Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Keeping Things Small

I adore this wedding photographed by talented California photographer Chenin Boutwell of Boutwell Studios. Compared to most I'm having a pretty small wedding, just 75-85 people. I really want only the closest and most important people in our lives to be there and not people I know by six degrees of separation.

The couple below only had about a dozen people at their Fiji wedding but it was filled with unique and heartwarming traditions. The bride was escorted by Fijian warriors to a raft that took her across a bay to her fiance and wedding guests. The warriors then carried her to her groom. The local village choir provided the ceremony music and the couple invited people at the resort they were staying at to witness their traditional ceremony.

After the ceremony the wedding guests had an intimate dinner on a pier looking out on the Fijian waters. I'd love to achieve even a fraction of this intimacy. Check out Chenin's amazing blog, Afternoon Delight, for more pictures of this wedding.

All pictures from Boutwell Studios. To enlarge any picture just click on it.

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Blogger Bsam said...

Miss Capitol Hill,
This comment actually doenst have to do with this post ( although i did love the intimacy!) I just wanted to let you know that I am goign with Vantage photography! Thank you so much for reccomending them. That had been the biggest hassle, and I met with them and I loved them. They actually told me they had gotten a lot of reccomendations thanks to your post. I don't know if you need a photographer for anything else, but they do have a program where ifyou reccomend someone you get a little something free, so you should contact them! Also, thank you so much for the knot website it is so helpful! haha sorry for the longpost but I don't know how else to contact you :) Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 21, 2007 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh that's awesome! Isn't it such a great weight off to book your vendors and not have to think about it anymore? I've got all my photography needs taken care of but maybe they will give me a rain check on photographing my first born child...whenever that is ;)

Friday, September 21, 2007 2:36:00 PM  

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