Sally & Andrew • Camp Wedding in NJ

October 9, 2019

Sally & Andy were never ones for a ‘typical’ wedding. Sally, a NYC architect, wanted to escape the city life and embrace the woods with her and Andy’s family and friends for their wedding. But while the setting was laid-back, the design was meticulously intentional and show-stopping! From the beautiful hand-painted invitation suite and signage to the vintage blue bus to take them to their ceremony, every inch of the wedding was created to be effortlessly fun.

The day began at the shore in Sally’s family home where the bride and groom had a windswept first look. It was then over to Sacajawea Day Camp in Farmingdale where an amphitheater ceremony awaited them.

The log-benches were adorned with colorfully painted muslin blankets, and simple greens gave depth to the stage so not to compete with the woods surrounding them. After an emotional ceremony, Sally & Andy took off to the reception in Sally’s father’s antique Porsche.

The cocktail hour featured farm-to-table delicacies presented in antique baskets, cases, and bowls. Custom lawn games and a lounge were available for guests as folk music serenaded them, and a custom neon sign glowed above the bar Sally’s father carpentered for her and Andy.

The reception showcased Sally’s eye for design and appreciation of detail: each place setting was curated from vintage china, with long taper candles and flowing greens. The centerpieces were housed in bowls Sally sculpted and fired herself, which guests took home as favors, along with a healthy helping of Girl Scout Cookies (because what’s more appropriate at a Girl Scout camp?) A second lounge was home to the couple’s oh-so-sweet cake, with vintage cake service to accompany their china.

From strolls through the woods with ducks by the pond to the most beautiful reclaimed antique furniture collected by their parents, Sally & Andy’s camp wedding was nothing short of surprising and spectacular. They shined at playing off of the space without covering it up, incorporating meaningful elements into their details, and above all, having fun and celebrating with their friends and family at a place everyone felt at home.

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