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100 Ideas For a Summer Camp Wedding

Jul 13 2014 - 9:00am

Right now the kids are romping in the great outdoors to get some fresh air (and possibly a crush) at Summer camp. Who doesn't have fond memories of the warm days and nights spent among pine trees, at the mess hall, and around the campfire? Campgrounds harken to a simpler time, making us sentimental in the process, so it's no wonder that they've become a big trend for weddings.

If you're planning an outdoor wedding [1], then having it at a campground or a Summer camp — like this California big day [2] or this Moonrise Kingdom-themed wedding [3] (officiated by a camp scout!) — could be an affordable and fun option. The natural setting, be it redwood trees or a glistening lake, requires little more than some handpicked wildflowers to make it wedding-ready. But really, the sky's the limit. So check out these rustic camp ideas for your big day and don't forget your canoe and binoculars!

Camp Scout as Officiant

Photo by M&E Photo Studio [4]

Camp Map Beer Koozies

Photo by Carrie Richards Photography [5]

Camp-Themed Snacks

Photo by M&E Photo Studio [6]

Trumpet Calls For Dinner

Photo by M&E Photo Studio [7]

Lakeside "I Dos"

Photo by beIMAGED Photography [8] via Style Me Pretty [9]

Rustic Signage

Photo by Dreamlove Photography [10] via Ruffled [11]

Bridal Party Campers

Photo by Zwickerhill Photography [12] via Wedding Chicks [13]

Bunk Sign Guest Book

Photo by beIMAGED Photography [14] via Style Me Pretty [15]

Natural Accessories

Photos by Love Me Sailor [16] via 100 Layer Cake [17]

Canoe Beer Buckets

Photo by beIMAGED Photography [18] via Style Me Pretty [19]

Flashlight Favors

Photo by Matt Edge Photography [20] via Style Me Pretty [21]

Forest-Themed Cake Toppers

Photos by Steven Michael Photo [22] via 100 Layer Cake [23]

Wildflower Bridesmaid Bouquets

Photo by Dreamlove Photography [24] via Ruffled [25]

Lit-Up Mess Hall

Photo by Dreamlove Photography [26] via Ruffled [27]

Whoopie Pie Desserts

Photo by Zwickerhill Photography [28] via Wedding Chicks [29]

Mess Hall Reception

Photos by Steep Street [30] via Green Wedding Shoes [31]

Camp Scout Director

Photo by M&E Photo Studio [32]

Wildflower Seed Favors

Photo by Our Labor of Love [33] via Style Me Pretty [34]

Bridal Rain Boots

Photo by Our Labor of Love [35] via Style Me Pretty [36]

Fresh-Catch Buffet

Photo by Alma Photography [37] via Green Wedding Shoes [38]

Wildflower Fields

Photo by Meghan Christine Photography [39] via Green Wedding Shoes [40]

Music Through the Forest

Photo by Steven Michael Photo [41] via 100 Layer Cake [42]

Pretty Pier Setting

Photo by Zwickerhill Photography [43] via Wedding Chicks [44]

Canoe Decor

Photo by Mango Studios [45] via Ruffled [46]

Lakeside Kiss

Photo by Dreamlove Photography [47] via Ruffled [48]

Squirrel Cake Topper

Photo by Mango Studios [49] via Ruffled [50]

Tent in the Wild

Photo by Meghan Christine Photography [51] via Green Wedding Shoes [52]

Smooch in the Woods

Photo by Dreamlove Photography [53] via Ruffled [54]

Picnic Among the Trees

Photos by Love Me Sailor [55] via 100 Layer Cake [56]

Letters Among Trees

Photo by Alma Photography [57] via Green Wedding Shoes [58]

Rainy-Day Smiles

Photo by Our Labor of Love [59] via Style Me Pretty [60]

Etched Initials

Photo by Love Me Sailor [61] via 100 Layer Cake [62]

Time Capsule Guest Book

Photos by Steep Street [63] via Green Wedding Shoes [64]

Reception Under the Stars

Photo by Our Labor of Love [65] via Style Me Pretty [66]

Pier Bridal Entrance

Photo by Love Me Sailor [67] via 100 Layer Cake [68]

Camp Runaways

Photos by Meghan Christine Photography [69] via Green Wedding Shoes [70]

Flag Twist on Bouquet Toss

Photos by Steep Street [71] via Green Wedding Shoes [72]

Rustic Floral Wreath

Photo by Alma Photography [73] via Green Wedding Shoes [74]

Rustic Wood Bar

Photo by Steven Michael Photo [75] via 100 Layer Cake [76]

Homemade Pie Table

Photos by Steep Street [77] via Green Wedding Shoes [78]

Camp-Themed Paper Goods

Photo by Steep Street [79] via Green Wedding Shoes [80]

Cozy Blankets

Photos by Steven Michael Photo [81] via 100 Layer Cake [82]

Reception Twinkle Lights

Photo by Dreamlove Photography [83] via Ruffled [84]

Cabin-Side Setting

Photo by Mango Studios [85] via Ruffled [86]

Bridesmaids in Boots

Photo by Our Labor of Love [87] via Style Me Pretty [88]

Travel Decor Details

Photos by Meghan Christine Photography [89] via Green Wedding Shoes [90]

