A Sunset Canoe Entrance to a Camp Themed Styled Shoot

Dec 14, 2017

Emerald green and blue colored waterfront wedding with a rustic and boho style at Long Cover Resort near Charlotte, North Carolina

When there’s a sunset and a water backdrop, you know your end result is going to be something gorgeous. For this styled shoot at a venue with beachy lake access, that was exactly the case. As if having a couple in a canoe on the water for sunset pictures isn’t enough, everything about this styled shoot is a boho camp goers rustic dream. The emerald green and blue color scheme tied in so perfectly with all the natural wood and greenery.

“For decor, we wanted to blend a rustic camp vibe with a bohemian feel to tie together the woods and beach,” explained the shoot’s planner, Caroline of Mint to Be Weddings. “We used the plaid pattern, wood aspects – like the picnic tables, barrels and table numbers – along with lots of greenery for the rustic camp feel.”

The whole shoot started with the bride’s hair and makeup getting done in one of the venue’s luxury campers that are offered for out of town guests and wedding party members to stay in during the wedding. Her hair was done in a half back, loose curl braided ‘do. Once she put on her off the shoulder flowy and lace gown, the whole look came together and screamed boho bride. 

“We actually ordered the bridal gown online, we thought it looked like the perfect fit between its loose lace, off the shoulder look and general shape,” told Caroline. “We also purchased emerald heels for the bride model to tie in the beautiful ring that we used.”

The ring was a unique emerald cut that also was emerald in color. It worked so well with all of the other emerald colored details, including the groom’s tie and socks. He wore the emerald green and blue plaid tie with a white dress shirt and a navy blue suit and couldn’t have looked more handsome. 

The couple met at the ceremony site that was set with mahogany Chiavari chairs and had a wooden arbor that was draped with ivory linen and accented with a greenery cluster in the top corner. The greenery matched the bride’s all green bridal bouquet.

The aisle was lined with dark colored lanterns for a camp-y feel. And with the sun going down and it growing a little colder, there was a basket of blankets for guests to help themselves to with a sign that read “to have and to hold in case you get cold.” It really is all in the details, people!

In the reception space there were rustic wooden picnic tables being lit up by strands of market lights. On each table was a lace table runner to soften the look, a greenery floral centerpiece, wooden table numbers, more lanterns and votives. Each place setting had a simple white dinner plate and a navy blue napkin. On top of the napkin was a menu card printed on a blue and emerald green plaid design. It added just the right pop of color to the table. 

At the sweetheart table there were two oversized vintage arm chairs in a greenery and floral pattern that tied right in. On the back of each chairs hung a rustic chalkboard sign, one reading Mr. and the other reading Mrs. The same lace table runner was used to line the rustic farm table and the bride’s greenery bouquet served as the centerpiece. 

Across the way was a rustic wooden barrel table draped with an emerald green and blue plaid blanket and topped with the cutest DIY cider bar. Guests could help themselves to a white coffee mug, fill it up with cider from one of the thermoses, add their choice of complimenting alcohols and then choose their toppings, like a cinnamon stick. The rustic gas lantern and metal teapot filled with greenery were the perfect camp inspired décor pieces for this fun table. 

As the sun set, the couple hopped in the greenery filled canoe for some pictures in the golden light. Once they got the perfect shot, they headed to the beachy shore to join their guests at the reception Could there be a better way to make your grand entrance?!

“The canoe on the lake with the sunset was definitely a favorite part of the shoot,” said Caroline.

Once they joined the reception, they cut their two tiered white cake that was designed to look like a tree trunk. It couldn’t have been more perfect sitting on top of an actual tree trunk made into a pedestal cake stand. In between the two tiers was a ring of greenery and it was topped with the cutest little birds. 

The couple spent their last moments of the night cozying up underneath a plaid blanket and enjoying the scenery. We can’t think of a more perfect way to end the night!

Still looking for a perfect wedding planner to bring your vision to life? Check out Mint To Be Weddings HERE!

Creative Team

Mint to Be Weddings

Ribald Events

Rentals & Decor
Ribald Events

The Celestial Cakery

Long Cove Resort

Yah Photography

Stephanie Hilton
JC Reflections

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