Justyna and Nick Summer Campground Wedding

Justyna & Nick: Rustic Summer Wedding at Bricks & Stones

The Rustic Summer Wedding Destination of Their Dreams

It was worth the wait! After postponing their wedding for a year due to COVID-19, Justyna and Nick finally had their dream rustic summer wedding on June 5, 2021 at Bricks & Stones at Camp Aramoni. The couple worked with our in-house event planners and hired a crew of primarily local vendors to help them craft their idyllic wedding day.

Meet Justyna and Nick – one of the first couples to book Bricks & Stones for their wedding. Having met in college, the couple has been on an incredible journey ever since, including becoming parents to their two beautiful children who were also part of the unforgettable day. They were delighted to (finally!) gather their family and loved ones together for their wedding.

Their ceremony took place at nearby St. Joseph’s Church in Peru, Illinois followed by a celebration and dinner at Bricks & Stones at Camp Aramoni. The day had a touching ending for everyone there, especially for Justyna’s sister, the maid of honor.

A Very Special Dance, Times Two

Justyna’s sister was married in an intimate ceremony during the pandemic and never had the opportunity to do the traditional father/daughter dance with her dad. After Justyna and her dad finished their dance, Justyna invited her sister to take a turn on the dance floor for her own father/daughter dance. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room!

The Vendor Team for Their Summer Wedding

Day Of Coordinator: Camp Aramoni

Our in-house event planners at Bricks & Stones helped Justyna and Nick craft their perfect wedding. From managing the details to helping the couple connect with local vendors, we worked hard to make sure that they had the best team on their special day. In addition, we’ve developed relationships with quality local vendors that we refer to our couples to make the planning process that much easier.

Photographer: Chelle’s Illustrations

Dreamy, soft-lit outdoor wedding photography is Michelle’s specialty! She loves to capture the small, intimate moments that take place during the whirl of your wedding day.

Makeup: Element Makeup & Esthetics

Element Makeup & Esthetics is proud to help each unique bride shine. Located in downtown Ottawa, IL, Element helps clients create stunning looks for their special day.

Hair: The Beautè Bar

Dreamy bridal hair starts with the Beautè Bar, a full-service salon specializing in beachy waves and natural up-dos! No matter your style, the Beautè Bar will help you create bridal perfection.

Flowers & Decor: TPM Stems

For 25 years, TPM Stems have designed gorgeous bridal bouquets that are sure to put hearts in your eyes. Their experienced staff of designers uses their inventory of flowers worldwide to craft the bouquet of your dreams.

Suits: That Guy’s Secret

It’s not just the bride who wants to look their best on their wedding day! That Guy’s Secret has a wide variety of hand-selected clothing and accessories for modern men that will help grooms find the perfect look.

Dress: Adagio Bridal Boutique

Every bride deserves to feel special. That’s why Adagio Bridal Boutique offers private bridal appointments, usually hosted by the owner herself! Amy has worked hard to make sure that brides find everything they need for their special day.

Cake & Cupcakes: Kelsey’s Kakes
Every wedding cake is a work of art. Like each bride, each cake from Kelsey’s Kakes is unique! Linda Kelsey provides attention to detail and your style to help create the perfect centerpiece for your celebration that tastes as good as it looks.

Ready to Book Your Rustic Summer Wedding?

Outdoor weddings can be romantic, but they’re not practical without an experienced event planner on your team. That’s where we come in! Host your special day at Bricks & Stones at Camp Aramoni and we will guide you through every step of the planning process. In addition to our unique venue, we offer in-house catering, bar services, day of coordination, shuttle services, rental items, accommodations and more! Having your wedding at Bricks & Stones is not only elegant, but it’s also unique due to the picturesque landscape and our beautifully renovated interior.

“We recently had our wedding at Camp Aramoni and when I say it was perfect…. I mean it was PERFECT! The venue was beautiful. No need to go up and beyond with the decor because the place itself is beautiful. I can honestly say I didn’t stress throughout the process because I had two amazing coordinators from day one. Step by step, they helped me plan my wedding with timelines and ideas and everything else I needed from them. Stephanie and Jennie, you were exactly what I needed for my wedding to go flawless. Thank you!!”

– Justyna, Bride

Schedule Your Tour Today

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. If you are interested in hosting your rustic summer wedding at Camp Aramoni, we invite you to schedule your tour today as weekend dates in 2022 and 2023 are filling up quickly! Our expert team is ready to help create a seamless experience for everyone involved in planning this memorable event. You can always reach out to our Venue Manager, Jennie, if there are any questions along the way or talk over your vision via email ([email protected]) or phone (815-224-7333). You can also visit our Event FAQ page or fill out our Event Inquiry Form.

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