Imagine a summer camp for girls and boys set on the edge of a clear lake in Algonquin Park, Canada. Your only access to this camp is by boat. (It could be a motor boat…doesn’t have to be a canoe.)
Now imagine that same camp as the scene for a late summer wedding at sunset where all the guests arrived by boat the day before, and even the wedding party shows up in canoes.
Got that image in your head? Now picture the actual ceremony on the dock by this beautiful lake and the guests seated in benches (on an area called The Slope at this camp.)
Super sweet isn’t it? The camp is Camp Tamakwa north of Toronto. The couple rented it for the weekend, and all their guests enjoyed a taste of summer camp complete with sleeping in cabins, roasting s’mores over the campfire, and swimming in the crystal clear lake. The dining hall was the site of the reception…decorated a little more formal than summer camp style.
Notice the little packages of ingredients for making s’mores at each guest’s place.
And as the sun went down the lights of Camp Tamakwa lit up the scene.
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Now I need to show you this photo again because I want you to notice that tower there by the lake. See it?
At some point in the weekend, the couple took a jump off that swim tower and into South Tea Lake – wedding dress and all! I want you to go over to the brilliant photographer’s website to see that shot.(jenn and dave stark photography) You will enjoy many more images from this precious wedding there. Come back here after it though, because I have more to tell you.:)
Do you see that poster above? Notice anything about it….? Yep, it is the poster for the movie in our giveaway treat! This poster, autographed by all the actors from the movie, hangs in the dining hall at Camp Tamakwa. Indian Summer was filmed there, and the story of the movie was based on the founder of the camp, “Unca Lou.” (And the movie is a favorite of the couple in the wedding here.) Isn’t that neat?
Let me remind you what goodies are in the summer camp giveaway this month.
There is the movie…
the skewers for roasting marshmallows,
and the book by Tereasa Surratt, one of the owners of Camp Wandawega (featured in my first summer camp post.)
To enter for the random drawing, just leave a comment on any or all of the Summer Camp posts before midnight, August 22, 2013. And let me add that I just LOVED reading all your comments about camp memories on the previous post! Oh my gosh. I was totally blown away!! (And if you haven’t read all the comments, you should go back and do that. You will enjoy them, too.)
So let me leave you with another question to talk about today. I loved the idea of having a wedding weekend at a summer camp. So my question for you is…
What would be your dream location for your wedding?
Looking forward to hearing from you!