Most of us remember going to camp. For those of us who weren’t lucky enough to spend a summer in the woods, we remember the hours spent watching The Parent Trap and wishing we could prank our bunkmates (and maybe discover our long lost twin). There’s nothing better than being outside, eating way too many s’mores and watching movies under the stars. Throw in a wedding, and you’ve got a nostalgic party that makes everyone fall in love with life. We are totally diggin’ this couple’s magical camp-inspired wedding, shot by the talented Heather Waraksa.
Laura Leigh and Samantha Abby wanted an outdoor wedding but had a hard time dealing with venues’ noise ordinances. After all, a wedding is a BIG (and loud!) celebration of love. Their search was over when they found Cedar Lake Estate in Port Jervis, New York. Their intimately fun wedding was a weekend affair, surrounded by nature, family and friends.
The night before the wedding, they had a white party so they could get those more traditional wedding photos. The brides decided not to wear white for their vows. We like their bold style.
Afterwards, they gathered all their friends to watch Wet Hot American Summer outside. Their screening was complete with blankets, popcorn and candy. Before the flick started, the giant outdoor screen featured pictures of the couple and their family. Awwww. After a good night’s rest in quaint cabins, guests woke up to play a game of kickball. Nothing like burning some calories before a day/night of eating and drinking.
The main event took place surrounded by trees, and guests were provided with spiked apple cider and prosecco. After the couple exchanged vows, their wedding band got the party started with an acoustic version of Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl.”
Their reception was held in a glammed-up dining hall with romantic lighting for days. Now if only the dining hall looked like this when we were kids…
While we’ve always been fans of unconventional wedding weekends, we love how this couple added that extra dimension of beloved camp memories to their ceremony. We’re thinking nostalgia will be a major wedding trend in 2015.
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