Elizabeth & John – Oakhurst Gardens at Minnestrista | Real Wedding


Venue: Universalist Church of Muncie; Oakhurst Gardens at Minnestrista in Muncie, IN

Color Palette: Royal Blue, Green, Varying Garden Colors


Originally planning a Bloomington wedding, Elizabeth and John decided to have their wedding in the brides hometown – and I can’t blame them! The ceremony church had a whole wall of windows that overlooked the woods – you felt like you were in the middle of nature! And the reception venue was gorgeous – originally the home of the Ball family (you know, that created Ball Jars!). On the Minnestrista grounds, there are gorgeous estates, beautiful gardens and brick roads.  The perfect spot for a wedding!

I really enjoyed working with this couple. They were planning out of town, so that always presents a few challenges, but I love how involved they both were! They have a fun, quirkiness about them – a few of our favorite details were the cake topper that was made out of legos, their recessional music was from Star Wars, and the grooms cake had a rocket and a robot on it! The dinosaur cufflinks for the groom and the vivid wedding shoes for the bride were added to the quirkiness!


They were very laid back about many details, but when it came to food this was a huge priority! They chose a menu that was all vegetarian but provided a few different options for everyone and it was delicious!

When it came to decor, the bride really wanted to have gorgeous draping in the tent. When asking her for a color scheme, she said she loved all colors so we kept the florals natural (like you would find in a garden). For the hanging lanterns, shades of blue and spring green were chosen to compliment the garden.



Once nighttime hit, the tent glowed blue and created the perfect ambiance for dancing the night away. Finally, the night ended with a fun piñata match, which ultimately the mother of the bride cracked! How fun!


A special thanks to Meredith Rogers for letting us use these gorgeous photos!

Ceremony Venue: Unitarian Universalist church of Muncie | Reception Venue:  Oakhurst Gardens at Minnetrista| Tent Draping/Lighting/Lanterns: Atmospheres Indy | Wedding Coordination: Social Butterfly | Florals: Lazy Daisy  | Photography: Meredith Rogers | Bakery: Concannon’s| Vintage Rentals: Violet Vintage