This week’s featured wedding is big on flowers, flowers and flowers!
Christina and John selected the Stem Floral Design team to add lots of fresh floral beauty to their eco-friendly venue, the Barr Mansion in Austin. Barr Mansion is the nation’s first certified organic special events and wedding venue, offering couples both indoor and outdoor options as well as local and organic menus.
Lots of pretty colors made Christina and John’s day extra special. Many Eco-Beautiful Wedding wishes to them!
Photography: Stella Alesi
With snow coming down and spring right around the corner, we’re thinking about the beauty of white bouquets today!
White bouquets can be a totally gorgeous option for brides and attendants. Mix white blooms with greenery or other lightly-colored blooms to ensure the bouquet stands out from your gown and photographs well.
Go green with blooms from local farmers and growers in your area or near your wedding venue. Adding a vintage brooch borrowed from your mom, grandmother or mother-in-law to be can also add color and character to your bouquet.
Enjoy this snowy day and winter white inspiration!
As a new Mrs., your hands will get a lot of attention on your wedding day. So of course your nails will be well polished! The great news is that you can nail it Eco-Beautifully with one of these toxic-free polishes:
Zoya’s nail polishes are free of harsh chemicals such as formaldehyde and they’re vegan too. For the second year in a row, their colors were all over New York Fashion Week. Zoya even created a collection of signature colors for eco designer Rafael Cennamo (June is gorg!) They also offer toxin-free base, top coats and polish removers to keep your nails lovely for the wedding and honeymoon too.
Known for an array of high fashion nail colors, butter London manages to keep it toxic-free and rocker chic for brides. Their nail lacquers and polishes will really glam up your aisle style! Try out Fiver, an opaque mint color that’s trendy and perfect for a spring or summer wedding. If a colored manicure is too bold, consider a bright color by butter for your toes!
Sparitual uses natural pigments and ingredients from all over the world to create color-rich polishes in a variety of shades. We love that they use organic bamboo as a nail strengthener too. Add some Zen to your wedding day nails with Calm and Clear from the Meditate collection, or maybe go pink and Strike a Pose!
Bride Photo from Lazaro
A sure-fire way to ensure an Eco-Beautiful entrance is with a handmade wedding gown.
Designer Leanne Marshall’s wedding collection takes hand-dyed organzas, silks and laces and handcrafts the fabrics into dreamy gowns. Leanne seems to have an affinity for volume—many of her designs feature lots of draped skirts and fitted bodies. A classic silhouette with a modern, green twist!
Since it’s the end of the week, why not spend the afternoon with a little more Eco-Beautiful Wedding inspiration? LA’s Smog Shoppe was the eco-swanky venue for Margaux and Chad’s wedding, and the couple kept their day as green as possible with a solar-powered venue, second-hand décor and organic catering. Lovely!
Many Eco-Beautiful Wedding wishes to Margaux and Chad!
Photography: Meghan Christine Photography
Event Styling + Design, Papergoods, Invitation Design, Candy Buffet, Florals, Brooch Bouquet & Coordination: Harmony Creative Studio
Invitation Co-Design + Printing: Steel Petal Press
Vintage Postcards: Serendipity Beyond Design
Catering: Jennie Cooks Catering
Venue: The Smog Shoppe
Makeup and Hair: Monique Powers
Bride’s Dress: Vera Wang for David’s Bridal
Bride’s Shoes: Steve Madden and Tom’s
Bridesmaids Dresses: H&M (one shoulder), LC Lauren Conrad for Kohls (ruffles), Francesca’s Boutique (lace maternity dress)
Live Music (Spanish Guitar) & DJ Services: Rico Espinoza
Today’s very Eco-Beautiful Wedding took place in Utah and we must say, it soooo put us in the mood for the warmth of the sun! Candace and Troy celebrated their day at the Big Cottonwood Canyon, where they enjoy the slopes together in the winter. This location came alive for these snowbunnies last June and with some green details, the mountains became the ideal setting for such a beautiful wedding. This clearly crafty bride made her own bouquet, the floral arrangements and located the “love” branches in Hawaii to create some DIY décor. Her wedding ring is actually a family heirloom, the couple served home-brewed beer in reusable bottles and donated their leftover food to local firefighters. All creative and conscious ways to go green!
Many Eco-Beautiful Wedding Wishes to Candace and Troy!
Photographer: Jamy Beecher Photography
Tuxedos: Ritz Tuxedos
Groom’s Rings: Park City Jewelers
Candle Favors: Floral Accents (an Etsy seller)
Cake: Love Muffins Bakery
Cupcakes: Family and Friends