Jul 12, 2013

Happily Ever After: A Style Shoot

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Welcome to San Luis Obispo, California, also known as the Happiest Place in North America!

Fondly known as SLO, San Luis Obispo is all about the small town atmosphere with no drive-thru restaurants, sky scrapers, or multiple highways- but rather weekly local farmer’s markets, rolling hills, abundant vineyards, and eclectic thrift and coffee shops. Locals pride themselves on living green and embracing the great outdoors, and they love the pups too.  The town’s dog population is right up there with two-legged residents!

A team of very talented local wedding and event professionals put their eco-friendly superpowers together and created this incredibly fun wedding style shoot, inspired by the things that make SLO so unique.

This backyard wedding embodies the SLO-Cal life in every aspect.  The bride and groom beautifully personify the area’s edgy, eco-chic sensibility, wearing one-of-a-kind recycled fashions. The bride is outfitted in a wedding dress made entirely from the pages of an old children’s book, accented with gauzy tulle from an old curtain. The groom donned a matching tie, and the bridesmaids rocked upcycled dresses found at a thrift shop.

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The fresh floral bouquets were gorgeous, and the bride’s confection highlighted fresh fare such as artichokes and beets.  And her fresh daisy necklace? LOVE!

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The bride and groom said “I do” under a beautiful California Oak, while surrounded by sustainable design elements. The oak was hung with hand-made “chandeliers” made from old bicycle spokes, Edison bulbs from Restore (Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store), used books, and tin cans filled with gorgeous fresh flowers from the property.

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 There are so many fun elements to this shoot that we just couldn’t squeeze them all into one post.  So, we’ll save the reception portion for next week! Have an Eco-Beautiful weekend!

 

Photography:  Kelsea Holder

Hair Stylist:  Sammy Williams Hair and Makeup

Catering, Decor Rental, Event Design:  Zest it Up

Floral Designer:  Blissful Blossoms

Cake Designer:  Kathy Callahan

 

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Jul 11, 2013

This Week’s Sneak Peek!

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Do you know where the happiest place in North America is?  While we’re going to leave you guessing,we’re willing to bet it’s not where you’d expect! We will tell you that this somewhat secretly happy place knows a thing or two about eco-friendly weddings!

See ya tomorrow for more!

Photo by: Kelsea Holder

 

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Jul 10, 2013

Chalk It Up!

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(Photo Inspired By This/Erin Hearts Court)

Not just for classrooms anymore, chalkboards are a fun wedding trend that’s popping up everywhere! Chalkboards add an eco touch to the day by cutting down on printed paper.  Where can you use a chalkboard, you ask?  We’re so glad, because the sky’s really the limit!  There’s invites, placecards, ceremony programs, signage, photobooth backdrops and props…the list goes on and on. 

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(Photo Blade Event Designs)

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(Photo Oh Lovely Day/Jinny Jimenez)

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(Photo Wedding Chicks/Pat Furey Photography)

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(Photo Turn Loose the Art)

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(Photo Every Last Detail/Andi Mans Photography and Design

Use your imagination for some creative chalkboard solutions, ditch all that wasteful paper, and don’t forget the colored chalk!

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Jul 9, 2013

You’re Blushing

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Whether you’re going subtly natural or pop star glam for your wedding-day makeup, a kiss of color on the cheeks will likely make you a true blushing bride.  There is a range of eco-friendly blush options depending on your needs, so we suggest considering these green brands for your chemical-free cheek color:

Zao MakeUp

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Bamboo-based Zao blush offers definition and a healthy glow.  Their products are talc-free and awesomely refillable.

Vapour Organic Beauty

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Vapour’s Aura Multi-Use Blush-Classic is a perfectly-pink pick for brides who are seeking a more natural look. Available in a variety of soft pinks, the organic blend is made from organic and anti-inflammatory ingredients, and can be used on the cheeks, lips and eyes.

Youngblood Cosmetics

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A fave option for eco brides who love the luxe, Youngblood’s line of blushes include both mineral and crème formulations. Their Luminous Crème Blush is sheer and shimmery, and can be layered with powder blushes for that extra pop.

 

Photo Credit

Blush and Blush

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Jul 8, 2013

Pins O’ Plenty!

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When it comes to gathering wedding inspiration, there’s nearly nothing better than Pinterest!

There are so many fun ideas to be found and shared there, and we’re happy to see brides are still avidly pinning.

Check out our Editor-in-Chief Katie Martin on Pinterest for lots of wonderful ideas for your wedding day! When pinning with Katie, you’re sure to find two of her favorite things—lots of aqua and lots of eco!

Follow us too @EcoBeautifulWeddings!

 

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Jul 5, 2013

Real Engagement: Alice + Dave

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This fun, sunny engagement shoot seemed appropriate for a sunny Friday afternoon!  Alice and Dave recently moved from Sydney from Melbourne, but the hip couple ventured back to Sydney for their skyline shoot.  They bought along an original brownie camera as a prop and just had a great time with each other.

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Many Eco-Beautiful Engagement wishes to Alice and Dave!

 

Photography by Hilary Cam

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