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Intimate Wedding Celebration with Romantic Italian Inspired Details

Groom kissing bride in portrait

After the last year and a half, it’s safe to say that intimate wedding days are here to stay. This romantic editorial shoot hosted by Styled Shoots Across America and designed by Heather Benge Events is a beautiful reminder that intimate doesn’t have to mean boring. Heather and the team of incredible vendors created a one-of-a-kind wedding day for couples who want a small wedding full of elevated details. Peach roses and peonies from Bluegrass Chic Weddings  and Ashton Events created a floral arbor for the ceremony site, right behind a small pond at Bella Collina. With the brick patio and cafe lights, it was easy to forget this wasn't actually in Italy!  Keep scrolling to hear more about this incredible inspo and see all of the stunning photos from the day.

Aerial view of invitations

Aerial view of vow booklets and florals Bridal bouquet of roses tied with velvet

Close-up of groom's boutonniere

Bride sitting on bench surrounded by florals and holding bouquet

Close-up of bridal bouquet Close-up of bridal bouquet

Portrait of bride and groom against stone wall

The bride carried a small bouquet of blush and white flowers, which added a beautiful pop of color against her white gown. The dress from Eleanor's Bridal was reminiscent of Juliet’s gown, bringing more Italian inspiration to the shoot. Her groom wore a navy blue suit that stood out against the muted peaches, whites, and golds around the ceremony site and portraits.

Ceremony space with string lights, floating flowers, and a pond

Outdoor ceremony space Close-up of outdoor ceremony space

Ceremony flowers in large vases

Portrait of bride and groom under clear umbrella Portrait of bride and groom under clear umbrella

Bride and groom in front of ceremony altar holding clear umbrella

As the rain picked up, everyone headed into the reception space, where the vendor team had worked their magic. A cozy and romantic reception awaited - perfect for a quiet evening. Filled with rose gold, blush, and gold place settings, the table was perfectly set for a small celebration. With the collection of floral centerpieces and personalized place cards sitting on blush napkins, each setting was complete.

Reception table with floral centerpieces

Champagne wall with floral decor

Tablescape with flowers, pink glasses, pink plates, and gold utensils

Aerial view of pink place setting with gold utensils and candle holders

Close up of natural floral centerpieces Wedding cake with tulle

Wedding table centerpieces in pots

Styled Shoots Across America  and Heather Benge Events truly created an elevated intimate celebration that leans into the romance of the Italian countryside effortlessly.  Some of their best advice includes: 

1. Focus on what matters most to you while planning - flowers, food, decor - and put your budget there. 

2. Create spaces that feel welcoming, no matter the size of your wedding. 

3. Enjoy your celebration, even if the weather isn't what you hoped or something goes wrong. Trust that your vendors will help you create a beautiful day no matter what!

Ceremony roses in a large vase

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