Dan and Corina-Intimate New Hope Wedding

I just wanna say, if you’re stressed about planning a huge wedding, and you’re not opposed to keeping it simple, the way Dan and Corina did it, is the way to go!

Dan and Corina’s wedding was the simplest, sweetest day, or should I say few hours. They decided to self unite in front of their closest family members. The two of them said that the reason they went with a self uniting ceremony is because, “It’s free, you can control your whole wedding no one telling you when to do something or what to say, no religious denomination specifically marrying you.”

We met up at one of my favorite locations, Bowman’s wildflower preserve, for their ceremony. The experience was so different from a regular wedding day because the whole family came ready to set up the decorations they brought. They brought loose flower petals and some super cute lanterns to spice up their ceremony space a bit.

Corina and Dan kept the ceremony short and sweet. They exchanged hand written vows that were so full of love and then exchanged rings and had their sister’s sign as witnesses. It’s pretty amazing because they were honestly so calm and didn’t have to stress about anything going wrong since it was such a simple day.

After family photos, Dan and Corina stayed back while the rest of the guests headed to a nearby restaurant for their celebratory dinner. We were able to focus on just the two of them, in love on their wedding day. They brought along a radio with a set few songs that they had playing throughout the ceremony. I thought it would be the perfect moment for them to have their “first dance” since they weren’t having a traditional reception!

As for what their favorite parts of the day were, Corina said she loved the car ride from the wedding to the dinner. They got to enjoy those small moments alone and reflected on the ceremony. Dan said he loved the actual marriage himself.

Last but not least, I needed to know if there was anything different that they would have done on their wedding day. Corina said she would have had someone to set up the flower petals and lanterns so that they wouldn’t have had to worry about it on the day of, as well as someone to work the radio.

Intimate weddings are my favorite, they’re so relaxed and full of love. I’d definitely suggest looking into a smaller wedding if you’re not that big into large parties!

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