As a Los Angeles wedding planner, I can tell you it is possible to have the small, intimate wedding you’ve been dreaming of in a big, bustling city! Welcome to Kindred Weddings and Events, where we focus on crafting an event to remember that highlights all the special relationships in your life.
You know, the bond you have with your grandmother over baking. The fond memories of camping and exploring in nature every summer with your family. The best friend who held your hand through the trials and challenges of growing up.
Those relationships have shaped you into the person you are today!
What would it feel like to actually spend time being present with the people you love?
Your wedding day is a special time to celebrate all of these relationships. And to allow your loved ones to honor and support this new relationship you are stepping into. It’s time to start planning your love-fueled, intimate wedding!
Here at Kindred Weddings and Events, we work alongside introverted engaged couples helping them confidently make decisions to intentionally invest their resources, providing them and their guests with a joyful marriage celebration through intimate weddings.
We strive to put happy and healthy relationships back in the driver’s seat of wedding planning, by creating spaces with purpose and vision that look beyond the wedding day throughout your marriage.
By investing in a solid wedding planning foundation that defines your vision and expectations, I can help you get your time back, so you can focus on what matters most - your relationships!
Marriage is the reason I work in the wedding industry. I don’t do it for that one special wedding day, I do it for every day that follows after ‘I do!’
Your relationships are what makes you & your love story so unique. This is why we focus on collaborative vendor partnerships & creative planning to craft a unique experience that reflects your truest self. Our planning process gives you back your time to spend with the people you love most.
We believe that time is a precious resource we cannot buy or make more of, so communication should always be direct and timely to keep the planning process moving forward. We are all about protecting your time, energy, and sanity through efficiency and managing expectations from the get-go.
We believe you should be a guest at your own wedding and have the ability to be present with your loved ones.
So, we employ professional standards of hospitality at every level to include and welcome all into the celebration with warmth and genuine care.
After having to reschedule and then cancel our wedding we were feeling super burnt out and exhausted by the entire process. On our first call Sarah was so empathetic, resourceful, and had some amazing ideas on how we could plan a micro-wedding. I immediately felt at ease and found my excitement to plan again! We managed to pull it off and had a gorgeous, intimate wedding!
We planned our wedding in LA from across the country & Sarah was a big help in finding vendors that were a great match for us. She is easy to work with; my husband & I aren't super traditional & I never felt like Sarah was bewildered by any of our choices or preferences. I think Sarah can read people well & that serves her in helping to identify what is important to a couple & also what the couple may need more help with based on their personalities.
When I walked into the reception, on my way to the first look, I actually started crying because the vision that I had imagined for so long, had come to life and was perfectly executed with touches that I didn't even think of. This is so important for someone like me who had put so much time and thought into everything for the last year and a half.
An intimate wedding is for anyone who:
Basically, everyone deep down inside wants to have an intimate wedding! But we end up having too many expectations thrust upon us (both internal and external) that lead to bigger, and busier wedding days.
A small wedding (my specialty is less than 80 people) can help amplify the intimacy and connection of your gathering. It protects the purpose and intention of your gathering, adding a layer of respect for your guests that are present.
Take a step back and think about what you want less of, to help create more margin for enjoying time with your favorite people.
- desires to put their relationships first
- wants to focus on building a solid foundation for their marriage
- wants less on their big day, not more
Less noise so you can focus on conversations.
Less waste so you can give back.
Less people so you can be your truest self.
Less space so the closeness reverberates the joy.
Less formalities so you can express who you are.