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.
Marking your calendars with Spring happenings? Well hopefully there’ s still room for a little green! These two upcoming events are opportune ways to make April more eco-friendly and fun:
The Urban Greenwalk 2013
New York’s Urban first ever Greenwalk will show you how to make every day green. This event features a video walk along the Bleeeker Street retail corridor with informational videos displayed in the windows of stores such as Marc Jacobs and NARS. The video installation will highlight actionable green initiatives and green organizations such as Green Thumb and Solar One who support them. Participants will also learn how to be eco-friendly in the city with fun activities such as gardening and cycling.
Learn more about this unique event at www.urbangreenwalk.org.
The Green Wedding Recyclery
For Chicago-area brides, The Green Wedding Recyclery is headed your way! Gather all of your wedding decor items, accessories and even your gown to sell at this event. You can either pocket the proceeds or choose to donate them to charities. A wonderful way to ensure your wedding happiness benefits other brides, the environment and the community too!
Get all of the details at www.greenweddingalliance.com.
Calendar Photo from 123rf.com
The bolero is an ideal accessory for the spring bride. Boleros are a sophisticated way to cover your arms during an indoor or outdoor (if there is still a bit of spring chill in the air) ceremony. Made from cotton, lace or chiffon and either simply classic or embellished, boleros are a stylish addition to your wedding-day look.
Take a look at these frilly and feminine options from BHLDN…
Happy Friday! To get your afternoon started, here’s a bit of vintage wedding style from California-based photographer Yekaterina Bowyer. She worked with the very creative Recaptured Designs, who works with brides to create unique wedding gowns from previously owned ones. A skirt here and bodice there…before you know it, you have an upcycled gown as the highlight of your Eco-Beautiful day.
Have an Eco-Beautiful weekend!
Photography: Yekaterina Bowyer