A Bohemian DIY Wedding on Campgrounds in Sloatsburg , New York

This rustic, boho wedding with DIY elements embraced all that the natural New York woodland had to offer. Andrea Giddens (31 and a hairstylist) and Ch

This rustic, boho wedding with DIY elements embraced all that the natural New York woodland had to offer. Andrea Giddens (31 and a hairstylist) and Chuck Donoghue (31 and a tattoo artist) wanted an outdoor venue not too close or far from New York City, so they chose campgrounds in upstate New York where guests were lodged in rustic cabins. Brown card-stock invitations with woodland graphic designs were tied with baker's twine and sealed with orange wax stamps, which hinted to guests the nature of the wedding, captured by We Are Diamond Eyes. All the decor was handmade by the couple, friends and family -- from the dream-catchers spread to the flower arrangements created with wildflowers purchased from a local farm and Indian headbands for guests to wear or take home -- with the help of planners from Jove Meyer Events. Dinner at the outdoor reception was made with produce from a nearby farm, such as farro salads, heirloom tomatoes, and corn salad. We especially loved Andrea’s efforts to make each bridesmaid happy through purchasing vintage slip dresses and dying them based on individual preference of color at Olive’s Very Vintage. “Along with all the crafts we spent so much time making, all our friends have a dream catcher, an Indian headband or a crazy mask somewhere in their house,” Andrea says. “We wanted everything to be super-personal and bring everyone together.”

A wooden sign that had the couple's first names written in white was displayed outside at the Sloatsburg, New York camping grounds, where their wedding took place. "We knew we wanted something outside, and I especially love the woods having grown up near them," Andrea says. "When we found this place, a deer actually came up and ate out of my hand, and it pretty much sealed the deal."
Invitations were made on brown card-stock invitations with graphic designs of natural elements, such as trees and wildlife, that reflected the outdoor wedding. The paper goods were tied together with baker's twine held together with an orange wax stamp in the middle. The invitations were designed by Trevor Wallis and printed by Two Arms.
Andrea and Chuck walked around the natural landscape of their venue at the camping grounds in Sloatsburg, New York. Andrea wore a deep V-neck ivory wedding dress that bandaged around the waist and flowed out into a long skirt. Chuck wore a gray suit jacket and pants combination with a white collared dress shirt and a colorful purple tie.
Andrea held a colorful assortment of wildflowers, ranging from red and yellow roses to orange peonies. "We had wildflowers from a farm I found up there in upstate New York," Andrea says. "The woman cut me bucketfuls the day before, and my planner and friends arranged them that day."
Chuck kissed Andrea, who wore a white headband wrap accented with small pieces of loose fabric that matched her ivory wedding wedding dress designed by David Fielden.
The groomsmen wore gray vests in a variety of shades over their collared dress shirts, accented with colorful striped ties. The gray went with Chuck's suit-and-pants combination, designed by Ben Sherman, which he wore with a white collared shirt and a purple tie.
Andrea stood in the front of her bridesmaids, who wore vintage slip dresses in a variety of styles and colors. Andrea wanted her bridesmaids to pick a color they wanted, so after purchasing the dresses, they were brought to Olive's Very Vintage and dyed whichever color was desired.
Andrea and Chuck stood with their large wedding party outside near the waterfront at the camping grounds in Sloatsburg, New York, where their wedding took place. The bridesmaids wore vintage slip dresses that were dyed the color of their choice, while the groomsmen wore casual gray vests with colorful striped ties.