In a recent chat with a friend who plans mostly South Asian weddings, we discussed the difficulties of sizing down what are traditionally large, festive, multi-day celebrations during the pandemic which calls for such intimate affairs.
While many couples have chosen to wait, in order to preserve the big wedding traditions, others have found ways to adapt to today’s necessity & trend of Micro Weddings. Neethu & Ashish, with help from their planners Leilani Weddings, found ways to make their intimate wedding feel absolutely grand.
“No matter the size of the wedding, we knew it was meant to be cinematic.” said bride Neethu.
Marrying their respective North & South Indian traditions, including photos of guests who couldn’t attend and adhering to the many COVID-19 wedding protocols, this multicultural Micro Wedding in Southern California is gloriously rustic & romantic. It reminds us, like many of our intimate wedding couples, how the size of your guest list doesn’t decide the magnitude of the moment.
Neethu shares so many true & quite frankly profound sentiments about wedding planning particularly during these times, but this one really got us:
At the recommendation of the CDC and request of the couple the ceremony lasted 14 minutes because that’s all you need to say “I promise to like you and love you deeply and forever”.