Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride
Photo by Jessica Fike Photography

Heather, a self-described “writer, tight-wad, and fantasy nerd” married Nic, an outdoorsman who insists on “building his own everything,” in a lovely forest on a rainy wedding day in Stony Bottom, West Virginia.

Heather described it so perfectly that I'm going to quote it:

Some might describe our wedding as Elvish-like or Tolkien influenced while others would note a Bohemian or even music festival-type atmosphere. My maid-of-honor felt there was a Shakespearean theme while my parents appreciated how cost-conscious we were. I would say that all of these observations are fair, but maintain that our wedding was born of who we are as a couple, which is precisely why there is no single adjective that can, on it’s own, recapture the day.

They're just a festival-going, nature-loving couple who wanted to throw a rad party with camping, port-o-potties, lanterns, umbrellas, and an outdoor sink made by Nic. Let's peek at their outdoor wedding shenanigans and get heart eyes.

Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Brooch bouquet at Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Moccasin wedding shoes

Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Logs with cake tiers at this Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Centerpieces at this Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Logs with cake tiers at this Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Forest wedding bliss as seen on @offbeatbride

Vendors

Venue: Groom’s family camp in Stony Bottom, West Virginia (Pocahontas County) • Photographer: Jessica Fike Photography • Dress: “Venetian Cream” designed and hand-made by Inga Nataya at Bride Vintage • Shoes: “Low Top Moccasins” made to order from Medieval Moccasins • Headpiece: “Innocence Wedding Circlet” from Medieval Bridal Fashions • Flowers: Hurricane Floral designed by Cindy High (mother of one of our groomsmen) • Food: prepared by Steve Clay (bride’s uncle) and Dave Miller (friend of the bride) • Beer: Big Timber Brewery • Bouquet: made by the groom from brooches collected from both the families • Bride’s hair: her mother, Janie Miles • Makeup: matron of honor, Jennifer Ransom • Johnny Houses: built by Sam Mauzey • Bathroom sink: built by the groom • Cake stand, lights, cabin, and bathtub couch: built by groom (with help from the bride) • Cakes: Mary Ellen Miles (bride’s grandmother), Carol Varian (groom’s grandmother), and Shannah Scarlato (friend) • Tree quilt: Carol Varian (groom’s grandmother) • Music: provided by friends of the bride and groom

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Comments on The festival-inspired, rain-soaked, bohemian wedding of our dreams

  1. Thanks offbeatbride for featuring our wedding and thanks to Jessica Fike, the most amazing photographer ever, for capturing our day so perfectly!

  2. This wedding looks like it was an absolute blast while maintaining an atmosphere of peacefulness and tranquility. The feelings that I got from the photos were relaxed yet full of playful energy and of course, lots of love from everyone in attendance. Congratulations to you both!

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