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Britt & Dale


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Britt & Dale


 

Welcome to Britt & Dale's Wedding!

Join us in the Redwoods  November 3rd-5th 2017
at Camp Navarro

We are so excited to host our wedding at Camp Navarro!  We fell in love with the wild, rustic, romantic nature of the location, which features towering redwoods, rushing rivers, proximity to the spectacular Mendocino coastline and stunning Anderson Valley wine country. It is a hidden gem in Northern California.

A little history lesson: Camp Navarro started as a lumber camp for the Albion Lumber Company, took turn as a CCC camp and an army camp, and sold to the Boy Scouts in 1956. The spectacular natural setting of Camp Navarro makes it one of the most unique venues available and we are so excited to be one of the few weddings that happen here each year.

Expect nonexistent cell reception so please prepare accordingly (don’t panic, there is wifi!), 200+ acres of redwoods, two rivers, a vast field for game-playing, a firepit, and a really great time. To view/download a Camp Navarro property map, click here.

 

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Our Story


According to Britt

Our Story


According to Britt

 

Our story starts in Napa. Dale and I both attended West Park Elementary School, Redwood Middle School, and Napa High School. We both attended San Diego State University, and when I was a freshman and he was in his  5th year, my friend Maggie and I ran into him at a party. We both remember it clearly - Dale said ( with a huge smile), “Hey, you’re from Napa right?” Me with some attitude, “Yeah...” So romantic!

Clearly, we did not start dating then. But 8 years later I moved back to California from New York City, and attended the surprise engagement party of Andrew and (you guessed it) Maggie. And there was Dale. We talked that night, he asked me out a few times. And I said no…

But then I gave in... and the rest is history.

For Dale’s birthday this past winter, we spent the day in Santa Cruz.  On our way back home, I finally looked up after texting and playing on social media for some time, and realized we were in Monterey, en route to Big Sur.  When we arrived, I was shocked to find a packed bag in the trunk of his car, complete with pajamas, snacks, and a bottle of Veuve Champagne.

I don’t really drink champagne, so I knew we were celebrating something. And then he proposed.

That is how I remember it.  Just Dale and I. Under the trees, no cell service, in our favorite cabin.  No red roses or mushy stuff. I smile every time I tell the story, or think about it.

Capturing those same feelings is what our wedding weekend is all about - A celebration that is authentic, natural, playful, happy, adventurous, unpretentious, fun, and unexpected - surrounded by the people we love most.

Who knows, I might even have some champagne :-)

 
 

Our Wedding Party

 

Bob Barbos - Father of the Bride

Maggie Barbos - Mother of the Bride

Rachel Barbos - Maid of Honor

Alanna Bailey - Bridesmaid

Courtney Hori - Bridesmaid

Emma Midura - Bridesmaid

Jenna Beck - Bridesmaid

Karyn Franco - Bridesmaid

Katie Koppel - Bridesmaid

Laurie Schulte- Bridesmaid

Lindsay Partain - Bridesmaid

Maria Visconti - Bridesmaid

Shannon Mitchner - Bridesmaid

 

 

Dave Whitmer - Father of the Groom

Loie Whitmer - Mother of the Groom

Lindsay Whitmer - Sister of the Groom

Andy Shegrud - Best Man

Andrew Lloyd - Groomsman

Andrew Mazotti - Groomsman

Anthony Mendelson - Groomsman

Darren Loveland - Groomsman

Evan Menzel - Groomsman

Jon Logan - Groomsman

Justin Bucksbaum - Groomsman

Loren Van Krieken - Groomsman

Michael Yanover - Groomsman

Tony Magro - Groomsman

 

 

Dave Bluestone - Officiant

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Our Registry


Our Registry


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Information


Information


 

Lodging

The simple and authentic on-site accommodations at Camp Navarro are limited and have been pre-assigned. The wedding party and some other guests will stay at Camp Navarro. You know who you are, and we will send you specific bunking assignments as we get closer.

