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Weddings where guests camp-out for the weekend are the best! This archive contains some of our favorite camping weddings, and you might also want to check out our weddings at summer camp venues.

Jennifer & Adam’s “Tour d’ Amour” cycling, camping & surfing love fest!

The Offbeat Bride: Jennifer – Journalist Her Offbeat Partner: Adam – Bike mechanic Location & date of wedding: Coledale School and Surfclub, NSW Australia — February 28, 2009 What made our wedding offbeat: We rode together on our brompton folding bikes to our wedding. I had to put a big knot in my wedding dress, […]

Lisa & Rowly’s kid-friendly campsite wedding

Since both our families were from out of state, we searched for a place where we could be together for a weekend. We wanted more of an experience than just a few hours of the traditional ceremony, food and dancing. We lucked out finding the Woods at Wihakowi, which is about 5 miles from our own house. It was small enough that we could take it over for the weekend but had enough space (36 acres!) that everyone could spread out.

Han & Wood’s Steam Train Hippie Funk Fest Wedding

The offbeat bride: Han, Safari Company Her offbeat partner: Woody, Director of Safari Company Location & date of wedding: Talyllyn Railway (for ceremony) and Abergynolwyn Station and Teepee Village (for reception) north of Machynlleth in mid Wales on January 24th, 2009 What made our wedding offbeat: My man loves his steam trains and the countryside, […]

Miranda & Mike’s Fun-filled Festival Wedding

The offbeat bride: Miranda Podger, Registered Nurse Her offbeat partner: Mike Podger Location & date of wedding: The dance marquee in a very muddy field at the Pontardawe Music Festival in Pontardawe, South Wales, UK on August 16th, 2008 What made our wedding offbeat: A traditional wedding with all the trimmings was never going to […]

Beautiful backpacking wilderness wedding

Amidst all the talk of dresses and decor fetishists and tiny top hats, it’s easy to forget one of the core tenets of offbeat bride: that it’s about having a wedding authentic to you. That doesn’t always mean a day full of non-trad doo-dads and subcultural lifestyle accessories.

Sabrina & Paul’s artsy caver wedding weekend

After yesterday’s post about cave weddings, I got so many emails asking for more information about Sabrina’s cave wedding, that I figured I better post her profile right away!