Hello & Welcome to Big Love Small Weddings!

There is always a story on why something was created?

There is a beginning, middle and end, but you can say I'm somewhere in the middle of it all right now.


Hello...my name is Keilani, and I started photographing Elopement & Intimate Weddings in 2013.

Somewhere in the middle of it there was shift from camera to pen. (In this case, keyboard!)


This is the birth story of Big Love Small Weddings. 


My love for all things intimate and small started back when I was planning my own small wedding in 2004 in New York City. I had no desire to have a big wedding and certainly not plan one. The only part of the wedding planning I had any remote interest in was the planning of my honeymoon.


Back then there were limited resources for small wedding planning, and I basically winged it. I planned everything in six months.


The "original plan" was to get married in Vegas! (Because, plans do change!)

Yes, Vegas! Then fly to the South Pacific for our two week honeymoon adventure.


Instead, for the sake of family being able to witness it all, I chose Central Park Conservatory Gardens in New York City to exchange our vows while an acoustic guitarist played "Yellow" by Coldplay! I had no bridesmaids and we had a quaint backyard garden themed reception at a relatives home in Staten Island, NY!


The following morning, my husband and I were on our way to Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora! I was leaving the hustle of New York for two whole weeks people!


I wasn't the type of bride to have this major shin dig! My focus was the honeymoon. I wish back then there were resources for the type of bride that wanted something small. I am happy with how things all came together, but at that time I had no extra time to just focus on wedding planning, and there really were no websites I could go to for everything related to Elopements and Intimate Weddings.


How frustrating it was for me! I didn't particularly enjoy the process of finding a dress either! Go figure!


Let's fast forward many years later!

I began photographing small intimate weddings in 2013, and went from capturing the love stories to writing about them to inspire couples who are planning their very own small wedding!

Although, there are plenty of wedding websites now, there is just a smidgen that is solely for Elopements and Intimate Weddings.


So, the birth of Big Love Small Weddings was created with the small wedding bride in mind.


A website that is only for the Elopement and Intimate Wedding couple.

Big Love Small Weddings is for the couple who desires more Love & No Stress!

Happy Wedding Planning!

        xoxo Keilani       

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