Kate & Will

March 13, 2014

Camp Seely Wedding

Camp weddings always have this lingering feeling of togetherness that I love. It’s easy to get lost in the story while you’re out in the middle of nowhere, witnessing what happens in the after hours of a wedding. When there isn’t a hotel for guests to return to once the cake has been cut. When the sun goes down, the lights in the mess hall go up, and someone gets the outdoor fire pit going. You can see the stars, you can feel the bugs, and you can hear the laughter echoing through the trees. People are free to stay up as late as they want, chatting and re-connecting, because there isn’t a venue coordinator that’s going to come out at 9pm and say, “Time’s up!”

Kate and Will poured their heart, soul and incredible talents into creating a weekend that was full of beauty and togetherness. When people get out in nature and let go of the stress that comes with more traditional weddings, that’s when the guards come down, the floodgates are opened and the real moments ripple throughout the day.

That’s what campground weddings are all about.


Handpainted Signs | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller

Rowboats on Lake Gregory | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller
Cabins for guests | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller

Love Rock sign | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller







Bride's grandmother arranging flowers | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller



Bride's aunt watering flowers | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller


Guests stringing lights and handpainting signs | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller



Summer Camp decorations: lamp, pine cone, camping tea kettle | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller


Reception hall table settings | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller


Blue camping dinnerware | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller



Bride's dress hanging from a cabin | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller












Bride's mother pinning the groom's boutonniere | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller





Bride strapping on her blue heels | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller

Groom waiting for Bride at their First Look | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller

Groom and Bride waiting at their First Look | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller
Bride walking up to Groom for their First Look | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller
First Look with Bride and Groom | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller



Portrait of Bride and Groom | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller

Detail shot of Bride's bouquet | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller

Portrait of Bride | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller










Bride and Groom walking down the aisle together | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller






Groom getting choked up at ceremony | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller






Bride and Groom's first kiss | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller

















Night time shot of stars and trees | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller
Night time shot of reception hall | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller


First Dance as Husband and Wife | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller





Guests enjoying cupcakes | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller


Dancing at the reception in the mess hall | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller


Dancing at the reception in the mess hall | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller






Guests gather around the fire pit at night | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller






Guests enjoying the Photo Booth | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller

Star trails above the campground | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller
Silhouette of Bride and Groom dancing | Kate & Will's Camp Seely Wedding | Kim Smith-Miller

Vendors & Resources

Venue: Camp Seely | Officiant: Rick Wallace | Flowers and Graphic Design: Kate Miss | Caterer: TJ’s Tacos | Cupcakes: My Delight CupCakery | Wooden Cupcake Stands: William Steinman | DJ: Riel Roch Decter | Hair Stylist and Hand Painted Signs: Katie Wilson | Bride’s Dress: Alice & Olivia | Bride’s Shoes: Ann Taylor | Bride’s Necklace: Kate Miss | Groom’s Suit: Indochino | Groom’s Tie: April Look | Groom’s Shoes: Florsheim

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I’m not sure if I’ll be commenting too late to get a response but I am looking to have a wedding at Camp Seely and was curious about the amount of time and effort it required if possible (I understand if not) I’d love to ask the couple about thier experience.
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this is just so perfect!

Insanely good. Wow.
Love that booth too.. is that your set up?

Thanks Sachin! The photobooth set up was DIY’ed by the couple with help from their friends and family. So cool!

Absolute perfection. I love, love, love your style, so warm and REAL!!

such a rad wedding. awesome documenting.

Seriously good work here, this wedding is perfect. I love the shot right before he sees her during the first look when she’s looking down at her flowers, so gorgeous.

You had me at the bird. No, but serious great vision and execution! well done guys, this is a rad collection!

Love that shot of the lady with the glasses hugging the bride with the bokeh in the background, lovely.

What a beautiful, soulful wedding. I love the way you captured these two lovelies and their friends and family.

This wedding looked SO much fun. I now have an overwhelming urge to go play table tennis. Love these sorts of weddings were the couples put so much of themselves into it! Loved your images.

Some great storytelling here, and I love all of the smiles and joy you captured!

I just love the way you build up the story that leads up to them seeing each other for the first time. Coincidentally, I now want to go to camp and get married again there. :-)

Beautiful storytelling, I love the way you captured this wedding. Looks like it was a really fun wedding :)

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