colorful flowers with bridal party

An Autumn Camp Wedding, Harvest Style: Brenn + Zack

When Brenn and Zack came to us with their inspiration, we immediately fell in LOVE. With the ultimate fruit-filled harvest style tables you are taking in by the colors. Antique and collected reception chairs, hanging florals above their sweetheart table, driftwood ground arch, and their love story from a novel.

During the day of set up, we loved watching Brenn get ready and laugh with her bridesmaids. With the biggest smile on their faces while making their DIY bouquets, this is a wedding you do not want to miss reading up on!

round table with wooden slab and bud vases

Their Story

Like something out of a movie, Brenn and Zack are a couple whose story is full of romance and childhood love stories.

They initially met at Camp Tockwogh. Where both were counselors and remained friends over time, coming together each year at camp while life went on around them.

Eventually, they realized their time together was better spent year-round than just at camp. So they began dating and everything fell into place!

It was only natural for them to be married where it all began – right there at camp.  

DIY Bridesmaid Bouquets

This setup was one-of-a-kind and so incredibly personal I don’t even know where to begin! Tucked in the far back cabin, their day began with Brenn’s bridesmaids making their bouquets from our DIY flower bar setup.

bridesmaids making their bouquets for the ceremony

Each bridesmaid had a vase, selected their florals, and then we added the finishing touches of ribbon on each of their personally crafted bouquets.

finished bridesmaid bouquets on table

Ceremony Space

While the girls were getting ready and making bouquets, our floral team was setting up their ceremony are. If you know the Chesapeake Bay and want to have a wedding in that style then you know there has to be driftwood involved!

Driftwood Ground Arch

Her Eastern Shore theme was showcased with our low driftwood ground arch that used colorful wildflower florals as accents.

ground arch with colorful flowers full photo

This type of arch is built on-site so that we can arrange the driftwood pieces in a way that fits the scenery best, and then custom arrange florals around each knot and branch!

Petals in the Air

Her guests all had flower petal toss cones and she walked down the aisle decorated with driftwood at each chair end, along with rugs to designate the aisle in the grass.

Their semi-circle chair set up around the ceremony was so unique and reminiscent of their years spent gathered around a campfire on that very spot.

petal toss cones
bride and groom with petals in the air

A Fall Reception; Harvest Style

Brenn spent over a year searching thrift stores, flea markets, and all types of sales to collect a variety of vintage chairs and sofas to be used at her reception.

antique chairs under tent wedding reception
tent and tables with vases, candles, and votives
tent with tables and sofa around the dance floor

The sofas surrounded the dance floor, giving guests a place to mix and mingle and take a break from the dance floor too.

A mix of long farm-style wooden harvest style tables and round tables with soft pink linens were placed throughout the reception tent. Down the sides the long-collected chairs of every sort were used at each. Not a chair matched – they were all so unique!

harvest tables with fruit and candles down the center of the table
wedding harvest tables with fruit and candles
candles on harvest table

Hand-embroidered table numbers designated each table, and her collection of vintage glassware. Perfectly matching her harvest style tables.

Included were brass candlesticks, and candelabras played perfectly off of our bud vases, wood rounds, and in-season fruits to create a perfectly eclectic and campy autumn harvest tablescape.

Hanging Floral Installation

Brenn and Zack’s hanging floral installation added a special touch of elegance to the camp feel. Inverted florals were hung from the tent rigging wires over their sweetheart table. Over the band stage in a variety of colors matching the wedding theme.

floral installation with colorful flowers bistro lighting

A wow factor (on top of the rest of the tent setup!). The yards of fresh florals suspended in the tent along with the bistro lighting made for a magical evening.

floral installation with sweetheart table under the tent with bridal bouquet
flower hanging installation with wire

Canoes filled with ice and drinks were the same canoes they were counselors in over the years. With her becoming the manager of the water sports there at camp it was such a personal tie to everything there.

reception tent area with sofas and chairs
canoe filled with cooler and drinks

A moment of quiet to themselves after the ceremony and before the reception had them sitting in one of those canoes for a private paddle. It lent them memories about their times at camp which brought them to this place and moment in life.

bride and groom on the water

Featured Flowers

The beginning of the fall floral season was evident throughout this wedding.

Deep rich colors:

  • Celosia
  • specialty mums
  • a variety of summer-loving hydrangeas called limelight
  • asters
  • delphinium
  • eucalyptus
  • stock
  • snapdragons
  • specialty zinnias
  • a variety of greens all stood up to the challenge of the summer heat in the fall season.

The limelight hydrangeas had a slight pink tinge to them. During the season, it showed the change was upon us and were a perfect fit for their theme of a fall wedding. To say this was one of our favorite weddings of the season is an understatement!


Vendors 

Planner: Kat D’Angelo Evviva Studio

Photographer: Kailey Edwards Photography

Venue: Camp Tockwogh

Rentals: Eastern Shore Tents and Events

Cocktail Hour Food: Cowgirl Cuisine

Band: Watershed Entertainment (Speakers Of The House)

Catering: Not Your Mama’s Taco Truck

Videography: Mario Vazquez

Season – Fall 

Theme – Jewel tones 

Location – Camp Tockwogh

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