What do you get when you cross an American, a Brit, and a whole group of guests ready for a good time? The ultimate summer camp wedding of course!
During our initial phone call, the first thing I asked Joe and Steph to share with me was their unique love story. It at all started a few years back when Steph (who is originally from the Madison area) took a vacation to Spain, where Joe happened to also be vacationing at the time. They met at a bar and hit it off, which led them to becoming pen pals for the following year (yes, that’s still a thing!) while living across the ocean from one another. Then Joe chose to make the journey to NYC to visit some friends, and came to see Steph again in the same trip, pretty much to “seal the deal” of turning their pen pal friendship into something serious. From there Steph moved to London, and as they say, the rest is history.
When discussing where their wedding was going to be held, Steph and Joe loved the idea of providing as much American novelty as possible to the British side of their guest list, who have all seen The Parent Trap, but never gotten to ride on a big yellow school bus 🙂 As they looked at venues they stumbled upon Holiday Home Camp, a real operational summer camp in South Central Wisconsin and decided it was the perfect setting for this great adventure.
This certainly wasn’t the easiest event to pull off logistically, but the couple had a great deal of experience on their own right with large-scale production and we at HUE were more than ready to team up with them in the task of creating a memorable weekend. A key vendor that was brought in alongside us all to carry things out was Chance Productions, who provided a majority of the lighting and rentals needed in this very raw space to pull off an event for many guests on-site at one time.
And you know what? The weekend was beautiful. Everyone gathered, pitched in when needed, jumped in the lake, did yoga, cheered, danced, and was merry. In the end, this wonderful couple got exactly the wedding they wanted, and we feel extremely lucky to have been a part of it.
Congrats Steph and Joe!
The Dream Team:
Wedding Coordination: HUE By Sarah Davidson
Photography: Anda Marie Photography
Venue: Holiday Home Camp
Catering: Underground Food Collective
Bar Service: Bartender 608, Pre Cooler
Lighting and Rentals: Chance Productions
Floral: Jessie-Rae of HUE By Sarah Davidson
DJ: Cage and Aquarium
Bridal Hair: Jordan Lynn Beauty
Additional Catering: El Grito, Crescendo Coffee, Buddy’s Special Events
Transportation: Dousman Transport Co., Browns Golf Carts
Restrooms: Crown Rentals
(PS: Want to see what this wedding looked like behind the scenes? Check out our HUE Planning + Coordination Film to follow my journey working together with this couple before and on their wedding day.)