If you are looking for a fun addition to your wedding ceremony or reception drink stations this summer, these sweet straws from Aardvark will do the trick! Made in the USA and available in more than 200 customizable designs (including NBA and NFL themes) these straws are super eco. Aardvark straws are 100% chlorine and chemical-free, can decompose in just 45-60 days and won’t bleed or break down in beverages (so your guests can hit the dance floor for a bit!). These will be a total hit!
And to make sure everyone can sip in style without bending your wedding budget, our friends at Aardvark are offering 50% off to Eco-Beautiful readers! Just enter the code JUQOQU7 at checkout (valid until 7/17/15).
Shay and Joe met at a yoga class, and their wedding reflected everything the practice embodies—the gentle calm of natural surroundings, traditions and love. The couple highlighted the blending of their families and cultures with both Persian and Asian wedding traditions throughout the day. Held at The Environmental Nature Center, a hidden gem in Newport Beach, it was all about the beauty of nature and the beauty of two families becoming one.
Many Eco-Beautiful Wedding wishes to Shay + Joe!
Photographer: Kaysha Weiner
Venue: Environmental Nature Center, Newport Beach, CA
Floral Designer: Florals by Jenny
Cake: Simply Sweet Cakery
Caterer: Summit Event Catering
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