Camp-Style Wedding in the Mountains

Posted in Blog, Wedding Blog on Jun 07, 2022

We love how every wedding here is different. As we work with our couples, we like to know their personalities, what made them click, and what they like to do together. We want to pull in items that are important to the couple, both as individuals and as a team, that makes the wedding truly theirs.

Catt and Lawson eloped in Aspen during Covid, but still wanted to have the bigger wedding to celebrate with all of their friends and family. Catt is from Denver, and Lawson is a Lookout Mountain native. Catt, naturally, is a skiier... and Lawson spent a lot of time in the water. An outdoorsy, campy/national park theme felt completely natural.

Guests arrived on a the perfectly-fits-the-vibe vehicle: on a school bus, via Chattanooga Bus Company!

Guests were welcomed to the front ceremony site with a canoe filled with various beer and sparkling water options next to the bar. Following the ceremony, a long cocktail hour was planned with games, and "elevated camp fare" of bratwurst and beans, provided by Foodworks. Music by 5-piece Alabama band "Rollin in the Hay" was the PERFECT vibe.

We didn't manage get many pictures of the back site, as we were busy working on the next guest surprise, but here is what we had going on: Behind the barn, a smaller canoe was set up as a photobooth with props, and we had used some pampas grass to evoke the feeling of rushing water. Cornhole games were set out, and hay bales around them in a semicircle, with cute blankets on top, and pinnacle flags along our railing all added to the fun.

A second wedding arbor (The Becca) was used to hold the timeline signage for the day, on canoe paddles!

Why the long cocktail hour? What was the surprise? We flipped the front ceremony site for dinner!

SO much fun! There are a few things that make a flip like this possible. One, simple florals: little bud vases rather than runners or more complicated arrangements. Two, no taper candles (fitting tapers securely into vintage holders takes some work, as does going through all the hurricane sheilds to be sure they fit) . Votives can easily be placed in holders ahead of time, so they can be set out quickly.

We loved the choice of pink, blue, and green glassware, with mismatched china and gold flatware. Napkins are from White Table. The arbor with its super fun garland of flowers was a perfect backdrop for the sweetheart table, and the bride's bouquet was added to one corner:

This is seriously our favorite way to dine!

Also, this is how green and filled out we are by the end of April!

Wedding Date: April 30, 2022. *Photos in this blog post are by Cameron Smith, of noremaC Studios, who takes a few photos on wedding day for the venue.

VENDORS: Day of Coordination: Miranda O'Shields Ceremony Music: Rollin in the Hay Florals: Creekside Flower Farm Wedding Photographer: Jordan Hope Catering and bartending: Foodworks Cake: Blue Willow Bakery Transportation: Chattanooga Bus Co. Table linens: White Table Specialty Linens Evening Entertainment: Rollin in the Hay

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