This wedding had soul- and lots of it. Jesse + Kevin tied the knot at Brahma Ridge Event Center in the mountains of North Carolina, and their day was filled from beginning to end with personal and eco-friendly touches made by family and friends. The day began with the bride in a family heirloom silk wedding dress that had been worn by five women in her family and for the ceremony, she donned gold family heirloom jewelry and a second previously owned ivory silk wedding dress. The couple’s dog stepped up as ring bear, the bride’s dad handcrafted a beautiful escort card tree, Mom shopped at thrift stores and flea markets to create the collection of vintage bottles and china and an aunt made the wedding cake. Jesse + Kevin also created a sweet off-shoot of off the main tent that included hand made nook filled with photos of the bride & groom and their families.
A true family affair!
Many Eco-Beautiful Wedding wishes to Jesse + Kevin!
Photography: melissa maureen photography
Venue: Brahma Ridge
Hair: Aabani Salon
Catering: Corner Kitchen
If hand addressing a few hundred envelopes is not in your wedding hours budget, Fresh Ink Stamps is the perfect solution! These eco-friendly stamps are customizable and available in pretty fonts to freshen up your wedding, bridal shower and rehearsal dinner invites. The wood blocks are handcrafted from salvaged and reclaimed wood and they are sourced right in Colorado!
Check out the collection here!
Love this escort card tree from our upcoming Real Wedding feature! This bride and groom enlisted the help of family and friends to handcraft so many fun things for their wedding. Even Dad was in on the fun–this was done by the father of the bride as a surprise!
More to come!
Photo by: melissa maureen photography
Kristen + Ed chose their beautiful property, a colorful marsh land full of wildlife, for their ceremony. Their handmade grapevine alter (crafted by the couple) was the perfect finishing touch, and after sharing their vows with about 80 family members and close friends, they led the way to Kitz Farm for their rustic reception. Antique cars, a three-piece band, a wooded free standing bar and lighting transformed the restored 1800’s barn!
Many Eco-Beautiful Wedding wishes to Kristen + Ed!
Photography: Kate Donovan Photography
Our friends at Arturo Paulino Photography have a super cute new video to share with you! Arturo is the photographer for worldwide weddings, and we love that a portion of your photography package is donated to the charity of your choice!
Take a peek here!