I spy with my little eye, a safari-themed elopement shoot that exceeds our wildest dreams. Nomadic in nature and rich in color, Buckeye Blooms and Passiflora Studio bring together everything from copper accents and ornate candelabras to boho printed placemats and lavish floor pillows in this swanky tented affair. We are starry-eyed over the lush tropical blooms that grace each table and even more in love with the ever so adventurous getaway jeep. Connection Photography truly masters the art of storytelling in this vivid shoot that (you won’t believe it) takes place on our very own North American turf!

Tropical Inspired Wedding Shoot with Safari Animals - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-inspired-wedding-shoot-with-safari-animals

This adorable couple proves you don’t have to travel halfway across the globe to experience a safari-like setting for your special day. With a backdrop of nearly 10,000 acres of rolling fields and prairies, The Wilds served as the setting for this intimate, romantic and luxe little elopement. Tucked into the hills of rural Southeast Ohio, The Wilds is the largest wildlife conservation area in all of North America. Nestled on a hillside with sweeping vistas of pastures and wildflower fields, the Grand Yurt on Nomad Ridge takes glamping to a new level.

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Tropical Inspired Wedding Shoot with Safari Animals - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-inspired-wedding-shoot-with-safari-animals

floral centerpiece - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-inspired-wedding-shoot-with-safari-animals

Tropical Inspired Wedding Shoot with Safari Animals - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-inspired-wedding-shoot-with-safari-animals

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Tropical Inspired Wedding Shoot with Safari Animals - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-inspired-wedding-shoot-with-safari-animals

wedding bouquets - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-inspired-wedding-shoot-with-safari-animals

wild bouquet - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-inspired-wedding-shoot-with-safari-animals

With rhinos and giraffes grazing in nearby pastures, the couple enjoyed a romantic private dinner at a table set with an intercontinental, gypset boho-vibe featuring lush, organic floral designs featuring 100% Ohio-grown flowers. The couple capped off their day with a private tour in one of the Wilds’ famous safari buses.

tropical inspired wedding - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-inspired-wedding-shoot-with-safari-animals

colorful place setting - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-inspired-wedding-shoot-with-safari-animals

Tropical Inspired Wedding Shoot with Safari Animals - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-inspired-wedding-shoot-with-safari-animals

tropical tablescapes - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-inspired-wedding-shoot-with-safari-animals

wedding cake display - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-inspired-wedding-shoot-with-safari-animals

Tropical Inspired Wedding Shoot with Safari Animals - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-inspired-wedding-shoot-with-safari-animals

wedding cake with fruit - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-inspired-wedding-shoot-with-safari-animals

Tropical Inspired Wedding Shoot with Safari Animals - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-inspired-wedding-shoot-with-safari-animals

GYPSET: “Fusing the ease and carefree lifestyle of a gypsy with the sophistication of the jet set, the Gypsetters are artists, surfers, designers, and bon vivants who live and work around the globe. Gypset Style explores the unconventional, wanderlust lives of these high-low cultural nomads and the bohemian enclaves they inhabit, as well as their counterculture forbears, such as the Victorian explorers, the Lost Generation, the Beatniks, and the hippies. Gypset does not belong to one culture or continent. Made up of a creative community of artists, designers, surfers and explorers, they forge an international identity never bound to one place. It represents a cross-culture of wanderlust society that appreciates the local authenticity of remote and exotic towns. Geography is the last line of defense against a world that is increasingly accessible.”

safari wedding - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-inspired-wedding-shoot-with-safari-animals

Tropical Inspired Wedding Shoot with Safari Animals - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-inspired-wedding-shoot-with-safari-animals

Tropical Inspired Wedding Shoot with Safari Animals - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-inspired-wedding-shoot-with-safari-animals

Tropical Inspired Wedding Shoot with Safari Animals - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-inspired-wedding-shoot-with-safari-animals

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Connection Photography

Event and Floral Design, Planning, and Styling

Buckeye Blooms, Passiflora Studio

Venue

The Wilds

Wedding Dress

B. Loved Bridal

Hair

Brooke Nangle

Makeup

Ashton Allen

Cake

Toddle Squat Bakery

Props

Simple Pleasures, Grantham Antiques

Calligraphy and Paper Goods

C-LA Design

Wardrobe Stylist and Model

Candace Read

Model

Tyler Preston

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