Bailey and Nick knew without a doubt that they wanted to incorporate camping into their wedding as it played a major role in their relationship. After a 33-day camping trip across Canada and the U.S., Bailey was completely sure that Nick was her “forever” person. “I look back on that trip and other canoe and hiking trips we’ve taken as touchstones for our relationship,” she explains.
It was only fitting that the couple opted for a “glamping” theme, using natural elements like birch and pinecones with glamorous touches like glitter and gold paint. Antler accents and the Parks Canada logo added rustic touches to their elegant-yet-outdoorsy venue.
In keeping with their love of nature, the couple said their “I dos” beneath a leafy tree as friends and family cheered them on with handmade paper wands. Three loved ones even formed a one-time band to serenade the couple with a few of their favourite songs. “The ceremony was so meaningful to us as a moment to take stock of the work and love we had put into our relationship, and to see and acknowledge all of the wisdom, support and examples we have around us in our friends and family,” she notes.
The couple’s loved ones were treated to even more rustic details at the reception, like a seating plan built like a trail map, and tables named after national and provincial parks that the couple had camped at. After dinner, guests enjoyed a dessert table brimming with Canadian treats including pies that Bailey and Nick’s grandmother had made. A chocolate cake with a glimmering stag and doe topper finished the day off on a sweet note.
Bailey Duller and Nick Campbell, August 3, 2014, Toronto, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Meghan Andrews Photography.
Ceremony location: Berkeley Castle
Reception location: Archeo
Bridal gown: Truvelle from Sash and Bustle
Hair and makeup: Jessica Jean Myers from Toronto Beauty Group
Music: John Park from Parent Trap
Officiant: Martin Frith from Ceremonies with Choice