sunset almost always promising to be sensational. And if you’re looking for a wedding destination in Florida, try St. George Island. The beauty...
Michelle and Vince: Real Wedding Feature

Michelle and Vince: Real Wedding Feature

Michelle Andrea Abdala, a pretty nurse in Louisiana, got married two years ago. Let’s listen to her story and why she ditched her plans of a big church wedding and went for a simple but beautiful small wedding instead. “Due to time constraints, my husband and I decided to have...
DJ Mobile Requests: Small Wedding Trend

DJ Mobile Requests: Small Wedding Trend

Not all couples like violins, orchestras, and slow music. Some want to play music that reflects who they are – and that’s where a DJ comes in. Having a DJ at your wedding reception, especially if you’re planning a small wedding, is a great way to get all the guests...
Pennsylvania Wedding Venue: The Inn at Ragged Edge

Pennsylvania Wedding Venue: The Inn at Ragged Edge

How about holding a small wedding at The Inn at Ragged Edge? Before you say no, read on and find out more about this boutique bed-and-breakfast; chances are, you might like the idea. The Inn at Ragged Edge is a boutique bed and breakfast located in south-central Pennsylvania that accommodates...
Allan and Alison: Real Wedding Feature

Allan and Alison: Real Wedding Feature

Last week, we shared the first part of Alison and Allan’s wedding story. Today, we will continue narrating this real-life fairy tale. Sit back, relax, and let’s join Allan and Alison during one of their most unforgettable days. Their wedding ceremony took place outdoors, at the Parterre Garden, with a...
Small Weddings at Hummingbird Hall, Jamaica

Small Weddings at Hummingbird Hall, Jamaica

Do you want a small wedding in Jamaica and have a vacation there while you’re at it? If so, check out Hummingbird Hall in Montego Bay and see if it’s to your liking. Hummingbird Hall Jamaica is a boutique destination wedding venue that can cater to small weddings. Hummingbird Hall...
Alison and Allan Tied The Knot!

Alison and Allan Tied The Knot!

Early this year, Allan and Alison tied the knot. Let’s listen to their beautiful story, as told by Sabrina Cadini. We featured Sabrina as a wedding planner in San Diego not so long ago. Now, she’s back with a wonderful story about Alison and her husband, Allan, starting from when...
Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji: Destination Wedding

Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji: Destination Wedding

Getting married in a tropical resort in Fiji, Melanesia is the stuff dreams are made of. And if you’re planning a small but memorable wedding, Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is a venue you should definitely consider. Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is an all-inclusive property located on the island of Vanua Levu in...
Hope Town Lodge

Hope Town Lodge

We were looking for great venues for small weddings when we received a request from Hope Town Lodge. If you’re planning to have a small wedding somewhere in the Bahamas, you should check it out. Hope Town Lodge is a boutique property found on Elbow Cay in the Abacos. You...
Wedding Trend: Honey Drizzling

Wedding Trend: Honey Drizzling

Last week, we introduced an ingenious wedding trend, the Drizzle Honey Tasting Bar. Wedding guests get to taste different flavors of honey during the reception, thanks to Red Bee. And today, we share with you what inspired Marina Marchese, the honey sommelier behind this wonderful wedding trend, to start the...
Wedding Trend: Drizzle Honey Tasting Bars

Wedding Trend: Drizzle Honey Tasting Bars

Red Bee has introduced a great new wedding trend for brides and planners: A Drizzle Honey Tasting Bar during cocktails. Imagine a table with honey that’s free for all – its sweetness complements the mood of any intimate wedding. Red Bee specializes in providing single-origin artisanal honeys, naturally flavored depending...
Why You Should Get Married at Meritage Resort

Why You Should Get Married at Meritage Resort

If you want to have your wedding in California, consider The Meritage Resort and Spa. Located in Napa, The Meritage Resort caters to weddings of any size – including small weddings, of course. The chapel inside the resort can seat up to sixty guests. This small chapel is also capable...
Getting Married at Morrison House Hotel

Getting Married at Morrison House Hotel

There is a Kimpton Hotel found in Alexandria that has earned its time in the limelight. This hotel is called Morrison House, established during the Federal period that is as beautiful inside as it is out. Inside the Morrison House is a parlor room which can hold about forty guests...
How to Have a Small Wedding in San Diego

How to Have a Small Wedding in San Diego

A few days ago, we talked about wedding planner Sabrina Cadini and her thoughts on how to entertain wedding guests. Today, Sabrina shares a few trade secrets on how to have a small wedding in San Diego. If I were you, I’d start taking notes! When asked about how to...
The Small Intimate Wedding: Reasons to Have One

