Dec 4, 2014

A Fresh Take

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Looking for bouquet alternatives to traditional fresh flowers?  This styled shoot by Jacqeuline Photography features a pretty, handcrafted alternative by Visual Impact Design—all nonperishable!  

There are many benefits to using nonperishable flowers, including wilt-proof décor for your outdoor summer wedding and a reduction in carbon footprint by not importing flowers from other parts of the country or world. Nonperishable flowers travel well for destination weddings, are kind to the environment and can hold up to the elements.  And you’ll have a keepsake for a lifetime!

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The possibilities are endless for eco materials for your nonperishable blooms, too.  Think wood, recycled paper, fabric, silk, jewels and actual dried flowers. The bouquet featured here also incorporates other nonperishable elements including pheasant feathers, curly willow branches, a studded leather strap and burlap. Lovely!

Learn more about this rustic bouquet and so many other options from the experts at Visual Impact Design!

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Dec 1, 2014

Rustic Romance

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Photographer Kim Spears and Clare Day (floral designer and owner of Red Damsel Farm) share a passion for farm-to-table cuisine and local flowers.  So they bought their creative powers together to design and capture a romantic, dusk garden style shoot that showcased the beauty of local seasonal flowers and farm goodies.  The shoot features farm market finds including strawberries, turnips, and rhubarb, which became a key ingredient in a yummy Rhubarb Mint Mojito created just for the shoot. 

From the touch of lace to the whimsical feathers and perfectly pink palette, romance is everywhere…

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Photography: Kim Kalyn Photography

Floral Design:  Clare Day Flowers

Hair Stylist: Conscious Hair by Elena

Makeup: Erin May

Invitations:  Freckled Stationery

Heirlooms and Extras: Little Joy Creations

Shoes: She She Shoes

Cake Designer: The Little Cakery

Dress: The White Peony

 

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Nov 28, 2014

Black Friday Beauty: L’eclisse

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Now that you’re all warmed up and all Black Friday shopping systems are go, don’t forget the beauty!

Give yourself or someone you love the gift of beautiful, healthy skin with L’eclisse natural mineral cosmetics.  Using these high-quality mineral cosmetics, you can create a gorgeous glow for your holiday parties. L’eclisse formulations feature cosmetic minerals and natural botanicals, and are free of synthetic perfumes, dyes and other known irritants. Products sweep on with a light, soothing wash of color, and are perfect for use during winter months when skin is easily irritated by dry or cold conditions.

Through Monday December 1st, all products (excluding gift sets) are 25% off plus free shipping! All you have to do is enter CYBER25 at check out.

So go get beautiful!

 

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Nov 25, 2014

Last-Minute Thanksgiving Placesettings

Did it just cross your mind that your Thanksgiving table could use a little eco?  Handmade placesettings are the way to go!

These DIY projects are a simple way to make a solid impression on your guests.  Consider a this handful of options for a crafty, personable addition to your holiday.

Photo Credits: Dear Emmeline, Bombay Outdoors, Boxwood Clippings, The Handmade Home 

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Nov 24, 2014

Real Wedding Rewind: Lauren + Mason

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This bride and her groom were featured on our blog back in 2011! It was all about eco-friendly and cultural influences on the incredibly gorgeous island of Kauai. 

While we shared many lovely details from their day, we found a few additional images in our lost files that reminded us of just how Eco-Beautiful Lauren + Mason’s wedding was…

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Photography: Joanna Tano 

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Nov 21, 2014

Real Wedding: Kristy + Bang

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“Even if the day doesn’t turn out exactly the way you had planned, just take a deep breath and know that your wedding day is once in a lifetime and it will be so special and memorable no matter what.”     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ~ Kristy

Kristy + Bang originally planned for an intimate wedding celebration for ten, but once the planning got underway, things took a slightly different turn. 

Within a short span of two months, the couple was all set with a beautiful venue, three dress changes and a much larger guest list.  Of course there were a few hiccups along the way, but all that was important were the laughs, love and sentimental tears.  Mission accomplished–the couple created a day that was undoubtedly special and memorable to them. 

Love above all else.  No matter what.   

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Photography: Pepper Nix Photography

Venue: Waldorf Astoria Park City

Mens’ Attire: Black By Vera Wang

Wedding Dress: Maggie Sotero/Bridal Image

Hair:  Golden Door Spa, Waldorf Astoria Park City

Musicians: Green Light Booking

Cake Designer: The Grand America

Floral Design: The Posy Place

Invitations: The Wedding Paper Divas

 

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