For couples who love their fur babies to pieces (as all do), the wedding day would not be complete without the kids. Totally cool! So many brides and grooms opt to include their dogs in their ceremonies as ring bearers, greeters, or just Ambassadors of Adorable. Have your puppies play whatever role you‘d like, and guaranteed your guests will love it.
Dressing the pups for their (ok, it’s a bit of yours too) big day is an ideal DIY project. A bowtie or a handmade collar can spiff your little dude right on up. Or for the girls, a leash made of fresh flowers is just too cute! If you’d prefer to leave the attire to the pros, check out some custom options. And don’t forget the organic treats that may be needed to lure a shy pup down the aisle!
For the men in your bridal party, cufflinks add personality and style to that tux or suit!
As an added bonus, cufflinks also make great, sentimental gifts of gratitude.
Gift your groom a set of vintage map of your wedding location or maybe your first date. And for dad, have his cufflinks customized with a special note of thanks.
Comb antique and consignment shops for unique, vintage sets. Online marketplaces such as Etsy can make browsing for custom, handmade cufflinks simple and BHLDN has some really cool options as well (like these sterling Love Letters)!
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Happy Real Wedding Friday! Today’s feature couple Ashley and Dan, bought a bit of scenery and an eco-friendly carriage ride into their Michigan wedding day. Enjoy a few images from their celebration…
Many Eco-Beautiful Wedding wishes to Ashley and Dan!
Photography by: Paul Retherford Wedding Photography
Recycling, upcycling, making the old new…these are all ways to green your wedding day. With some digging (and a little help from us!) you can easily find wedding necessities and niceties to eco-beautify your wedding.
To start, make a stop at the Recycle your Wedding section on the Ruffled Blog! This online marketplace has so many cool things for your wedding—décor, photobooth backdrops, dresses…you name it. As a bride-to-be, you can find great items, and then come back as a Mrs. and list items to sell. A community of Eco-Beautiful brides! We love it!
These days, it’s very rare to open a bridal magazine, Pinterest, or any other wedding planning resource without stumbling upon the macaroon!
These Parisian treats are colorful and sweet, and your guests will love them. A macaroon makes a delightful favor, as well as an addition to your dessert bar. For a true showstopper, consider a croquembouche-style tower of macaroons!
A lot of attention is on the bride on the wedding day (and rightfully so), but the groom deserves a little shine too.
An Eco-Beautiful wedding is all about eco-style, and the groom has to fit right in. So, like the rest of him, his lapel should be dressed with the best. A boutonnière not only complements the bridal bouquet, but adds a bit of style to the groom’s overall look.
The makings of an Eco-Beautiful boutonnière: Start with a beautiful flower (maybe one grown in your own garden, or selected from a local grower or farmer’s market). Add color, and some texture with seasonal, natural elements. Pin to a handsome groom, and violà!
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