Kim & Scott's Camp Wilkes Wedding (Biloxi, Mississippi Wedding Photography)

When I first met with Scott and Kim, they described their plans for a non-traditional, relaxed wedding day that fit their laid-back personalities. I am so glad I got to capture their day, because those plans came to life perfectly! Camp Wilkes was a casual and unassuming venue that made everyone feel at ease. Who doesn't love summer camp?! Not to mention beautiful Spring weather and sprawling live oak trees on the bayou. It was like a retreat! 

Camp Wilkes Biloxi Mississippi Wedding Venue (Gulf Coast wedding photographer)

The bride and groom had family and friends traveling from near and far, and they wanted to provide a full day of fun for them. In the morning, there were tons of games to play on the lawn at camp.

outdoor games for wedding guests

Croquet seemed to be the most popular! :)

wedding guests playing croquet (Biloxi wedding photographer)

For lunch, they hosted the ultimate Gulf Coast dining experience for the out-of-towners: a crawfish boil, complete with all the fixin's!  

crawfish boil lunch for wedding guests at Camp Wilkes (Biloxi wedding photographer)

The couple didn't mind sharing the spotlight with the father of the groom, who happened to be celebrating his birthday. Carol's Cake's and Catering did a fabulous job with this delicious cake for the occasion. 

birthday cake on wedding day

At the reception hall nearby, I got a glimpse of the details being prepared for later. From the wine-bottle centerpieces to the bouquets by Wanda at Rose's Florist, all the florals were colorful, vibrant, and fun! 

colorful wedding flowers (bouquet and centerpiece with wine bottle)

For the bride and her nearest and dearest, the action then moved to a lovely suite at the Tux Creek Inn. I loved capturing all the beautiful details, including the shawl that Kim crocheted herself and the wedding band that belonged to Scott's great-grandfather. I love how these personalized touches made the day that much more special.

wedding detail macro photos by Uninvented Colors Photography (wedding ring, jewelry, purse, ring bearer pillows)

I can't leave out this very important detail: the dress! Purchased at Jovi's and carefully altered at The Timeless Bride, Kim's wedding gown looked gorgeous.

wedding dress photo by Uninvented Colors Photography (Biloxi wedding photographer)

Kim's friend Lindsay served as the hair and makeup artist, and Deborah, Kim's sister and Matron of Honor, was also on hand to help the bride get wedding-ready.

wedding preparation (hair and makeup) in black and white

Then we headed back to peaceful Camp Wilkes!

Camp Wilkes (Biloxi, Mississippi wedding venue)

The bride and groom shared a sweet and intimate first look while guests gathered outside. 

first look wedding photos in black and white

Then it was time to get married! The setting was beautiful, and the ceremony was heartfelt, thanks in part to the officiating of Rev. Linda Giardelli and to a graceful reading by a friend of the couple.

Camp Wilkes Wedding Ceremony

And Kim's nephews were such handsome and enthusiastic ring-bearers!

outdoor intimate wedding ceremony

So much love!

wedding first kiss and recessional outdoors

Seriously, these two were just glowing with happiness, and it was such fun to photograph these smiles--and kisses, of course!

bride and groom detail portraits by Uninvented Colors Photography
wedding portraits with live oak tree and colorful bouquet
romantic wedding portraits on rustic wooden bridge

These photos on this rustic bridge are definitely my favorites. 

dreamy wedding portraits by Uninvented Colors Photography (Biloxi, Mississippi)

While we were finishing up portraits, the guests were arriving to the reception hall, which had been decorated with fabulous and fun DIY projects, including colorful lanterns along the back wall and succulent centerpieces created by the bride herself. (I even got to take two of them home!) 

colorful DIY wedding reception decor

The coolest thing about the reception was the unique guestbook. Scott and Kim provided all sorts of art supplies to help their guests get their creative juices flowing! I know they will have fun thumbing through these playful messages. (I wish I had had time to create my own!)

creative artistic wedding guest book

Guests enjoyed a tasty dinner...

wedding reception food and beer

...and plenty of joyful fellowship.

guests and gifts at wedding reception

Like any great day, this one ended with sweet treats (also by Carol's Cake and Catering.) The cake was pretty, but the bride and groom were more interested in pies of all sorts! I can personally vouch for the delicious cheesecake. ;)

wedding cake, pie, dessert table

It was such a joy to capture this relaxed and genuine celebration for this precious couple. They both have such kind souls, and I wish them a long and happy life together. Congratulations, Kim & Scott!