Did you know that over 95% of clothing that’s thrown out with domestic waste could be re-worn, reused or recycled? Retailer H&M is very conscious of this tidbit, and in response, they’ve launched a very eco global garment-collecting initiative. It’s very easy—just take your worn out or defective clothing (any clothing, any brand, any condition) to a local H&M store and receive a discount shopping voucher to use to purchase new H&M threads. Now you have more bucks to pick up a affordably fabulous outfit for your engagement, rehearsal dinner or honeymoon night out. We even spotted a few aisle-worthy dresses on the H&M website, so you may just find THE dress there too!
Do a little virtual window shopping and learn more about H&M’s sustainability efforts at www.hm.com.
If you’ve yet to “say yes to the dress”, a virtual stop by Kelsey Genna’s Etsy shop may be in order. The New Zealand designer is currently hosting a sample sale, featuring a collection of limited edition bridal gowns. Kelsey Genna’s gowns are made in her atelier, and many of them are one of a kind. The designer ships worldwide, so no worries there.
We spot a bit of trend with these unique gowns with texture and lace—beautiful!
Today is the official Opening Day for many National Baseball League teams (Go Nationals!), so we have to ask…are you a baseball bride? If you are, or your groom-to-be is a baseball enthusiast, adding a few fun baseball details to your wedding day is a home run!
A nod to America’s favorite pastime is very eco when you gift your groom a pair of cufflinks made from historic, recycled baseballs. Or maybe you can send your guests off with fresh, organic popcorn to enjoy. And upcycling a ball to hold the rings? Love it!
For more ways to bring some baseball to your wedding celebration, we’ve got some vintage inspiration from groom and baseball expert Chris Easter of The Man Registry here!
Let’s play ball!
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Tove and Smith encouraged their guests to bike from their ceremony and reception, which is such a cool way to reduce the carbon footprint and get a little exercise in at the same time!
We love it, and those pretty sunflowers too!
Many Eco-Beautiful Wedding wishes to Tove and Smith!
Photography: West End Photography
Floral Designer: Fiori Flowers
Cake Designer: Shamane’s Bake Shoppe
Rentals: Flexx Productions
Reception Venue: Boulder Distillery
An annual event in Vancouver, The Original Bridal Swap brings new brides and brides-to-be together to exchange wedding day must haves in a marketplace setting. Past brides become vendors, selling their new and gently-used dresses, linens, cake stands, accessories and other unique items. Local bridal shops will also be in attendance with an array of sample wedding gowns, as well as other wedding vendors in case you’re still searching for a photographer or florist!
The Original Bridal Swap is like a fancy flea market with music and hors d’ oeuvres! Come on out and join a few hundred brides-to-be and newlyweds for an afternoon of fun.
For tickets and vendor information, visit The Original Bridal Swap website, www.bridalswap.ca.