Camp Manitou Wedding | Gabi & Jamie


Gabi and Jamie have the cutest love story! These two attended Camp Manitou for years as kids but didn’t really cross paths until they became staff. They started dating at camp, Jamie was teaching waterski and Gabi was in creative arts, and they spent every summer together for years as their relationship blossomed. Fast forward ten years and they were married at the same place they met, with all their friends and family in tow. It was especially sweet that a lot of their guests were also campers with them. To top it all off the wedding was a whole weekend event, with everyone staying in cabins at the camp just like their summers growing up.

The evening before the wedding, Gabi and Jamie and I did a little pre-wedding shoot, where they jumped off the dock with their sweet pup Wally. I was jealous and made sure to get in a lovely, early morning swim the next day. After getting ready they had an adorable first look overlooking the lake, and then we went for a little walk around camp. Their cozy outdoor ceremony took place lakeside too, and the chuppah was decorated with beautiful floral arrangements by The Wild Pansy.  During the ceremony, Gabi shared a speech that included some notes she wrote about Jamie when they first started dating, which were hilarious and so sweet. Wally also joined the ceremony and eventually settled into a comfy spot lying on Gabi’s train. After the ceremony, Gabi and Jamie went down to the water for some one-on-one time at sunset. We came back for some cocktails and lots of outdoor fun before the reception began in the ‘mess hall’. Their wedding planners, Adina and Alex from Avent Agency, were awesome to work with and did an amazing job making sure the whole weekend went perfectly, with great food and tons of fun. The reception was full of great speeches and lots of laughter, and the night ended with classic snacks from ‘the tuck shop’, a sparkler tunnel, and a fun dance party. Here’s a little peek at their Camp Manitou wedding.


If you loved Gabi and Jamie’s Camp Manitou Wedding, check out Jess and Adam’s Arowhon Camp Wedding for more camp wedding inspiration.