The Small Intimate Wedding: Reasons to Have One

Every girl has her own version of her dream wedding. For some girls, their wedding is their chance to live out their own fairytale, to have a day where they could be just like the princesses they’ve seen in Disney movies when they were little. Were you one of the millions who...
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Marriage and Divorce Facts You Might Not Know

You are probably excited about the wedding you’re about to have. You’re getting hitched soon and you found the partner who understands every smile, frown, and twitch you make! Congratulations! But are you ready for marriage? A better question is, have you thought about what you should do if things don’t work out? What are...
Small Wedding Spotlight: Sage Catering

Small Wedding Spotlight: Sage Catering

Planning a wedding, big or small, can be stressful – especially when you can’t seem to find a caterer who can, well, cater to your specific needs. Some caterers have menus you can’t customize much. Others don’t have the friendly staff capable of making your wedding guests feel that it is indeed a special day....
Wedding Trend: Ice Cream on Your Special Day?

Wedding Trend: Ice Cream on Your Special Day?

You probably won’t think of ice cream straightaway when you’re looking for food to serve during your intimate wedding – but you should. Serving ice cream is fast becoming a wedding trend, especially with wedding caterers now making ice cream stalls available! Ice cream takes away the stiffness of any affair, bringing out the child...
Small Wedding Cakes: Cake and Co

Small Wedding Cakes: Cake and Co

Wedding cakes, whether for small weddings or big, should always be delicious. It won’t make sense to serve cake that doesn’t look good or taste good, just because you are holding an intimate wedding. That’s why we want you to take a look at Cake & Co. Cake & Co. can give you a great...

Unique Wedding Trend: Getting Married Atop A Bookstore

Weddings usually happen in church, in a beautiful garden, by the seashore, in a hotel, or some other romantic place. We bet you never really thought of getting married in a bookstore! Although it sounds rather eccentric, it won’t be once you hear why it’s quite the trend in Asia. For instance, a bookstore called...

Florida Wedding Planner: A Love For Detail

Every bride deserves a great wedding, big or small. In case you’re looking for a Florida wedding planner or coordinator who can pay attention to every detail, try A Love For Detail. Yes, their name says it all, doesn’t it? You’re in luck if you want your wedding in South Florida, because that’s where A...
Wedding Trend: Ashley Bakery Presents Mini Cupcake Wedding Cakes

Wedding Trend: Ashley Bakery Presents Mini Cupcake Wedding Cakes

No bride wants a substandard wedding cake – but not every cake has to come in a traditional three-tiered chiffon cake, does it? For instance, Ashley Bakery has been recommending a wedding trend that everyone who wants a small wedding should try: a wedding cake made of mini cupcakes! How fun is that? Imagine a...
Small Weddings At Morada Bay Beach Cafe, Florida

Small Weddings At Morada Bay Beach Cafe, Florida

Are you planning on tying the knot in Florida? Check out Pierre’s Restaurant and the Morada Bay Beach Café, situated right on the Florida Bay. You might as well get a tan while you’re getting hitched! This venue boasts of its white sand, its tropical setting, and of course, the awesome Florida beach. Their staff...
Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venues at Red Rock Country Club

Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venues at Red Rock Country Club

Last week, I gave a teaser for today’s awesome small wedding venue: Red Rock Country Club. I was quite impressed by the view of their lawn – and you’ll see why this is such a great venue for the intimate wedding you’ve been dreaming of. “Red Rock Country Club offers the best of Las Vegas,...
M3 Makeup for Small Weddings

M3 Makeup for Small Weddings

In the past few weeks, Michele Mann of M3 Makeup has been so kind to share the top wedding makeup trends, even giving practical makeup tips for brides-to-be. Now, we would like to extend the same kindness by telling you why Michele is one of the most coveted makeup artists for small weddings in Florida....
Tie The Knot at Red Rock Country Club

Tie The Knot at Red Rock Country Club

Maybe you want to get married in Las Vegas. Maybe you want it to be a small wedding – an intimate gathering of friends and family who are more than happy to join you on your special day. But just because it’s taking place in Las Vegas, it doesn’t necessarily have to be an elopement....
Makeup Tips for Brides

Makeup Tips for Brides

In the past two weeks, Michele Mann of M3 Makeup talked about the dominant makeup trends in weddings. This week, she talks about makeup tips for brides-to-be. If you’re getting married anytime soon and you don’t want your makeup melting during your first dance with your hubby, start taking notes! Michele shared that many brides...