Intimate Wedding Inspiration

Intimate Wedding Inspiration

Small, intimate and perfectly formed… a wedding with fewer guests does not mean you have to compromise on the beauty and theatre of fabulous wedding florals. You can still factor in all the detail, the floral fanfare and wow factor to deliver a truly exceptional, but ultimately, very personal wedding event.  

In this blog we are focusing on the more intimate settings for fewer guests. We look at how you can use styling and décor to maximise the space and still feature the time-honoured traditions that make a wedding, just on a smaller scale.

Whatever kind of wedding you choose, we’re all about making it beautiful with a thoughtfully designed tablescape that honours the occasion. So whether you’re planning a celebration for 2 or 52, we’re here to inspire you today with some gorgeous intimate wedding inspiration and planning tips to make your day extra special.

Small Rectangle Wedding Tables

With smaller tables, it’s worth considering the proportions and it doesn’t mean the florals have to be small nor insignificant.  For this micro wedding with a yellow and white floral theme, the floral designs cleverly look like an artist’s sculpture with our roses sitting up high but without taking up too much room and crowding the table. Notice we haven’t gone heavy on foliage or other flowers so there is still plenty of room for elegant details such as candles, place cards and menus. Stylist extraordinaire Joy Proctor also chose a strong base colour for the table linen so that the gold detailing of cutlery and placemats standout . Simply multiply this style by the amount of tables you need for your number of guests. We created this look using our Beatrice, Eugenie and Leonora roses, adding their beauty, colour and fragrance to this intimate space.

Play Video about White And Yellow Wedding Table
White And Yellow Table Centrepiece
Micro Wedding Table

Round Wedding Table With Grand Floral Designs

The beauty of a small wedding is that you’ll be able to invest in one or two especially gorgeous centrepieces as you’re not stretching your budget across multiple tables. So why not go for an elevated centrepiece full of fluffy white roses and votive candles above a classic low compote design for a high-end luxury vibe as seen here with Leonora, Purity and Eugenie roses at Sunstone Winery, California. Elevating your florals is a super clever way to save you space on your table as well as create a showstopping display. Speak to your wedding venue to see whether this option of hanging florals is possible.

Play Video about White Wedding Table
White Wedding Table Setting
Photographer: @jessicamangia_photography
White Floral Arrangements

A Minimalist and Elegant Wedding Reception Table

If you like to keep things pared back and simple then one of the many advantages of an intimate wedding is the focus on simplicity and they do say that less is more! A few elegant floral arrangements as seen below with Juliet, Purity and Leonora, on a beautifully laid table with crisp white linen and gold edge-lined crystal is all you need to make the occasion feel special. There’s no need for extras such as favours, individual place cards, table numbers and menus (unless you want them of course).

Intermate Wedding Table
Photographer: @TheoMiloPhoto
Home Wedding Reception Table
Floral Design & Styling: @hollychapple

Small Round Reception Tables With Grand Floral Designs

You may have a small wedding with a big budget so why not go big on the florals and splash out on a statement centrepiece like a beautiful handmade rose tree. Based on the traditional style of a round topiary tree, rose trees made with David Austin Roses are a stunning sight to behold and sure to become the talking point of your big day. They are a clever way of creating grandiose statement floral designs without taking up space on your small tables. The tables may be small but the wow factor is big!

Play Video about Outdoor Wedding Table
Outdoor Wedding Reception
Photographer: @jessicamangia_photography

To create a cohesive look for your wedding, start a Pinterest board to save any inspiration that catches your eye, then revisit after a month or so to edit the image selection and create a more refined moodboard to share with your florist.

Take a look at our Pinterest board and start to pin what you love.


Wedding Roses: David Austin Wedding Roses | David Austin Cut Rose Growers: @alexandrafarms @rosaprimaroses @greenvalleyfloral @agrirose @tambuziroses @vanliernurseries| Planning: @weddingsparrow | Design & Styling: @joyproctor | Florals: @bowsandarrowsflowers | Photography: @lauragordon | Videography: @yeattes_productions | Venue & Rentals: @theivyrosebarn | Hair, Make-up: @annabreeding| Models: Cole – @hihellocole, Kim –  @auntie.kimm, Shelby – @shelbyjean.model | Bridal Gowns: @ouma_bridal, Eisen Stein & Paolo Sebastian via @kinsleyjamescouturebridal , @moniquelhuillierbride via @carinesbridal, @lillie.maecollection | Bridal Shoes: @bellabelleshoes | Floral Assistants: @ademisa.Mx , @MollyMuscaria | Rings & Jewellery: @susiesaltzman  | Event Rentals: @emersonjamesrentals |  Linens: @bbjlatavola | Stationery: @arabellajune / @esperanza.atelier | Candles: @nadiaandco

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