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VENUE HIGHLIGHT | HOUSE OF DIRT

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VENUE HIGHLIGHT | HOUSE OF DIRT

Happy Wednesday friends!

Today we are showcasing a lovely little venue in Bishop Arts District, House of DIRT. This unique space is perfect for an intimate celebration that will make guests feel right at home. Formerly a dive bar, what this newly converted venue lacks in size it makes up for in character. House of DIRT features a permanent stage and arbor set in an outdoor park coupled with eclectic décor indoors, tied together with earthy, natural tones. Specializing in small events with under 75 guests, House of DIRT is a cozy venue for those unafraid to stray from the beaten path.

DIRT Flowers, the in-house florist, works magic transforming the space to match each couple’s vision. Other services offered by the venue include photography, entertainment, and local catering partners – everything you need for the perfect celebration! We can already picture it, a personal ceremony in the backyard followed by an indoor reception that feels more like a party with all your best friends and less like a cookie-cutter wedding.

This sweet yet funky venue has stolen our hearts, and we hope you feel the same way!

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If a small wedding is what your heart desires, House of DIRT is the perfect venue and it's  just steps away from our own studio, The Coterie!

MORE INFO | House of DIRT
Phone | 214-242-9533
Email | info@houseofdirt.com

Photos | House of DIRT

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INSPIRATION | SMALL AND INTIMATE WEDDINGS

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INSPIRATION | SMALL AND INTIMATE WEDDINGS

Welcome back friends! Today we are exploring the world of small and intimate weddings and how having a smaller guest list can improve your big day. We've composed a list of the top four reasons why we love intimate weddings!

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1. Save money. Who doesn't love that? People are spending more and more money on their weddings these days. By cutting the list down to immediate family and close friends, the couple can spend dramatically less. The newlyweds can put that money into the bank, down on their first home, or put it towards a grand honeymoon! 

2. Splurge on the details. Not only can a smaller guest list save money, it could also allow the details to be more extravagant. The couple can spend more money per guest on food, flowers and centerpieces, bridal party treats, the DJ (or band, if that's what you prefer!), or even the wedding gown. When you have less guests to feed, make (and mail) invitations for, and have a proper space accommodation for, you have more wiggle-room for the details you've always dreamed of. 

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3. More options with venues. Let's go back to the proper space accommodation real quick. When you're trying to find a venue to hold 300 guests, the venue choices tend to slim down. If the couple can cut that in half, or even reduce it by a little, the venue options widen. Fitting 10 tables into a venue is much easier than squeezing 20 tables into the same size, right?  Another option for a venue arises when hosting an intimate wedding... destination! The couple can consider going out of their state (or to another country!) when the guest list is much smaller.

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4. Fewer distractions = more relaxation. This is a big one! When you have fewer guests trying to congratulate, say hello, or put additional pressure on the couple, you can take a deep breath and relax a little bit. Now, we aren't saying that a smaller guest list will completely eliminate the stress, but it will reduce it! The couple and their guests will be able to stay in the moment, remember why they're there, and celebrate the couple's new lives together! 

So, if you're considering a small and intimate wedding, we hope these reasons help reinforce that desire! If you haven't considered cutting down that hefty guest list, these are some good reasons to do so! 

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If you, or anyone you know, has had or wants a small and intimate wedding, we'd love to hear about what you thought about it! Feel free to comment and share to let us know what you think! Have a happy Wednesday and we hope you come back next week!

Photos | Chelsea Q. White Photography

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