Intimate Mountain Campground Wedding: Kevin + Kathy – Part 2

Canada mountain wedding

You didn’t miss Part 1 of Kevin + Kathy’s super amaze wedding, did you? (If so, click right here to get all caught up!) Part 2 is all about their fun, handmade reception, featuring summer wildflowers, vintage tableware, dreamcatchers and so much more! Kevin + Kathy weren’t afraid to lean on a few talented friends, whose creative abilities were truly key in bringing their DIY campground wedding to life. And any detail that couldn’t be made was carefully sourced by Kathy and her mom, who spent countless hours collecting vintage pieces for the tablescapes from local flea markets + thrift stores. A labor of love, but so very worth it. We are definitely impressed with how it all came together to create a one-of-a-kind celebration in the secluded Canadian sierras. Let’s have a peek at the pretty, captured by Phil Chester

Canada mountain wedding

Canada mountain wedding

Canada mountain wedding

This is nature at its absolute finest!

Canada mountain wedding

Canada mountain wedding

Canada mountain wedding

mountain river wedding

mountain river wedding

double exposure

Canada mountain wedding

Canada camp wedding

blankets

chalkboard dinner menu

camp wedding reception

rustic tablescape

And these boho tablescapes are calling our name! Get the look for your wedding or next party, with some of our fave tablescape finds below:

favors

mixed colored glass

rustic plate setting

rustic plate setting

mixed colored glass

custom wine labels

mixed colored glass

mason jar drinks

naked cake

naked cake

camp wedding reception

Processional: Helplessness Blues – Fleet Foxes + Starálfur – Sigur Rós

Recessional: Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder

First Dance: Islands In the Stream – Feist / Constantines

beer shot

beer shot

Do what makes you happy and reflects you as a couple and don’t lose sight of that! Get caught up in the details all you want during the planning process but once the day comes, don’t worry about it being perfect. It will never be perfect. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. When our day-of coordinator flaked out on us just days before the wedding, friends and family pulled together to make our vision come to life for us. It was amazing and felt so special because everything that day was touched by people we love. Last, but certainly not least, invest in a good photographer; you won’t regret it.

photography: Phil Chester Photography // venue: Robson Meadows Campground, Mount Robson in BC, Canada // florals: Elysion Florals // wedding dress: Wtoo by Watters // groomsmen bowties: Simons // shoes: Repetto // bridesmaid dresses: Club Monaco // hair + makeup: Friend, Tara Larkin // groom suit: Zara // bride’s reception dress: Aritzia // bride’s reception poncho: Anthropologie // paper goods: Save-the-dates Designed by Kevin and Kathy, Invitations: Designed by Alexandra DesCôtes // catering: Little Village Catering // cake: Friend Mandy Beaton

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Intimate Mountain Campground Wedding: Kevin + Kathy – Part 1

Canada mountain wedding

Happy Monday, guys + gals! We’re going to start this week off with a bang thanks to this two part campground wedding feature, captured by the amazing Phil Chester! Kevin + Kathy went camping on one of their first dates (how cool is that?) and it still tops the list as one of their fave things to do together, so tying the knot at Robson Meadows Campground, in the middle of the Canadian woods, felt just right to them. We can’t imagine a more scenic place to say your I Dos (just take a good look at that image above + we think you’ll agree!) and we just love all the sweet ways K + K personalized the gorgeous woodland setting – transforming it from a blank-canvas mountain campground into an awesome wedding venue with a few key details and some help from a few friends. Here’s a bit more about their inspiration from Kathy:

Most importantly, we wanted our wedding to really feel intimate and be a reflection of us. There was no defined theme or wedding colors. I just trusted my instincts and incorporated things I liked. My mom and I spent countless hours loading up on plates, wine goblets and ornaments from thrift shops and antique stores. There were a few wedding blogs I checked regularly for inspiration and ideas (GWS being my favorite, seriously!). We also made good use of the talents of friends and family, and many elements were handmade. The entire wedding was truly a labor of love.