Other guests planning to stay the weekend will need to book alternate lodging. We recommend booking a room at one of the following Inns/bed and breakfasts or for large groups, a house at a local Airbnb or VRBO.

CA-128 can be poorly lit at night, so we strongly encourage you to stay as close to the venue as possible! Plus, we have activities planned for our guests from Friday evening through Sunday breakfast, and we hope you'll choose to stay and celebrate with us for the entire weekend.

Camp Whitmer Packing List

  • Headlamp and/or Flashlight (1 per person)
  • Towel (for shower)
  • Toiletries
  • Extra Blanket (let us know if this is not possible for you)
  • Warm Clothing (fleece or down jacket, sweats, thick socks, beanie)
  • Wedding Outfit (ladies: consider a shawl or jacket since it gets chilly outdoors)
  • Comfortable Shoes (sneakers, boots, etc)
  • Flip Flops/Sandals (for bathrooms)
  • BYOB (booze, water, etc; we will provide some, but please bring your bevies of choice)
  • Cooler + Ice (there will be no access to the kitchen)
  • Printed Copy of Camp Navarro Directions + Map

Optional

  • Snacks
  • Camera
  • Portable Speaker
  • Lantern
  • Extra Batteries
  • Bug Spray
  • Portable Phone Charger (if you are in a teepee)
  • Camp/Folding Chairs
  • Games/Sports equipment

Transportation

For fun and safety, Shuttle service will be provided from select locations to and from the wedding.

Transportation is planned to drive South East from Camp Navarro towards Philo and Boonville, so please try your best to stay in that direction if you will be needing a ride on Saturday.

Stay tuned for more details!

Weekend and Wedding Attire

The average early November temperatures at Camp Navarro can range from 70 degrees during the day to 40 degrees at night. Please check weather conditions prior to arrival. We suggest bringing a lot of layers, so you can easily adjust to the changing temperatures.

The welcome bonfire and goodbye brunch will be casual events and we recommend boots or flats as we will be outside in nature.

The ceremony and reception attire will be a look we call, 'Redwood Elegant.'

Men: Suit and tie or sport coat

Women: Cocktail dress or dressy top and skirt + a warm shawl. Stilettos or spike heels are not recommended, but if those are your dancing shoes of choice, feel free to change into them at the reception when we are on a wood floor!

We will provide a packing list for “campers” staying on the property.

Itinerary

Friday 11/3/17

2:00pm: Camp Navarro guests check in

  • Camp open to all invited guests

7pm - 10pm: Welcome Bonfire. All wedding guests are invited to Camp Navarro for a fun and casual BYOB bonfire with S’mores + speeches! Please eat before you arrive and bring your favorite beverages of choice -- We’ll take care of the rest!

(Note: Transportation will not be provided on Friday night, so feel free to park on the property and please drink responsibly)

Saturday 11/4/17 - Wedding Day!

9am: Breakfast for on-site Campers

  • Free time, go on an adventure! (Ideas provided below)
  • Camp is open to all guests to explore and enjoy

2pm: Shuttle pickup (locations TBD)

3pm: Ceremony outside in The Redwood Cathedral

4pm: Happy Hour outside on the Great Lawn

5pm: Reception/Dinner/Dancing indoors in the Main Lodge

10:30pm: Shuttle departure

Sunday 11/5/17

9am: Goodbye Brunch for all invites. Join us for coffee and breakfast bites on the property as we close out an incredible weekend. (Feel free to park on the property)

11am: Camper Group Clean

1 pm: Camper Checkout

How to Get to Camp Navarro

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901 Masonite Industrial Rd, Navarro, CA

Search: "Camp Navarro, California" in Google Maps

Camp Navarro Office Number: (707) 895-3066

Website: http://campnavarro.com

Cell reception is not available near camp. Please print directions in advance!

Driving Directions - DOWNLOAD

Camp Navarro is approximately 2 1/2 hours from San Francisco, half a mile off Hwy. 128, and eight miles from the Mendocino Coast.

