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WEDDING BLOG

Earthy DIY St. Louis Wedding at Camp Wyman

January 21, 2018 | juliette

Our 12-year-old hearts are so in love with the nostalgic summer camp vibes in Misty and Johnny’s Camp Wyman wedding! This sweet couple traded in a tradition, buttoned-up wedding for a fun and free-spirited weekend celebrating love and life with their friends and family. Their reception was a DIY dream come true, complete with screen printed flags, personalized pins, hand-painted signs, and fabulous greenery arranged in the bride’s personal collection of vintage thermoses. Our favorite element had to be their unique unity ceremony, during which they made and split a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. We adore the way Vein + Vessel Studios and Hoy Creative captured the relaxed vibe of this one-of-a-kind wedding!

The Couple:

Misty and Johnny

The Wedding:

Camp Wyman, St. Louis, Missouri

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Johnny and I have spent the last 9 years laughing at each other’s stupid jokes and taking nothing seriously. So, when we got engaged, we knew immediately we didn’t want a buttoned up wedding. We just wanted to kick back and party with our best friends and eat good food. We wanted it to truly reflect who we are together, and I think every detail spoke to that.

These days, it’s totally acceptable to venture off the beaten path, and I think your guests appreciate you for it. We ditched so many small wedding traditions because we just didn’t want them. We saw each other the entire morning and, as a result, I feel we were much more relaxed and happy. Think a garter toss is weird and uncomfortable? Skip it. Don’t want to pay a DJ? Make your own playlist. Tacos and donuts? For us, it couldn’t have been a more appropriate meal. It really is your day!

Camp Wyman was the first venue we looked at, and we knew immediately it was the one. The camp vibes were just too good — log cabins, a beautiful ceremony site accessible only by a path leading into the the woods, logs for seating. They also let us personalize our whole event how we saw fit with food trucks and BYOB.

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My uncle was our officiant and kept things lighthearted and funny. We wrote our own vows, which was very important to us. And the best thing of all: we made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for the unity portion of the ceremony and both took a bite!

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Almost everything was DIY! A friend arranged our beautiful greenery bouquets and arrangements and did an outstanding job. My career is in graphic design, so I couldn’t wait to have fun with every single detail! I designed our entire collection of wedding collateral: the save the dates with buttons, invites, screen printed pennants, and hand-painted the signs. We also used my own curated collection of vintage thermoses for decor. I poured my heart into every detail! My friends were also amazing the weekend of, helping to make all those DIY ideas come to life. We couldn’t have done it without them!

We had two of our very favorite taco trucks, Mission Taco and Seoul Taco. We actually got engaged at Mission Taco, so it was fun to have that be part of our wedding day story, too!

Processional – “Casimir Pulaski Day” by Sufjan Stevens
Recessional – “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles
First Dance – “Wake Up” by Coheed and Cambria

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Vein + Vessel Studios
Venue – Camp Wyman
Floral Design – Anew Market Creations
Cake – Momofuku Milk Bar
Videography – Hoy Creative
Invitations – Misty Manley
Makeup Artist and Hair Styling – Danielle Style
Wedding Dress – Sarah Seven
Groom’s Apparel – ASOS
Rings – Jessica Seaton Jewelry

 

Our biggest congratulations to Misty and Johnny, and a huge thanks to Vein + Vessel Studios for sharing this sweet Camp Wyman wedding with Junebug! Looking for more free-spirited, campy vibes? Your wild soul will love this Snake River camper elopement!

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One Comment

  1. Adorable! LOVE the bride’s greenery bouquet and crown. And the custom jacket is so cute! Congrats!

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