Over the last few months, the micro wedding format moved from a niche into the mainstream, where it looks like it will stay for a while.
From non-pretentious and laid-back to sophisticated, glamorous, and extravagant, the micro format is versatile enough to address different styles. Its pros are evident: easily adaptable, flexible, ready for a last-minute change. A micro wedding offers the possibility to get married and to celebrate, to create and experience an essential life moment even in these uncertain times. It provides today's couples an experience they could have otherwise missed. The pandemic crisis may push your big celebration to 2021 or even 2022. Still, it cannot take away the most important thing: the chance of getting married to your loved one and celebrating it with an intimate circle of family and friends.
We would like to show you a few recent Primavera Dreams micro weddings, in hopes that they might be an inspiration for your own milestone celebration. These weddings were beautifully captured by the expert lenses of Alex Gordias.
Yvonne & Gabriel, two Boston physicians, tirelessly working with the COVID-19 patients in ICU's of Beth Israel and Mass General hospitals, didn't have time to plan their wedding. They also knew that it wouldn't be possible to hold a big celebration, but they were ready to get married and wanted something beautiful, charming, and meaningful.
After discussing several options, we decided to have their ceremony and reception at the Endicott Estate in Dedham. For their Jewish ceremony, the couple selected a large, majestic copper beech tree as their symbolic chuppah.
The dinner took place outside in the gazebo. The décor created by Floristika Studio was simple but charming and included freshly cut flowers, succulents, candles, strands of lights, and small accents such as place cards, napkin rings, golden votives, etc.
The brides' shoes, the welcome sign, and the tablecloth were of a periwinkle hue. Yvonne's hand-tied bouquet in off-white with soft cream, dusty blue, and lavender was a delicate combination of anemones, roses, ranunculus, sweet pea, fresh lavender, and greenery.
Yvonne and Gabriel think they may have a big celebration in the future but were happy to get married this year and celebrate their union with their families and closest friends.
Anna & Jeremy have known each other since they were kids. Their parents used to bring them to the Museum of Science togetherto explore its exciting treasures. They also got to see the Boston Duck Tours departing from there, another favorite attraction. As young adults, the couple discovered the infinite charm of the Museum's outside area which provides stunning views of the Charles River waters. They knew that this place would be perfect for their intimate and joyful celebration.
After the First Look in the hotel lobby, the couple went for a stroll along the city streets and then took a glamorous limo ride to the Museum with their wedding party.
For the ceremony and reception, the couple picked a romantic style; space was filled with beautiful floral arrangements by Floristika Studio. They had elegant marquee letters filled with boxwood and illuminated with neon lights. Wooden tables and chairs, wicker chargers, and colorful menus added some Tuscan-style flair to their reception in the Washburn pavilion. The bridal bouquet was a gorgeous assembly of white, off-white and peachy seasonal blooms such as garden roses, dahlias, lisianthus, ranunculus, and cascading romantic jasmine vines for texture and natural feel.
Maryam & Jason were each completing their master's degrees in mathematics at a university in Dayton, Ohio, and met in school while working on a group project. They fell in love and became engaged. They later moved to Boston and decided they would throw an intimate wedding celebration. I showed Maryam the Connors Center, a stately stone mansion situated on an 80-acre estate in Dover, and she fell in love with the venue.
We planned a small but glamorous wedding, reflecting the bride's Iranian roots. The wedding was an elegant blend of modern and traditional styles. Highlighting the spring, we used pastel colors with a combination of off-white, blush, champagne, gold, lemon-green, and ivory. The traditional arch was also a springtime celebration, decorated with cascading white orchids, roses, and hydrangeas. The floral designer Florissima expertly brought Maryam's vision to life.
We incorporated a few elements of the traditional Persian Sofreh Aghd ceremony into the symbolic ceremony, including a table of symbolic items, such as nuts, a Hafez poetry book, a mirror, candles, wheat, and Persian pastries. Maryam's bouquet was composed of lovely ranunculus in pink shades.