Free-Spirited California Camp Wedding: Meagan + Ryan

bride and groom

Friends, say hello to the camp wedding to end all camp weddings! Because Meagan + Ryan’s free-spirited El Capitan fête is just so good! The stuff of glamping dreams, really. Everything was a fun twist on what you’d traditionally find at a relaxed summer camp-out. Like glam gold lanterns, a collected leaf table garland + fancy moonshine in mason jars. And since Tori from Sitting in a Tree headed up the design, we’re not the least bit surprised by our excessive swooning. We’re pretty sure you’re going to love this one, too.

A few words from Meagan, We had one goal from the very beginning. To have a weekend – not 5 hours – but a weekend filled with the people we love most and we wanted to show them a heck of a time. We also wanted to end up married. El Capitan Canyon is a magical place for us to begin with. I think that was the first right move we made. Get married somewhere that has meaning for you. Everything was beyond beautiful and authentic to Ryan and myself. All of the people we involved in helping us plan and put together our big day were carefully picked and were people we would want to vacation with, BBQ with, and just people we would like to hang with.

That’s how it should be, don’t you think? We’re so glad that Jen from Birds of a Feather was there to capture it all!

camp wedding

camp wedding

pink bridesmaids

camp wedding bouquet

protea bouquet



Single proteas make for a super sweet bridesmaid bouquet alternative!

pink bridesmaids




Processional: Old Pine – Ben Howard

Recessional: 1999 – Prince

First Dance: In Spite of Ourselves – John Prine


tree stump guest book

love marquee letters

leaf wreath

lace table cloths

tall skinny candles

bottle table numbers

gold lanterns

And loving the mismatched floral patterned napkins!

floral patterned napkins

fur seat cushions

camp wedding

camp wedding

beach bride and groom

Looking for a dress similar to Meagan’s? It’s a foolproof look for a camp or beach wedding! Try the pretty Practically Perfect dress by Sarah Seven or Reem Acra’s Virtue Gown from the GWS shop.

beach bride and groom

camp wedding



camp wedding cake

cake cutting

And be sure to check out their wedding film by Inspiro Entertainment & Branding

Impossible. It's impossible to pick just one! From the first kiss, first dance, first tequila was all just a magical experience.

photography: Jen Lauren Grant, Birds of a Feather // event planning, design + florals: Tori Hendrix, Sitting in a Tree Design // venue: El Capitan Canyon Goleta, California // wedding dress: Sarah Seven // hairpieces: A stitch in time, Brentwood, CA // bridesmaid dresses: The Dessy Group // hair + makeup: Brooke Baron // videography: Inspiro Entertainment & Branding // paper goods: Alison Soens // catering: Copperhill Catering // dj: austin hendrix

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  1. Love the color of the bridesmaid’s dresses

  2. I am obsessed with camp weddings, and this is one of the best! So stylish yet still so relaxed…love it!

  3. The contrast of the pink bridesmaid dresses against the rustic setting is so pretty, and what a neckline on the brides gown!

  4. I love the rustic feel of this wedding! The venue seemed the perfect weekend get away for your loved ones. Beautiful!!

  5. Do you know where they got all their napkins or if they made them? I’m dying to do this at my wedding!

  6. What a gorgeous wedding!! Where can I find a lace cover-up to put over a strapless dress like this? It’s beautiful!

  7. Gorgeous wedding.I’m in love with the lace cover up also, I’d love to know where to find it!

  8. I like a lot the style of this images, congratulation for the professional photographer.

  9. Where can I find the tealight lanterns? That is exactly what I’m looking for! Beautiful!!


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