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Intimate Weddings in Alberta – an eco friendly styled shoot

wedding reception set up for an intimate wedding with covid restrictions. Decorated with wild greens and earthy fixtures set in a clear tent with hanging globe lights.

I was looking at photos from this Eco-Friendly styled shoot that was done a few seasons ago and I realized this was the perfect setup for an intimate wedding! Nowadays wedding conversations are geared around the pandemic. There are so many ways you can go, postpone, elope, wait it out. It is truly a heartbreaking decision to make.

Although we could have lots to say, in our opinion at the end of the day, you need to feel at peace about your decision whatever that might be.

So here is a beautiful shoot that was designed as an Eco-friendly/Zero waste wedding. It also just happens to be a great depiction of a gorgeous intimate wedding.

wood tables decorated with wild greenery and pieces of nature. Set in a clear outdoor tent with hanging lights.
weddings decorated with objects from nature and greenery. Wood tables and crossback chairs in a outdoor tent
eco friendly wedding decor, a wedding that creates less waste is a perfect wedding theme
wood box filled with plants and greenery with a wood table and chairs
antique china with plants arranged as table decor and filled with pops of color making for a reusable table decor.

The Styled Shoot

The goal of this styled shoot was to produce zero waste, the idea was to see the amount of garbage left at the end of the day. Although I didn’t include a picture it was only a handful of pieces! Each vendor kept this in mind while bringing this styled shoot together.

You can see the gorgeous earthly elements, bits of driftwood, planted flowers and tin cans. There are so many items that can be reused and repurposed into gorgeous decor if you think outside the box. Planter boxes were full of a variety of flowers, greens or herbs. The creative options are really unlimited you just need to be willing to take a bit of a risk.

antique china with gold and wood flatware - the perfect setting for an outdoor wedding
antique china with gold and wood flatware - the perfect setting for an outdoor wedding with green plants and driftwood as centrepieces
wood placemat with antique china and gold flatware
table setting filled with greenery, candelabra, flowers and china with gold flatware the perfect wild eco friendly styled shoot
wood placemat with antique china and gold flatware
menu written
I really love the use of china – most of us have our mother’s or grandma’s china available to use. It adds a sweetness and vintage element that pairs nicely with the more rustic elements. When decor contrasts it makes for a gorgeous setting.

An Intimate Wedding

The benefit of having a smaller intimate wedding is the ability to focus on more of the details. Is it necessary? Definitely not, but it does provide a way for you to use your deposits and gives you a gorgeous wedding.

Prior to the pandemic, we were noticing a trend towards smaller weddings. It really allows you to have those people closest to you with a lowkey relaxed environment. You can focus on a slow multi-course dinner surrounded by great conversation and community. Some of our favourite weddings over the past few years have been the smaller weddings that really have a purpose behind them.

vintage window pane with handwritten timeline on it surrounded by bright pink flowers, the perfect bar decor
hanging flowers over a dessert table in a clear tent with hanging chandeliers
dessert sign "first comes love then comes dessert" sitting on a dessert table with a pink frosted cake and vintage china
pink wedding cake with blackberries and blush pink flowers surrounded by vintage china
pink wedding cake with blackberries and blush pink flowers surrounded by vintage china
seating chart ideas

Dealing with all the uncertainty and the variety of restrictions more couples are moving forward with an intimate wedding. The focus shifting from the large reception to a more relaxed vibe. I really think this is an amazing way to celebrate and as I said before these small weddings create a powerful impact but with less.

a couple standing in a clear tent decorated with greenery and posing with a lamb farm animal
farm animals in a wedding! A large sheep smells a brides wedding bouquet at this eco friendly wedding shoot
a couple standing in a clear tent decorated with greenery and posing with a lamb farm animal
triangle arbor decorated with pink and white flowers make a perfect backdrop for this romantic wedding at an outdoor ceremony. www.thegathered.ca
inside a clear tent a unique triangle arbor makes for a unique focal point at this intimate ceremony in Alberta
ceremony chairs with bright pink flowers decorating the aisle
inside a clear tent a unique triangle arbor makes for a unique focal point at this intimate ceremony in Alberta
wildflower bouqet
pink flowers on a chair

Intimate Weddings in Alberta

triangle arbor decorated with pink and white flowers make a perfect backdrop for this romantic wedding at an outdoor ceremony. www.thegathered.ca
a unique way of setting up for a intimate wedding or elopement. The tables are set with wild flowers and greenery inside of a clear tent with hanging chandeliers
inside a clear tent a unique triangle arbor makes for a unique focal point at this intimate ceremony in Alberta
a bride poses on a wicker chairs completely surrounded by flowers, the tones are mainly white, pinks, peach
a bride poses on a wicker chairs completely surrounded by flowers, the tones are mainly white, pinks, peach
dogs in flowers is the cutest thing ever. This couple poses beside a dog surrounded by flowers.
dogs in flowers is the cutest thing ever. This couple poses beside a dog surrounded by flowers.
dogs in flowers is the cutest thing ever. This couple poses beside a dog surrounded by flowers.
outside a large clear tent a couple poses as the overcast sky becomes dark
welcome table
eco friendly wedding decor, a wedding that creates less waste is a perfect wedding theme

If you’re interested about our Intimate Weddings Package you can contact us today!

wood placemat with antique china and gold flatware
warm glowing lights highlight the clear tent at this outdoor wedding venue thegathered.ca
eco friendly wedding decor, a wedding that creates less waste is a perfect wedding theme

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