Porch-Set Ceremony

Photo by Our Labor of Love [91] via Style Me Pretty [92]

Rocking-Chair Photo Ops

Photo by Our Labor of Love [93] via Style Me Pretty [94]

Bouquet Catapult in the Woods

Photo by Steep Street [95] via Green Wedding Shoes [96]

Dress Hung Among Trees

Photo by Dreamlove Photography [97] via Ruffled [98]

Spacious Ceremony Setting

Photo by Jesse Leake Photography [99] via 100 Layer Cake [100]

Vows by the Lake

Photo by Mango Studios [101] via Ruffled [102]

Campsite Reception

Photo by Alma Photography [103] via Green Wedding Shoes [104]

Camp Tip Sheet

Photo by Mango Studios [105] via Ruffled [106]

Clean and Green Locale

Photos by Jesse Leake Photography [107] via 100 Layer Cake [108]

Wood Stack Setting

Photo by Alma Photography [109] via Green Wedding Shoes [110]

Woody Signs

Photo by Steep Street [111] via Green Wedding Shoes [112]

Cabin in the Woods

Photo by Dreamlove Photography [113] via Ruffled [114]

Stump and Burlap Table Toppers

Photo by Zwickerhill Photography [115] via Wedding Chicks [116]

Embrace on the Trail

Photo by Mango Studios [117] via Ruffled [118]

Rustic Table Settings

Photos by ALMA Photography [119] via Green Wedding Shoes [120]

Campsite Setting

Photo by Mango Studios [121] via Ruffled [122]

Woodsy Blanket

Photos by Steep Street [123] via Green Wedding Shoes [124]

Earthy Bridal Bouquet

Photo by Zwickerhill Photography [125] via Wedding Chicks [126]

Sweet and Simple Mess Hall Reception

Photo by Zwickerhill Photography [127] via Wedding Chicks [128]

Wooded Backdrop

Photo by Zwickerhill Photography [129] via Wedding Chicks [130]

Natural Romance

Photo by Jesse Leake Photography [131] via 100 Layer Cake [132]

Tented Love

Photos by Steep Street [133] via Green Wedding Shoes [134]

Boat Entrance

Photo by Mango Studios [135] via Ruffled [136]

Kiss by the Lake

Photo by Our Labor of Love [137] via Style Me Pretty [138]

Travel-Themed Elopement

Photos by Meghan Christine Photography [139] via Green Wedding Shoes [140]

String-Light Glow

Photo by Steven Michael Photo [141] via 100 Layer Cake [142]

Bridal Party Parade

Photo by Our Labor of Love [143] via Style Me Pretty [144]

Daisy Bouquet

Photo by Mango Studios [145] via Ruffled [146]

Postcard Guest Book

Photo by Steven Michael Photo [147] via 100 Layer Cake [148]

Giant Matchbox Programs

Photo by Steven Michael Photo [149] via 100 Layer Cake [150]

Old-Fashioned Decor Details

Photo by Dreamlove Photography [151] via Ruffled [152]

Lake Love

Photo by Steven Michael Photo [153] via 100 Layer Cake [154]

Wilderness Backdrop

Photo by Dreamlove Photography [155] via Ruffled [156]

Bridal Party Fun in the Fields

Photo by Alma Photography [157] via Green Wedding Shoes [158]

Piñata Entertainment

Photos by Jesse Leake Photography [159] via 100 Layer Cake [160]

Lakeside Group Shot

Photo by Mango Studios [161] via Ruffled [162]

Simple Daisy Centerpieces

Photo by Our Labor of Love [163] via Style Me Pretty [164]

Redwood-Filled Ceremony

Photo by Love Me Sailor [165] via 100 Layer Cake [166]

High-Class Outdoor Picnic

Photo by Jesse Leake Photography [167] via 100 Layer Cake [168]

Natural Setting

Photo by Our Labor of Love [169] via Style Me Pretty [170]

Wine Crate Dessert Bar

Photo by Dreamlove Photography [171] via Ruffled [172]

Road Trip Elopement

Photos by Meghan Christine Photography [173] via Green Wedding Shoes [174]

Burlap and Wildflower Centerpieces

Photo by Mango Studios [175] via Ruffled [176]

Redwood Lovers

Photo by Love Me Sailor [177] via 100 Layer Cake [178]

Personalized Postcards

Photo by Steven Michael Photo [179] via 100 Layer Cake [180]

Forest-Set Ceremony

Photo by Alma Photography [181] via Green Wedding Shoes [182]

Bunting Decor

Photo by Our Labor of Love [183] via Style Me Pretty [184]

Campout Food

Photos by Love Me Sailor [185] via 100 Layer Cake [186]

Outdoor Live Music

Photo by Alma Photography [187] via Green Wedding Shoes [188]

Tree-Hung Decor

Photos by Alma Photography [189] via Green Wedding Shoes [190]

Wood Signage

Photo by Our Labor of Love [191] via Style Me Pretty [192]

Wildflower Centerpieces

Photo by Our Labor of Love [193] via Style Me Pretty [194]

Cabin First Dance

Photo by Dreamlove Photography [195] via Ruffled [196]

Living Backdrops

Photo by Steep Street [197] via Green Wedding Shoes [198]