This Van­cou­ver cou­ple headed to the sub­urbs to cre­ate their laid­back, camp­ing-themed cel­e­bra­tion of love in a vin­tage school­house.

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É Àª© À § ©À © «©Õ§À Á © × Ï , Adam Pate­man and Jen Hub­bard are de­cid­edly in­door kids (he’s a co­me­dian who works in an­i­ma­tion; she’s a book­keeper), on any given sum­mer week­end, you’re likely to ‘nd them set­ting up camp in the great out­doors of Pen­tic­ton, in small Wash­ing­ton State towns or be­yond—the pair even got en­gaged while camp­ing on a Maui beach.

So it’s hardly sur­pris­ing that their wed­ding at a his­toric school­house in Deas Is­land Park in July 2017 took its cues from camp life, in­cor­po­rat­ing vin­tage lanterns, fold­ing chairs, wood cut­tings and ’an­nel into a su­per­sweet day cel­e­brat­ing their re­la­tion­ship.

“Hav­ing an out­door as­pect was im­por­tant from the get-go,” says Pate­man, “and I’m glad my mem­o­ries have na­ture and sun­shine in them.” The cer­e­mony and cock­tail hour took place out on the lawn (where a faux ‘repit and vin­tage camp­ing chairs were set up atop an an­tique rug); din­ner and speeches took place

in­side the school­house, which was out‘tted to match the camp­ing theme—lit­tle DIY cake top­pers showed poly­mer-clay ‘gures hud­dling around a camp‘re, burlap bunting lined the wall and wood rounds acted as the base for cen­tre­pieces.

This sum­mer, the cou­ple re­turned to Deas Park to cel­e­brate their an­niver­sary with a camp­ing trip just down the road from the spot they ex­changed vows—em­brac­ing their true iden­tity as out­door kids and con­tin­u­ing their play­ful, joy­ful cel­e­bra­tion of love.

LOOK­INGGOOD Pate­man sourced his suit from Top­man. Hub­bard’s dress is an ivory brides­maid dress from Brent­wood Bridal (top left).

DIY DE­TAILS Wild­flow­ers were dis­played in vin­tage enamel camp­ing coee pots atop lace-and­burlap ta­ble run­ners. The seat­ing chart was typed onto old li­brary cards, and a hand­made pal­let itin­er­ary with laser­cut let­ter­ing propped open the school­house door (be­low, left).

SING ALONG A karaoke setup had guests per­form­ing for the dance floor late into the night. “I think that was one of the things that got peo­ple to stay un­til the bit­ter end,” says Pate­man (top right).

SWEET STUFF S’more cup­cakes were an on-theme choice for the dessert, dis­played on a home­made wood- cut cake stand.

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