Dreamy Vintage-Inspired Florida Camp Wedding: Val + Lee – Part 2

camp wedding

We’re back + excited to share Val + Lee’s ultra dreamy campground reception with you guys! (And if you missed Part 1, be sure to check that out first here.)  The setting itself was pure magic, with idyllic Lake Doe views and canopies of trees dripping with spanish moss. The Alison Events team adorned the 1930’s dining hall, where dinner was held, with wildly romantic details in muted shades of green, fawn, heather gray + peach. The environment created was truly the prettiest fusion of rustic charm + timeless elegance. We can’t wait for you to see, but first, let’s check out a few stunning lakeside portraits of Val + Lee by Elizabeth Messina

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom


So in love with this tent from Shelter Co!


chalkboard menu


Not sure how to display your escort cards? If your venue has a tree, this might be one of the prettiest + simplest ideas we’ve seen. Genius, right?

moss escort cards

rustic reception

green tablescape

rustic reception

And we’re kind of obsessed with that sweet, little floral-topped cake Bakers Cottage Cakes!

tall skinny candles

tall skinny candles

cake and kiss

Our Musical Choices

Processional: Baby – Devendra Banhart

Recessional: Tupelo Honey – Van Morrison

First Dance: Into the Mystic – Van Morrison

first dance

stars on tent


camp kiss

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

1. Once the date is set, start planning as early as you can, don't procrastinate. Time will fly away as the date comes closer and you'll find yourself stressing over all the smaller details you haven't figured out yet.

2. Trust your vendors. The people you hired are specialized at what they do, let them guide you. Listen to their suggestions and ideas; if you're not 100% sold on the ideas, try finding visuals you can show them to better express your idea, or ask them to do the same so you can envision their ideas. Letting them do what they do best will take so much weight off your shoulders.

photography: Elizabeth Messina // venue name: Lake Doe Campground in Umatilla, Florida // planning: Alison Events Planning & Design // florals: Natalie Bowen Designs // wedding dress: Chaviano Couture // bridesmaid dresses: Katie of Coralie Beatrix // hair stylist: Shelby George // makeup artist: Shelby George // groom attire: J.Crew // paper goods: Designed by Lee and Val, Owners & Founders of 48 Savvy Sailors // catering: Green Coat Catering // cake: Michelle Calabro, Owner of Bakers Cottage Cakes // desserts: Michelle Calabro, Owner of Bakers Cottage Cakes // linen rentals: La Tavola // music: Jacob // officiant: Keith Kolakowski // bridal headpiece: Twigs and Honey // bridal jewelry: Free People // dish rentals: Dishie Rentals // décor: Wish Vintage Rentals // lighting: Jacob // ceremony: Landon Pontius // cocktail music: Landon Pontius // robes: Girl with a Serious Dream // tent: Shelter Co. // invitations: Designed by Lee and Val, Owners & Founders of 48 Savvy Sailors // invitations: Letterpressed by Mama's Sauce