Camp—and camping—are central to Sage and Cam’s story. As kids, they went to the same summer camp, Camp Wenonah. They didn’t really know each other until they were both around sixteen and part of the same leadership program. Says Sage, “I had a big crush on Cam at the time. We eventually started working at Camp together and became close friends in our late teens and early 20s and started dating in 2015.”
Then, years later, they were camping when Cam proposed (Sage shares that sweet story below). At first, they’d planned on getting married at Camp Wenonah, but a visit to Hollowbrook Highlands flipped the script. “We did a tour of Hollowbrook Highlands just to rule out other options and we fell in love. The ceremony site was so stunning, and we loved the cocktail area with the woodfired pizza oven, lawn games, outdoor bar, etc. They were so accommodating and allowed us to stay until 2am with songs and music around the campfire!”
In search of the right dress, Cam knew exactly where to go. “Two of my sisters-in-law and a few friends had gotten their dresses at Lea-Ann Belter, and I had heard nothing but wonderful things. When I first went in, I had no idea what I wanted, and Vanessa helped me narrow things down and create a vision for a custom dress. Just as we were about to finalize the custom dress, I totally changed my mind, and we went for a much more simple, classic look!”
Then, there was the sisterhood of the traveling Lea-Ann Belter veil! “The look was completed by a shared Lea-Ann Belter veil, which has now been worn by seven women who worked at Camp Wenonah, including two of my sisters-in-law.”
Read more about their day—and about their two ceremonies, one of which was officiated by Sage’s grandmother—from our sweet bride below.
How did you two get engaged?
“We were camping, Cam planned to propose at sunset when we were making dinner on the beach, but we started dinner too late, then our stove burned out, and we had to carry our half-cooked dinner back to the campsite in the dark to finish it. He ended up proposing hours later in the pitch black, sitting by the fire!”
Any special ways you incorporated your family or family history into your wedding day?
“We had my grandmother, Saba, officiate a private mini ceremony prior to our main ceremony earlier in the day before guests arrived, which involved only a few members of our immediate families. We then had our camp friend Ally officiate our big ceremony with all our guests! Having the legal part done first allowed for a really intimate private moment, and made the big ceremony much more relaxed.”
What part of your wedding day was most important to you?
“The music was absolutely incredible. We had my cousin and two uncles sing us out as we walked down the aisle together following the ceremony, then our two camp friends Ally and Maggie sang our first dance, Crowded Table, and our band Sly Fox was a total highlight—they were incredible and kept people on the dance floor the whole night.“