From North or South Hwy. 101:

U.S. 101 leads to the junction with Highway 128 west, near Cloverdale

  1. Take the CA-128 W exit towards Ft. Bragg/ Mendocino - 0.2 mi.
  2. Turn left onto CA 128 W / N. Cloverdale Blvd. - 0.8 mi.
  3. Turn right onto CA-128 to Navarro, CA - 41.3 mi.
  4. Continue on CA 128 into the Redwoods, past the Navarro General Store and Gas Station to the first bridge over the Navarro River - 1.6 mi.
  5. Turn right on Masonite Rd. immediately after the bridge crossing
  6. Take Masonite Rd. to the entrance to Camp Navarro - 0.7 mi.
  7. Turn right into the main parking area of Camp Navarro.

Boonville, the only town you'll pass through on the drive on CA-128, has a couple places to grab lunch. We love the Boonville General Store's sandwiches, and Paysanne has great ice cream and crepes.

Travel Arrangements

Major airports

  • SAC Sacramento Airport | 3:30 hrs to Camp Navarro | 179 mi
  • SFO San Francisco Airport | 3:00 hrs to Camp Navarro | 145 mi
  • OAK Oakland Airport | 2:50 hrs to Camp Navarro | 146 mi

Local Airports

  • Little River Airport | 0:41 min to Camp Navarro | 22 mi
  • Charles M Schulz-Sonoma County Airport | 1:40 hrs Driving to Camp Navarro | 73 mi

There are reasonable flight prices with a shorter drive time from Santa Rosa.

Car Rentals

Car rentals are available at local airports. We encourage our guests traveling from other cities to coordinate flights and carpool together! Closer to the wedding, we'll try to match out-of-towners with locals who may be able to drive them to and from Camp Navarro.

The Region

If you have the opportunity to explore the area before or after the wedding, consider yourself lucky! The Anderson Valley and Mendocino are incredible. Read below for some of our favorite local attractions.

  • Hendy Woods Hiking: A gorgeous state park 10 miles east of Camp Navarro. Some of the largest “Old Growth” coastal California Redwoods are easily accessible. Most hiking trails are short, flat, kid-friendly.
  • Wine tasting along Hwy. 128: We love Roederer, Husch, Goldeneye, Toulouse, Smith Story, Pennyroyal Farm and Navarro Vineyards, but you can't go wrong. Also, don't forget Anderson Valley Brewery!
  • The town of Mendocino is effortlessly charming (~40 min drive North). Amble up and down Ukiah St. in the center of town, or walk the trails along Mendocino Headlands State Park.
  • Along the coast, Kayak Mendocino has an amazing tour of the sea caves south of the town of Mendocino. Reservations required.
  • Explore northern California beaches at the end of Navarro River Redwoods State Park (near the intersection of Hwy. 128 and Hwy. 1) or visit the beach at the mouth of the Big River, just south of Mendocino, and run along the Big River trail.
  • Places to eat nearby - The Bewildered Pig, Stone and Embers (lunch), Lauren’s, Boonville General Store, Table 128 ($$$$), Mosswood Market. You can grab food to go and eat it while you enjoy a craft beer at Anderson Valley Brewery, too!

Children

We love your kids, but unfortunately due to camp limitations we will not be able to accommodate kids staying on the property, or attend the wedding ceremony/reception. Kids are of course welcome to join the Welcome Bonfire on Friday night and the Farewell brunch on Sunday morning, so let us know if they will be joining us. Please reach out if this an issue and we can help coordinate any way we can. We hope you understand!

Pets

We also love your pets, but Camp Navarro has a strict no pets policy. We wish we could have our fury friends join us for the fun, but they’ll have to be on doggy vacation for the weekend.

Wifi on the Property

You can be as on or off the grid as you would like. There is no cell service in Navarro, but there is great Wifi at the camp and we will provide the code upon arrival. Don’t fret! You will be able to keep up with all your social needs ;)

Questions

Email us at dalewhitmer@gmail.com

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