Boho Campground Wedding, West Chester Pennsylvania

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Ailee & Barry’s incredible boho-inspired campground wedding was EVERYTHING!

When we got married, my husband and I tossed around renting out campground overlooking the Chesapeake Bay, where we adventured on our fourth— yes, fourth!— date. Campgrounds can be rented for long periods at cheap rates, guests can stay in the cabins after the wedding, and we could have a safe afterparty without needing to provide shuttles. Plus, some Pennsylvania campgrounds are hidden gems.

We ended up going in another direction, but still sometimes I dream about that campground wedding! I was way too excited for this earthy, boho wedding so I could vicariously live my KOA dream.

After months of planning and replanning their Covid wedding, Ailee and Barry finally got to celebrate their day on their family’s campground at the Philadelphia / West Chester KOA and it was perfect.

Ailee is a talented graphic designer and photographer (heck yeah, the stakes were high this day!) and she handmade so many of their wedding day elements. She went heavy on the neutrals, bringing bright pops of terra-cotta and warm tones throughout their campground decor.

What I loved most about this West Chester wedding was that although the ceremony was being held in an alternative event space, the couple’s family and vendor team transformed a so-so campground into a chic wedding venue. Twinkle lights, eucalyptus, and pampas grass gave the space a high class feel. The champagne wall and florals by Made by Meredyth transformed a wide open, Pennsylvania campsite into a unique venue.

You’d never know by the photos, but just 10 days prior to their wedding, the entire West Chester area was underwater. Flooded! Hurricane Ida ripped through the campsite and the couple watched the Brandywine pour into their future reception space. In some places the river rose over 20 feet.

The aftermath of Ida was still very much apparent as we drove backroads to get to a secluded first look location where Barry met Ailee just down the road from the campground. After the stress of a pandemic, hurricane winds, record flood waters, and hand designing all of their details, the two decided to see each other before their ceremony so they could spend as much time as possible enjoying their party! Catch Barry’s face below upon seeing Ailee in her wedding dress for the first time.

This stunner of a day was featured on Zola’s Real Weddings and over on Wedding Wire. Huge shoutout to the team below for making this couple’s wedding a dream come true!

Terracotta bridesmaids dresses shot through window next to Jennifer's Bridal gown, florals by Made by Meredyth
Terracotta bridesmaids dresses hanging up at Philadelphia West Chester KOA campground wedding
black and white image of bride getting ready in gown from Jennifer's Bridal
Getting ready portraits by Brey Photo at West Chester wedding
photograph of rings on ring box and terra-cotta ribbon
terra-cotta wedding elements in West Chester PA
Mother helping daughter into bridal gown by Jennifer's Bridal
groom getting ready black and white portraits
Black and white portraits of West Chester groom getting ready
first look with bride and groom in West Chester PA at Stroud Preserve
First look with bride and groom at Stroud Preserve West Chester Pennsylvania
terra-cotta bridesmaids dresses floral boho bouquets by Made by Meredyth
terra-cotta bridesmaids dresses floral white and sage eucalyptus boho bouquets by Made by Meredyth
terra-cotta bridesmaids dresses floral white and sage eucalyptus boho bouquets by Made by Meredyth
terra-cotta bridesmaids dresses floral white and sage eucalyptus boho bouquets by Made by Meredyth
tent rentals by a Tent For You West Chester PA
White ivory and sage floral wedding arch overlooking Brandywine River after hurricane 2021 in West Chester PA
White ivory and sage floral wedding arch overlooking Brandywine River after hurricane 2021 in West Chester PA
White ivory and sage floral wedding arch overlooking Brandywine River after hurricane 2021 in West Chester PA
communion during religious wedding ceremony overlooking Brandywine river at KOA campground philadelphia PA
dip kiss in front of white ivory and sage floral ring during wedding ceremony at west chester KOA campground
champagne wall on greenery faux ivy
terra-cotta tablesettings at boho neutral wedding with peacock chairs sweetheart table
polaroid wedding favors
cozy wedding favors personalized beer cozies
custom neon sign behind bride and groom during fog first dance at West Chester KOA wedding reception

Florals: Made by Meredyth

Entertainment: CBM Productions

Catering: Farm Truck Philly, Catering by Brunos

Cake: Nutmeg Cake Design

Film: Philly Wedding Films

Gown: Tara Keely from Jennifer’s Bridal

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