Burlap often gets a bad “wrap” (pun intended) as a rough, frumpy fabric that has no place at an elegant wedding affair. But, it can actually be lovely when used the right way. Burlap is neutral enough to complement almost any color palette, and it so versatile, that it can be used any and everywhere. Combine burlap with some vintage lace, and accent centerpieces, favors and boutonnières too.
Inspired by the fall air and a vintage flair, photographer Erin Leigh sought to help eco brides and grooms visualize a wedding day crafted from recycled and re-purposed materials, many of which can be found in their own homes.
A vegetable garden theme is played out in the floral design and escort cards. All of the details used in the shoot—including the décor, signage, and the bride’s fascinator were all handmade. Even the location was all about the eco! The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano, California, a non-profit, educational center focused on providing the community with practical, environmental solutions for the home.
The holiday season offers lots of inspiration for wedding elements that sparkle and shine. Linens, accessories, cakes, your wedding day attire—almost every aspect of your day can use a touch here and there. You also don’t have to choose between silver and gold accents; a mix of the two is beautiful for winter and really festive too.
How’s an adorable flower girl to start your morning?
As this cutie takes a break from her important wedding duties to catch up with a good book, you can take one too with more decor details from last week’s Real Wedding! Here’s a bit more from Shelby + Thomas’ day…
Happy Friday everyone!
Photography: eWatts Photography
Love this autumn loveliness from Etsy seller whichgoose! This crown is handmade and just enough glam for the Eco-Beautiful bride. whichgoose also offers an array of other super pretty wedding items, including ring bearer pillows and vintage clutches.
See it all here!