Do you remember the good ol’ days of summer camp? The ones filled with endless sun and laughter… Perhaps you were frolicking through the fields, passing notes and finding ways to catch the eye of your crush, or maybe you were spending time getting crafty. Wanting to highlight that nostalgic feeling of summer camp, along with the gorgeous scenery of Zion, Shiloh + Tim invited all of their friends + family to take a step back in time.
To start off, guests were asked to dress up for different themed days! The first day included ‘Field Day,’ followed by Western Night; the second was a bit more elegant as it was the actual wedding (and might we add, designed to perfection by HABITAT Studio)! S+T tell us We both work in the events and design fields so it was really our chance to produce our own dream experience. The experience was a fully programed adult summer camp designed to bring all of our favorite people together and facilitate an immersive experience which allowed for them all to truly connect with one another.
Necessities for each camper: a guidebook, matches, a bandana, and a mason jar for all the adult beverages. :)
Master of STYLE!! Tim donned a blue-hued suit from Mr. James, with all the right accoutrements.
We’re peepin’ on Shiloh’s GORGEOUS ballet-inspired heels! Those bad boys are from Jeffery Campbell.
Oh, and that dress? It’s by one of our all time FAVES: Grace Loves Lace.
Their photographer, Geoff Duncan, shares We were unlucky in that the park was closed while we were there, but we still managed to get some epic portraits just outside the gate. Easily one of the most unique weddings of my career!
Processional: Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles
Recessional: Let The Good Times Roll by Shirley and Lee
First Dance: Skinny Love by Bon Iver
Summery florals by Grand Fete Design and lots of greenery framed the ceremony space — the perfect boho touch, don’t you think?
It was all magic... Playing the drum around the bonfire, seeing people really connect over their teams, our journeys into Zion to take photos, the dance floor, the sunrise the next morning and the 11 brave souls who stayed up with us!
Focus on how to encouraging interaction between your guests, help them all get to know each other as you only have so many moments to give each of them. We really wanted everyone to emerge as friends.
A parting note from Shiloh + Tim: We didn’t aim to make it about us, we wanted it to be about our guests. Each of them had a hand in making each of us who we are, so we wanted it to be about thanking them.
So, so cool. Congrats, you two!!
photography: Geoff Duncan // venue name: Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, Zion, Utah, USA // event design: HABITAT Studio // planning: HABITAT Studio // florals: Grand Fete Design // wedding dress: Grace Loves Lace // hairpiece: Child of Wild // bride's shoes: Jeffery Campbell // hair stylist: Amy Middlekauff // makeup artist: Amy Middlekauff // groom attire: Mr. James // groom's shoes: Sabah // videography: Daniel Davis Photography // paper goods: All Digital Invitations - Self Designed / printed Camper Guidebooks // catering: Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort // music: Will Evans - DJ Soul Atomic // officiant: Dave Cook + Sofia Mileti // rentals: Grand Fete Design // rentals: Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort // wedding coordination: Rachel Rodman