Small weddings/elopements are some of my favorite to photograph; not because it's not as tiring as a full wedding day, but there is more intimacy. At the large weddings I have photographed, the couples always seem to tell me the same thing after the wedding day: "it went by so fast that I didn't even get to say hi to everyone". You want to make time for everyone, but you also have to remember that it is your day and you need to relax and enjoy it because, before you know it, it's the end of the night and time to head back to the hotel room.
When Jane and Doug asked me to photograph their wedding, they told me it was only going to be family and very close friends. It was important to them that they had their loved ones close to them and that their day wasn't chaotic. They wanted their day to be relaxing, and it certainly was. Not only was the setting absolutely gorgeous, but so was their entire wedding day. It was a short and sweet ceremony, and their guests enjoyed playing yard games and laughing over delicious food. The cake was another special and intimate detail. The recipe was given to the bride by her grandmother, who had passed away, and the bride baked it herself for the wedding.
Another very special part of the wedding was Sawyer, Jane and Doug's dog who is their furchild. It was very important to both of them that Sawyer be their flower girl. During the ceremony, Sawyer was so cute and started to roll around in the grass. If there are any couples that are wanting to have their furbabies in their wedding, I personally love it and reccomend it! There are great businesses that offer training for your and your dog(s) and sitter services the day of the wedding. It will certainly help you both a lot!