This wedding was held on the surface of the sun. I think I lost about 12 pounds doing cardio, I mean, running around setting everything up. Ok, not really, but it was that hot that day! No one seemed to mind however, because the actual venue was super fun. I have never done a wedding at a summer camp, but after months of anticipation I can finally say I have... and it was awesome.
Allison and Alvin are a really laid back couple and they are into outdoor activities and conservation....I couldn't have thought of a more perfect setting for their wedding. I say this a lot, but I really love the weddings that are so in tune with the couple's personality. Those are the weddings that you will always remember and I am sure the Als' guests would never forget this one.
All their friends and family pitched in to make this wedding special. From the DJ and photographer, to the home brewed beer and flowers you could see how much these two are loved. It was so much fun working with everyone and letting the day flow naturally. We even made some big last minute changes and no one skipped a beat.... they just danced and partied well into the night.
Sorry for the pictures being all out of order... I am fighting with Blogger today (and losing).
I need to start you off with a map of the venue...... so you can be jealous of all the sweet things that the guests got to experience camping onsite for the weekend, including a zip line and water slide!
You know the wedding has to be awesome if the first sight you see when exiting your vehicle is a bouncy castle...
Beautifully scripted escort cards
Outdoor ceremony by the lake
Gorgeous tea set for the Chinese tea ceremony
Mid tea cermeony
The cafeteria transformed into a very unique reception venue. They collected various table linens and napkins from family and friends so every table was different. Then a simple sunflower in a wine bottle as a centerpiece.
Gift table with wishing well card box and Chinese symbol to bring good fortune
The yummy cake... every time I walked by I could smell the amazing chocolate frosting and had to resist eating it all
Escort card table with floating sunflowers in glass vases
Escort card table and gift table in the corner of the dancing room
Super adorable guestbook... which was also a reading in the ceremony
Love this groom's cake... obviously reflecting the camp/nature theme
Another view of the room with the green paper lanterns... I may or may not have hit myself in the face with a couple while hanging them up. Several times.
The table setup was so comforting and homey. The bride and groom's table had some LED candles and the little take out boxes had supplies for s'mores!!! Cutest idea for a favor ever... perfect for camp!
Yeah, yeah... I am no photographer but I wanted to include this picture to show how cute the bride and groom are! And how unique the bride's dress was, I loved it and wanted to steal it. She said it came from BCBG if you are curious. I promise to get better pictures from the photographer and post them soon.
Allison and Alvin, congratulations you did it! I had so much fun on your wedding day and I am so happy that I got to meet and work with you. Yours was an unforgettable wedding that I will be talking about for years to come. ♥Shelly
DOC- Shelly from Simplicity
Venue- Camp Ohiyesa in Holly, MI
Caterer- Carlson Catering
Everything else- DIY or a loving friend/family member