A Glamping Bridal Photo Shoot

With seven weddings at Firelight Camps this season, we're quickly become a wedding venue for brides seeking a laid-back and rustic yet elegant affair. We're honored to host so many happy occasions ... to infuse this place with love. The natural, outdoors setting makes it easy for friends and family to unplug from their busy lives and come together in celebration. However, the glamorous elements of "glamping" lend to keeping your heels on and dressing in high fashion - if that's what you're seeking. Alexandra Elise, of Rochester-based Alexandra Elise Photography, was inspired to merge forces with several neighboring companies to create this Bohemian wedding shoot on our grounds. Here's what Alexandra said about the experience, with a sneak peek of the shoot: 

Firelight boasts intimacy and community. From the glamorous tents with queen beds, living space, and a back deck overlooking the woods, it is the perfect hideaway with all of the comfort you could imagine.  After you sleep in and walk the trails out back, relax the rest of the night away with small bites and a glass of wine by the fire pit, cozy with lots of pillows and comfortable seating.  

Glamping has received a lot of excitement over the years and I am so happy that the Finger Lakes has a wonderful location in the heart of Ithaca.  When I first heard about Firelight Camps in Ithaca, I started to envision an amazing bridal styled shoot with other amazing vendors based out of Rochester, NY.  Together, we created a mood board that resulted in a bright, boho vibe with exotic florals, and bright silk wrap custom skirts.  

We started our shoot with an intimate tablescape off the back deck with gorgeous natural light illuminating the entire area.  Then we walked out back to the trails to continue our shoot in the lush greenery.  There is such a sense of calm at Firelight with the crackling of the fire and the birds chirping.  What better way to celebrate your wedding than at a glamping destination in the Finger Lakes where you can have your ceremony & reception right on-site-- minutes from Buttermilk Falls--  and also have your closest family and friends stay on site to continue the celebration!


The following companies' products and services were featured in the shoot: Lovely Bride, silk wrap skirts and paper goods by Louelle Design Studio, flowers by Stacy K Floral, Special Occasion Hair & Design, Sunless 2 Go, china and glassware by Petunia Rose and Hank Parker Rentals.