Victoria & Fritz's Vintage Camping Wedding

Updated Oct 12 2015

You might recognize this couple from their shameless naked fruit save the date cards. Now you can get the rest of the scoop on their awesome vintage camp out wedding!

Photo by Jeremy Pelley
Photo by Jeremy Pelley

The offbeat bride: Victoria, Boutique Owner

Her offbeat partner: Fritz, Designer

Location & date of wedding: Forks, WA (Friend's Backyard) — August 15, 2009

A few rustic wedding details: We decided to go against any traditions and do exactly what we wanted to do, no questions asked. We started this by sending out our save the date, in which we are naked with only fruit covering up my chest.

Ceremony Seating

There was no religion involved. I had bridesmen. We spent under 5,000 on our wedding. My dress was designed by me and John Blasioli and then sewn by him as well. We made chairs out of logs, 150 of them. We had pie instead of cake. We slept with our campers in an airsteam, etc.

pie

Tell us about the ceremony: My favorite moment of our wedding was watching all the guests work together to help create and set up our wedding. The logs had to be placed with the tables, programs put together, jars filled with sand and candles, etc. The best part was to witness friends and family who didn't know each other interacting and working together to make our wedding possible.

Photo by Randall Garcia

Photo by Randall Garcia

Our biggest challenge: The biggest challenge for our wedding was trying to figure out what to do about chairs. Forks, WA has one rental place in town and the next closet rental place is over an hour away. They only had brown metal folding chairs and cost about as much as the cute wooden white ones that you can rent elsewhere. We spent a long time trying to come up with ideas for chairs until we thought of cutting log rounds, putting padding, fabric, and tying them with twine. Forks is logging town so we thought it would fit right in and look great with the vintage theme. Cutting and creating 150 of them was pretty hard too.

Photo by Pheobe Ebright

Kids Table

My advice for offbeat brides: Do what YOU want, not what your mom, dad, friends, relatives, want you to do. The best compliments from our wedding came from those who expressed "concern" of us not being so traditional. Also, we both came out of the event with no regrets or any "I wish we would of done this instead of that" kind of thing.

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Oh and FILM your wedding. We super 8 filmed ours and it's AMAZING!

Care to share a few vendor/shopping links?

Enough talk — show me the wedding porn!

  1. Awesome- Such perfect laid back elegance. Are you on First Beach at La Push? I know it's probably not cool to mention it and you are probably sick of hearing it, but FORKS!!! Vampires, warewolves, goofy teenage love story! Unintentionally perfect.

  2. I really just about cried happy tears when I was watching the porn slideshow. Not because it's an awesome theme, although it is. Not because it's something awfully like what I want to do, although it is. Not because of how cute this idea or detail is. But just because of how happy and beautiful Victoria and Fritz look. It was a little "moment-" this is the important part of the wedding. To look at each other with that kind of love in our eyes… and of course, to get really good pictures of all of it 😉 love your photographer!

  3. Your dress is so beautiful–was it as comfortable as it looks?
    Also: I really love the writing on the signs, they'd fit in perfectly in some of the backwoods/summer camp parts of pennsylvania where I grew up! So many, though, did it take forever to do them?

  4. Awesome! I believe that every bride and groom should do what THEY want to do and not be influenced by ANYONE else! Way to go. I wish you both much happiness.

    Celebrate Love!

  5. i think this is my favourite wedding ever! i can't put my finger on what it is about it but it's absolutely doolworthy! love it to bits, congrats!

  6. May I ask what you did with all the log seats after the wedding? Also, I love the plates. My fiance and I also planned on doing this, but haven't had much luck so far…

    Great wedding!
    b

  7. I am so impressed with this wedding. It is my perfect wedding, but unfortunately my fiance's nightmare wedding. We are so similar in every way, but wedding planning has proven that we view the wedding very differently.

    Can anyone recommend how I would go about finding a dress like Victoria's? I love it, it's fantastic and earthy, but I have no idea how to describe it. I'd like to find more of this type of style.

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