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Micro weddings have become a popular alternative for brides seeking to host a wedding despite Covid-19. Although small in comparison to a traditional wedding, an intimate ceremony is just as meaningful and memorable. Get inspired on how to host a luxe small wedding, when you check out a handful of the intimate ceremony set-ups we’re loving.

What is a Micro Wedding?

A micro wedding is a small-scale wedding. Although it may still feature elements from a traditional wedding. Such as an exchange of vows, a reception dinner, and a cake cutting or toast. There are usually no more than 20 to 50 guests in attendance. Micro weddings are popular as they are intimate, and how it allows for a couple to make the most of their budget. You will be able to splurge on the details, whether it be a three-course brunch or a top shelf bar. A smaller guest count also opens the door to unique venues that have a limited capacity. So you can invest in a luxe location, such as a private garden or an opulent mansion.

Intimate Wedding Ceremony Inspiration

Take a peek of this chic wedding ceremony set-up at the historic Arlington Hall at Lee Park in Dallas, Texas. This couple opted for  minimal decor, but what they did feature makes a big statement. Check out the gorgeous pink drapery and solid white floral designs.

chic micro wedding ceremony design
Photo by Sarah Kate Photo / Design by Jackson Durham Events

This abandoned garden turned event and photography space is an absolute dream. Private and simple, the Sekrit Theatre in Austin, Texas, is perfect for the understated bride. This ceremony set-up has no decorations. Rather, they added chairs and let the space speak for itself.

greenhouse garden micro wedding ceremony design
Photo by Anna Kay Photography 

This stunning micro wedding took place at the McAlister-Leftwich House in Greensboro, North Carolina. With elegant details, like cross-back chairs and white florals, it is a beautiful set-up for a modern yet simple bride. This design can easily be recreated at your very own home.

historic micro wedding venue ceremony ideas
Photo by Amanda Lane Photo /  Design by Plume Events

Take a look at this backyard wedding at a private home in South Pasadena. This event gives off a unique boho and vintage-inspired vibe. Notice the layered rugs of various colors and the rustic church pews. A unique twist, they featured minimal florals.

backyard micro wedding ceremony design
Photo by Kenzie Kate Photo / Design by One Darling Day Events

The Rockbeare Manor in Devon, England is a stunning event space with a rich history. It has a timeless look thanks to a neutral color palette and opulent designs. This couple let the space shine, sticking to gold draped Chiavari chairs and small floral arrangements.

luxe manor micro wedding ceremony


This wedding at Coral Sea Resort on Airlie Beach in Queensland, Australia, is the epitome of minimalistic. Aside from the surrounding blue-green sea, the real eye-catcher is the ceremony backdrop. A gold round arbor decked in bright tropical leaves and flowers pops against the coastal landscape.

oceanside micro wedding ceremony design


We’re in love with this modern neutral-toned wedding reception at Murrieta’s Well Estate Vineyard in Livermore, California. This small ceremony looks luxe, thanks to lush florals and crisp drapery. What took this wedding look from rustic to elegant? The choice of wood Bentwood chairs.

winery micro wedding ceremony design
Photo by Nathalie Cheng Photography / Florals by Sarah’s Garden Design

If you have chosen to splurge on an event space, make the most of it. This couple chose to host their ceremony and reception in the same space, at Alo Restaurant in downtown Toronto. Guests gathered in one corner of the room for the ceremony, before finding their seats for an intimate meal.

indoor restaurant micro wedding ceremony
Photo by Simply Lace Photography / Florals by Sweet Woodruff

This warm-toned ceremony at the The Curious Eatery is a beautiful mix of vintage and boho elements. The vintage chairs and macrame perfectly complemented the rustic event space. Meanwhile candles and floral arrangements brought a touch of modern elegance. 

vintage micro wedding ceremony design
Photo by Key & Quill / Design by Hire Love

A beachside ceremony can be simple or luxe depending on your taste and budget. For this ceremony at the Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa in Riviera Maya, it was the latter. We love the use of mixed seating for this set-up, as well as tall florals and a geometric arbor. If you plan on hosting a beach wedding, do yourself a favor and make an easy to walk down aisle way.

beach micro wedding ceremony ideas
Photo by Judy Pak / Florals by Vanessa Jaimes / Design by Idyll Stories
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