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Lana and John MARRIED – ELOPEMENT Detroit Wedding

  I found a great article while browsing the web and I loved it so much I couldn’t wait to share it with you.  The article is from on reasons to have a small wedding, perfect, because earlier this year I had the pleasure of photographing an elopement!! I met Lana through her brother Graig, my 11.11.11 groom. A few months later Lana emailed me about her pending elopement and asked me to photograph it….I was SO excited and yet I couldn’t tell anyone!! The day arrived, 01.02.12 and I was giddy with excitement!


The new Mr. and Mrs.!


Minutes after they said I DO!


It was an amazing wedding to witness! Now check out the article!!!

Here are ten reasons to have a small wedding:     Article Credit: Christina:

1. You get to celebrate one of the biggest days of your life surrounded by people who love you. Of the many couples I interviewed for Intimate Weddings
and for my blog, nearly everyone says this is one of the best things about having a small wedding.

2. You can feel more relaxed on your wedding day. Because you’ll be surrounded by friends and family, you’ll feel more at home with your guests. Your wedding will feel more like a celebration with close-knit friends and family, than a production.

3. You can save money. You can save thousands of dollars by having an intimate wedding, which means you won’t have to go over your Wedding Budget.

4. You can splurge. Some couples choose a small guest list not necessarily because their budgets are small, but because they can pull out all the stops and have a truly lavish wedding. You get more ‘wow’ for less wallet with a small wedding. When you’ve got fewer guests, you can splurge on the things that really matter to you. For some that might be an out-of-this world dinner, for others it might be a five-piece jazz band or a designer wedding gown.

5. You have more options when choosing a venue. Since you won’t need a large space to accommodate your guests, many small wedding venues will be open to you. A smaller guest list means more creative venue options like bed and breakfasts, museums, art galleries and restaurants. (Don’t forget to check out venue finder which lists more than 1,300 venues throughout the U.S. and Canada that are ideal for small weddings.)

6. You have more freedom to customize your wedding to your own tastes. A small wedding gives you the opportunity to get your creative juices flowing and make your unique wedding a reflection of the two of you.

7. You get to spend time with your guests. How many weddings have made you feel like a stranger fulfilling a social obligation? Small weddings aren’t like that. When the guest list is small, the bride and groom can spend time with each of their guests, making them feel welcome.

8. You can make your guests feel at home. Because you will be able to spend at least some time with your guests, they will feel more at home at your wedding. Also, when the guest list is small, guests will have a better opportunity to mingle with most of the others. Chances are that many of your guests will know one another.

9. You can get your guests involved. A small wedding will give you the opportunity to get your loved ones involved in your special day. Also, it’s a lot easier pulling off a DIY wedding with a guest list under 75, than a big scale production.

10. You can have a wedding that people will remember. Because your wedding won’t be typical – the kind your guests have been to over and over again – your wedding is more likely to be remembered.

Article Credit: Christina

John and Lana just welcomed their first child and once again I was honored to photographer her just days after being born!!!!



Much love, Miranda

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  • JoJo Sobjack

    Great photos! I LOVE her dress!

  • Keila

    Howdy. What was the venue for their ceremony? We are looking to have our intimate wedding in the Detroit area. Thanks!

  • Hi! It is a venue called White House Wedding Chapel. Let me know if you need a photographer!!!

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