Pop! Wed Co.

Plans, officiates, and photographs tiny weddings.

Co-founders:
Maggie Winters Gaudaen, 28; Steven Gaudaen, 29
2018 Revenue:
$140,000
Industry:
Travel & Hospitality
Location:
WashingtonDC 
Founded:
2014
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Maggie Winters had been photographing weddings through her years at high school and in college, mostly on the weekends, and traditional ceremonies started to feel highly choreographed and cookie-cutter, she says. There were exceptions. The smallest weddings, which just a few family members and a couple of friends attended, felt spontaneous and light, and mercifully void of stress. With this in mind, in 2014, she hatched a plan to host tiny weddings in the Washington, D.C., area. She roped in her then-boyfriend, Stephen Gaudaen, to officiate, and they'd provide a small cake and a scrappy venue--say, an art gallery, brewery, or vintage shop--for $2,900 to $4,500. A year into building the business, Winters and Gaudaen married--at the site of their first Pop! Wed ceremony. --Christine Lagorio-Chafkin

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Twitter:
@popwedco
Website:
popwed.co