Steve and Heather didn’t want a huge, fancy to-do wedding. They threw most of the traditions, like not peeking at each other before the ceremony, to the wind, and just gathered the people they loved in a charming garden. Amid strung flags and lights, the couple stood within a semi-circle of their guests, who cheered while they exchanged vows and rings. From there, it was good food, laughter and Scottish dance lessons.
This was very much a wedding rich with only the things and customs and people that really meant something to the couple. Every piece of jewelry Heather wore had a significance and history—a connection to people of importance in her life, and almost everything used in the wedding was handmade or made by friends or family.
Many Eco-Beautiful Wedding wishes to Heather + Steve!
Photography: Let’s Frolic Together
Catering: Not So Fast Food Truck
Succulent Centerpieces: Jan McVicker
Bouquet: Britta Call Kinney
Papel Picado Flags: Dave Cox
Vintage Table Linens: Etsy Store linenslaceandlattes
Music: House of Scotland Ceilidh band
Ceilidh (Dance) Lessons: Jeanne Moody, Royal Scottish Country Dance Society San Diego
Heather’s Ring: Designed by Joanna Thomson, Peebles UK; purchased at Alistir Wood Tait, Edinburgh UK
Steve’s Ring: Designed by Jen Cunningham, Edinburgh UK
American designer Andie McGuire is a self-taught artist whose designs are truly Eco-Beautiful. Her wedding dresses are soft, feminine and dare we say, angelic. These looks are an indie bride’s dream. Add a simple bouquet or floral headpiece, natural makeup, a beautiful bride and voila! Simplistic, individual wedding style…
How could you not fall in love with (and in front of) this? The brightly-colored goodness shown here is handcrafted by french-knot studios, and is available online through our friends at Your Cloud Parade. Available in any color palette and with sparking accents (ooooh!), the curtain can be hung from just about anything.
We can totally see this stealing the show at a colorful, spring wedding near you.
Will it be yours?
How can you incorporate the entire family into your wedding day? Start with photos!
Displaying vintage family photos is a beautiful touch to any Eco-Beautiful Wedding, and an ideal way to share tradition and family history with guests, and honor loved ones. Your display can include a vintage table and an assortment of vintage frames, mason jars or even clothes pins.
Guests will have a ball perusing the photos throughout the day!
Lovely bride Trish met her groom, David, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, Long Beach for their intimate wedding day. The bride sprained her ankle at the top of their wedding weekend, but the inseparable couple made a few slight adjustments, but kept things rolling just as planned…
Many Eco-Beautiful Wedding Wishes to Trish + David!
Photography: Christa Nicole Photography