Wedding Trend Spotlight: Camp-Inspired Fetes

Hi wedding loving friends! 'Tis I....your savvy deets bridal blogger that has been absent for quite some time! Turns out having a kiddo in elementary school makes me one crazy, busy lady! Now that summer is here...I'm focusing back on all things wedding here in this blog! Yay! My fave subject! 

Have you ever been to a wedding at a camping site? I haven't personally, but I totally want to! It definitely evokes nostalgia, and brings people that are attending close to nature, as well enjoying laid back experiences! Well, my savvy readers, we have some tips to share with you about how to go about hosting your own wedding at such a venue as a camp site! Plus, you can view an adorable couple's wedding that took place at such a venue here! 

Please allow my guest writer Christian to elaborate on Camp-Inspired Fetes, with the help of Apryl Ann Photography!

The Rose Gold Collection | Seating Chart, Table Numbers & Menus

I've been putting in extra time at my Etsy shop Savvy Deets Designs as of late. As many may  or may not know, I'm a graphic designer and have been operating my Etsy store Savvy Deets Designs since 2013-the year my daughter turned 1! For her first birthday, I designed her birthday "chalkboard" poster, printed onto vinyl, that I displayed as decor for her party. Everyone raved about it and suggested I should open an Etsy shop and sell these. I didn't think I'd sell any, but then I did! And then boom, customers came a calling with unique requests, and it just kept rolling! Eventually wedding customers came chiming in and I began doing all sorts of wedding related things, since I love all things this blog might suggest!

My number one seller in my shop are my "Love Story Signs", in chalkboard background, or solid color. Then I began doing cocktail menus, programs, photo backdrops, save the date, I do bbq, bridal shower and wedding invitations, etc. It's been fun! Obviously I cater to all life's events, buy I love the weddings the most. I relate to the couples or those trying to do special things for their friends weddings, and I've worked with many wedding planners! (Hey wedding planners, book me!)

Styled Shoot | Virginia is for Lovers

Rakoteet Photography Virginia is for lovers styled wedding shoot

Hello my brides and grooms and friends! I've missed you! It's been sick season over here and I'm kind of pulling myself up from the gloom of flu and cold season. Everyone in my home has been sick, and we're on round two right now. I'm actually's the hubs and the kiddo that are sick. So sad. But with this down time, thought I'd take a moment to share this romantic styled shoot with you all, sent over to us by Rakoteet Photography, to brighten up at least my day, and hopefully yours! 

Savvy Tip: Decor Steals

Have you heard of Decor Steals my fellow brides? No? OMG, get ready for your new obsession! If you have...aren't you totally obsessed? My friend shared with me where she found some cute decor pieces in her home, and signed up to get their emails to see what decor steal I could land!

I am sharing this with you lovelies in case you are keeping your eyes out for decor pieces for your wedding, or your newlywed haven! A lot of the items are farmhouse chic, but there are some super cute things that I feel like would be perfect for these rustic paddle shaped chalkboards, pictured below, or these vintage reproduction tobacco baskets!

rustic paddle shaped chalkboards

What's better is you keep the items you acquire from your wedding to be home decor items in your home you are now sharing with your spouse! I have those paddle chalkboards, just arrived and I'm figuring out what to do with them, but they look fun in my kitchen waiting to be decorated! I also have the vintage galvanized two tiered stand, I have it in my hot beverage nook, pictured below. It makes the perfect place to set up holiday themed scenes with my hot beverage offerings. I also have that cookhouse towel rack from them, it works with my nook to hang tea towels, and display fun signs. 

rae dunn mug, love mug, decor steals two tiered galvanized tray, clockhouse towel rack, valentine's day gnome

I check my email daily for their items...I can't wait to learn my what my next obsession is from them! 

Want to know my other obsessions? Gnomes and RAE DUNN mugs! Ahh! Those are tricky to find anywhere... :)

I am an affiliate of Decor Steals. The opinions in this article are my own, I'm so obsessed with their decor items! I wasn't paid to purchase these items, I became an affiliate after having fallen in love with my pieces! If you click the links to purchase these items, I will receive a small monetary amount to keep this blog up and running. 

Real Weddings: A Festive Wedding in Guadalajara | Nick + Adrienne

San Miguel de Allende Guadalajara Mexico Wedding Parade Tequilla

Christmas is just days away, are you ready? I am not. In fact, I'm so not in the zone, because my daughter has been suffering some sort of virus that has caused her a rash, and so many other symptoms. I hate it when babies are sick (well, she's 6 but still my baby) and you don't know how to take it all away. It's hard and draining. And just before Christmas, too. I'm really hoping she'll bounce back by tomorrow. Fingers crossed!

So, I want to feel festive and cheerful, and this wedding, set in Guadalajara, certainly comes with some fantastic vibes to brighten up the mood! It won a Belief Awards nod in the Destination Wedding category! The imagery really draws us in, thanks to the photography work of Blest Studios.  There's beautiful scenery, colorful textiles, and this gorgeous couple whom dazzle the camera, and each other.