As promised, we’re back with a really fun wedding for your Friday afternoon! This week’s Real Wedding is a “healthy” one, featuring Ali and Reuben. This bride and groom are creative vegetable lovers, so what would be the ideal theme for their wedding? Why veggies of course! They incorporated some lovingly handcrafted DIY details including handmade napkins and veggie photo booth props. Creative indeed!
Here’s the bride’s reflection on her day, in her own words…
“While the day was filled with so many wonderful moments, I think the most memorable for us was the ceremony. We made a point in tailoring it in a way that was authentic to our beliefs and personalities and we received a lot of positive feedback from our guests on the candid and thoughtful nature of the ceremony.” Such great advice, and how we think every couple should approach their wedding.
Many Eco-Beautiful Wedding wishes to Ali and Reuben!
Photography: Selah Photography
Hair Stylist: Double Dutch Hair Salon
Event Planner: Colorado Aisle Weddings and Events
Floral Designer: Bellissimi Fiori
Reception Venue: Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Dress Designer: Claire Pettibone
Cake Designer: Cake Crumbs Bakery
Tomorrow’s Real Wedding is super creative, sweet and oh so reflective of the bride and groom’s personalities and love for nature!
Here’s a snippet of the bride’s reflections on her special day:
“While the day was filled with so many wonderful moments, I think the most memorable for us was the ceremony…”.
Come back tomorrow to see a few of their ceremony moments!
Photo by Selah Photography
Vera Wang recently debuted her Spring 2014 collection, and it is all about the black and white! This was an interesting aesthetic for the designer—the mix of traditional silhouettes with appliques, laces and of course, the color palette.
What do you think about the rocker-chic look of this collection? Would you wear one of these gowns for your Eco-Beautiful day?
Photos from Vera Wang
While some brides opt for a completely different dress for the reception, another easy way to change looks is to add an accessory like a sash! Your beautiful gown will take on a whole new look with a bejeweled sashfrom the Sareh Nouri collection . Just the right amount of glitz and glam!
Take a peek at her bridal gowns too!
For us, every day is Earth Day! And we hope the same is true for you. Our truth is that, as global citizens, we should always strive to be good to the Earth and to each other. So, we encourage you to make conscious choices for your wedding, your home and your lifestyle.
As the newly engaged, or the newly wed, keep in mind that it’s the little things that often make the greatest impact. One of the easiest ways to help the environment is to purchase products from companies who uphold ethical and sustainable practices, and give back to the global community. Here are just a few:
Project 7’s Save the Earth campaign runs year round. A tray of their sugar-free packs of gum plants 10 fruit-bearing trees! These would make great additions to your welcome bags for out-of-town wedding guests.
A Spring pick of our Editor-in-Chief Katie Martin, Elva Fields creates beautiful jewelry for brides and girly girls. These cute colorful earrings are made with vintage coral glass. $5 from each pair sold is donated to The Edible Schoolyard Project that brings organic gardening, cooking and nutrition into the classroom. Wouldn’t they make great gifts for your bridesmaids?
3 Strands Global supports the fight against worldwide sex trafficking with these bracelets, handmade by rescued girls. The three strands represent love, freedom and empowerment and each include a rare red seed from a Cambodian Sandlewood tree. Those seeds represent the beauty and resilience of the women who now have a future of freedom. 50% of the proceeds from each bracelet support the organization’s efforts.
Don’t hurt the earth by giving your guests non biodegradable items to toss at your ceremony! Instead, use this pretty plantable confetti that will grow into wildflowers!
Skincare containing natural ingredients, including Red Mangrove extract, which harvested from the ecosystems of Florida and the Carribean, and works as an antioxidant for the skin. A portion of the proceeds from Hevia’s sales are donated to the South Florida National Parks Trust to restore and replant mangrove trees crucial to the ecosystem and floral identity of the Florida coast.
We hope you’ll celebrate Earth Day with a purchase from at least one of these companies that seek to
better your life and someone else’s in the world too. Use your wedding and everyday life to continue to make this Earth, our Earth, a better place.
Have an Eco-Beautiful Earth Day!
Today’s feature is a simply sweet engagement session! Cassy and Luc set the tone for their eco-friendly May wedding with this outdoor shoot in New Mexico. It was truly a golden time of day… a naturally beautiful frame for such a cute couple!
We hope they’ll come back and share their special day with us too.
Many Eco-Beautiful engagement wishes to Cassy and Luc!
Photography by Joni Bilderback