Honestly? They had us at “floral mohawk.”

We see a lot of styled photo shoots, but every once in a while, we come across one that really stands out. Such is the case for today’s feature—a woodsy, bohemian elopement with an edgy twist.

This shoot began when Windi Noble of Run to an Elopement decided to showcase some of her favorite vendors in the Hocking Hills region in a destination-inspired styled wedding.

“Destination weddings are becoming more common, and we are very lucky to have such a beautiful and lush location only 40 minutes south of Downtown Columbus,” Noble says. “We want our future couples to see the possibilities available for their destination elopements or weddings.”

The models for this shoot had eloped in their backyard, Noble explains, adding, that it was “such an honor to give them the wedding experience that they never had.” The photogenic couple certainly wasn’t camera-shy, though we have to admit that the bride’s service dog, Petey, certainly stole the scene a time or two!

Vendors used

Photographer: Elizabeth Nihiser Photography

Coordination/officiant: Run to an Elopement

Flowers/décor: Shaffer Creative Co.

Venue: Cedar Grove Lodging and Events

Cake: Pinkerton’s Cakes

Bride: top from T.J.Maxx, skirt from Wedding, Etc., hair and makeup by The Ultimate Look

Groom: Hawk’s Nest

Models: Meg and Philip Russell (and Petey)