Trend Alert! “Glamping” Inspired Weddings

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves did it in Texas, and NCIS: Los Angeles star Eric Christian Olsen had one in Wyoming. We’re talking about  “glamping” weddings and they’re hugely popular right now with both celebrities and brides. (If you live under a rock and haven’t heard of it, the concept is pretty simple: it’s glamorous meets camping.) And we think it’s the perfect theme for a down-to-earth girl, but without the horrible camping conditions! (Okay, that’s my personal opinion — plenty of TheKnot.com editors love camping!)

Get inspired by a few of our favorite ‘glamping’ wedding photos…

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Invitations

These invitations are intriguing and different. They set the tone for a wedding inspired by the outdoors.
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Ceremony Site

We think that this low-fuss ceremony site keeps the attention on the bride and groom. The benches and pillows keep it cozy while the flowers add elegance.
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Picnic Bag Programs

How cool is this idea for the programs? Inside you can put anything from mints, to tissues, to even flower petals for showering the couple on their way back down the aisle.
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Cocktail Hour Picnic Baskets

We love this idea to serve cocktail hour foods to guests. It is both sophisticated and laid-back.
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Instead of Table Numbers...

Instead of traditional table numbers, name your tables based on places you have hiked or camped at together -- like Yosemite's Half Dome.
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Reception Table Set Up

Can you believe how pretty a simple picnic table can look? The hanging lights make the outdoor scene all the more romantic.
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Unique Groom's Cake

This cake would be a perfect cake for the groom who loves to camp.
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S'mores

A s'mores bar is the perfect way to to add a little outdoors (and fire!) to your wedding. And you don't need a true fire pit to make this happen. Here, basic sternos set up on a table do the trick.
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Every Good Wedding Needs a Lounge

A lounge like this one -- complete with pillows and pretty draping -- is what "glamping" is all about. Create one at your cocktail hour and encourage guests to hang out and take photos in it.
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Trail Mix Favors

I do not think that there is any favor a guest could take home better than trail mix! it is the ultimate camping food. We love these mason jars filled with homemade trail mix. Your guests will love this and probably devour it before they even arrive home.

> Our favorite rustic wedding ideas

> Ideas for a destination wedding

> Even though you’re “glamping” check this list to make sure you include important traditions!