Simple, Romantic & Small Wedding Venues in RI, Newport
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Imagine just the 2 of you on a beach at sunset, exchanging promises and rings and kisses! Perhaps there are a few friends and family to witness your vows. No stress, very little wedding planning or expense...
I only offer my services for small weddings and elopements, with a fun and romantic beach casual style that you can only find from someone who lives locally, and is a life long lover of the beach life style!
Specialist in Elopements and Small and Intimate Rhode Island Ocean, Beach, and Garden Weddings, I offer a simple, grounded, relaxed and romantic experience. As a husband and wife team of officiants and photographers, we have many years of experience exclusively on beaches up and down the East Coast, with thousands of weddings performed and photographed under my well-worn flip flops! And after living in the area for many years, I can recommend many places that are not saturated by tourists and just perfect for small and intimate sunset (or sunrise) wedding ceremonies.
Why a Small Wedding?
Never underestimate the power of a small wedding ceremony! The choice to have an intimate wedding ceremony is rapidly becoming one of the most popular ways to go, and it’s not just because of ecomonics. Small weddings are for couples who prefer the freedom to be comfortable and true to themselves, and to experience a much wider gamut of feelings, both felt and shared that are hallmarks of an intimate ceremony, and it’s entirely different from the larger and more traditional weddings that most people are familiar with. It’s for couples who don’t want to get lost in the crowd, who know what they want, and keeping it personal, relaxed and romantic are a high priority.
The focus shifts from the “have to do’s” over to the “want to do’s”, because you’ll never get a “do-over” for when you say your vows to each other. It’s about you, it’s about including the small circle of your closest friends and family, and that’s just fine
The average American couple spends over $30,000 on their wedding. When you factor in the inevitable family drama and deluge of details, the emotional costs alone can be incalculable. Enter the microwedding: An intimate (read: tiny) affair that’s friendlier than an elopement and roughly a billion times less stressful than planning a black tie destination extravaganza for 250 souls. Here’s why having one could be a boon to your mental health—not to mention your marriage.
The Edited Guest List
No more agonizing or arguing over whether to invite every single cousin or the fallback of implementing a no-kids policy. Simply invite your parents (or not!) and besties, and be done with it. When the guest list is cut by 90 percent, most people understand if they didn’t make the cut. Will Great Aunt Gloria lose it over being left out? Weigh that against being able to recognize—and be truly happy to see—every face in your crowd.
The Anything-Goes Attire
Walking down the "aisle" of a beach, a garden, a cool woodland path, a restaurant or your own backyard doesn’t call for a 25-foot couture train—or the months of fittings that go with it. Want to wear a badass jumpsuit à la Solange? Do your thing. And if you do want the big gown, that’s your decision to make as well. The point is, you’re controlling things, not the dress code or other people’s expectations. (P.S. That also means no need to force your BFFS into matching bridesmaids dresses either. Just sayin’.)
You Still Get to Have Your Dream Wedding
An incredible cake, dreamy flowers, the playlist you’ve been curating since you were nine? None of these things need to be nixed just because you’re celebrating on a smaller scale. In fact, because there are fewer guests, you can splurge on the things you care about without going bankrupt, whether that’s a chef-made meal or your flower crown. Space is limited, but when it comes to your wedding fantasies, the sky’s still the limit.