March 11, 2020

If you are in search of some ideas for a small wedding gathering then look no further, Smith James Events along with Laura Murray put together this whimsical beach escape perfect for a small wedding and reception perfect for any beach location that allows small gatherings.  With all of the recent changes to weddings and events across the world, micro weddings or minimalist events are a hot trend for couples to consider for the next few years.  Trust me you can still have a elegant event with all your must-haves but just on a smaller scale.  What better way to have a fun night with 50 or less of your closest family and friends.  The upside is you will have more time to mingle with everyone, catch up on life, and you could have a small bill (depending on your must-have ideas, menu, details, etc) compared to a 200++ wedding night with plate pricing at $200 per person.  The downside, fewer guests means hard decisions have to be made with the invite list.  Maybe that’s ok with you and maybe that’s just to much stress but giving the state of the world today I think a lot of people would understand the circumstances and it’s your day.  So you do you friend and don’t worry about what others think you should and shouldn’t have for your wedding day.

Enjoy this collection of images for a beautiful elegant small beach wedding. 

A special thanks to all the vendors and our host Laura

that made this shoot possible on a beautiful sunny California day.

Hosted by: @lauramurray

Fashion Stylist: @gabriellehurwitz

Planner & Stylist: @smithjamesevents

Wedding Dress: @costarellosbridal from @thedresstheory + @thedresstheorysandiego

Menswear: @theblacktux

Dress: @zimmermann

Shoes: @dior

Models: @kaylajeangarvin, @parkerheath_, @anna_khanzhina

Floral: @plentyofpetals

Hair and makeup: @danielleryanbeauty

Rentals: @theark_ and @witty_rentals

Paper goods: @isidore_augustine

All shot on 35mm film

Photolab: @goodmanfilmlab

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