Nominated for the Association of Bridal Consultants Trendsetter Award 2014
"Best Overall Theme / Thematic Follow-Thru"
"At One With Nature"
This environmentally conscious couple wanted to incorporate their love for nature, adventure, and family into a four-day weekend filled with an upscale camp experience. The fall hues imprinted upon the wood envelopes and sustainable stationary were the first glimpse of this woodsy wedding. The vision for their wedding was to utilize the surroundings by repurposing as much as possible.
The earth was raked into piles of decaying needles and twigs, then topped with organic moss and collected pinecones to create the aisle. The benches from the lodge were brought into the forest for the ceremony, and topped with cones of dried lavender. For the altar table, we located a large stump in the woods and rolled it over to use for their tree planting ceremony.
Varying sizes of rocks, juniper, pinecones, twigs, bark and berries were gathered to create both the guest sign-in table and the table for the escort card display. Cocktail hour was held near the stream while the guests sipped on a lavender batch cocktail created by the groom’s work associates from the Roy’s/Flemings bartending team while an Irish folk band played.
The wedding moved to the front of the camp’s main lodge, which was strung with market lights and uplit redwood trees. The tri-tip was so mouthwatering the VP from Fleming’s Steakhouse asked the camp for the recipe (watch for it on the menu)! My favorite piece we created was the stage. We repurposed all of the umbrella stands (wooden stumps) and wove in the loose materials collected from the grounds along with lots of pillar candles. The evening then moved to the campfire for an acoustic set and s’mores. The newlyweds went back to their cabin to find their bed moved in front of a roaring fire surrounded by candlelight.