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CAMP WALDEMAR

For this Tennessee based bride and her Texas born groom, a wedding in the Texas Hill Country proved the perfect place to say “I do.”  While Camp Waldemar plays host to all-girl campers during the summer months, the venue was transformed into an elegant yet down-home oasis for Chloe and Joe’s October nuptials. Following a Thursday night rehearsal dinner, a Friday night welcome party featuring cowboy boots, colorful bunting, Dia de los Muertos-inspired bride and groom figurines, and bouquets bursting with sunflowers and chili peppers invited guests to relax and enjoy the casual yet couture vibe of the wedding weekend.

The look of Camp Waldemar’s outdoor stone amphitheater was elevated by rows of floating candles and coral roses mixed with greenery for the Saturday ceremony on the banks of the Guadalupe River, while a rustic table decorated with vibrant amaryllises provided a dramatic backdrop for the couple’s exchange of vows. A custom reception tent was built on-site and draped floor to ceiling in soft, blush-toned fabric—the perfect accent for the bride’s striking Romona Keveza gown. Elements including ivy-draped candelabras, natural art pieces, and cream-cushioned Chiavari chairs heightened the formality of the evening wedding. The polished yet approachable décor reflected the talents of Memphis based designer Kevin Coble of Le Fleur and Stage Works designer Nelson Robinson, who created custom oversized lampshades for the head table based on one of Chloe’s much-loved inspiration photographs.

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Moravian star lanterns hanging in the trees set the outdoor cocktail area aglow and created an ideal niche for guests in need of a short break from the dance floor. Following a quick change by Chloe into a short blush-toned cocktail dress, the newlyweds waved goodbye from the bed of a vintage pick-up truck.

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From the moment Chloe and Joe's guests arrived at Camp Waldemar, they were welcomed with experiences including hiking, canoeing, massages, and kick ball, which perfectly reflected the couple's personality. The wedding was a beautiful blend of pure sophistication and an authentic Texas setting—how else can you describe a beautiful seated dinner staged in the middle of a campground's intramural field? Alison Baker

Ceremony and Reception: Camp Waldemar
Officiant: The Reverend Doctor Kevin D. Huddleston
String Quartet: DuAnne Hamby
Bagpiper: Ian Hill Country Bagpipes
Bride’s Gown: Stanley Korshak
Bridesmaid Dresses: Priscilla of Boston
Floral Designer: Kevin Coble, LeFleur
Caterer: Sarah Porter, Word of Mouth Catering
Wedding Band: Blind Date
Make-Up and Hair: Maitee Miles
Masseuse/Manicurist for Saturday Lunch: Rebecca Smith and Sherry Steadham
Specialty Lighting: Ilios
Photographer: Stephen Karlisch and Steve Wrubel

Videographer: Crescent Video
Cakes/Desserts: Sophie’s Choice
Rentals: Marquee Rentals
Transportation: Hill Country Limo
Linens: Kevin Coble and Marqee Rentals
Bar Tenders (Rehearsal Dinner and Welcome Party): Cheers Party Services
Welcome Party Entertainment: Three Fools on Three Stools
Golf Carts: Golf Cars and Care, Kim
Get-Away Truck: Dianne Wildman
Welcome Party Square Dance Instructor: David Callahan
Wedding Coordination: Alison Baker for DFW Events