British groom, Ned, and his American bride, Jill, met in veterinary school just south of London. Ned was there for an internship, and Jill a quick externship. Jill found Ned’s British charm hard to resist, and after a few dates, their international romance ensued. On a trip to Hawaii to celebrate Jill’s graduation, Ned proposed…underwater on a diving trip.
The couple made their way back to the west coast to build their home, business and to plan their outdoor, rustic wedding. Held at the bride’s family’s cabin, Jill and Ned’s day reflected their personal tastes and the beauty of fall— succulents and artichokes in the floral arrangements, delicious organic and seasonal foods and their “flower dogs”.
Many Eco-Beautiful Wedding wishes to Jill + Ned!
Photography: Jamie Bearg
Dress: Jim Hjelm
Décor: Alexandra’s Home & Garden
DJ: Sounds in Motion
Well, look who decided to tag along for the vows? This special guest, and a few others, gathered together for the wedding of two doctors, who fell in love while in medical school across the pond…in England that is. This couple’s international love journey includes Greece, Hawaii and finally California, where they officially started their lives together last fall.
We’ll let their “flower dogs” share the rest of their romantic wedding day with you tomorrow!
Photography: Jamie Bearg
Pretty weddings and pretty packages go so well together!
Pretty Little Packages combines modern design and eco-friendly favors in one. Their soy candles are earth friendly and handpoured locally in Connecticut. The custom-blended teas are earth lovely too, made from organically or ethically wildgathered herbs. Choose a blend that matches your wedding’s personality and flavor!
View the entire Pretty Little Packages collection at www-pretty-little-packages.com.
For a more fragrant (and colorful) bridal path, think about Flowerfetti! These assortments of freeze-dried wildflowers, herbs, petals and other goodies are eco-friendly, affordable and fun. You can use Flowerfetti to line the aisle before the ceremony, in flower girl baskets and also for a reception or honeymoon send-off! Forget the rice, and let the flowers flutter…so romantic. How about a sprinkle of edible, freeze-dried flowers for cupcakes or desserts? Flowerfetti has so many options.
Shop them all on Etsy!
Inspired by their deep-rooted mission to overcome poverty with freedom, the Spring 2014 collection from 31 Bits is represented by a colorful composure and sophisticated design. The line uses a pretty palette of candied pink and soft coral, with combinations of cornflower blue, cool grey, sea foam green and fierce teal. In addition to the beautiful colors, the collection is all about a new level of elegance and femininity too. Beautiful gifts for your bridesmaids!
31 Bits teaches women in Uganda how to make jewelry out of recycled paper. The final pieces are then purchased from each woman on a monthly basis, providing them with an immediate, consistent and fair income.
The new collection debuts on February 18th, so keep an eye out for it!
Bride-to-Be Raenelle didn’t expect a dinner at one of her student’s houses to lead her down the aisle, but that’s exactly what happened. It was there that she met Kris (her student’s uncle), and for these two, it was love at first sight. Dinner led to long-distance dating and now…wedding plans.
One of Kris and Raenelle’s earlier dates was a tour of San Francisco, which happens to be Kris’ hometown. So, the couple chose one of the special spots on that tour, the Sutro Heights Park, for their engagement photo session. Just the beauty of nature, lots of love, and the furbabies!
Many Eco-Beautiful Wedding wishes to Raenelle and Kris!
Photography: Megan Tsang