On a clear December day Patty and Beau exchanged vows while surrounded by friends and family at the FFA Leadership Training Center in Winter Haven, FL. Thanks to the expertise of event designer and coordinator Smitten Events the camp was transformed into a venue of rustic elegance that radiated whimsical charm with lace-meets-burlap decor and beautiful florals by Lasater Flowers.
Read on to learn more about this whimsical campground wedding — especially the couple's full budget breakdown. As always, you can view more details from this beautiful wedding in the full gallery here, all captured by the truly talented Sarah Bray Photography.
From Sarah Bray Photography:The FFA Leadership Training Center is such a cool venue - it's basically like grown-up camp, where all the guests and members of the bridal party stayed in "cabins" (more like nicely appointed little camping houses). We arrived to find Patty and her girls in a flurry of hair, makeup and mimosas, while the guys (including the six year old, adorable son of the bride and groom) relaxed and got ready in a cabin nearby.
Surrounded by shades of pink and the fresh outdoors, the bride was escorted down the aisle to her high school sweetheart by their son. With the Father of the Bride acting as the officiant this wedding was a true family affair!
Patty & Beau provided their guests with custom hankies from Wedding Chicks for their ceremony — a great idea for an outdoor wedding! Make sure your guests are prepared for shedding tears of joy on your wedding day by checking out the large assortment of Wedding Hankie designs available in the Wedding Chicks' shop — you're sure to find one that fits your wedding.
Vintage decorations were used throughout the outdoor reception. Pastel tinted canning jars with lace accents holding beautiful flowers and battery-powered twinkle lights created a fairy-like whimsy while touches of burlap and wood tied in the rustic surroundings.
No detail was forgotten, and as a photographer, this wedding was a real treat to capture — between the gorgeous, rustic surroundings, the delicate burlap-and-lace-meets-woodsy-wilderness decor, and of course an absolutely adorable and sweet couple, head over heels in love, it just couldn't get any better.
Read on to see how much this whimsical campground wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.
Venue & Food: $25,000
Bow Ties & Suspenders for Groomsmen: $100 a set (these were their gifts — from etsy)
Bridesmaid Dresses: $30
Bridesmaid Boots: $80 each (these were their gifts)
We stayed the whole weekend because the venue had rooms, and the rehearsal dinner was there as well.