Tie The Knot in the Burg
Elopements, Proposals and Micro Style Weddings
Proposal and Wedding Services located in Fredericksburg, VA
An ongoing series of informational entries
Reasons for incorporating a carriage into your wedding!
January 21, 2020
Surprise! When the bride or groom decides to incorporate a carriage into the wedding but keeps it a surprise for their future spouse. It's amazing to watch their faces light up when they walk out and see a beautiful horse and carriage waiting patiently ready to escort them into their happily ever after.
Leaving in a carriage as a sendoff after a reception is a romantic way to end a very busy day. After the reception, the bride and groom can ride away together into the sunset or evening full of stars. Take a relaxing ride enjoying those special moments together before returning to the hotel or to attend an after party to party the night away. This is the most popular idea.
Use it as an attention getter. Every time, we travel down the street with a couple that's just been hitched. They get tons of well-wishes, waves and smiles from the people that we pass by. This goes for strangers too. Seeing the carriage and the happy couple just puts everyone into a better mood.
Use it as a photo opportunity. It's unique. It's original and you'll probably not get a better time to snap a few photos. A lot of times people only think about the travel that they need and forget about the photographer. Why not incorporate a time to take some pictures in the carriage before your ride? Make the memory really last a lifetime with beautiful photos.
A lot of people like to share the experience of the carriage ride with their guests after the wedding by offering rides at the reception. It gives guests an added activity to enjoy and is great fun.
Keeping the cost down on your wedding? If you're cutting costs like having the wedding at home or at a park, you can really dress up the event by incorporating a carriage. Imagine being escorted around your own property just like kings and queens are. It's an inexpensive way to add to your event.
This one is special. If you have the carriage as part of your wedding, have it again on your first anniversary. Make it a tradition. Pack a picnic and enjoy the ride. You can even be picked up at a fancy restaurant. It's one year that you've been married, celebrate and recreate the day a little by enjoying a buggy ride once more.
Benefits of having a Micro Style Wedding
May 6, 2019
It won’t cost a fortune…unless you want it to, you can choose additional services from our add on list.
A micro wedding is a great way to celebrate your nuptials without heading to the courthouse or eloping. With a smaller guest list, your wedding will be less expensive—giving you extra money to spend on the dream honeymoon you would want to take.
However if you still want to splurge, we can make that happen! Buy that perfect wedding dress, we provide silk flower, you can do real flowers, add classy decorations for elegancy. Or maybe you’d prefer us to arrange for you and your guests to have a top-dollar 5-course meal to be the focus of your reception. The choice is yours!
It can be whatever you want it to be.
In keeping with that, when planning a micro wedding, you can really think outside the box. We will offer wedding dates that are themed oriented, and consider planning your wedding around those dates.
Some ideas for themed weddings may include; Vintage, Bohemian, Beach, Art Deco, Vintage Neon (include Carl's Ice Cream and Goolrick), Irish, Tea Garden, Great Gatsby, Roaring 20's, Harry Potter Style, Pop Art, Secret Garden, Goth, Star Wars, and anything else you can dream up. Get your guests to get involved.
We’ve all been to weddings with hundreds of guests. A much smaller affair allows for more intimacy between you and your guests. So if you and your partner aren’t passionate about having a huge wedding, or if the thought of exchanging your vows in front of a packed house makes you nervous, a micro wedding is a great solution!