• Summer Camp Wedding

    Summer Camp Wedding | Jennifer Roper Photography

    I don’t know about you, but I find something so fun and sweet about the idea of a summer camp wedding. Sitting around a campfire roasting marshmallows with all of your loved ones – pretty much a perfect celebration, right? That’s what today’s couple thought, and their mostly DIY campground wedding looks like it was a truly a fun time. 

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    My husband and I love the outdoors. We love hiking and camping and the mountains, so the best wedding we could imagine was essentially camping for the weekend with everyone we love. We wanted to be able to spend more than a couple hours with our guests, so we decided to host them for four days in the woods!

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    Advice for couples planning now? Decide what is truly the most important thing to you and focus on that. The rest is all accessory. For us, that was spending time with our friends and family and sharing in such a joyous occasion, so a couple hours just wouldn’t do. So most of our planning focus was around a creating a multiple day event.

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    Most everything in our wedding was DIY. We created and put together the table decor and flowers. We constructed and hung all the lighting and structures. I made all the napkins by hand. I designed the save the dates/wedding and shower invitations with a friend of mine. We cut up a fallen tree to create the centerpieces, cake stands and cake labels. We used other reclaimed wood, chalkboard paint and chalk for signage.The most special project was that my dress was made entirely from the fabric of my grandmothers wedding dress and the lace of my mother’s. It was an incredibly special way to bring some heritage to the day.

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    What made your wedding YOU?

    Really everything about the weekend encompassed who my husband and I are and what we love to do. The atmosphere was woodsy, natural and whimsical. It was warm and inviting and simply was a wonderful way for amazing people to get away and truly spend time with each other.

    You know I love weddings that are truly personal and represent the couple. Isn’t that the best? Congrats to Ashley and Trace!

    {Vendors} Photographer: Jennifer Roper / Flowers: DIY from LA Flower District / Dress: Handmade by Alina Parson, Design Instructor at the Art Institute of California / Hair/Make-up: Jeannie Bolet / Venue/Food/Lodging: Camp Wasewagan, Angelus Oaks, CA / Dance Floor: Junior’s Party Rental Everything else including bridal party/parent gifts, table decor, guest favors, lighting, etc DIY with help from: ScissorMill / Starlight Woods / in blue / Grays Lavender Farm / Curious Country Creations

    Jennifer Roper is a handpicked member of our Lovely Vendor Guide. If you would like to be considered for our guide, apply here.

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