Small weddings are surely leaving their mark on the wedding industry now more than ever, and this darling at-home micro wedding is definitely one that you won’t soon forget! You would never know the amount of times Karen and Patrick had to change their wedding plans with how calming every single detail looked. Even the weather gifted them with a cool day in July. Twenty immediate family members and closest friends gathered for a ceremony at The Union Hall at Bar Marco, which was followed by an intimate reception at Patrick’s parent’s house – a place Karen and Patrick have shared many memories together. Karen’s sleek BHLDN gown with its plunging neckline and bell sleeves adorned in modern lace was the perfect dress for the occasion. It was simplistic, stunning, and laid-back, which was a flawless match to the overall style of the entire day. Although the couple opted to keep things minimal, there were two things they really wanted to stand out: food and flowers! They turned again to Bar Marco for a delicious catered menu and The Farmer’s Daughter Flowers for creating artistic, lush arrangements which did not disappoint. We encourage you to spend a little extra time looking at these photos by Oakwood Photo + Video because they’re certainly ones that will make you feel happy!
About the Couple
We technically met through work since we were in the same department and sat near each other, but we didn’t start talking until we coincidentally started going to the same church. We gravitated towards each other when we would hang out with mutual friends and our relationship evolved from there.
Pat proposed at The Point in the pouring rain. We were with four of our friends and Pat suggested we all walk to Point State Park, even though I pointed out the very dark storm cloud that was looming. I thought everyone was crazy until it all unfolded!
About the Wedding
We always joke that we planned approximately 5 weddings due to the constantly changing COVID conditions. We had to shrink our guest list from 70 to 20ish and change locations, and everything felt very last minute. In the end, we had our ceremony at The Union Hall at Bar Marco, and then their chefs traveled to Pat’s parents’ house since restaurants weren’t allowed to serve food during that time. We had a very intimate night with our immediate family and closest friends.
We have very laid back personalities, and I felt our wedding reflected that. We didn’t have a wedding party, we had minimal decorations, and we decided on classic, simple looks.
Our day also reflected a few of our favorite things. Before the pandemic, we enjoyed going to breweries and new restaurants, so we knew we wanted really great food and drinks. That led to us selecting Bar Marco for as our reception caterer. I also love flowers, so decided to splurge on those.
Despite all of the changes and setbacks, our day turned out to be perfect and there are so many favorite moments that come to mind…
- The salon I have been going to for years paid for my hair and gave me a gift, despite the challenges they saw in their business the months leading up to our July wedding
- We couldn’t have asked for better weather…sunny and cool in mid-July!
- How beautiful The Union Hall at Bar Marco looked that day
- Having all of our siblings participate in the ceremony by reciting readings
- Being able to celebrate with those closest to us at a place where we have so many wonderful memories