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Whimsical Campground Wedding

Sarah Bray Photography

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.

southern bridal looks

getting wedding ready

bridal look and feel

lace wedding dress by Casablanca Bridal

rose bridesmaid dresses from Forever 21

pale pink and yellow bouquet by Lasater Flowers

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.

outdoor wedding at FFA Leadership Training Center

wheat used for rustic boutonniere

cute wedding party

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.

custom printed hankies by Wedding Chicks

wedding cards

wishes for the bride and groom

ceremony decor

wedding decor and details

outdoor wedding ceremony with pink accents

outdoor wedding ceremony

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.

battery powered twinkle lights in lieu of candles

diy outdoor table decoration ideas

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.

rustic wedding cake from Cakes by Maggi

deer cake topper

hay bale grooms cake from Cakes by Maggi

photo booth

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.

The Budget:
Venue & Food: $25,000
Coordinator: $2,000
Photographer: $3,800
Flowers: $1,000
Alcohol: $8,000
Dress: $1,700
DJ: $2,000
Cake: $750
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.

Cake/DessertsCakes by Maggi
Coordinator & Event DesignSmitten Events
DJD-n-R Entertainment
Dress DesignerCasablanca Bridal
Floral DesignLasater Flowers
PhotographerSarah Bray Photography
StationeryCallie Designs
Venue & CatererFFA Leadership Training Center
HairJen Wells