The beauty of a micro wedding is you can take the same budget you would use for a big wedding and go all in for all the luxury wedding details you want. Elegant florals, couture gown, custom suit, private chef — a budget for 15 goes a LOT farther than a budget for 150.
Quick definition: micro weddings are intimate and personalized events that typically have fewer than 50 guests. Often these are backyard shindigs or VRBO weddings, but for couples looking to have a luxurious and elegant micro wedding, here are some ideas to consider:
Consider hosting your micro wedding at a luxury hotel or resort that offers a beautiful setting and high-end amenities. Many hotels and resorts offer wedding packages that can be customized to fit your needs. Here in Charlottesville, The Boar’s Head offers micro wedding packages. In Southwestern Virginia, Primland Resort would be the perfect backdrop for a luxury wedding weekend.
Instead of a traditional reception, hire a private chef to create a customized and intimate dining experience for you and your guests. This can be a multi-course meal paired with fine wines or a family-style dinner served on a long table. Angeline and Tanner hired an incredible private chef for their intimate wedding reception outside of Charlottesville. It included appetizers, custom drinks and a multi-course meal.
For a truly luxurious micro wedding, rent a private estate that offers a stunning setting for your ceremony and reception. Many estates have beautiful gardens or scenic views that can serve as the perfect backdrop for your big day. Angeline and Tanner rented Monte Ventoso outside of Charlottesville. It was a stunning backdrop for their luxurious day.
Arrive in style by renting a luxury car, limousine, or even a private helicopter. This can be a fun and luxurious way to travel to your ceremony and reception.
Consider giving your guests luxury and personalized wedding favors, such as monogrammed champagne flutes or custom scented candles.
Hire live entertainment, such as a string quartet, jazz band, or DJ, to create a luxurious and fun atmosphere for your micro wedding. Angeline and Tanner had a harpist at their ceremony and she did an incredible job.
Impress your guests with personalized invitations that feature intricate calligraphy, luxurious paper, and custom details like wax seals or embossing.
Splurge on lush floral arrangements that feature exotic blooms, cascading orchids, and dramatic centerpieces. Work with a talented florist to create a cohesive look that will wow your guests.
Invest in a designer wedding dress that makes you feel like royalty. Look for dresses made from high-quality fabrics and adorned with intricate beadwork, lace, or embroidery.
Invest in lavish decor elements like crystal chandeliers, mirrored table settings, and lush velvet drapery.
Finally, capture all the special moments of your micro wedding with a professional photographer and videographer who can create beautiful and timeless memories. If you’re still looking, I’d love to chat more!
Remember, the key to planning a luxury wedding is to focus on the details and invest in quality over quantity. With the right planning and attention to detail, you can create a wedding that is both elegant and unforgettable.
Angeline and Tanner held their ceremony at the Trump Winery chapel in Charlottesville. Angeline is originally from the Philippines and getting married in a chapel was really important to her.
They kept their guest list small — immediate family only, but went all in for all the details. Angeline wore Dior from head to toe — she had Dior shoes, a Dior dress and wore Miss Dior perfume.
Tanner meanwhile donned a custom suit that fit him like a glove.
They hired a live harpist to play for their ceremony and had incredible flower install behind the altar.
After their ceremony we headed over to the Monte Ventoso estate for a private chef-cooked dinner and portraits. It was a lovely, intimate day full of all of the little luxuries with none of the stress.
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