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10 Incredible Camp Themed Wedding Ideas

Brides: if you are looking for a fun wedding theme, you prefer campfires to cocktail parties, and want a wedding theme that hasn’t been done a million times before, you’ve come to the right place! Today we’re sharing ten incredible ideas for a camp themed wedding to inspire your bouquet, place settings, wedding favors, invitations, and more. A camp themed wedding is a perfect theme for the couple who loves the great outdoors and is especially fitting for a wedding in the woods (free backdrop included, courtesy of Mother Nature). This camp themed wedding shoot was beautifully styled by Melissa Osborne of All About You Productions (with photos by Stevie B Photography) and places an emphasis on a chic camping approach. She tells us, “For this shoot, we decided to go with a camping theme… but we did not want it to be too casual or like many of the other photos you find on the internet.” This camp themed wedding is fresh, fun, and unlike every other camp themed wedding you’ve seen: there’s no flannel or s’mores here! Read on to find out more…

10 Incredible Camp Themed Wedding Ideas (styled by All About You Productions, photo by Stevie B Photography via

DIY Rustic Wedding: Maggie + Stephen – Part Two

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Hello, hello! On Friday, we showed you part one of this incredibly gorgeous DIY Rustic Wedding. Today, we’re proud to reveal part two of Maggie and Stephen’s special day with the First Look, Ceremony, and Reception. And… the bride, Maggie, handcrafted all of the details herself (and she did an incredible job!) If you’re looking for DIY rustic wedding inspiration, today’s feature has it all: a barn reception, mason jar lanterns, chalkboards, a vintage suitcase card box, handmade chair signs, a vintage photo wall, and much more. Read on to reveal Part Two of this gorgeous wedding, beginning with a teary-eyed groom in a candid First Look. Enjoy!

The First Look

Maggie and Stephen decided to do a ‘first look’ and we’re glad they did: check out the groom’s candid reaction!

first look - maggie + stephen (photography by Michelle Gardella Photography)

How to Make Hanging Mason Jar Lanterns

Ever wondered how to make hanging mason jar lanterns? Want to light up your reception space with jar lanterns but you aren’t sure how to make them secure enough for hanging? Today, we’re showing you the easiest way to make hanging mason jar lanterns on how to make hanging mason jar lanterns that are both secure and easy to DIY… and all it takes is a few simple supplies! Read on to find out more…

hanging mason jar lantern

17 Unique Christmas Mason Jar Ideas

It’s no secret that we love mason jars. But did you know that mason jars aren’t just for spring or summer decor? Mason jars can be dressed up in their holiday best to decorate your ceremony or reception site with ease. For instance, you can add a custom monogram label to a jar, fill it with cocoa and wrap up in pretty packaging as a favor for guests. Or, you can place a pretty jar filled with epsom salts and a candle for a DIY mason jar lantern to light up the night. If your wedding isn’t during the holiday season, apply these pretty ideas to your home decor, as homemade gift ideas for loved ones or to create a wow-worthy holiday party co-workers will be talking about well into the new year. Find out which 17 Christmas mason jar ideas made the cut after the jump!

#1: Jars + Crochet= Love.

These Christmas jam jars covered in crochet just about warmed our hearts! You can learn how to DIY these at home with the full tutorial found here.

Christmas mason jar

DIY Wedding Lantern: A Bright Idea

Add a romantic light to your wedding night with this fun DIY wedding lantern spotted via Hey Gorgeous with photography by Jenna McKenzie. In lieu of a traditional votive candle, this DIY wedding lantern will give you a soft, romantic flickering light inside a chic patterned design. All you need to craft this lantern is a glass jar, glue, paper and a punch. (Amazing, right?) This fun, versatile design can be created in just a few easy-to-follow steps. And, we love how it offers double duty after the I Do’s as decor in your love nest. Who doesn’t love re-using beautifully crafted wedding decor? I’d say that is time and money well spent. Plus, it looks absolutely lovely! With fall in full swing and the daylight slipping away sooner each day, we know you’ll get plenty of use out of these as wedding centerpieces for reception. You can also use these lanterns to add a well-lit pathway for guests. Take a peek at the images below: can you imagine the versatility? The possibilities are endless!

diy wedding lantern

Want to make yours? Click here for the full how-to scoop!

And, as a side-note, I’ve really got to get my hands on that gorgeous nail polish she’s rocking…

Happy Crafting!


all images/original project by the lovely Rhiannon of Hey Gorgeous with photos by Jenna McKenzie – beautiful work, ladies! ♥

Tree Wedding Invitation with Carved Initials

We’re continuing our love for initials now with a tree wedding invitation with carved initials. This handmade wedding invitation by Jack and Jill Wedding features a whimsical drawing with your initials “carved” onto the tree. This is a unique wedding invitation featuring an adorable lantern hanging from one of the branches (so cute!), names written in a bright poppy red ink, and quite possibly the most adorable matching reply card we’ve ever seen. The envelope is printed on kraft paper and features a whimsical design on the front. View the invitation and read on for a special Emmaline Bride only offer!

tree wedding invitation