Elf Occasions tells us how to add personality to an intimate wedding

personalised mirror table plan in front of a window by Essex venue stylist Elf Occasions Credit: The Menagerie Lifestyle PhotographyEssex wedding venue stylist Elf Occasions Venue Styling answer your burning question...

"We're planning a smaller and more personal celebration than we originally had in mind. How can we reflect ourselves as a couple in our styling?"

By choosing a more intimate wedding with your closest loved ones, you can focus on creating a memorable experience for you and your guests. Remember, just because the guest list is small, it doesn't mean everything else needs to be! Firstly, go back to basics and prioritise what's most important to you. Fewer guests will allow more budget to spend on these priorities – whether that's transforming your space with the décor of your dreams or having a fairytale designer dress – do what's right for you.

You'll want to adapt your wedding space to make it feel more intimate and snug. Add plenty of lanterns and warm candlelight to get that romantic feel. Add a few tall, statement centrepieces to fill the room with height and width. You could opt for a sweetheart top table to be the focal point of the room and add a beautiful backdrop to frame it.  

A smaller wedding really gives you the opportunity to focus on all of the little touches for your family and friends. Use personalised place settings that your guests can take home and choose table names with special meanings to you as a couple.

Emma Fews | Elf Occasions Venue Styling | www.elfoccasions.co.uk

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