It should be no surprise to you by now that there is one wedding detail that will always trump all for me - PAPER! ...and this fun DIY wedding has a ton of it! All of the wedding paper, including the wedding invitations, ceremony programs and signage was created by the bride, Mandi's coworker, Megan of Megan Wright Design Co. working with the bride's casual green and grey color palette. With the exception of the stationery design and photography by Jen and Chris Creed Photographers, pretty much everything else in this wedding was pulled off by Mandi, family and friends. This included the food, flowers, wedding cake, favors and the bunting flag and pinwheel decor. The result was an extremely fun and well put together wedding that should inspire crafty (and even some not-so-crafty) brides everywhere!
Mandi and her husband-to-be, Quentin were not afraid to be different. They wanted a small, "outdoors-y" wedding that reflected their fun and laid back personalities, so they selected the uniquely casual KOA Campground in Bowling Green, Kentucky. You'll soon notice that the campground venue served as the inspiration for most of the wedding details; everything from the s'mores wedding favors and the "Letters home" mailbox guest book, to the green, grey and yellow flag banners and green Converse tennis shoes rocked by the entire bridal party. The outdoor ceremony was also decorated with yellow tissue poms, white paper lanterns and lots and lots of paper pinwheels, which also served as the centerpieces at the short afternoon reception. After lunch, guests got their fill of sweets with freshly spun green cotton candy and a candy bar put together by the bride herself. Mandi and Quentin chose to keep their reception short though, so that their families and closest friends could stay to "...camp, roast marshmallows, and enjoy a cold one for the evening while [they] all enjoyed celebrating long into the night," said Mandi.
Camp Style DIY Wedding - Vendors & Credits
Photography: Nashville Wedding Photographers | Jen & Chris Creed
Invitation Design: Megan Wright Design Co.
Ceremony & Reception Venue: KOA Campground in Bowling Green, KY
Bride's Attire: Wedding dress from Jaqueline's Bridal and shoes by Nina
Bridal Party Attire: Kohl's and Converse