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With the groom’s parents flying in from the Czech Republic to meet the bride’s family for the very first time, Lindsay and Miro opted to limit their guest list to immediate family only and keep their wedding day a true family-centered affair. From cooking all the food to decorating the space, both families came together to help the couple prepare for the big day, making the experience even more special and meaningful for everyone involved. With the addition of small personal touches and treasured mementos into their ceremony and reception, Lindsay and Miro’s entire wedding day was infused with the most incredible sense of warmth and love.

Lindsay, 26 & Miro, 26

Galway, NY

Wedding Ceremony Location: Sister-of-the-bride’s house

Wedding Reception Location: Sister-of-the-bride’s house

Why did you have an intimate wedding?

I work as an event planner, so I felt confident that I could create a small family-oriented wedding that encapsulated our relationship and told a story. The concept “Winter to Spring” conveyed a message about how couples will have cold times to work through, which can melt away into spring if you work hard to find the sun together.

My husband’s parents came all the way from the Czech Republic to meet my family for the first time, so we agreed that the wedding should be immediate family only. The small size allowed us to include all family members in the execution of the big day, including decorating the space as a group and spending all day in the kitchen the Saturday before to prepare the food. Each person played an integral role and ran errands, moved furniture, cooked, and cleaned to make the day a success. Miro and I are family-oriented people, so it was a great way to bond with our families for the first time as a group.

What are some of the challenges that you faced planning an intimate wedding?

We have several food allergies in our family, so developing a menu to accommodate the entire group was difficult, but not impossible. At the end of the day, I wrote out a menu that met the needs of gluten-free, vegetarian and meat eaters! We had many appetizers, several choices for a main course, and of course, dessert.

Was it difficult to pare down the guest list?

No, my husband and I agreed from the beginning that our wedding was going to be immediate family only since both parties were meeting for the first time.

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