Chic Camp Style Wedding of Candice & Chip – the Welcome BBQ

I’ve been dying to show you this three part event for a while now as it was one of the best guest experiences we’ve had the pleasure of putting together.  The wedding day was recently featured in Bridal Guide’s December issue and we will be featuring it on Monday so you can see many more images of this epic event.

What I loved most about Candice & Chip when they first came to us about their wedding was their vision for how the guests would interact with each other – part corporate team building, part wedding day, part extravaganza.  It allowed for tons of out of the box creative ideas to flow into their event and the experience that resulted from it was nothing short of fun, fun, fun.

Their story is also incredible, because almost 25 years after Candice gave Chip his first kiss, the long-lost childhood friends reconnected and fell in love.  I’m excited to show you this entire weekend in three parts!

We started this weekend celebration by picking the guests up by shuttle and escorting them 2 hours from San Francisco to a camp style property where they would spend the next three days connecting and celebrating.  The first part of the experience for the guests was to welcome them to the property with a fun, down-home but still chic, barbeque dinner of local, seasonal and organic fare.  Specialty made condiments, breads and locally sourced meats were grilled on open fire, guests told stories and had s’mores and pie.  It was the most fantastic way to allow the guests to enjoy & get to know each other in a relaxed environment.  And it was the start of something wonderful….

Come back on Monday for the wedding event…

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