Maybe it’s because it’s January and we’re dreaming, but we totally have camp weddings on the mind (see this colorful fall wedding for proof!). For L + C, it had to be summer and it had to be Camp Silver Creek in Oregon—that’s where they met after all. Leslie is the author of the cutest book (and twitter account) ever, Preschool Gems, and Chris is an animator/designer, so you can totally see how all the creative, fun elements came in. Shoutout to Ivy and Gold Photography for sharing their day!
A few months into planning, they realized the date they’d picked was exactly five years from the day they met. Whaaaat! Amazing.
Leslie explains, We wanted our wedding to have a very celebratory and laid back feel, and even though we were in the middle of a forest in Oregon, it was definitely tropical-inspired since we went to Maui for our honeymoon. The most important thing to us was that our guests get to relax and have fun. We wanted it to be an opportunity for our friends and family to really enjoy spending time together and get to know each other and this place that is so important to us. We even asked our officiant to have the guests make a commitment to embracing joy during as part of the ceremony. I think it must have worked, because everyone had an amazing time!
Isn’t this bouquet woodland magic? Belle Fleur in Salem, OR whipped up the florals and Samantha + Meaghan of Lewis & Levy were behind the event coordination, hair + makeup.
Um, super jealous right now.
Kelsee of Ivy and Gold Photography says, I loved hearing all of the stories of times that Chris and Leslie shared at Camp Silver Creek throughout the years, and my goal was to capture each little detail and location that held to many great memories for the two of them… I love that Leslie and Chris created such an inviting and joyful celebration, focused not only on their love for each other, but their love and thankfulness for all of the family and friends who supported and meant so much to them, too.
Photographer: Ivy and Gold Photography / Videographer: Robert of Billings Photography / Venue: Camp Silver Creek in Oregon / Coordination: Samantha Lewis of Lewis & Levy / Floral: Belle Fleur / Hair & Makeup: Meaghan Levy of Lewis & Levy / Invitations: Groom, Chris Fontaine / Cake: Heidi Lawler / Catering: Wild Pear / Cocktail Napkins & Custom Matchbook Favors: For Your Party (motif designed by groom) / Dress: BHLDN / Veil: Custom / Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal Dresses in “Biscotti” / Wedding Band: Leigh Jay Nacht / Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Combat Gentleman / Accessories: The Man’s Shop in Portland / Rentals: Barclay