Michelle and Matt’s Campground Wedding to Remember
Michelle and Matt were married at Camp Aramoni on August 21, 2021. This sweet couple really embraced a campground theme with bright florals, jars of honey passed out as wedding favors and even a special appearance from a horse. Their color palette of gold, pastel pink and sage accented the brick and wood details of their venue, Bricks & Stones at Camp Aramoni.
Accommodations Your Guests Will Love
Many of their wedding guests chose to stay on-site in Camp Aramoni’s boutique campground or nearby at the Best Western in Oglesby, Illinois. Guests could choose between 11 safari-style tents all equipped with king size beds, air conditioning and heat, en-suite restrooms, and everything needed to comfortably enjoy the great outdoors. Camp Aramoni also provided a complimentary shuttle for campground guests who needed to go to the venue.
Get Ready in Style
Michelle chose to get ready for the day in the Bowers Suite at Bricks & Stones surrounded by her bridal party. We provided an entire lunch spread and her group enjoyed sandwiches, wraps, Veuve Clicquot rose and more. Matt, on the other hand, chose to spend the morning fishing at our pond then got ready for the day in the campground. At their first look, Matt shocked Michelle with a surprise appearance from a horse! Michelle has loved horses since she was a child, and she couldn’t stop smiling when she found out Matt had coordinated this surprise for her.
The Perfect Wedding Menu
After their outdoor ceremony concluded on our deck overlooking the Vermilion River, the party began. Chef By Request, an approved caterer at Camp Aramoni, provided an incredible dinner menu that guests loved. During cocktail hour, butlers passed three delicious appetizers: Hawaiian poke spoons with Ahi tuna, burrata toast, and Mediterranean lamb meatballs topped with tzatziki sauce. While speeches were happening, Camp Aramoni staff poured a sparkling wine toast from Illinois Sparkling Co. which the couple chose to add on to their premium bar package. During dinner, guests had a choice of three entrees: crusted filet mignon, Amish thyme roasted chicken or vegetarian mushroom pot pie. For dessert, Chef by Request provided cannoli’s and donuts from Stan’s Donuts were displayed. After dinner, guests danced the night away under the stars at our outdoor pavilion.
The Vendor Team
Venue, Accommodations, On-Site Shuttle – Camp Aramoni
Off-Site Shuttle – Top Shelf Rides
Day Of Coordinator – Deux Clare Weddings & Events
Florist – Redberry Floral
Photographer – Aneta Wisniewska Photography
Videographer – Rich Reilly Media
Caterer – Chef by Request
Specialty Rental – Pink Fedora Photobooth
Wedding Dress – La Perle by Calla Blanche
Tux – Formally Modern Tuxedo
Have Your Campground Wedding at Camp Aramoni
Camp Aramoni is the perfect destination for your upcoming campground wedding. For more camp inspiration, we’ve also compiled 10 campground wedding theme ideas your guests will be sure to love. Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and we want to support you throughout the entire planning process. If you are interested in hosting your wedding or special event at Camp Aramoni, we invite you to schedule your tour today as weekend dates in 2022 and 2023 are filling up quickly! To get started, fill out our Event Inquiry Form and we will be in touch with more information.