Teal + JD transformed an entire campground in Oregon into a blissful boho day…and we have a feeling you’re going to LOVE it! We’ve seen a number of camping-inspired weddings on GWS, and each one is brimming with darling details and personality. Think a camping wedding captures you and your love perfectly? Well, get ready to take notes!
Their photographer, Jessica Heron Images, tells us: After their lake-side ceremony we went to Sparks Lake outside of Bend, Oregon to take bridal party photos! It was way too much fun. It was a very collective effort to make this day what it was. Teal’s grandma made all of her desserts and the spread was the most adorable thing…all woodland and squirrel-themed, too cute!
Let’s proceed to Elk Lake Campground, shall we?
Um, is this the CUTEST or what? We’re all for bridal boots!
As for that gown? It’s from English Department!
Processional: Your Hand in Mine by Explosions in the Sky
Recessional: A mix of Leon Bridges, Alabama Shakes and Queens of the Stone Age
First Dance: Mood Indigo by Louis Armstrong
Teal shares: We really talked about wanting a fun wedding! That’s why we chose Elk Lake outside of Bend, Oregon! We wanted a bohemian mixed with rocker feel to it and truly be about embracing the moment with us.
How we looooove an aisle lined with rugs + all that greenery!!
But if I had to pick one it was waking up the day of the wedding to coffee and my future husband. We had all of our close friends and family staying out at Elk Lake in cabins, glamping tents, and old fashion camping tents. But we woke up early had coffee with our dads and JD and I went down to the docks at the lake and jumped in the freezing cold water. It was magical because it was so quiet and peaceful. The sun was rising and the lake was covered in a thin layer of fog. I was wearing an all-white custom-made bikini and JD in black shorts. That time spent alone talking about how we wanted our minds to be clear for the day with no stress is exactly what happened. I will remember that morning for the rest of my life!
The Wedding Party
We asked teal where the bridesmaids got their gorgeous gowns and she told us: ALL OVER! I let them pick them out! I know a few of them got their dresses from Vanilla in Bend, Oregon.
Also, how gorgeous are all those bouquets brimming with greenery? Well done, Flowers By Katie!
How we ADORE these mix and match looks for the ladies!!
The Camping-Inspired Reception
And, of course, if you’re having a camping-inspired wedding…everyone gets to hang out in tents, right?
Ohmygosh!! How sweet is this cake Teal’s grandmother made?
I would say don't sweat the small stuff and don't be afraid to ask others to help. People want to help! Let it be fun! After all it should be FUN! It truly was the best day of our lives!
Congrats from the team at GWS, Teal + JD!!
Want to see more camping bliss? Check out this clip from Yes Connie Is Here: