This morning I read two separate articles basically reflecting the same trend: less is more.
My daughter told me long before she met her fiancé that she thought big weddings were crazy. “If someone gave me a million dollars to plan one, I still wouldn’t do it” was her feeling. She doesn’t like all the details involved but more importantly, doesn’t like the “hoopla” factor.
Enter The Elopement Company
This is a Charlotte based business that specializes in elopement packages and micro-weddings. Last year this two year old company planned 47, intimate weddings..that’s almost one a week! In today’s Charlotte Agenda, Charity Parrish, founder of The Elopement Co, said she “defines a micro-wedding as having 15 or fewer guests, though sometimes couples end up having a little more. The idea, she said, is to keep the ceremony intimate and totally focused on the couple. ”
And speaking of staying focused..
Kathryn O’Shea-Evans of The WSJ posted an article extolling the virtues of minimalist lighting. Big, dramatic, attention grabbing chandeliers are being replaced by barely noticeable, LED light sources. Carl Conway, director of retail and trade sales for FLOS said there should be three sources of light at three different levels in a room; a non-invasive overhead, brighter lighting for tasks and finally mood lighting with lamps.
I don’t know about the three level rule, but I will say I love our LEDS..not sure how I saw a thing before we had them installed.