Rustic DIY Camp Kiwanee Wedding Photography – Hanson, MA – Heather & Jamie

When we arrived to photograph Heather and Jamie’s rustic woods wedding at Camp Kiwanee in Hanson, MA last weekend, we were blown away by the beauty of this 1900’s camp.  From our first meeting, we knew that this was going to be a super fun wedding when Heather told us that she was designing her own wedding dress, and going DIY with almost everything.  The wedding was actually on Cinco de Mayo, and Heather really went all out with the festive theme.  She decorated the reception area in “Papel Picado”, a traditional Mexican folk art using intricately cut paper patterns.  The invitations also had a Papel Picado theme and were designed by Heather herself.  Maracas and bubbles were handed out to guests to celebrate the “I do’s, and tiny hot sauce bottles served as gifts.  And of course, Coronas were the drink of the night.  ;)

Camp Kiwanee seemed like the perfect place for Heather and Jamie’s wedding day, and after TWELVE years of dating (that’s right, they met, and fell in love in 8th grade), these two were clearly head over heels crazy about each other.  Heather actually saved the bottle of perfume she wore in eighth grade when they first started dating, so she could wear the last few drops on their wedding day.  If that’s not the most romantic thing you’ve ever heard… I don’t know what is!  Heather is a super creative person.  She designed her own wedding dress, and with the help of her friend Hayley’s seamstress skills, it came together just like she had sketched it.  Heather’s maid of honor and older sister Rachel designed all of the wildflower bouquets, and Jamie’s groomsman was the officiant.  We had such a wonderful time documenting all that this rustic and festive wedding had to offer… thanks to Heather and Jamie for trusting us with the memories of their big day!  ;)

Vendors:

Venue – Camp Kiwanee in Hanson, MA

Catering – DejaBlu Catering

Desserts – BellaCakes

Bride’s dress – Designed by Heather Cerulli & Made by Hayley Jean Walter (friend of bride)

Fascinator/Hairpieces – Abby Koppes (friend of bride)

Hair & Makeup – Personal Best

Bridesmaids dresses – ModCloth & Ruche

Groom/groomsmen suits – Mens Wearhouse

DJ – DJ by Jake

Videographer – McElroy Films

Invitations/Menu Napkins/Program Design – Heather Cerulli

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