Things are coming up roses.

Despite the restrictions to gatherings and events, it’s so great to see brides and grooms just going for it. More and more brides are doing away with big receptions and choosing LOVE over lavish. I’ve currently been fielding calls for backyard weddings, intimate elopements, and simple dinner affairs … it’s awesome.

If you’re hoping to plan and prep a smaller more intimate affair this year, I highly suggest googling and reaching out to various wedding planners in your area. Many are hosting a one-stop experience, collaborating with their favourite industry colleagues to create intimate and cozy “micro-weddings”. Imagine being able to have everything taken care of for you from photography to venue to decor … and all you and your betrothed need to do is show up and spend a couple of hours getting married, taking photos, and celebrating love.

The BlushPretty team has the honour of collaborating with a few planners specializing in the “new normal” of weddings. Check out the packages and offerings from Events by Elena and Union Societe. Most packages include officiant, venue, photography and decor, with extras such makeup and hair as a separate cost.