Photos by:

Melissa Oholendt

If the ceremony arch and bouquet combination from today’s shoot by Melissa Oholendt, Munster Rose, and FAB Event Design doesn’t stop you in your tracks, well we just don’t know what to say. Us? We’re completely floored by the floral arrangements, that lace gown (and the jumpsuit!), and the delicious cocktails. Luckily we’ve got the recipes so you can whip up the yummy drinks for yourself!

Minnesota hilltop elopement inspiration - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

From the floral designers, Munster Rose: Even though the Midwest is known for it’s harsh winters, we are lucky enough to truly get to experience all four seasons including a spectacular and prolonged fall season. October and November have seen a resurgence in popularity where we’ve seen bride & grooms take full advantage of the beautiful colors and textures that are completely unique to our autumn season.

Ruffled - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

floral arch detail - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

floral ceremony arch - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

pink and orange bouquet - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

metal ceremony chairs - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

We took our inspiration directly from the fabulous fall textures and bundled it with an epic rolling hillside elopement and chic cocktail-focused reception (because who doesn’t love a negroni in the fall?). We wanted to take the outdoor element that the Midwest is known for but turn it on it’s head and make it chic, romantic and ever so slightly poetic to play off of L.M. Montgomery’s quote in Anne of Green Gables “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” Because we are oh-so-glad we live in a world where there are Octobers.

lace wedding dress - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

wedding flowers - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

wedding paper goods - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

bohemian bridal headpiece - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

reception lounge area - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

cascading floral bouquet - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

cocktail seating - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

wedding drinks - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

wedding cocktails - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

DRINK RECIPES:

//Negroni//
2oz Tattersall Gin
.75oz Tattersall Bitter Orange Liqueur
.75oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
.5oz best quality dry (Oloroso) Sherry
Easy & Oskey Black Pepper + Cherry Vanilla bitters.

Combine all ingredients with clean ice and stir to desired dilution. Strain into cocktail glass, garnish with an orange twist.

//The Local Hero//
1.5oz Michters Rye Whiskey
1oz Rittenhouse Rye
.5oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
.25 best quality dry (Oloroso) Sherry
Barspoon of Benedictine
3 dashes Peyschauds bitters
2 dashes Easy & Oskey Aurora Spice bitters

Combine all ingredients with clean ice and stir to desired dilution. Strain into cocktail glass, garnish with a lemon twist.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Melissa Oholendt

Floral Design and Styling

Munster Rose

Event Coordination and Execution

FAB Event Design

Venue

Birch Hill Barn

Wedding Dress

Liancarlo

Bride's Pantsuit

Nicole Miller

Bridal Store

Posh Bridal Couture

Hair and Makeup

Lacea Violet Aristry

Groom's Attire

J.Crew

Craft Cocktails

Easy & Oskey

Alcohol

Tattersall Distillery

Rentals

Rentivist, Blue Bicycle Vintage, Rudy's Event Rentals

Paper Goods

Wedding Paper Divas

Calligraphy

Hooked Calligraphy

Model

Ignite Models

1 comments
  • Jenny – Wedding Invitations

    Those flowers – seriously amazing, Love the blend of colors, the oranges and reds etc. So pretty, love the brides dress too!