When wedding plans changed abruptly for Kathleen and Stephen, their dream of an intimate ceremony and a charming southern farmhouse filled with family and friends dancing the night away vanished in a moment. After reaching out to Amy Marie Events, their wedding designer, they devised a plan that removed the large gathering but still kept all of the details the couple initially imagined just on a smaller scale. Focusing on critical details that the couple would remember for a lifetime was at the forefront of their minds.
Hosting their elopement at their original wedding venue the Barn at Edgewood, the team designed their wedding day to be simple, clean, and true to their wedding theme. Opting for a more muted color palette, the day was filled with pampas grass, peonies, and wheat fields.
Amy Marie often asks couples if they had a limitless budget what would be their dream splurge item. In the case of elopements, the guest list typically consists of immediate family and dearest friends, allowing more of the budget to be freed up for more statement pieces such as floral arches, hanging botanical installations, and more elegant place settings. With the decreased guest counts, the item that would have been a splurge can often be attainable as the team works to bring it to life. As couples shift budget plans to incorporate more intimate details, they create more memorable experiences such as remote destinations or firework displays to give the guests an unforgettable farewell. No matter the circumstances or type of wedding you have, Amy Marie and her team’s best piece of advice to couples is, “This is your wedding. Make it yours.”