Hello my name is Maggie Zeman and I am currently an I.T. professional. I am currently living in the western Chicago suburbs. My plan is to change careers and work for an event planner to start and then open my own business downstate.
Rustic Camp Wedding does not mean casual dress. It means outdoors with a rustic cabin as the blank canvas and nature as a back drop to an elegant and FUN wedding. Theme colors are yellow and grey with many sunflowers and baby's breath. Music is Beatles instrumental's to incorporate the brides deceased father during the wedding vows. Dress is semi-formal.
Menu is simple fair of farm to table, hot dogs and hamburgers (veggie burgers too!) with all the fixings, along with salad, baked beans, corn on the cob, etc, at the request of the bride. Small cake for the cake cutting ceremony and plenty of cupcakes and cookies. Beer and wine is available due to restrictions of the camp ground. Plenty of water, ice tea and lemonade which are the bride and groom's favorite. A camp fire to make smores.
Snacks of popcorn, vegetables, fruit and cheese and crackers served during wedding party photos. Games (bags, ring toss, lawn bunco, etc.) are setup on the lawn during this time and used throughout the event. The bride and groom should encourage use by participating in a few friendly games with guests after the meal.
The DJ is the master of ceremony and will handle introduces of the bridal party to the anticipated introduction of Mr. and Mrs. First dance is handled right before the food is served along with the cutting of the cake.
The idea is to have FUN just as you have fun each day together!