Intimate Wedding Styled Shoot – Eau Claire, Wisconsin
A message from Samantha Mathews, Wedding Coordinator & Planning of Mathews Weddings and Events:
“My vision for our intimate styled shoot was wanting to focus on what matters. A lot of times brides think of weddings as only a large event with every family member and friend they could imagine in attendance. Although that is not a bad thing, not all brides desire that or can afford it. I really wanted this styled shoot to show the raw moments of what an intimate wedding can be. Intimate weddings for me are all about gathering immediate family and a few close friends to witness a lifetime union before God. Celebrating this special moment can go by so quickly and get lost in your wedding budget and all the “add on’s” that come with planning a wedding. But if you want to focus on the true reason for your wedding day, an intimate wedding is the best option for you. And, if you still desire to celebrate with all your other family members and friends, having a post-wedding celebration reception is a great option. Everyone can eat, drink, and be merry while they celebrate your marriage.
My desire was to have lots of greenery with touches of white, red, and burgundy floral, a two-tiered burgundy and white cake, a bride with a subtle smokey eye with a dark lip and nice relaxed curl with some detail of a braid in a gown that is embodied the simplicity yet elegance of the day. I wanted our colour palette to embody the holiday, but not be taken over by it. I chose a lot of jewel tones; burgundy, reds, purples, with hints of greens and blues. I feel like all these colours added to the romantic feel but yet still showing the season in which the wedding (shoot) was in. Because of what I envisioned for this shoot, I knew Alta Viola’s House inside of Sweet Legacy Vintage Rentals was the perfect place to host our shoot. With our intimate wedding styled shoot, the owner(s) created the perfect intimate ceremony space complete with cosy and darling couches and chairs. It was so perfect and so romantic with the string lighting. And with a dream team of vendors, this shoot came together so well. Our lovely models, Mariah and Steve are newly married and they were fully in and so in love with each other. Each photo captures their TRUE love and RAW emotions.
I coordinating everything, planning, design, and did the calligraphy and invite suite. It was such a pleasure dreaming up this shoot with these vendors. I am beyond thankful to have had the opportunity to meet them as well to show brides how beautiful, affordable, and doable an intimate wedding can be. Any bride deserves to focus all of her time and effort on her blooming relationship and that’s what an intimate wedding can be for you. To those dreaming up your own intimate wedding, if it includes everything that you hold dear, it is beautiful and so meaningful.”
Photographer: Selycia Yang Photography // Venue: Sweet Legacy Vintage Rentals // Event Designer: Mathews Weddings and Events LLC // Hair Stylist: Hair By Krista // Makeup Artist: Makeup By Kaili // Floral Designer: Rebecca Kay Designs // Cake Designer: Sugarspoon Desserts