As you are thinking about décor for your fall wedding, why not consider garlands? These strings of fun are whimsical and festive. Use them between trees for an outdoor wedding, as a colorful welcome for the doorway to the reception, or above drink and dessert stations. We love the idea of the mini garland as signage for guest book and gift tables!
All of these pretty, handmade garlands (and oh so many more!) are waiting for you on Etsy. Or, gather the girls are create your own DIY garland, like this adorable one from the Ruffled blog!
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Fall Paper Flowers Garland (Top Left)
Mini Cards Garland (Bottom Left)
Love is Sweet Garland (Top Right)
Waxed Paper Dots Garland (Bottom Right)
Costa Rica! What an Eco-Beautiful location for a truly Eco-Beautiful Wedding! Carly and Joey’s day was stylish, colorful, and accented with details that truly reflected the local culture.
Thank you Comfort Studio for sharing these beautiful images with us, and many Eco-Beautiful Wedding wishes to Carly and Joey!
An updo is one of the most sought-after hair looks for the bride. It’s elegant, classic, and versatile. An updo made of twists or curls is a red-carpet statement of glamour. Is that the look you’re hoping to achieve on your wedding day?
If you opt to go unveiled down the aisle, a vintage comb or brooch (affixed by a creative stylist) can be an ideal (and sparkly!) finishing touch to your I Do updo. A flower is just as Eco-Beautiful for the rustic-chic bride. Veil or no veil, comb or flower…either way, your updo will be a work of art all its own!
Top Left: Tumblr
Bottom Left: Pinimg
Center: Charmed Beauty
Top Right: Wedding Chicks
Bottom Right: Wedding Chicks
Fall is fast approaching, and it’s time for fashion! With the infamous New York Fashion Week kicking off today and next month’s Bridal Market upon us, we can’t wait to see what our favorite eco designers have up their bridal sleeves for the upcoming season. We’re anticipating amazing collections and inspiration for the Eco-Beautiful bride!
While we are awaiting all things new, we thought we take a little strut down the retro runway with some designers whose gowns are made in the USA!
Photo Credits (click through for sources)
Left: Badgley Mischka Fall 2010
Center: Monique Lhuillier Spring 2011
Right (Top): Charles Nolan Spring 2008
Right (Bottom): Badgley Mischka Fall 2012
“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your wedding favors are a wonderful way to use your celebration to help others. Green your favors by choosing one of these awesome options to share your love with those in need and to give back!
Send your guests home with a candle from Prosperity Candle. The cute soy/paraffin blend candles come scented or unscented and personalized with the text and color of your choice. What’s special about these candles is that they are handcrafted by women in distressed nations around the world, including Haiti and Afghanistan, who earn a living wage from the candles they create. Those wages enable these women to buy food and medicines for their families, and to serve as role models for their daughters and community. Also a beautiful gift for bridal shower guests and your bridesmaids!
Encourage guests to support healthy love with Verizon’s HopeLine® program, which takes old wireless phones and accessories, refurbishes them, and then donates the devices (along with airtime) to victims of domestic violence. Place a card and small mail-in bag at each place setting or on a pretty table as guests leave for the night.
American Cancer Society
Make a simple and elegant statement to support cancer education, treatment, and prevention with the American Cancer Society Wedding Scroll. Complete with a personal message, your scrolls can honor a loved one you’ve lost to cancer, a survivor, or those all over the country who have been affected by the disease.
As parents to your own fur babies, why not give a gift to protect animals? Donate to the ASPCA on behalf of each of your guests. Or, if there is a shelter in your neighborhood (perhaps where you found your pet), you can choose to support their efforts with donations instead. Don’t forget to leave a sweet note for each of your guests to thank them!
Favor Card Photo Credit
This week’s Real Wedding feature is gorgeous! Alana and Amit were married at the St. Regis Resort Monarch Beach in sunny California. Their floral décor by (Jen K Floral Design) was amazing, and framed this loving couple perfectly. Another Eco-Beautiful touch to their day…Alana and Amit opted to upcycle their grandparent’s wedding rings to use as their own. Love it!