For an Eco-Beautiful wedding, enviornmentally-UNfriendly balloons are a no-no. But that doesn’t mean your venue ceilings need to be bare, either.
From borrowed vintage umbrellas to upcycled material, the sky’s the limit when it comes to decking out the ceremony or reception space.
Keep your guests looking up at with some creative and fun options that are eco-friendly and won’t break the budget!
Photos (all via Lover.ly)
It’s always fun when we come across something for the stylish groom!
Meet Nice Laundry, the ultimate site to reinvent your sock drawer!
This super cool company creates fun, stylish mens socks from raw materials. In addition to their awesome colors and pattern selections, we love that Nice Laundry also recycles socks too! Send your old worn out socks to them and they’ll be reused and repurposed. No excuses not to keep the sock drawer updated.
Here are few more fun facts about these crazy, cool and colorful sock specialists:
· They provide you with stylish socks that normally cost $14/pair for just $6/pair
· They give you 15-20% discounts on future pairs of socks for recycling your old socks with them
· The design socks based on seasons, mood, and other inspirational visual scenes
· They don’t sell individual pairs of socks – they sell socks in packs of 6 pairs to completely remake your sock drawer
These would be fab gifts for the groomsmen, too. Love it! Restyle your sock collection here…
Courtney + Joe met each other in high school, but didn’t start dating until college. The couple gathered a super fun group of guys and gals, family and other VIPs to celebrate their love with a spring wedding at The Oaks at Windsong, a beautiful property sprawled across acres and acres of grassy fields with tall oak trees.
Their Victorian Country style reception was infused with vintage touches and natural materials—lace, burlap, wood, lanterns and yummy antique finds (the bride combed antique and thrift stores for assorted china saucers for the wedding cake). All of these elements intertwined with beautiful florals under a canopy of twinkling lights made for an amazing night.
Many Eco-Beautiful Wedding wishes to Courtney + Joe!
Photography: Carrie Wildes
Venue: The Oaks at Windsong
Event Planner: The Perfect Settings
DJ: Jam All Day Entertainment
Makeup: Leila Easters
Invitations: Paper Panache
Dress: Something Blue Bridal Boutique/The White Magnolia Bridal Collection
Wedding dresses, décor, florals, food…so many important eco decisions for the big day!
But what about your kitchen? As your building a new life and love nest together, now is the perfect time to refresh your cookware with healthier alternatives. Avoid those yucky chemicals and toxins that will linger in pans for years, and add some fresh and fun eco-friendly cookware to your wedding gift registry with these green options:
T-fal Naturale with CeramicControl is a toxin-free, ultra-resistant fry pan featuring the patented CeramicControl with ThermospotTM heat indicator. It’s a versatile cookware piece perfecting searing, sautéing, and frying. The stylish pan features color-matched phenolic handles and a unique stone-effect matte enamel exterior for added appeal. The best part is it’s PTFE-Free, dishwasher safe and the durable non-stick surface guarantees a fast, easy clean-up. Available at select retailers nationwide. We’ve added it to our pot rack too, and can tell you it’s amazing!
IMUSA’s Ceramic Caldero from the GlobalKitchen Caribbean line brings a colorful twist on this staple cookware piece made for cooking a wide variety of dishes including rice and beans, braised meats, stews and soups (yum!) Coated with a nonstick ceramic glaze, the IMUSA Ceramic Caldero provides a non-toxic cooking experience free of chemicals, including PFOA, PTFE and cadmium. Available at Target.com.
COOKINA Cuisine Reusable Cooking Sheet provides non-stick, easy-clean and healthy cooking and baking for all those cookies, cakes and pies during the holidays! Ideal as an alternative to aluminum foil, parchment and wax paper, you won’t need any oil and it’s 100% non-stick and PFOA Free. You can even cut it to size and reuse! Available at www.cookina.co.
Here’s to lots of eco-healthy cooking!
Veronica and Michael had a sweet + simple backyard ceremony and reception for their wedding in May. They are farmers in Georgia, and chose to get married in their own gorgeous backyard! A very crafty bride, Veronica got really hands on for the special day, making her wedding dress, all the paper flower bouquets and boutonnieres and the reception decor. The couple also kept their day eco with catering by a local restaurant.
Filled with love and readings from favorite books of the bride, groom and guests, their day was laid back and personal.
Many Eco-Beautiful Wedding wishes to Veronica + Michael!