A message from Samantha Mathews, Wedding Coordinator + Planning of Mathews Weddings and Events.
“My vision for our intimate styled shoot was wanting to focus on what matters. I really wanted this styled shoot to show the raw moments of what an intimate wedding can be. Intimate weddings for me are all about gathering immediate family and a few close friends to witness a lifetime union before God. Celebrating this special moment can go by so quickly. But if you want to focus on the true reason for your wedding day, an intimate wedding is the best option for you. If you still desire to celebrate with all your other family members and friends, having a post wedding celebration reception is a great option. Everyone can eat, drink, and be merry while they celebrate your marriage.
My desire was to have lots of greenery with touches of white, red, and burgundy floral. We also included a two tiered cake, a bride with subtle smokey eye, relaxed curls with a gown that embodied the simplicity yet elegance of the day. I wanted our color palette to encompass the holiday, but not be taken over by it. The color palette added to the romantic feel but yet still showcased the season. I knew Alta Viola’s House inside of Sweet Legacy Vintage Rentals was the perfect place to host our shoot. The owner(s) created the perfect intimate ceremony space complete with cozy and darling couches, chairs, and string lighting. With a dream team of vendors, this shoot came together so well. Our lovely models, Mariah and Steve are newly married and they are so in love with each other. Each photo captures their TRUE love and RAW emotions.
It was such a pleasure dreaming up this shoot with these vendors. I am beyond thankful to have had the opportunity to meet them as well to show brides how beautiful, affordable, and doable an intimate wedding can be. Any bride deserves to focus all of her time and effort on her blooming relationship and thats what an intimate wedding can be for you. To those dreaming up your own intimate wedding, if it includes everything that you hold dear, it be beautiful and so meaningful.”
Hair Stylist: Hair By Krista | Makeup Artist: Makeup by Kaili | Floral Design: Rebecca Kay Designs | Cake Designer: Sugarspoon Desserts | Menswear: Foreign 5 | Venue: Sweet Legacy Vintage Rentals | Coordinator: Mathews Weddings and Events LLC | Photography: Selycia Yang Photography