Crafty Camping Wedding

We guarantee you are going to love Steve and Erica’s Crafty Camping Wedding. No detail was spared, from the vintage hankie wedding invites to the table napkins, bunting flags and flowers this bride and groom along with help from their families crafted this fun, quirky wedding weekend.

Photographed by Zwickerhill Photography. Read on to hear more inspiring diy details from the bride and of course hop, skip and jump to the full gallery to see all of this craftiness.

This is a must read from Erica on their camping wedding.

Steve and I knew we wanted a place where our family and friends could come to Maine and experience the entire weekend with us, we both adore all aspects of camping and knew we wanted it to be a part of our wedding. We wanted people to pack their fishing gear, sneakers and swimsuits and come relax for the weekend, what better way than on a private lake in Raymond Maine? So we rented a summer camp for kids (complete with cabins, bunk beds and sleeping bags) and invited everyone to Maine for the long memorial weekend.

Guests arrived Friday evening and partook in Karaoke with us until the wee hours of the morning where everyone either retreated to their cabins or hung out by the fire, roasting smoores or laughing and sharing their favorite Steve and Erica moments.
Guest awoke to a huge camp like breakfast spread of casourols, eggs and bacon all prepared by my amazing parents and was welcome to swim, hike, play golf or tennis and just relax until the ceremony in the evening. That evening Steve and I were married at sunset under a huge tree by the lake. The same tree I daydreamed young camp lovers would meet during the day to share a hug or trade friendship bracelets. Guests dined on good old fashion BBQ and Whoopie pies, as they spend the night taking photos in the photobooth and dancing the night away.

Rather than table numbers guests were instructed to match their fabric yoyo pin to their napkin at their dinner table in order to find their seats. Each table was designated by a different napkin color and or pattern. Before the ceremony Steve and I wrote letters secretly to each other describing our reasons for marriage and invited our parents during the ceremony to seal the unread letters in an old vintage tool box with a bottle of wine that we will share with each other in 5 years.

To read the full story from Erica click here.

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Photographer: Zwickerhill Photography
Venue: Panther Pond
Makeup: Tasha Zwickerhill
Hair: Tasha Zwickerhill
Dress Designer: KT Jean
Flowers: Faye Marie
Shoe Designer: Seychelles
Dresses: SohoMode
Rings: Cookoorikoo

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  13. Camping never looked so good! @weddingchicks

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  16. -100. Stacie says:

    Erica & Steve, you made it personal and I love that! Thanks for sharing your rad wedding with all of us.

  17. -100. Tina says:

    I spend most weddings picking out what I’d do differently. Yours I looked through the photos thinking just how much I could steal without being too much of a copy cat! I LOVE these pictures.

  18. -100. gabe aceves says:

    basically adorable :)

  19. -100. Just4theBride says:

    How adorable, I just love the writing your name on the glass – someone was very creative here but it all came together beautifully!

  20. -100. Erin Meagher (Aunt of the Bride) says:

    Excellent choice Wedding Chicks to feature this event! Not only were the details phenomenal – you continued to see unexpected details not only day to day, but hour to hour – but the weekend itself was so much fun. Relaxing and beautiful! Erica & Steve worked really hard for a year to pull off what seems like a laid back relaxing time for all. There were even welcome bags of goodies, an event schedule, and a thank you to each guest in their cottage. Please note that the adorable Margaret Vicious even dressed up in her most beautiful scarf for the occation… Yes, she is a pitbull, but she cleans up well for weddings! The mustashes on sticks were a hit!! Love you both!!! Ciocia Bobo

  21. -100. Kathy Meagher says:

    I’ve been to quite a few weddings in my day but, I must say I’ve never been to one that had every detail right! Not only did they make every moment memorable, they managed to surprise and delight all with each loving detail. The centerpieces, the wedding programs, (love the Dumb and Dumber reference), the drink glasses, party favors, place cards, readings, bulletin board with family photos of both bride and groom growing up. I could go on and on! Brides and grooms the one lesson I took away is that Erica and Steve made each moment personal for themselves and for their guests, even though the weekend focused on the two of them we all felt like they created an event to be cherished by all!

  22. -100. Erica (The Bride) says:

    Thank you all for your sweet comments! Steve and I are extremely honored to be featured on your website. Wedding Chicks was a huge inspiration for me while we planned!

  23. -100. Jacki says:

    Heck yeah! Tasha does my hair and she is the bomb. Adorable wedding and great photography! :)

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  25. -100. Becky Perez says:

    So beautiful!! Absolutely loved it! Where did you happen to get the tree disks used for the centerpieces and the dessert table?

  26. -100. Danielle says:

    I’d love to know what the venue was for this wedding :)


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