LET'S GO CAMPING
This Vancouver couple headed to the suburbs to create their laidback, camping-themed celebration of love in a vintage schoolhouse.
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 outtted to match the camping theme—little DIY cake toppers showed polymer-clay gures huddling around a campre, 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 coee 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.