I love to plan elopements and small, intimate weddings. Micro-wedding is a term we're all more familiar with now thanks to recent events, but I'm pleased to say it's a concept I have been working with for several years now.
Each couple has their own reasons for keeping plans low key, but whatever the reasoning I believe elopements should have just as much attention as larger affairs.
Whether it’s just the two of you, or a handful of your very closest friends and family I’ll suggest a remarkable location for you to say your vows and of course I’ll talk you through any legalities. I’ll offer a photographer who will capture the most intimate moments without you even knowing they’re there, provide a few understated, yet beautiful flowers and of course I’ll arrange an exceptional dining experience, with talented musicians playing softly in the background.
Every elopement offering is unique, so if you have other ideas I’d be honoured to help.
If you would like to know more or think I could be the right planner for you then do get in touch, you can drop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org, use my contact form or give me a ring on +447732267316.
From here we'll book in a requirements consultation to chat further, discuss your vision and I can give you more information on how I can assist in bringing your wedding to life.
You'll leave this conversation with an understanding of how I can elevate your wedding day and planning experience.
Hopefully you leave our call excited to move forward with Weddings by Emily Charlotte. At this stage there is a small amount of admin required; I'll send you a Booking Contract and an invoice for the initial booking fee. Once this is completed the fun can begin...
I believe this is the moment couples really begin to feel it's happening...you're getting married.! After our discussions I'll have a good idea of what you have in mind. I'll send you an initial proposal document with venue suggestions that are suited to your requirements and price point, with a strong focus on intimacy.
This is a two way process, so if you have come across venues already then you can let me know and I'll advise on their suitability for your day.
If you wish to visit venues in person then we can absolutely arrange this, but for an elopement or small weddings couples don't always feel it's necessary, in which case we'll get you as much information on your favourites so you feel confident in making a decision.
Years of experience combined with a strive for perfection means I have an extensive list of not only breathtaking properties but also accomplished suppliers to share with you.
I’ll make suggestions based on your preferences and requirements and when you’re ready to move forward I’ll manage those bookings for you. Already have suppliers in mind that you’d like to work with? That’s okay too; it's your wedding day and your choices.
We'll typically work through in order of priority and preference to you until we have booked all the services and team needed to give you your dream day. We'll select those who put you at ease and blend seamlessly into the background even in a more intimate setting.
We'll typically work through in order of priority and preference to you until we have booked all the services needed to give you your dream day.
If you're planning a legally recognised civil or religious ceremony then navigating the documentation process can feel a bit daunting, particularly when getting married abroad.
When the time comes I will guide your through the process one easy step at a time, so all your documentation is completed correctly and in a timely manner.
My partner planners will handle the paperwork administration in your chosen country.
Weddings are expensive and costs can easily spiral, even when you're keeping things low key. Trust me...once you're immersed in the beautiful world of weddings there is a lot of temptation to have everything you want, saying yes without much consideration for the overall spend. This is okay if you're flexible or if you're aware and comfortable with your ongoing expenditure. What we do not want is any nasty surprises further down the line, so to ensure this doesn't happen I track your spend throughout, including deposits paid, balance due and key payment dates. You can have access to this document whenever you need it.
As I've said before, logistical planning is my thing.
I'll create two schedules for you.
1 - your supplier facing schedule; arrival times for each supplier, service start and end times etc. This is the behind-the-scenes that helps to ensure the smooth running of your event.
2 - your guest facing schedule; this is the overall flow of your day: ceremony, cocktail reception, dinner, speeches, cake cutting, first dance etc. Designed to keep your day on track whilst also allowing for the natural progression of events.
Even when your wedding is small it's good to have a schedule in place, we just ensure it's relaxed and flexible for more understated events.
Just because your wedding is
small doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful!
As much goes into the aesthetics of an EC event as it does the logistics. When it comes to flowers, tablescapes and decor I can provide suggestions to give your wedding wow factor. Taking inspiration from your venue and natural surroundings and combining it with any colour scheme preferences that you have.
Some couples have a strong sense of styling in mind, for others a little more guidance and help to visualise is needed. Whichever one is you, we'll work together to ensure your wedding looks as amazing as it feels.
The day you have been waiting for is finally here! Your wedding may be small but we still want it to run smoothly so a member of the EC team will be present at your wedding, usually from set up through until your seated for dinner, at which point we'll quietly slip away and leave you to enjoy your celebrations with your very dearest .
"There are no words that could ever express how grateful Scott and I are to you for coordinating our elopement. To say that things were perfect is an understatement. Because of your exceptional attention to detail and attentiveness the whole experience was an absolute dream and memory of a lifetime.
From start to finish every detail was timed and executed to perfection and completely what we envisioned for that day. You are so incredibly talented and we cannot thank you enough for all of you hard work in not only planning but also guiding us. You made this such an exceptional experience.
From the bottom of both of our hearts, thank you! We had the most perfect wedding day because of you!"
"Emily kept us sane and calm and up to date with everything that we needed to happen over the past 12 months. We can't thank her enough for all the hard work. My parents send a special thank you as well. We could not have done this without you."
"Emily, we just wanted to say a huge thank you for being so great during our wedding – we absolutely loved it, and couldn’t have done it without you!
Thank you for being so so easy to work with, for never getting cross with our late replies and for always enacting our vision perfectly. Our tiramisu wedding cake was unbelievable so thank you for convincing the pasticceria to make it! The villa was incredible, the views were amazing and the whole day felt perfectly planned.
On a more personal note, we really appreciate that you were on board with having two brides, and that you never put us in any awkward situations with suppliers. Not sure if you pre-vetted, but we felt very accepted by everyone involved in the wedding, which made the whole process much easier and enjoyable.
Just so you know, we’re recommending you to everyone! Thank you for making our Italian wedding/Tuscan villa dream come true!"
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