Not too long ago, we started noticing an addiction to moody, magical and boho chic forest weddings…. Exhibit A, B and C for starters. So we thought we might swear them off for our own good. But clearly that didn’t last long. It’s pretty impossible to look the other way when Laurken Kendall Photography dishes up these scrumptious photos from a real wedding in Camden, Ohio. Claire & Daniel’s earth toned forest wedding is nothing but hit after hit in the design department – an accomplishment they can thank Courtenay Lambert Florals for along with the entire A-team below! From the embellished leafy print bridesmaid dresses to the sun palm, pampas grass and protea filled bouquets, C+D’s cozy forest fête is definitely one to write home about. I mean… come on with the tamarind velvet dining tables beneath a canopy of nature + fairy lights! My heart can’t take all this beauty. Scroll on to discover this magical wedding story in full! The wow moments can’t be tamed.
From the Planner, KMC Weddings and Events: For Claire and Daniel, it was a matter of stars aligning. They pair met at a concert, which Claire went to last minute when her friend got sick and gave her the tickets. Their two friend groups ran into each other randomly and Claire and Daniel immediately hit it off, spending the whole night dancing and singing together. It was at a post-concert McDonalds run that really sealed the deal, leaving Claire telling her friends that she was going to marry that kid someday. And 6 years later, they did just that.
When it came to their wedding, priority number one was making sure that everything was a representation of the both of them. Their wedding décor was an extension of their style, with many of their wedding items now inside their home. Claire took her cues from nature with an earthy color palette, floral prints, and lots of wood and natural elements. All of the signage was DIY’d with the help of Claire’s sister who is a calligrapher. The reception in the middle of the woods was magical, especially after dark with hundreds of string lights suspended in the trees.
We may be far from Christmas, but C + D’s earth toned forest wedding has us feeling majorly merry and bright. Speaking of bright, lovers of magical wedding lights (*ahem* you) will want to flock to this roundup of our favorite real wedding examples through the years here next.
Photography: Laurken Kendall Photography
Day of Coordination: KMC Weddings and Events
Venue: Timeless Charm Weddings
Event & Floral Design: Courtenay Lambert Florals
Cinematography: Films by Stanton
Cake: A Spoon Fulla Sugar
Catering: Funky’s Catering Events
Linens and Table Top Rentals: All Occasions Event Rental
Vintage Furniture & Props: Queen City Vignette
Lighting: Vincent Lighting Systems
DJ: Josh Staley Productions
Stationery: Gilded Grace Designs
Hair: Tame by Niki and Simply Makeup & Hair
Makeup: Studio B
Bridal Gown: Galia Lahav
Bridesmaids: Theia Couture
Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse
Ring: Heidi Gibson Designs