It’s a party over here for sure today! We’re celebrating the birthday of our fave Editor-in-Chief, Katie Martin!
Katie, we wish you a wonderful day with your fave things–lots of hugs and kisses from your family and friends, a little bit of aqua and a latte too!
We’ll start with the kisses (the Eco-Beautiful kind of course)…mmmwah!
Photo from The Wood Connection
Sign Created by Every Creative Endeavor
There’s a bit of chill in the air today on the east coast, so we’re already searching for signs of spring. In doing so, we checked in with invitation extraordinaire Minted, and came across their beautiful collection of hand-drawn invitation designs. Flowers, calligraphy, stripes…oh my!
What’s fantastic about Minted is the company is global community of indie designers, each bringing their own creativity and design aesthetic to a particular theme. That approach offers brides and grooms a wide variety of options for invites, and an opportunity to really find that ideal look for wedding stationery. And they offer recycled paper too!
Designer Deborah Lindquist uses sustainable, organic, and recycled fabrics such as organic cotton, linen and hemp to create her lovely bridal gowns and other eco-fashionable pieces. Deborah’s fabric selections also include “upcycled and reincarnated” options, including sonic fabric, which is an audible textile developed by artist Alyce Santoro and created from recycled recorded audio cassette tape. How amazing is that?
The dresses are made in the US too!
Sneak a peek at the Deborah Lindquist Eco-Couture collection at www.deborahlindquist.com.
Molly and Ben chose a wedding venue close to their hearts—a New Hampshire estate that has been in the groom’s family for four generations. 100 acres of pristine sloping hills leaning towards the Connecticut river, the property encompasses 11 summer homes, yet it is a well-kept secret from passersby.
After deciding on a “naturally elegant” theme for their special day, the couple enlisted the help of Ben’s aunts to design the wedding flowers, all of which were picked from nearby fields. The family’s weathervane was used for the logo on napkins and placesettings, and the celebration was kept as eco as possible with reusable materials and glassware.
Many Eco- Beautiful Wedding Wishes to Molly and Ben!
Photographer: Wayne Chinnock Photography
As we get ready to close the door at Eco-Beautiful office for the last time this year, we can’t help but smile thinking about the blast 2013 has been! We’ve featured so many gorgeous weddings in our issues and blog this year, launched our first issue of Eco-Beautiful Baby and shared green wedding tips and info galore.
The first few weeks of the new year will find us busy preparing our next issue, which we hope to share with you soon! Until then, stay tuned to the blog as we’ll continue to do what we do best–bring you the information and inspiration you need to plan stylishly green weddings.
Happy New Year!
Photos (all from our 2013 Real Weddings features):