This past weekend, Helena and Matt transformed Dexter’s Inn in Sunapee, New Hampshire into their own personal summer camp paradise, and threw the perfect party to end the summer. Complete with lawn games, tie-dye, friendship bracelets, dips in the pool and in the lake, a comedic roast of Helena and Matt, fancy cocktails, and an epic dance party, we could’ve stayed all week at this camp-wedding hybrid.
Helena and Matt grew up in neighboring towns near Boston, and now live in Brooklyn, though their city escapes to go to camp and hit the slopes are what inspired their weekend in New Hampshire. They’re both super tight with their families, and still have deep connections with many of their high school friends- things that speak to how much they care for the people around them and how loved they are in return.
The things that stood out to us the most about Helena and Matt’s wedding (besides how much LAUGHTER there was throughout the day) were their own special new and old traditions they brought to the day. During their ceremony, Helena and Matt exchanged intricate friendship bracelets that Helena made, to symbolize their commitment to their friendship regardless of what life brings in their relationship. Between cocktail hour and the reception, everyone gathered around as Helena and Matt sawed a log, a German wedding tradition that also was full of summer camp vibes. At the reception, Helena and Matt were serenaded by Helena’s German relatives with a song to the tune of ‘Ode to Joy’ and then were wrapped up with a giant, knit friendship bracelet made by Helena’s sweet sister, Athena. Afterwards, every seat in the tent was empty as each of the guests crowded the dance floor and only left to go grab ice cream sandwiches later in the night.