Redwood forest campout wedding: Bette + Andy

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We’re starting the week off with an incredibly peaceful & intimate wedding – shot entirely on film by the talented Love Me Sailor! Earlier this year, Bette + Andy got engaged and started planning a big 100+ person wedding. Shortly after, Bette realized she absolutely did not want to deal with the stress of planning a big wedding (we hear ya sistah!), so they turned their annual camping trip to Jedediah Smith Redwoods Park into a pseudo-elopement. A 13 hour drive from home, 25 friends, and only $1,300 later, they had a simple, no stress, memorable celebration!

redwood forest campout wedding

redwood forest campout wedding

Bette’s hairpiece, made of lavender and dried roses, was made by Andy’s aunt. She also made Andy’s boutonierre, and packaged them both in a craft box with a cute collage and a poem about love inside.

redwood forest campout wedding

redwood forest campout wedding

redwood forest campout wedding

redwood forest campout wedding

The red bandanna in Andy’s back pocket belonged to their dog Ozzy, who had just passed away in July. After the sweet wedding ceremony, everyone walked further into the grove for an additional ceremony to sprinkle Ozzy’s ashes in a field.

redwood forest campout wedding

Reusing & recycling wherever possible was key. The “Andy + Bette” sign was made using pieces of flat fire wood and bits of charcoal.

redwood forest campout wedding

Bette collected small vintage glass bottles, crystals, antlers, and several lace tablecloths to use for centerpieces. The day of the wedding, all the girls got together to collect sticks of wild berries, moss, flowers and ferns to decorate the tables.

redwood forest campout wedding

redwood forest campout wedding

redwood forest campout wedding

redwood forest campout wedding

Horseshoes + cereal covered donuts from Voodoo Donuts? Perfect combo for a camp out!

redwood forest campout wedding

Towards the end of the night the two shared a private dance to Neil Young’s, Harvest Moon. The song does such a beautiful job at capturing the tone of the entire wedding, so how about you press play and scroll back up to look at their dreamy photos again?

Listen to it here:

Congrats Bette + Andy!

Photography: Love Me Sailor / Venue: Jedediah Smith Redwoods Park / Donuts: Voodoo Donuts / Bride’s dress + hairpiece: made by groom’s Aunt, Karen Baptiste / Bride’s shoes: vintage /  Jewelry: borrowed from friends / Groom’s vest: vintage / Groom’s pants: Hawkings McGill / Groom’s shoes: Clarks

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Molly - Vivi Dot on Oct 3, 2011

Such beautiful photos of a gorgeous and thoughtful wedding.

Sarah Jenks | Nutrition Coach for Brides-to-Be on Oct 3, 2011

Campout wedding?! I wish i was invited :) So beautiful and simple and full of love.

Auntie Gail on Oct 3, 2011

So beuatiful and very organic...I love the pictures and the entire meaning...xoxoxox

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Love it, so beautiful!!!

Lacey @ Lacey Wagner Events on Oct 3, 2011

Magical! Love it.

Barn Weddings on Oct 4, 2011

That was a romantic photos, and a friendly nature couple. Congratulations and best wishes !

UNCLE JER on Oct 4, 2011

Very nice way to tie the knot....wishing everyone joy and love all their days together.

Ashley on Oct 4, 2011

Love this wedding! Love Me Sailor killed it!!!

Frances on Oct 4, 2011

Amazing! I love the shot with all the metal dudes. And the centerpieces are incredible. Good work!

em on Oct 5, 2011

i love their wild florals and cute little bar!!

Mila on Oct 5, 2011

As someone who currently works in the wedding industry and shadowed her mom at weddings for most of her adolescence, I'm surprisingly unsentimental about the whole thing (I love the creative aspects of the industry and witnessing pure love, but I --rather ironically--don't consider marriage to be really necessary in many relationships). However, coming across this wedding actually brought me to tears. From the location (my dad and I hiked there as part of an amazing trip) and the dessert (I'm a Seattleite, so Top Pot has my loyalty, but I certainly know and respect Voodoo's reputation) to the song choice (Neil Young is one of my absolute favorite artists and Harvest Moon is easily one of my favorite songs) and simple woodland vibe (my personal preference), I'm just overwhelmed and incredibly affected. It seems so silly, but it's changed my entire perspective. The beautiful couple didn't hurt, either :)

Jacquelyn on Oct 7, 2011

Beautiful campout wedding! Looks like fun!

Jorge R. Gonzalez on Nov 8, 2011

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Me encantó la imágen de su boda. Felicitaciones !

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Cheri {Woodsy Weddings} on Feb 8, 2012

I can't think of a more beautiful place, or way, to get hitched! By the way, our first dance was to Harvest Moon as well. It's sort of been the theme of our relationship...and such a lovely song.

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