Big Ridge State Park | Chelsea and Hunter

On a beautiful day in June, I packed my camera bag and headed out to Big Ridge State Park for the camping-themed wedding of Chelsea and Hunter! 

It was so much fun to peek into their special day! The couple and their guests stayed in cabins at the park for the weekend of the event, which made it so much more special. They all had plenty of time to bond over smores, hike, and swim before the big day!

These two were middle school sweethearts. One of Chelsea’s primary goals for me was to organically capture everyone closest to them as they celebrated the milestone!

And I have to say, it was a fantastic wedding! Chelsea looked like a fairy queen in her gorgeous wedding dress, and Hunter was so dashing in his suit. 

The ceremony itself was gorgeous. A highlight (aside from these two lovebirds) was the “bark ranger,” who had the best time napping on the bride’s dress after delivering the rings!

Chelsea and Hunter wanted their wedding day to be relaxed, carefree, and interactive with their guests. To accomplish that, there were plenty of things to do out on the grounds before and after the event. Like swimming!

Everyone loved bonding over the yard games. They even had a photo booth! The guests could take pictures and slip them into the photo guest book, or head to the message-in-a-bottle station to leave date night ideas or marriage advice!

They set up plenty of grazing tables for the guests to socialize around, and everyone loved drinking and laughing together, remembering the newlyweds’ journey to the altar. The decorations were perfect with rustic boughs of pine and tea lights!

Chelsea and Hunter put so much throught into all of the minor details! One aunt was assigned to find family members when it was time for family photos. This was such a time saver, and helped us move through the shots so much faster.

It was so much fun to document your special wedding day! The Big Ridge State Park was such a cool location for a wedding. It made for awesome photos! Congratulations on tying the knot, Chelsea and Hunter!

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