Sometimes, it's just too much. The planning, the price tag. The average cost of a wedding in America has soared to over $30,000. What exactly are you getting for that? A dress that you'll never wear again. Fighting with your bridesmaids about what "jade green" means. Catering for nearly 200 guests, half of whom you don't even know that well, (but you're supposed to know which ones are vegan.) A whirlwind where you can't sit down, can't relax, and? It's all just a blur the next day. Woof!
Believe me, we get it. You don't want all that- it's just not for you. You want simple, straightforward, honest. You want to be in the moment, (truly with the person you're marrying, not in a thousand directions at once!) The celebration is supposed to be about your love, not your wallet, not your color scheme, and certainly not how many friends you have on Facebook.
Wouldn't it be so nice if you could just show up somewhere- a pretty little park, for example- tie the knot in a meaningful ceremony against a beautiful backdrop with just a handful of your closest in attendance, enjoy a little cake and champagne together, and then be on your way again? And all for less than the price you'd pay for flowers alone.
Tiny Park Elopements by Ritualisms is a series of 8 all-inclusive elopement packages available for couples in August and September of 2018. A project that introduces a delightfully modern, fresh and new, simple and small way to get married. Imagine a wedding day that is no more stressful or difficult than meeting up with your loved ones for Sunday brunch. A wedding day where we do all the dirty work, and you do all the celebrating.
The Tiny Park package takes place in an elegantly designed riverside park in Halfmoon, New York. Ceremonies can take place overlooking the water, or beneath the pristine Greek revival pavilion. Ritualisms will design and provide fresh and rustic neutral decor, including a ceremony backdrop and tablescape for the cake and champagne celebration. Couples may have up to ten guests in attendance, for a total of 12 maximum people.
Flat rate of $1600 includes:
- A fully customized Ritualisms wedding ceremony, with keepsake script booklet.
- 2 hours of photography by Full Metal Photography.
- Bouquet(s) and/or boutonniere(s).
- Custom favors for your guests.
- 12-slice custom cake, and sparkling wine to share.
- A keepsake, hand-watercolored and hand-lettered ceremony certificate, signed by the couple, the witnesses, and the officiant.
- The filling out and mailing in of the marriage license.
Available Sundays in August and September 2018, contact for available dates.
Have another location or date in mind? Want Tiny Park to come to you? Just send a note!