This Glamping Inspired Appalachian Trail Wedding Takes Natural Details to the Next Level

April 18, 2019 | Junebug Weddings

Krystin and Jonathan’s unique Appalachian Trail wedding was truly a sight to behold! Not only did the couple hike up a mountain to get to their ceremony location, but they set up a glamping-style reception at Krystin’s parents’ home for an unforgettable gathering with loved ones. Soirees + Revelry used all the bohemian-inspired decor you could ever want for the reception, including teepees, mismatched glassware, rugs, lounge areas, pillows, and the prettiest natural greenery. And the couple added DIY touches that made the event feel even more personal and heartfelt. We’re whole-heartedly obsessed with every detail of this outdoorsy wedding, and are so grateful Corey Lynn Tucker Photography was there to capture it all!

The Couple:

Krystin and Jonathan

The Wedding:

Appalachian Trail and Private Residence, Connecticut

We decided to get married on top of “the mountain” which is along the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania, a place of deep meaning to both of us. The hike was not easy especially in a wedding dress, but it was so worth the adventure. The mountain was very foggy as we started our ascents separately but seemed to break just as I walked towards Jonathan to be married. It was beautiful and almost magical. And then we hiked down holding up my dress and veil together as husband & wife.

We wanted a place that would be able to house the tents we had everyone stay in overnight, plus also would allow the party to never end. We had a bonfire, and bands, and no curfew… so a field at Krystin‘s parents’ house was the perfect solution. It helped that the location was epically beautiful!

We tried to do as much as we could ourselves. I am an artist, Jonathan is a carpenter so we are both very creative and good with our hands. The table assignments were little garden signs within planter boxes, that corresponded to an herb on everyone’s place setting. The favors were flashlights with engraved leather straps.

Everyone had their own unique antique colored glasses for the evening, that we acquired by going to estate and yard sales for over a year, which was a fun way to get the whole family involved. We built tables and wrote out signs. We built a canvas together that everyone signed/drew on which we will create an art piece out of for our home. The more we were able to put ourselves into the wedding, the more it felt like it was for us.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Corey Lynn Tucker Photography
Event Planning – Soirees + Revelry
Floral Design – KLW Floral Design Co.
Catering – The Swell Party
Cake – Amandabakes
Officiant – Married by Roxy
Live Music – Mama Juke
Videography – Ryan James Video
Wedding Dress – Modern Trousseau via Harbor Bridal
Rentals – Durkin Tents, Tent Unlimited, Rhinebeck Party Rentals, and Peak Event Services
Glamping Tents – Contentment Camping
Beer Truck – Tap Truck NE


Congratulations, Krystin and Jonathan, on the beginning of your forever and thank you for sharing your special Appalachian Trail wedding with us! Love these outdoorsy vibes? Get inspired by this gorgeous outdoorsy indoor wedding at Coppes Commons!

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One Comment

  1. I loved every element of Krystin + Jonathan’s wedding and can’t thank Jenn of Soirees and Revelry for thinking of me to photograph their incredible wedding. I am so psyched their sustainable and artful wedding was featured on Junebug. I enjoyed every minute with this lovely couple. Thank you! xx

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