Just a few years ago, bridal accessories and lingerie designer Tessa Kim was a bride too. An artist and designer at heart, she created handmade accessories and veils for herself, which led to launching her own collection of vintage-inspired bridal must-haves. All of her headpieces are hand painted, hand cut and sculpted. In 2013, Tessa introduced intimates into the mix, made from fine silks satins and vintage laces. Ooo la la!
You’re rocking the ring, and you love it! So after you call Mom, what’s next? For most newly engaged ladies, it’s sharing the news with your besties, and securing their place by your side on your wedding day.
Popping the big question—“Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” can be done in a number of creative, eco-friendly ways. Be it a handmade card, a vintage compact mirror or a fun piece of jewelry, share the word with the girls in style!
Married underneath the trees outside of their eco-friendly venue, Jennifer + Christopher planned a wedding day that was modernly vintage, and full of love!
Many Eco-Beautiful Wedding wishes to Jennifer + Christopher!
Photography: Debra Gulbas Photography
Venue: Barr Mansion and Artisan
Hair: Gaye Lynn Hair Stylist
Floral Design: STEMS Floral Design
Musicians: Barton Strings
With the arrival of spring, it’s all about growing and planting things that bloom. So, if you’ve yet to check wedding favors off of the to-do-list, why not consider miniature plants, herbs or seeds? Plantable favors are wonderfully eco for a number of reasons. Not only are they natural, but they are also reusable, functioning as décor, placecards and favors.
Your gift will hopefully inspire your guests to grow a few more things, and they’ll always have a reminder of your special day!
For a bit of wearable, modern eco-glamour, Chicago designer Christina Karin is one for your short list. Her contemporary, ready-to-wear women’s line is chic and colorful—undoubtedly warm-weather honeymoon worthy. The sustainably produced pieces are very versatile, so you’ll certainly continue to turn heads in them at summer soirees too.
Not only fashionable, the Christina Karin collections are also philanthropic. A portion of sales are donated to V-Day, an organization that works to prevent violence against women.