Claire & John's Friendly & Joyful Wedding at Camp Pinnacle in Flat Rock, NC
Wedding: 6 October 2018 | Posted: 16 January 2019
It's no secret by now that we love anything unconventional when it comes to weddings. When John & Claire told us they were having a weekend-long celebration (with a wedding in the middle!) at a summer camp in the mountains, all we wanted was more: more information, more details, more time to spend hanging out and photographing them and their friends and family.
Camp Pinnacle, which hosts sleep-away camps during the summer, is empty for most of the year except for events like these—John & Claire's guests stayed on bunk beds in cabins, canoed and swam in the lake, ate meals in the dining hall, bonded around campfires, and came together to create an amazing community atmosphere for their wedding. We met Claire with her hair wet and swimsuit still on before she herded people towards the activity center for a group lesson in flower arranging by Claire's mom. We caught a group of guests arranging mums around the ceremony arch. Friends of the couple performed the ceremony music; a hair-and-makeup-artist friend glammed up Claire and maid of honor Emily; Claire's mom not only made her veil, but used the leftover fabric to make veils for all the kiddos to wear at the reception. Possibly our favorite detail, though: All three rings were made by a very close friend of John & Claire's, who happens to have been the one to introduce them in the first place!
Such a community feeling means that everyone takes pride in what they've come together to create, and brings an incredible aura of support and hands-on love to a new marriage. John & Claire are fortunate to have such a great group of family and friends, and we're grateful to have been able to capture it all for them! Enjoy a selection of our favorites from the day below, and congratulate them in the comments!
Venue & Catering: Camp Pinnacle
Officiant: Jay Webb, Asheville Marriages
Rentals: Classic Event Rentals
DJ: Cannatelli Entertainment
Hair & Makeup: Amanda McKenzie
Rings: Joanna Gollberg Jewelry
Kegs: Green Man Brewery
Love the relaxed weekend-away feel of John & Claire's wedding photos? Want to tell a sweet, fun, and personal wedding story of your own? Use the Contact Us link above or send Kate an email to let us know what you're planning! We can't wait to hear from you!