Wanting their wedding to feel like a romantic, vintage camp-out, Kelsey and Kyle’s “glamping” themed yellow and green wedding was full of fun, love, and the beautiful outdoors. With the help of Forever Events and Weddings, every bit of this wedding celebration was surely a fun and memorable experience for all- from rustic wood details and wild, loose florals, to campfires and a “tent city” for guests- and Love Pic Love was on hand to capture it all! Kelsey is here with us today to share more about her wedding insights and wedding day…
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
Choosing the right planner was paramount. We interviewed a couple of different wedding and event planners, but Emily really seemed to “get” us and loved our concept. Kyle and I spent many late nights looking at Pinterest and wedding blogs for inspiration, but it’s really difficult to make it all come together as a cohesive event. Emily helped us come up with practical ways to bring our dreams to life. Had she not been there, I think a lot of little details would have fallen through the cracks.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
Customer Service – hands down. A great “product” is important, but we needed people that we could dream with. We wanted to work with someone who got just as excited as we did about the flowers, tents,cake, etc. The most important thing for us was finding vendors with a passion for what they do. Because in the end, their passion made their service/product amazing. When we all had clear visions, clear communication, and were happy to be working together the result was an incredible service.
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
We wanted our wedding to feel like a romantic, vintage camp out. We knew we wanted it to be completely outdoors, a little bit quirky, and tons of fun. Kyle’s grandfather has a beautiful ranch in Buffalo, Texas, and we knew that was where we wanted to get married. Our inspiration came from the times we’ve spent at the ranch- mostly long weekends and late nights around the campfire with our family and friends. When we combined that, with some inspiration from an amazing place in Marfa, Texas called, El Cosmico- we knew we wanted to create a “Tent City”, to keep the fun going all night for our wedding party.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
The best part was getting to marry my best friend. Our ceremony was simple, but it was such a beautiful, emotional part of the day. A couple of our friends read short passages and Reverend Ralph spoke to us about how important it is to support and love each other. Looking Kyle in the eyes to say I Do, (both of us with huge grins on our faces) is a moment I’ll never forget.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
Stay super organized in your planning, so that on the day of, you’re as cool as a cucumber. I had a 4 inch binder with 10-15 categories and a table of contents. This binder held every contract, all my notes, to do lists, and even some printed emails with vital information. Staying organized was the only way I could stay calm, when the planning process got chaotic. It paid off on the wedding day though! I knew that between my binder, and Emily, absolutely everything was covered. Because it was all going according to our plans, I was able to be as involved as I wanted to be in the details of the day. I helped decorate some of the tents, played foosball with my bridesmaids, and just had a fun day. Heck, when Emily pulled up that morning, I was hammering wooden signs in the ground!
I love the idea of a “glamping” themed wedding- especially when it’s something that you and your fiancé love to do! The way that Kelsey and Kyle created a fun atmosphere for their guests is so perfect.
Are you planning on doing anything to make your guests feel more comfortable at your wedding or throughout your wedding weekend?