Everything You Need for an Intimate Wedding: a French Elopement

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Sometimes, smaller is better! Such is the case with elopements and intimate weddings, where you either run off together to get married or tie the knot in front of your very nearest and dearest. But don’t be misled! A small wedding or elopement can still be huge on style–as seen in these stunning images taken at a French chateau, where it’s all about the little moments that take the breath away.

THE PAPER GOODS: REMEMBER WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Your budget will go a lot further if you’re planning for a small, intimate wedding so you can splurge on the extras, like custom-printed name cards! Since you are keeping your guest list short, be sure to order some coordinating wedding announcements so you can include everyone in the excitement post-wedding! Feel free to match them to your official invites. The recipients will enjoy a peek into your wedding day style.

THE FASHION: YOU MIGHT ALREADY OWN THE PERFECT LOOK

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No need for ballgowns here! Instead, pretty much anything goes, like this stunning, high-low skirt and lace shirt. Color, prints, even a lace romper can work for your attire. As long as it reflects your personality, its perfect. Also, since you have more options than those wearing a traditional gown, you can showcase your favorite features, like your legs for days with a tulle skirt or those abs you got from doing Crossfit with a crop top!

When it comes to your guy, he most likely already has everything he needs in his closet–just add in something fun, like a printed bow-tie or quirky boutonniere.

THE STYLING: REUSING CEREMONY DECOR IS GREAT FOR PHOTO OPS

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Since you are decorating a smaller space, you can be a little more elaborate. This garland adds rustic drama while the wrought iron chair is still informal. Afterward the ceremony, you can reuse ceremony decorations to spruce up the celebration dinner! Here, two Mr. & Mrs. signs were placed on the chairs to turn them into a sweethearts area and made for the perfect photo op!

THE PARTY: GO FAMILY STYLE

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The nice thing about a small wedding or elopement is that you can pick and choose what you want for the after party. A small dinner hosted family-style is a great way to start life as the newly minted Mr. & Mrs. and most restaurants have everything you need. Also, since there are less people to feed, you can spring for an elaborately decorated wedding cake to give a sense of tradition. Or not. It’s all up to you and that’s a wonderful thing!

Photography Doctib Photo//Vegetal Decorations Deco et Harmonie//Decoration Save the Deco//The MUA Belle comme un camion//Bakery Peggys Cake//The alliances Bijouterie Volterra //The plates YATO//Bowtie, The two Guys Bow Ties

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