Rebecca and Eli wanted a wedding that was big on love, but small in terms of their carbon footprint. So, for starters, they chose the groom’s parents’ home as their wedding venue. Using local vendors and opting for all digital photography were just two additional ways this couple kept their intimate wedding celebration green.
The mini chalkboards to capture their guest’s best wishes were adorable!
Rebecca and Eli are celebrating their one-year anniversary soon!
Happy Eco-Beautiful anniversary wishes to them!
Photography: Brett Alison Photography
Caterer: East Coast Grill
Floral Designer: Bowler and Jones
Dress Designer: Nicole Miller
We have yet another eco-friendly wedding dress designer to share with you—Pure Magnolia!
Pure Magnolia uses new, vintage and one-of-a-kind fabrics to create your ideal dress. Fabric choices include organic muslin, hemp silk and silk chiffon just to name a few. We love that as a bride, you have options not only in style but in materials too.
The dresses are made in Canada, and sewn by local seamstresses. We like that, don’t you?
You can find Pure Magnolia’s eco couture collection online at Etsy or at select Canadian bridal boutiques.
Going vintage for your engagement or wedding ring (or frankly any jewelry) is a wonderful choice for a number of reasons. Our number one? Because it’s eco! Upcycling a ring that’s been in your family or your fiancée’s brings something magical to your marriage. You are sharing your family’s love story—what a beautiful way to honor them and to start your life together.
But, if Mom and Grandma aren’t ready to part with their jewels just yet, it’s ok! Online retailer Trumpet & Horn offers vintage engagement rings that have been loved and passed on throughout multiple generations. Your ring will be unique, timeless and classic. And thanks to Trumpet & Horn, your ring can still be vintage and affordable. They have a collection of rings for under $2500! See them here…
May is on the way, so why not end the month with some spring eco-accessory shopping? If you’re looking for something for yourself, your bridesmaids or even Mom (Mother’s Day is coming soon!) check out some of these pieces from eco-friendly designers.
You’ll find completely handmade options, as well as some feature handmade elements and organic accents in their collections. Enjoy the color, style and the goodness of supporting eco-craftsmanship and some wonderful causes too!
Is this (fill in the blank) eco enough?
This is a question we’ve all asked ourselves at some point, and if we’re really trying to live an eco-friendly lifestyle, the question comes up with practically every purchase. When it comes to identifying authentic green products, there is a lot to consider. Which ingredients, which materials, which manufacturing process—it’s all relevant. So, we think it’s awesome when new resources come along to help answer some of these questions.
Veritey is a cool new online resource that can help you navigate shopping aisles by identifying green products that use every day and where to find them.
Creators Amy Ziff and Adrienne Peres launched Veritey to change the world for the healthier and create a hub of truly safe, chemical-free products and passionate consumers.
We’ve spotted some of our favorite brands on Veritey already! Check it to find some of yours and to learn about a few new ones!
As promised, we’re back with a really fun wedding for your Friday afternoon! This week’s Real Wedding is a “healthy” one, featuring Ali and Reuben. This bride and groom are creative vegetable lovers, so what would be the ideal theme for their wedding? Why veggies of course! They incorporated some lovingly handcrafted DIY details including handmade napkins and veggie photo booth props. Creative indeed!
Here’s the bride’s reflection on her day, in her own words…
“While the day was filled with so many wonderful moments, I think the most memorable for us was the ceremony. We made a point in tailoring it in a way that was authentic to our beliefs and personalities and we received a lot of positive feedback from our guests on the candid and thoughtful nature of the ceremony.” Such great advice, and how we think every couple should approach their wedding.
Many Eco-Beautiful Wedding wishes to Ali and Reuben!
Photography: Selah Photography
Hair Stylist: Double Dutch Hair Salon
Event Planner: Colorado Aisle Weddings and Events
Floral Designer: Bellissimi Fiori
Reception Venue: Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Dress Designer: Claire Pettibone
Cake Designer: Cake Crumbs Bakery