A wild, wonderful Ohio elopement

We are so excited to share a few images from the wild and wonderful styled photo shoot that we created with Passiflora Studio at The Wilds.  We were thrilled to have the event featured in the influential style site, Ruffled, last month. 

With close to 1,000 gorgeous images from the event, it is hard to narrow down which ones to share, but here are a few of our faves:   

While the landscape, flowers, and models in the photos are all stunning, what is even more beautiful is the fact that the creative team behind the scenes was all home-grown talent from right here in Ohio. Our little crew of creatives proved you don’t have to travel halfway across the globe to experience a safari-like setting and luxe little details for your special day. With a backdrop of nearly 10,000 acres of rolling fields and prairies, The Wilds was the perfect place to stage a highly personalized, intimate and breathtakingly beautiful little elopement. 

Tucked into the rolling hills of rural Southeast Ohio, The Wilds is the largest wildlife conservation area in North America and one of the country's greatest reclamation success stories. Where once was a landscape laid bare by destructive strip mining, you will now see rare rhinos grazing and fields dotted with wildlife that will have you questioning whether you really are in Southeast Ohio and not an African savanna. As a visitor, you can take in the The Wilds' dramatic vistas via zip line, safari buses or even on horseback.  

Nestled among some trees The Wilds: a cluster of yurts nestled on the Nomad Ridge hillside. Offering sweeping views of pasture land, wildlife and wildflower fields, these round, tent-like structures take "glamping" to an totally new level. While Passiflora took the lead in setting up a stunning tablescape under a vine-drenched arbor, the Buckeye Blooms team took over the coveted Grand Yurt to create a cozy little gypset-inspired post-party for two.  

View even more images from the safari-inspired elopement shoot on Ruffled.

So many talented creatives contributed their craft in order to make this amazing collaboration come together and be so successful.  Here's the full credit list of contributors. Be sure to find these superstars online and follow them on Instagram: 

Photography: Connection Photography , @connectionphotography

Floral & event design: Buckeye Blooms, @buckeyeblooms and Passiflora Studio, @passifloragirl

Planning & styling:  Buckeye Blooms, @buckeyeblooms and Passiflora Studio, @passifloragirl

Venue: The Wilds

Wardrobe Stylist & Bride Model: Candace Read, @candacemread

Groom model: Tyler Preston, @mr._goldenscissors 

Makeup: Ashton Allen, @makeupbyashton_

Hair: Brooke Nangle, @hairbybrookenangle

Dress:  B. Loved Bridal, @blovedbridal

Cake:  Toddle Squat Bakery, @toddlesquatbakery

Calligraphy/Graphic Design:  C-LA Design, @c_la_design

Props:  Simple Pleasures, @spcurated and Grantham Antiques

Ohio-grown garden roses provided by: Rose Girl @rosegirlltd