A down-to-earth rustic wedding at a camp in the woods


American camping style wedding

It feels like a while since I shared some pictures from weddings around the blog world that I find inspiring.  If you’re new to the blog you’ll find out I’m all about down-to-earth weddings, those that looks beautiful but not because they’ve had tons of money thrown at them or are totally over-done in details.

There is just something about certain weddings that captures me for their simplicity and what I can only imagine is a trueness to the couple getting married.  I loved this rustic American camp wedding, not only because of the beautiful setting – and I’m delighted that we’re getting more venues like this in the UK – but there is this ‘feel’ to this wedding that is very genuine.

woodsy camp wedding

I’m a huge fan of walking to the wedding ceremony as a group, which is something we chose to do with our guests, and I love that they were accompanied by musicians.

The ceremony programmes or order of service we designed to look like giant matchbooks, and when opened up inside included a pocket of confetti.

Matchbook style ceremony programme

matchbook inspired wedding programmes

The couple used an eclectic collection of recycled bottles, jars and even tins to hold their flowers, which seemed to be in soft woodland colours – shades of green, purple, browns and white.

Rustic camping wedding

rustic camp wedding

In the evening there was a rustic bar serving drinks, with a few nice details such as flag cocktail sticks, labels detailing the drinks on offer and a string of bunting along the front of the bar.

rustic wedding bar

Nothing about this wedding seems contrived or overly done-up, it seems like a genuine and beautiful reflection of this couple, with some lovely touches.  I’m getting stuck with my words here, not finding the right ones to describe what it is I’m getting at – hopefully the pictures will speak for themselves and save me making a bad attempt at describing it to you!

For those of you who want to be inspired some more, take a look at all the photos from this Michigan camp wedding.

Images: Steven Michael Photo via 100 Layer Cake



Hillary on 28. August, 2012

Oh, hey! This is my wedding! Thanks for the feature. It was an amazing amazing experience.


CharlieB on 28. August, 2012

How wonderful to hear from you Hilary – I so loved your wedding, it looked like such a relaxed and fun day, it’s been a pleasure to share it via my blog xXx

¡Incluye confetti en tu boda! | on 4. February, 2014

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Bonnie on 17. January, 2015

Hi, can you tell me how much for the giant matchbook ceremony order of proceeding with confetti? I would not need the actual confetti, I alread have it.
Postage to AUST.


CharlieB on 17. January, 2015

Hi Bonnie, unfortunately I don’t make and sell these, it was just an idea from a real wedding that I’ve shared :)

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