A Chic, Rustic Wedding at Camp Comfort in Comfort, Texas

In less than four months, Rachel Bam (26 and an elementary school director) and Jason Buck (36 and a middle school athletic director) planned a chic o

In less than four months, Rachel Bam (26 and an elementary school director) and Jason Buck (36 and a middle school athletic director) planned a chic outdoor wedding that was exactly what they wanted—right down to the setting at Camp Comfort in Comfort, Texas. "The smell of the campfire and the sound of the rushing river were everything we had pictured for our special day,” Jason says. Their decor drew on Camp Comfort's fun, rustic vibe. A wedding arch was switched out for a bamboo “teepee,” while guests took their seats among wooden benches with bright striped blankets or wooden folding chairs. As for the reception, almost everything was focused on the setting with family-style wooden tables, orange campfire chairs, a fire pit and wooden barrel cocktail tables set by the cabin-inspired hotel rooms. Handpicked vintage dinnerware and classic arrangements of tulips, roses and greenery only enhanced their natural space. Of course, since it was a party, Rachel and Jason made sure to keep their guests entertained with an incredible live performance by Finding Friday. “They absolutely rocked it; everyone thoroughly enjoyed their performance throughout the night,” Jason says. See every unforgettable moment, captured by Two Pair Photography, below.

Coral and Ivory Rose Boutonnieres
Now this is how to do a classic look! The bridesmaids wore chic knee-length lavender satin dresses from Shabby Apple with three-quarters length. “I wasn’t sure what I wanted them to wear until I came across this dress online. The color was so beautiful and summery,” Rachel says. Her bridesmaids also added some personal flair to their looks with different updos and neutral or gold shoes.
Their flower girls couldn't have looked sweeter! They wore striped lavender and ivory dresses from Target to match the bridesmaids. Each one had little fabric rosettes along the waist. To fit their natural setting, Rachel and Jason also gave his nieces flower crowns adorned with eucalyptus and white roses. If that wasn’t cute enough, the 3-year-olds also carried little stuffed sheep down the aisle.
Elegant Pink Floral-Inspired Wedding Sign
“The smell of the campfire and the sound of the rushing river below were everything we had pictured for our special day,” Jason says. Their ceremony was right in front of the water, with lines of wooden benches and chairs for their 100 guests. Wanting to bring the feel of summer camp to their wedding, Rachel and Jason used a teepee-like construction made of bamboo as the wedding arch. Multicolored blankets even lined the benches, enhancing the ambience.
Whimsical Bamboo Teepee Wedding Arch
“With the sweltering heat of the Texas summer and the natural humidity from the river at camp, I knew I would have my hair up,” Rachel says. Couture Hair Design by Melody Pereda styled it into this incredibly chic updo with a trio of pink dahlias. Then Jacqueline Roberson took care of her makeup. Shades of light purple and pink enhanced her natural beauty, which is exactly what Rachel wanted.
Her classic Oleg Cassini ball gown completely stood out against the rustic setting. Found at a David’s Bridal, she loved that it had lace appliques on every part of the dress, from the structured bodice to the trim of her skirt and the illusion back. Her matching veil, also from David’s Bridal, matched the sheer illusion neckline perfectly and enhanced the look. For jewelry, she kept things local and wore only pieces by Kendra Scott.
Elegant Photo Booth Sign on Wooden Barrels
Fire Pit With Orange Lounge Chairs
Camp Comfort Cabins With String Lighting
Rustic Eucalyptus and Greenery-Filled Tablescape
Rachel and Jason couldn't have spoken more highly about their florist, the Flower Forrest. Its team adjusted to the growing size of their guest list and lined every table with these summery arrangements of tulips, roses and greenery. “The flowers were absolutely beautiful and the Flower Forrest was wonderful to work with,” the couple says. “They understood immediately what we were looking for and did a fantastic job of putting it together.”
Rachel and her mother took care of the place settings for their reception. After trips to various garage sales and flea markets, they were able to hand-pick all the vintage dinnerware. The family-style tables were specifically left uncovered to play on that rustic vibe, including the sweetheart table. As for the gold napkins, each was chosen to the gold linens on their buffet table.
Every table at the reception had this chic centerpiece from the Flower Forrest. Pink tulips, peach and white roses, yellow delphiniums, succulents and white hydrangeas all pulled in the natural vibe in wooden breakaway vases. Different types of greenery, including eucalyptus and moss, filled out the arrangements and lined the finished wood tables.
Lace Illusion Back on Oleg Cassini Wedding Dress
Pink and Gold Thank-You Cards
Tiered Dessert Shooters in Whimsical Display
After stopping at Nothing Bundt Cakes, Rachel and Jason chose not one but 10 mini cakes and three 10-inch cakes in different flavors for their reception at Camp Comfort in Comfort, Texas. Marble, pecan praline and cinnamon swirl confections were all on display. To make it a little more personal, they placed a gold “Best Day Ever” topper on one of the vanilla-iced cakes.
Jason, his two brothers and six close friends wanted to wear something a little more whimsical and colorful for the wedding. So they swapped out formalwear for blue, purple, and turquoise gingham shirts from Lands’ End with gray vests from Men’s Wearhouse and dark brown Lands’ End pants. They even matched the shirts with bold plaid blue ties from the Tie Bar.