Yes, you read that right. After the big marriage of Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves last year with a camping theme, this has become a big wedding trend and is expected to get really big in 2013. Brides this year are loving the idea of a camping wedding ala summer camp. If it sounds like roughing it, don’t be so sure…a new term has developed from this wedding trend and is known in the wedding industry as “glamping”. A camping wedding or reception often involves high-end tents and lots of fun camping infrastructure.
Camping Wedding Ideas
- A bourbon tent
- A kids tent, they will love it!
- S’more station
- Several fire pits
- Candles (also a big wedding trend this year)
- Rustic blue camp dishes
- A personalized Corn Hole set
- Morning brunch
- Hot cocoa and apple cider
- Fancy lanterns
- Have plenty of blankets for the cold evening hours
- Give out monogrammed sporks as wedding favors
This is a very appropriate fit for Oregon weddings, although you should be sure that you are free and clear of rain. If you are hosting a summer wedding in 2013 dig into this new wedding idea! There are a few places in Oregon offering help with camping weddings. check out Camp Colton, Lake Creek Lodge, or Horning’s Hideout.
Wedding Camping Inspiration
This was found on BuffaloBrides.com. An idea of what camping wedding tents entail.
This is definitely ”glamping”! Found on Travelettes.
What “glamping” for kids looks like. A kids tent is a must! Found on You’ll Love It Too…
A camping wedding tablescape. Yes, you can still have a tablescape. Found on The Sweet Occasion.
Also from The Sweet Occasion, consider what colorful and eclectic touches you can bring to the wedding day. I love the idea of the guys all in plaid flannel.
Are you considering a camping wedding or reception? Tell us your plans on Facebook, Tiwtter, or Pinterest. You can find all the links at the top of the page!
I always feel like the holiday season sneaks up on me and I’m left running around trying to get the perfect gift or find decor for the house and cook a wonderful meal. Even though it can feel like a deadline creeping up on you I really enjoy this time of the year. It’s a chance to slow down and enjoy the little things; friends, family and good food!
During this time we are also thrilled to hear about all the newly engaged couples. Besides planning for our holiday gatherings we are also busy, busy organizing a swankier kind of bridal show for you. The 2013 Art of Weddings is going to be a great show. We love hosting it at The Gerding Theater at The Armory in the Pearl District. The venue is stunning and a great location for your ceremony and or reception. This is the first year that David’s Bridal will be joining us. Get ready for a fashion show featuring all their gowns!
We will also have a raffle at the end of the evening where you could win any of these amazing prizes!
5 dozen hors d’oeuveres from Chez Joly Catering.
$100 in cupcake gift certificates from Cupcake Jones.
A bridesmaid bouquet from Old Town Florist valued at $75.
Free room rental of Madison Suite for a bridal shower – valued at $200.
More to be announced! Get your tickets online today!
art of weddings bridal show
One of the ways I categorize the best Portland wedding venues is by their ability to host weddings all year round. Abernethy Center is all about year round weddings. They have multiple wedding spaces and are very helpful when it comes to making sure your wedding venue is everything you had imagined. Here is what one couple, Krystal and Keith Scott had to say about choosing the Abernathy Center for their wedding.
“I found Abernethy Center years ago online and fell in love with it! When I got engaged it was the first place I thought of to go look…and I was not disappointed! They made one of the most important days/nights of my life absolutely magical…I have been to many other venues in the Portland Metro area and Abernethy Center truly was the best choice I could have ever made!…If you choose Abernethy Center don’t be afraid to brain storm new and innovative ideas with the staff they are open and willing to work with you to make your special day all that you want it to be!”
I am not really sure I can put it better than that. My favorite space at Abernathy Center is the patio. It is perfect for a cocktail hour before the reception.
Best Portland Wedding Venue Pictures From Abernethy Center
Take Krystal and Keith’s advice about thinking outside the box with Abernethy Center. You can start the conversation at this years Art of Wedding bridal show where you will find them alongside many of the other best Portland wedding venues. Tickets are online and available at the door.
I know that Oregon brides need options when it comes to wedding venues. Yesterday I saw warm sunlight, hails, and torrential downpours all within a matter of 5 minutes. With our unpredictable weather, it makes sense to find a wedding venue with a plethora of options available. Today, I present to you…McMenamins! McMenamins is full of solutions for your wedding day needs. With over 12 wedding venues in and surrounding Portland, there is a lot to take a look at.
McMenamins is a great way to localize your wedding as well. McMenamins employs two environmental coordinators who oversee all of the Earth friendly practices such as recycling, composting, brewing, and sourcing products. They even offer a list of their food sources on their website. If you are looking to have a localized wedding, McMenamins may be an easy solution. Considering their multitude of event spaces, you won’t have to give up any of the style you were going for to do it.
Wedding Venues at McMenamins
This if from McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse & Imbrie Hall.
Here is a photo spread from a wedding at The Grand Lodge.
Both of these are from Edgefield in Troutdale, Oregon.
A great snapshot of wedding at The Kennedy School in Portland.
McMenamins makes it easy to get information by filling out this online form. Otherwise, they will also be at our Art of Wedding Bridal Show in January. Talk over options and get information straight from the source. The Art of Wedding Bridal Show is going to be the best one yet, so get tickets and see you there!