It’s always an honor when I’m asked to document someone’s wedding day. But for some reason, when there are only 10-12 people attending… it turns into a super honor. That’s how I felt all day long at Leah & Jordan’s Lake Tyler Petroleum Club wedding.
I LOVE this next photo. It may be my favorite of the day.
What if you could only have 12 people sit and watch you get married?
Could you do it?
Would you want to?
There are so many misconceptions about what having a small wedding or ceremony might mean for your day. Leah & Jordan proved that if you decide to have a small ceremony…. you can still have just as much fun. :)
You can still get your toe nail painted as your something blue.
You can still get photos laughing with your bridesmaids.
You can still have La Tee Da Flowers CRUSH your bouquet & arrangements.
You can still have your grandfather perform the ceremony with his super old manuscript.
You can still get yummy and delicious cakes from Designs by D’Anne.
You still get to walk down the aisle.
You can still have your grandmother tell your grandfather “Take a picture! Take a picture!”
You can still have a pretty great ceremony that ends with man & wife.
You can still take photos of the two of you looking gorgeous.
You can still have awkward photos of you saying “I once caught a fish this big.”
You can still get a killer ring shot on the book your grandfather has used to perform wedding ceremonies for over 50 years.
Leah & Jordan didn’t choose a smaller ceremony because they didn’t have any friends.
(They just finished med school and residency. They actually have like a billion friends.)
They didn’t choose a smaller ceremony because they don’t like people.
They didn’t choose a smaller ceremony because they could not afford a bigger one.
(Remember, they are doctors. Wait… They just FINISHED med school. So yeah… never mind. Still broke.)
They chose it because it was a good fit for them.
That is the takeaway. Plan your wedding how YOU want your day to go. If you want 500 people to watch you get married. Fine. Invite 800 guests.
IF you want 12, then invite 12.
Weddings have become a circus, and I don’t think they were ever intended to be that.
So my advice to you guys is this… The next time you get in an argument over a planning detail. Don’t ask yourself “Do we really need 12 elephants or will 6 be enough?”
That’s not the question. The question is…
Do we want any elephants at all?