Small and intimate gatherings are the best experiences more times than many people think. You don’t always have to have the grandest wedding with hundreds of people. Annette and Terry were truly blessed to celebrate their union with the people that love them the most. With about 50 guest in attendance, memories were created that will always be cherished.

This intimate wedding took place at the long house, in Stokesdale NC. On the outer perimeter of the property is an open field where the ceremony area can be setup in various ways. Annette and Terry got married under a tree branch draped with a beautiful flower garland. The serenity of the pond area and the warm summer shade created a peaceful haven for the couple and their family as they dealt with obstacle leading up to their day. They finally made it to the altar and the only thing that matter was the reason for this special day.

Following the ceremony was dinner with the family inside the long house facility. Jennifer’s idea for a unique table arrangement allowed for this small group to be even more intimate. It was as if the entire 50 guest were gathered around one large family table. It was so rewarding to watch the guest interact and enjoy the evening. There were even games involved that one of the family presented; it really got the party going, creating laughter and memories.

Of course, after dinner was the after party! On to the dance floor. It was so fun to dance with the family to family-friendly music. We enjoyed line dancing and popular music. However, the highlight of the night and probably the most emotional, were the speeches from the family to the newlyweds. Intimate gatherings can call for heartfelt moments.

Smaller wedding and events can be more rewarding than larger ones. There are also a lot of benefits involved including cutting back on some of the cost.  Food, Beverage, table, and chair rentals are all elements that increase due to the size of an event. Opt in for a small an intimate gathering next time you are planning an event and experience just how rewarding it can be.

*written by one of our summer interns