Okay, so this past weekend I headed upstate (it took us about 7 hours to get there, with traffic, on Friday!) to New Hampshire and Rockywold-Deephaven Campgrounds for my cousin Courtney’s wedding. The cabins and grounds here mostly surround the fabulous Squam Lake, which makes for an awesome time of fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming.
Which is exactly what we did:
Our 3-bedroom cabin came with a huge living room (where I slept!), a fireplace, a bathroom with shower and separate toilet room, and a kitchen and porches. Fabulous.
Our parents cabin was on the lake
A doc in the backyard? Yes, please!
So Friday night, after arriving a little after 7 in a car full of strangers (who, by the way, all turned out to be totally rockin’!), we all quickly changed and headed over to the area where the barbecue was being held. And although it would have been awesome, the only thing that we weren’t able to do because of the weather for the entire weekend was a bonfire on Friday. I don’t think anyone missed it.
The happy couple addressing their adoring friends and family
Then Saturday, after a morning of canoeing and swimming and sunbathing and hiking, we all started getting ready for the 3:30 p.m. ceremony.
Now, getting married outside can be tricky business, right? But let me tell you something, this weather was specially tailored for Courtney and Charlie last weekend. The ceremony, held right on the lake, was breezy and beautiful, sunny and fabulous. Then, just about everyone got to take photos outside before it started pouring down rain. And even then, when the rain came, it stopped again right before we all had to head out to the place where the reception was.
Personal touches—like wooden direction signs made by Courtney and this chalkboard with all the ceremony info on it—really made the day belong to the couple.
Where the magic happened
Guests without seats stood on the porch for the ceremony, and everyone enjoyed a beer during the service
The bride looked beautiful, in a short, fitted strapless dress and hot pink sandal
So overall, I have to say that this campground is a fabulous place to get married, to bring your significant other, and even to bring the family. The kids in our family who joined in on the weekend festivities couldn’t have been happier.
Bis bald, friends! And get out there and go camping this summer!