Intimate Wedding Styled Shoot

Jul 18

With the state of the world right now, we are noticing an influx in smaller more intimate weddings. This is something that is near and dear to our hearts, and while we appreciate and love larger weddings, there is just something special about an intimate one!

Having a smaller wedding during this COVID season, doesn’t mean your day has to lack in any way. If anything, it allows you to maybe make it a little extra special. Since you’re not footing to bill for a larger bar tab, or catering invoice, you can either save a little money or use that money for something else. Like saving it for the honeymoon of your dreams or going for larger beautiful floral arrangements on your arch.

We also love more intimate weddings because, more often than not, the folks that show up are going to be the ones that mean the most to you. The ones that have watched your relationship grow from the very beginning have supported you every step of the way…. Not saying that a larger wedding would be any different, however- you’ll find you have less “I have to invite them because I invited so and so” guests.

Having a smaller ceremony and reception allows to spend more time with your guests as well!

Just because your wedding day is on the smaller scale, doesn’t mean it will lack in significance. And it also doesn’t mean you cant have the most grand reception in a few months!

When Shana Bailey sent us this styled shoot and inspiration behind it, we felt as though it fitting for the current state we are in. Not to mention we loved it!


Grooms Vest
Macrame Arch Hanging
Brides Belt
Hatband Florals
Cowhide Rug
Use of Skulls
Creating a romantic element with candles

See more decor tips and ideas HERE + HERE

“We chose to do this styled shoot at Wallowa River Camp, in beautiful Joseph, Oregon. There is nothing prettier than Wallowa County and, of course, Shaley Ham. We adore her and when she brings Nick along, it’s always a good time. 
Some wonderful vendors came together to celebrate wedding season and the art of the smaller more intimate wedding. We’ve all had to adjust this year, but it doesn’t mean you can’t have the wedding of your dreams. Combine the beauty of the great outdoors with lake life, and it’s a fabulous wedding weekend in the making! 
I hope you enjoy these images as much as we did creating them. AND you never know, maybe some day soon the ‘real wedding’ of the recently engaged Nick & Miss West Desperado will be blessing our feeds. Won’t that be a sight!?”

FLORALS | bouquet and hat band- Fitzgerald’s Flowers
WREATH | Enterprise Flower Shop
DESSERTS | Sugar Time Bakery
PHOTOGRAPHY | Shana Bailey
MODELS | Nick Gutzwiler & Shaley Ham (West Desperado) 
MAU |Maya Beauty
VENUE | The Wallowa River Camp Resort / Wallowa Lake Vacation Rentals
MACRAME | Fiber and Craft
BISON SKULL | Stangel Bison Ranch 

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