It’s official! Fall made its debut over the weekend, and it’s definitely in the air. Fall is such a beautiful season for weddings—the rich color palette, holidays, and warm drinks (can’t forget those!) all provide fab inspiration for weddings. As rustic chic, vintage glamour, and the woodsy outdoors continue to be popular eco-themes for weddings this year, we can’t wait to share lots of fall, Eco-Beautiful goodness with you!
We are so ready to “Fall in Love” again! How about you?
Among so many things that Indiana is known for, now we can add an Eco-Beautiful Wedding to the list! Emily and Zach just celebrated their one-year anniversary this month, so what a perfect time to share their late-summer wedding!
An eco couple at heart, Emily and Zach planned a charming and conscious celebration that included flowers they grew themselves, a reception at local restaurant that sources local ingredients, and centerpieces made from recycled mason jars. Love it!
Thank you Grise Photography, and many Eco-Beautiful Wedding (and now anniversary) wishes to Emily and Zach!
Event Planner: April Foster Events
Floral Designer: Amy Gras
Don’t you just love a good sale? We do too! So we have a good one to share today from Bella Figura! Their annual sample sale is underway, and you can touch and feel a few (or lots!) of invitations from their beautiful and eco-friendly collection for just $1 each. And it gets better…for each sample purchased, Bella Figura will plant two trees with American Forests!
If you’re not familiar with Bella Figura invitations, now’s the time to take a peek. Their letterpress designs are just gorgeous!
Sample sale or not, Bella Figura is truly committed to the environment. Just a few reasons why they are so eco-cool: they only use vegetable-oil based and low-Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) inks, as well as environmental tree-free papers. And, their printing facilities are 100% wind-powered!
Let’s plant an Eco-Beautiful forest with Bella Figura! The sale ends on September 24, 2012.
Well, alas the time has come. The end of summer is officially upon us. It was such an awesome time—full of bright colors, one of our favorite issues yet, and lots of new Eco-Beautiful Brides (welcome!).
Saying goodbye to summer is bittersweet, but as fall makes its official debut in just a few days, we’re looking forward to the thrills of the upcoming season. For us, there’s a glimpse at the latest in bridal fashion and couture at the fall Bridal Market in October, the excitement of our Winter/Spring 2013 issue, and sharing lots of fall and winter wedding inspiration here on the blog. Oh, and a few surprises along the way…
But for now, we’ll say bye-bye to the sweet, sweet summer! We’ll surely see her again soon!
We absolutely LOVE Bleu Garters! These beauties are handmade and created right in Los Angeles!
Silks, laces, ribbons and jeweled embellishments come together to create such goodness that it will surely be hard for the Eco-Beautiful bride to choose just one! While Bleu has so many beautiful designs to choose from (we were in love with the Peony Collection this spring and summer!) you can work with the Bleu Garter designers to create a custom garter to suit your fancy. Complete with your embroidered name or initials, your Bleu Garter will be a treasured memory of your wedding day forever.
The world of Bleu Garters awaits you here, and be sure to check back for new collections for the upcoming season. We can’t wait!
Happy Monday Eco-Beautiful brides-to-be! Was this a weekend for some ring shopping? If the search continues, we urge you to choose a ring that you can feel wonderful about, and will love twice as much because it was made ethically and responsibly.
Mark Schneider rings are green for so many reasons:
- His collections are handmade in Long Beach, California.
- His gold is 100% recycled and refined back into its pure form so it’s identical to precious metal.
- He is an expert craftsman, and has won over 50 awards for his jewelry designs. Even the Smithsonian agrees—he has a piece on permanent display there!
You can browse Mark Schneider rings here, and pick out a few of your faves. Feel free to leave them up on your screen for the fiancé-to-be to see…don’t worry, we won’t tell!
P.S. For our Eco-Beautiful brides, Mark also has a collection of men’s wedding bands for your hubby-to-be!