What if your wedding was one big slumber party full of fun, family and friends?! Well, that’s exactly how Lauren and Phil describe their unique and festive wedding at YMCA Camp Campbell in the Santa Cruz Mountains. In fact, during her toast, Lauren thanked her guests for coming to the best sleepover of her life! With the help of the talented Brannan Events & Design team, L + P took the camping theme and ran with it, creating a totally rad summer camp for adults featuring glam flowers, a vibrant fuchsia and cobalt color palette, epic lounge setups, bride and groom attire to envy and the most delicious sounding nature-inspired signature cocktails. This wedding is all about relaxing and having a good time and we are here for it!!!
Lauren shares this about their inspiration:
We really wanted time to actually hang out with all of our family and friends. Phil and I are also fun, colorful people that love entertaining. A weekend at a summer camp seemed to check all of these boxes – a fun and casual setting with plenty of activities and opportunities to hang out. It gave our families the opportunity to merge and gave us the opportunity to share our love in a low-pressure setting that was comfortable for us.
Kreate Photography was there to capture all of the details so if you’re looking to plan an epic event that’s not the traditional wedding, scroll along with us and enjoy!
Boho Details and Setup
LOVING these rustic invites by Gus + Ruby Letterpress!That adorable pine tree insert in the envelope totally sets up the camp wedding theme from the beginning!
We love a good boho lounge step guys! These warm mustard and gold tones are totally on-trend! If you’re thinking of creating inviting spaces for your guests, see our suggestions below for more inspo!
Forested First Look
First look moments always get us! Swoon!
The Fab Wedding Party
Talk about a stylish and fab wedding party! Let’s talk fashion below!
We’re big fans of the dreamy and flowy quality of Show Me Your Mumu bridesmaids dresses. This soft nude color allows the vibrant floral bouquets to really pop! Shoutout to The Glam Bar for getting these gorgeous gals ready for the camp wedding festivities!
WOAH! Have you ever seen more amazing groom and groomsmen attire?! That cobalt color is everything!! Tailor’s Keep, we’ve got to bow down for this incredible styling! Totally captures the fun, “life-of-the-party” vibe this couple is known for!
We love some good calligraphy and The Brightline Studio did not disappoint!!
Ceremony at the Camp
Amanda Vidmar Design killed it with these florals!! Dahlias, garden roses, and peonies… OH MY! This ceremony arch is rad, boho, bright and beautiful!! This is the kind of backdrop that can inspire any boho bride to embrace full-on color for wedding day!
Surprisingly, the ceremony ended up being a lot of fun. As someone who is not religious and never really had a clear vision of what my wedding ceremony would be, we worked hard to keep it casual and true to us. Having a friend as the officiant made it even more memorable. It was so special to have everyone in one place to witness such a great moment.
Processional: ILYSB by Lany/ Free Falling by John Mayer
Recessional: This Charming Man- The Smiths
First Dance: Dancing on My Own- Landon Austin
Creative Escort Cards
Bringing the cobalt color palette full circle, this gorgeous and totally unique escort card display is super rad! We’re loving the individual gold bells for each guest! “Peace, love and good chimes!” Get some more punny signage inspo with these Creative Escort Card Displays!
Glamping for the Reception
YES! We love a good signature cocktail and these nature-themed drinks are the perfect thing to top off the camp wedding nighttime festivities!
Talk about a dreamy reception, right?! A flurry of incredible rental vendors teamed up to make all of this magic a reality! Revival Rentals provided furniture rentals, The Chiavari Guys brought in the tabletop decor, La Tavola Fine Linen provided all of the linen rentals and The Vessel SF came through with the specialty rentals. Woodworm Party draped it all in twinkle lights and we are in love!!
What’s an adult Summer Camp wedding without amazing desserts?? Edith Meyer Wedding Cakes created this beautiful cake with gold and lace detailing as well as these adorable bite-sized pies. We would easily have one or two… or five!
Camp Wedding Cuteness
Keep it you! There are so many ideas out there, but the best parts were when we got to be ourselves and enjoy each other
Lauren and Phil, congratulations from the GWS Team!! We hope married life is fun and full of adventure for you!
photography: Kreate Photography // venue name: YMCA Camp Campbell, Boulder Creek, California, USA // event design: Brannan Events & Design // planning: Brannan Events & Design // florals: Amanda Vidmar Design // wedding dress: Rue De Seine // wedding dress boutique: Lovely Bride SF // bridesmaid dresses: Show Me Your Mumu // hair stylist: The Glam Bar // makeup artist: The Glam Bar // groom attire: Tailor's Keep // videography: Imaginem Productions // paper goods: Gus + Ruby Letterpress // calligraphy: The Brightline Studio // catering: YMCA Camp Campbell // cake: Edith Meyer Wedding Cakes // desserts: Edith Meyer Wedding Cakes // tabletop rentals: The Chiavari Guys // furniture rentals: Revival Rentals // linen rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen // specialty rentals: The Vessel SF // music: Ivy Hill Entertainment // lighting: Woodworm Party // photo booth: Sound In Motion