In a time when scaling down wedding guest sizes seems to be the norm, it’s only appropriate to start reconsidering the types of spaces at our disposal and how to maximize the use of decor. Learning how to style a micro wedding (the most on-trend wedding style spin-off) can make your special day feel more personal, thoughtful + intimate.
The ladies of The Love Riot styled an incredible scene at a local co-working space called FLDWRK, transforming an industrial backdrop into something warm, inviting + gorgeous. It’s perfect for those couples who have shifted their celebration to a more intimate setting or dinner party. And if you’re a fan of the ever-popular ombré design, then you’re in for a real bohemian treat!
The crisp images from Steve Cowell Photo highlight the perfect details and overall thoughtfulness put into this inspiration:
Micro Wedding Ceremony Setup with Subtle Ombré Vibes
How muted + magical is this ceremony backdrop?! Why pick one color when you can combine several of your favorites that beautifully compliment each other, and make for the perfect ceremony setup. And the boho floral arrangements frame this whole scene perfectly.
The muted, pastel colors used here by The Little Branch (and in the other floral arrangements) are soo unique! We love that nothing stands out too bright, just incredibly blended + complimentary. Including dried palms and bleached grasses only elevates this ombré wedding style.
Pro Styling Tip: For micro wedding ceremonies, there are just endless options of seating, setups + backdrops. You can get so creative with clustering chairs, change up the shape or angles of how guests sit; and no matter how you do it everyone has a great view! Instead of worrying about squeezing too many rows of chairs into your event space, you can now breath easy + have fun with semi-circle seating or even guests clustered at cocktail tables surrounding your ‘altar.’
Bohemian Lighting Installation for the Win!
Pro styling tip: Being able to make some upgrades to the tables is more doable since you are hosting significantly fewer people. Suddenly, that $3 fork doesn’t seem so intimidating when it’s 20 guests instead of 200, right?! Allocating a chunk of your wedding budget to tablescape + tabletop decor is key to laying the foundation for a memorable dinner.
All About Ombré Weddings
We can’t get over this fun ombré styling! The micro wedding table setup takes guests through etherial blues, neutral nudes and muted, pastel pinks. So engaging!
Pro Styling Tip: With intimate weddings, there’s usually a smaller space – that means optimize what you have to work with! Keep the eyes going up + down with amazing decor guests can consume left + right. Not only is this tablescape intriguing, but our eyes are drawn up, too, to the hanging boho light installation. It doesn’t take much to make a big decor difference with stylistic elements like these at varying heights.
The coaster place card touch is so fun + inviting! Lovely calligraphy by Grace Words by Melanie.
Intimate Wedding Tablescape with Varying Textures
The layers of design details, and chic tabletop rentals like these from Signature, all make for a cohesive, well-developed style. The ombré theme is especially fun as it progresses guests through all of these cool colors in the setup details!
We’re drunk on all these cool color combinations! There’s more color (and bohemian whimsy) to come in this micro wedding inspiration!
photography: Steve Cowell Photo // venue name: FLDWRK, Costa Mesa, California, USA // event design: The Love Riot // planning: The Love Riot // florals: The Little Branch // calligraphy: Grace Words by Melanie // handmade details: The Love Riot // tabletop rentals: Signature // furniture rentals: Signature