Case + Dan Married | Vermont Summer Camp Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographer

Beautiful couple embrace under diy hanging globes in a forest fun adventurous bride and groom jumping on a big air bounce in wedding attire

I recently posted Case and Dan’s adventurous mountain sunrise engagement session… Their engagement session was easily one of my favorite from the year and I’ll tell you what… Their wedding was even more amazing! Case and Dan chose a gorgeous little summer camp in the mountains of Vermont’s Upper Valley…Their closest friends and family joined them for the weekend and stayed in the adorable cottages (more properly called bunkhouses) on the camp’s property. It was Camp Akeela’s first time hosting a wedding and let me tell you, the owners/staff/cooks etc, were all phenomenal and went out of their way to make sure Case and Dan’s day/weekend was simply amazing!!! And it was!!

You hear the term DIY a lot these days… This wedding took this term to a whole new level. Case and Dan worked together to create their gorgeous invitations, not only did they designed them but they actually used a laser cutter to create them themselves. One of Case’s passions is metal smithing and she makes gorgeous jewelry, you should definitely check out her work on her website Flame and File. Case made her and Dan’s wedding bands, her bridesmaids bracelets, her gorgeous blue and gold headpiece as well as the groomsmen’s lapel pins… Seriously, amazing right? The beautiful orbs hanging from the apple trees at their ceremony site… You guess it, she made them out of hot glue. Oh and Dan… well he spent hours designing and crafting Case’s beautiful engagement ring, all the while somehow keeping it a secret from her. You get the point, they are a pretty amazing couple huh?! We thought so and we absolutely loved being a part of their wedding day which was such an amazing, fun, intimate celebration!

Oh, did I mention that the summer camp had a big air bounce and canoes, these two adventurers were all over it! I can honestly say, I’ve never seen a bride in a canoe on the lake or on a giant trampoline but IT WAS A BLAST and we want more of it!!! I’m still waiting for a couple who’s up for cliff jumping or rock climbing on their wedding day… I’ll just keep on dreaming…

And with that, I’ll leave you with the images… We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed creating them!

beautiful lace wedding gown hangs from a birch trellis Detail photo of the gorgeous blue bracelets the bride made Gorgeous gold earings with matching wedding bands made by a very creative bride

The gorgeous jewelry and the lapel pin you see above were all handmade by Case herself!

beautiful details for this summer camp wedding included handmade gold wedding rings and wildflowers beautiful bride getting her makeup done Groom holds up his wedding vows and bride shows off her gorgeous headpiece she made herself  bride and her grandmother smiling during a quick portrait gorgeous bride in lace gown holding a wildflower bouquet in the woods bride pins a lapel she made on her handsome groom adorable dog stands on a wooded path with bride and groom beautiful bride and groom hold hands and walk down a wooded path during their summer camp wedding

Case and Dan planned the day thoughtfully and made sure there was plenty of time to get some awesome pictures of the two of them together, without taking to much time away from hanging out with all their guests!

beautiful bride and groom pose together for a couple wedding portraits at their summer camp wedding bride in gorgeous lace dress and groom in grey suit hold hands Bride and Groom laughing together before they head to their summer camp wedding ceremony happy bride and groom holding hands in front of beautiful apple trees bride and her beautiful ladies pose for a quick portrait groom and his best man goof off for a quick picture beautiful ceremony location under apple trees with beautiful handmade hanging globes

Those beautiful white orbs… Case made them with just some hot glue and a hot glue gun… Amazing right?!

beautiful bride and groom show off their beautiful handmade stationary couple take a quick self portrait bride and her dad give each other a quick hug before he walks her down the aisle bride and groom hold hands in front their gorgeous handmade birch arbor adventurous bride and groom paddle a canoe out on the lake during their summer camp wedding

Have you ever seen a bride and groom paddle a canoe on their wedding day? We hadn’t.. until Case and Dan happily jumped in the boat and took off… It made for some amazing pictures! We’re up for any kind of adventure our couples throw at us!

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Ohh and the flowers, how gorgeous are they?!

summercampwedding-0829-06 bride and groom laughing during their dynamic first dance two older wedding guests on the dance floor a young couple dancing during a summer camp wedding reception wedding guest making faces on the dance floor little girl laughing as she flies through the air summercampwedding-0829-07 adventurous bride and groom jumping in the air on a big trampoline  on their wedding day

Hello trampoline fun!! Could they look any happier?! Documenting this was definitely a highlight of our wedding season, haha…

newly married couple paddles a canoe across the lake during their summer camp wedding

Case and Dan, thank you so much for having us be a part of your gorgeous wedding! We had a blast capturing your day and we hope you love your images!!

A huge thank you to all the other amazing vendors who worked hard on Case and Dan’s amazing summer camp wedding! We absolutely loved working with everyone involved!!

AMW Studios is currently booking weddings, engagement and lifestyle family portrait sessions for 2016 & 2017 here in Asheville and the surrounding area! Planning an Asheville wedding? We still have select 2016 wedding dates available and we’d love to chat!!

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I'm Ariel

I'm stoked you're here!

As an elopement photographer and outdoor enthusiast I get absolutely giddy with excitement when helping fellow adventure seekers, travelers, dreamers & fun-loving couples plan their experience based, intentional wedding days.

I live on the road full time traveling the country in my dream home on wheels – a 38' long fully off grid, converted bus.

Some of my favorite adventures include: Backpacking and ice climbing in Alaska, hiking the Napali Coast on Kauai, trekking in the jungles of Costa Rica.