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How To Keep Your 300+ Guest Wedding Eco-Friendly + Intimate

how to keep your 300 guest wedding ecofriendly and intimate

When it comes to wedding planning we are torn. Do you invite all your friends and family, right down to every last aquaintance? Or would you rather just have a few well loved people to keep the day super intimate? Well wedding coordinator Love by Lynzie Events + Design worked some serious wedding planning magic and turned Becca and Chris's 300 plus guest wedding into an event that was both intimate and well attended! ... But, but HOOOOW?!

Just keep scrolling to find out what they did to create such a mythical wedding day! Oh and don't forget to stop in at the full gallery afterward to see all the ah-mazing details that went into creating it. Photography was provided to us by the talented Scarlet O'Neill.

family style wedding table

Start With A Venue

From Love by Lynzie Events + Design: We started working with Becca and Chris in the very beginning stages of planning their wedding. They needed assistance finding a venue that could accommodate their large guest list of 300+, but they also wanted it to be unique and special. In the end, Becca and Chris, enjoyed a beautiful fall wedding in a reclaimed brick making factory, Evergreen Brick Works

In Toronto, Brick Works is known for hosting socially conscious weddings working exclusively with Belong Catering, whose entire mandate is to produce elegant, current meal options that are in season and locally sourced. 

industrial rustic wedding recepetionrustic chic wedding table setting

groom and his mengroom in black tie stylewedding bouquet for your wedding day

bud vase wedding decor

floral arch for your wedding dayblowing bubbles down the aislewedding kiss

bridesmaids in gold sequins

Hire A Planner With Big Ideas

When they came to us, Becca and Chris presented a unique challenge: Plan something fun, relaxed and beautiful, and maintain an intimate vibe with over 340 guests. Their guest count was huge! We were set with a task of developing a decor scheme and floor plan that encouraged intimacy and gave the feeling of a small dinner party. I believe we achieved that wholeheartedly by keeping our rental selections down to earth and relatable. 

We transformed the space into a whimsical, romantic, rustic affair, with some modern flare. The 800 feet of ambient string lighting helped create a warm glow and the natural foliage kept pretense to a minimum. 

chalkboard wedding sign

blush rustic chic wedding tablemismatched wedding chairsfloral and rustic wedding table decor

floral place card

bud vase centerpiecehuge and intimate wedding reception with tons of string lights

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Get To DIY-ing

Some of the projects that our team hand crafted for them included: 

a seating chart created from raw stumps of wood and hand-lettered onto acrylic, suspended from each stump, hand lettered wood stained signage, 

A 16 Edison bulb chandelier above the head table and a gorgeous vintage furniture lounge. 

Their invitations were printed on sliced wood, 

they had farmhouse chairs for their entire bridal party, 

and their florals filled over 175 vintage bottles and vases.

wedding invitations on thin slices of wood

wooden plate chargers for your rustic chic wedding

farm chairs for him and hercheers to the newlywedshers wedding seat sign

rustic stump wedding seating assignments

rustic stump seating assignment display

diy Edison light bulb chandeliere

Keep The Day Focused

My heart was so full every time someone spoke at the wedding. The entire room fell silent and totally engrossed by every speech. Laughter and tears erupted as if on cue and the love for the bride and groom was palpable.

The event finished with the most epic dance party... and being the lead singer of the band they chose, I played double duty and was able to serenade them for their first dance- a slowed-down version of Teenage Dream.

wedding sign

warm glow from string lightsbride and groom

first dance

Check out the wedding film from Wild +Free Films below to get a closer look at this eco-friendly wedding!

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Cakes & CateringBelong
Coordinators & StylistsLove by Lynzie Events + Design
FlowersBlush & Bloom
Lighting & EntertainmentElectric Blonde
Paper Goods & CalligraphyBeet & Path Designs
PhotographersScarlet O'Neill
RentalsMarvelle Events
Chair Man Mills
Event Rental Group

VenuesEvergreen Brick Works
Wedding FilmsWild +Free Films