Our friends got married a couple weekends ago and the wedding was FUN. Camping was involved – in a beautiful spot on this vineyard with a little lake. There was fireworks, dancing, bonfires, and ghost stories. It was actually the first time Ben and I have been camping since we’ve been together, and it’s got me excited for more weekend camping trips with friends.
1990s rayon dress: thrifted
1940s pink horsehair hat with purple velvet ribbon: TheMadHatLady etsy shop
abalone pendant necklace: antique store in Santa Cruz
bakelite bangles: thrifted, ebay
abalone ring: ebay
Knowing I would be camping I brought my easy 1990s dress. It’s a good thing I did, too, because when I was chasing a runaway roll of paper towels to save it from falling into the lake, I ended up falling in myself! Could you imagine if I slid in the mud, into the water in some 1940s perfection? It’s for this reason that I keep my eyes peeled for these 90s frocks at thrift stores. They’ve become throw-on staples for work, play, travel. Even their odd mid-calf lengths have grown on me.
I adored the DIY/thrift store vibe of the wedding decor; handmade gingham bunting, daisies and sunflowers, and the pick-a-mug-to-drink-from-and-keep table. I managed to take home a couple cute vintage mugs. The tables were decorated with quirky thrift store finds, coordinated by color. I loved how personal the touches were, such a reflection of the quirky and fun couple.
The view from our tent in the morning. I loved seeing the steam rise from the lake. Gorgeous.