May 21, 2020

Intimate Events Inspiration

While there is still some uncertainty in the air, particularly regarding mass gatherings and large scale events, one thing is for certain: life does not stop.

Babies are born, mothers and fathers are celebrated, as well as graduates, people fall in love and they commit to a lifetime together. Just because we can’t bring together everyone we know and love given current events, there’s still plenty we can do in the space of intimate events; think elopements, dinner parties, and exceptional guest experiences.

Not convinced by the idea?

We’ve gathered some inspiration and insight to help you celebrate life’s big moments with intention and care, considering the health and safety of all in attendance, as well as those who are not.

Having an intimate event does not mean you aren’t honoring life to the fullest.

beautiful couple

Photo: Meg’s Marvels Photography

A small guest count does mean more budget for details.

Elegant Place Setting Details

Photos: Augie Chang Photography

It is also easier to achieve a fine dining experience when caterers are not committed to a large guest count.

Elegant catering

Photos: Augie Chang Photography

Served catering is going to be the safest option going forward, and this applies to intimate events as well. A great option is preset, individual portions that a server can hand directly to guests so there is less contact among guests.

Photos: Augie Chang Photography

Here is one example of how you may achieve safe guest seating for an intimate event.

intimate seating

Photo: Danny Dong Photography

You can also create intimate seating in a less traditional fashion.

Intimate seating under cabana

Photo: Joshua Rose Wedding and Elopement Photographer

intimate seating for a fiesta

Photo: Joshua Rose Wedding and Elopement Photographer

swinging bench

Photo: Ali and Garrett

intimate stadium seating

Photo: Ashley Maxwell Photography

Additionally, a smaller guest count allows for more possibilities when selecting a venue.

San Francisco City Hall Intimate Wedding at City Hall

Photos: Shannon Righetti Strom

Big Sur Cocktail Hour

Photos: BellaLu Photography

As you can see, downsizing the guest count of an event does not equate to downsizing in detail, location, care, or the love that goes into it.

So, are you ready to plan an intimate event this summer? We are here to help!