Elizabeth & John – Oakhurst Gardens at Minnestrista | Real Wedding

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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