Canada mountain invitation

mini trailer

camp wedding groom

teepee first look

We love their first look photos in front of a giant (and so pretty, might we add) tipi!

teepee first look

teepee first look

teepee first look

mountain bridesmaids

And we’re totally girl-crushing on Kathy + her ‘maids right now! Navy maxis, bold lips + bright bouquets must be a winning combo! These ladies are all decked out in Club Monaco, but we pulled together a little round up of our fave indigo-hued dresses – from a few of our go-to stores – for your bridesmaids below:

flower girl

mountain bridesmaids

mountain groomsmen

mountain groomsmen

Canada mountain bride

Canada mountain bride

Such a good bouquet! That beauty is by Elysion Florals.

wildflower bouquet

Canada mountain wedding

Canada mountain wedding

wooden wedding sign

wooden branch arbor

ring bearer

Kathy: It had been raining off and on in the morning and just before the ceremony, the sun peaked out from behind the clouds. As I walked down the aisle with my dad, all of my nervousness floated away. I was overcome by such a feeling of love that everyone was there for us. Then seeing Kevin, my best friend, waiting at the end of the aisle for me was just the best. In that instant, I got it. This was it; this was what the day was all about. It was a moment I’ll never forget.

Kevin: Throughout the planning of the wedding and the actual day of, the only time I got nervous was when I saw Kathy walking down the aisle with her Dad. It really shook me; to the point that I had to put my hands on my knees and take a deep breath to prepare for the most important moment of my life. That deep breath helped, but what really settled me down was seeing our dog, Muji, get caught in Kathy’s dress. That little laugh was all I needed to come back down to earth, as it reminded me of the journey that Kathy, myself, and our little rat-dog were about to embark upon.

mountain ceremony

mountain ceremony

mountain ceremony

mountain ceremony

mountain ceremony

mountain ceremony

mountain ceremony

So great, right? And we PROMISE you won’t want to miss all of the perfect bohemian-meets-vintage details these two incorporated into their laid-back reception!

photography: Phil Chester Photography // venue: Robson Meadows Campground, Mount Robson in BC, Canada // florals: Elysion Florals // wedding dress: Wtoo by Watters // groomsmen bowties: Simons // shoes: Repetto // bridesmaid dresses: Club Monaco // hair + makeup: Friend, Tara Larkin // groom suit: Zara // bride’s reception dress: Aritzia // bride’s reception poncho: Anthropologie // paper goods: Save-the-dates Designed by Kevin and Kathy, Invitations: Designed by Alexandra DesCôtes // catering: Little Village Catering // cake: Friend Mandy Beaton

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Seaside Bridal Shower Inspiration

bridal soiree by the sea

We know that lots of you are in the midst of planning a bridal shower for your best pal, so today we thought we’d share some inspiration for a fun, girls-only bridal soiree by the sea! Cali-based photographer Sarah Kathleen has been teaming up with event designer {ever after} artistry-ca to create a series of styled shoots based on the love stories + fairytales we grew up with and inspired by something no girl can live without: her girlfriends. BIG yes to that! Here’s a bit about this particular beachy bridal fête, from Sarah herself:

We wanted this shoot to have a romantic, feminine, relaxed feel – embodying the friendship and femininity that can be found at a bridal shower. The gold net-like dress by Sarah Seven paired with a crown by Untamed Petals launched us headfirst into bringing our inspiration to life. Then we had 5 lovely ladies draped in shades of navy and accented by jewelry by Baxter Moerman. The details were inspired by bubbles and sand, in the most modern of interpretations.

bridal invitation

bridesmaids by the sea

floral fan bouquets

We love the mystical feel of the bouquets by Jamie of Happily Ever After Flowers! And wait ’til you see the gorge table garland Jamie created, coming up in just a sec!

gold wedding dress

gold wedding dress

bridesmaid

bridesmaid dresses

sea inspired hair piece

sea inspired hair piece

sea tablescape

skinny candles

starfish plate setting

mermaid card deck

watercolor sign

ghost chairs

bridal soiree by the sea

We could so see ourselves hanging with these ladies at this pretty table!

bridal soiree by the sea

sangria

dessert pots

gold wedding dress

gold wedding dress

whimsical sea bouquet

bride in the water

bride in the water

See even more from this fun shoot in the film captured by Megan Michelle Films:

We hope this shoot helped inspire some of you who are planning a bridal shower or any party with a relaxed, seaside feel!

photography: Sarah Kathleen // event designer: {ever after} artistry-ca // equipment rentals: Central Coast Tents & PartiesEmbellish Vintage Rentals // bridesmaid dresses: Free People // florals: Happily Ever After Flowers // catering: Haute Catering // videography: Megan Michelle Films // paper goods: Olive & Emerald // linens + coverings: Picking Daisies // hair: Rhyan Townsend Hair & Makeup // dress designer: Sarah Seven // veils + headpieces: Untamed Petals by Amanda Judge // jewelry: Baxter Moerman

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