Jul 8, 2013

Pins O’ Plenty!

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When it comes to gathering wedding inspiration, there’s nearly nothing better than Pinterest!

There are so many fun ideas to be found and shared there, and we’re happy to see brides are still avidly pinning.

Check out our Editor-in-Chief Katie Martin on Pinterest for lots of wonderful ideas for your wedding day! When pinning with Katie, you’re sure to find two of her favorite things—lots of aqua and lots of eco!

Follow us too @EcoBeautifulWeddings!

 

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Jul 5, 2013

Real Engagement: Alice + Dave

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This fun, sunny engagement shoot seemed appropriate for a sunny Friday afternoon!  Alice and Dave recently moved from Sydney from Melbourne, but the hip couple ventured back to Sydney for their skyline shoot.  They bought along an original brownie camera as a prop and just had a great time with each other.

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Many Eco-Beautiful Engagement wishes to Alice and Dave!

 

Photography by Hilary Cam

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Jul 3, 2013

Oh Berry!

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It’s strawberry season and you cannot go wrong with incorporating these delish berries into your summer wedding.  When it comes to uses, there are the edible options like yummy strawberry cakes and pies, berry-infused cocktails, or homemade jam either included in guest welcome baskets or served with dinner.

Then there are the fun accents such strawberry-stamped bags for favors and signage!  So many berries, so little time…

 

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Jul 2, 2013

Your Cloud Parade Giveaway!

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As promised yesterday, we’re back today with some goodness!  Your Cloud Parade has a cute gift basket of items designed by a featured vendor, Typologie & Co., for one lucky winner!  The basket includes some adorable items for your wedding or even bridal shower.  Here’s what’s inside:

  • 1 set of 5 Geometric  Thank You Notes
  • 1 Pom Pom Bunting Garland
  • 20 Glitter Cupcake Flags

Awesome, right?  For a chance to win, all you’ll need to do is go to Your Cloud Parade, sign up, and create your own dream wedding cloud.  Come back and post the URL to your profile here, we’ll cruise the clouds and choose one to win! Contest ends on July 9th at 11:59pm EST. 

 

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Jul 1, 2013

Meet Your Cloud Parade!

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We love bringing you new resources to make wedding planning easier, more fun and of course, as eco-friendly as possible.  So we super excited to introduce you to Your Cloud Parade!

Your Cloud Parade is the first HIP online marketplace where a wedding couple can design and shop for their wedding all in one spot.  On their site, couples can comb through galleries of inspiration for everything from wedding attire to hair and accessories to décor.  All of your images and ideas are captured together in a cloud, so you can refer back to them.  And what’s oh so cool about Your Cloud Parade is once you’ve created your perfect wedding cloud, you can easily purchase all of the items in it in one fell swoop! Pretty awesome, huh?    

We recently had a chance to chat with Your Cloud Parade‘s Creative Director, Candice, to learn more about this wonderfully dreamy site, and why it’s a slice of wedding heaven.

EBW: How can a bride use Your Cloud Parade to help plan a unique wedding day?

CP: Your Cloud Parade is designed to be a one-stop shop of that hip bride. Brides can use our “clouds” (which is our version of inspiration boards) and shop the marketplace all in one spot. That is actually how the vision of CP was born. I had to watch my sister plan her wedding years ago and it seemed like we had to have 20 or more websites open just to find the perfect wedding garland.

EBW: Is Your Cloud Parade geared towards a particular wedding style (e.g., Rustic Chic, Bohemian, Vintage Inspired, etc.) or bride?

CP:  Your Cloud Parade put a big push into being the first hip and trendy online marketplace where a wedding couple can shop and design their wedding all in one place. Since our marketplace is curated we make sure that all of the hundreds of individual shops fit the Your Cloud Parade Brand. This ensures that when a wedding couple is shopping the site, it’s much easier to find that awesome item they are looking for, compared to shifting through a bunch of items.

EBW: How can Your Cloud Parade make wedding planning more eco-friendly?

CP: Right now one of the cool aspects of the Your Cloud Parade Marketplace is that most of the vendors are making their own items. This means that items are made locally and not mass produced in other countries.

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Candice and Molly of Your Cloud Parade

EBW: What is your favorite color palette for weddings this season?

CP: I personally love ombre blues and gold. Think, light blue, navy blue, shades of teals, etc… then top it off with some golds! I die! I love it soooo much. 

Alright Eco-Beautifuls, it’s time to start clouding!  We know you’ll have a ball.  So go ahead and get started, and be sure to check out our blog tomorrow for a super fun surprise for you thanks to the girls at Your Cloud Parade!

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Jun 28, 2013

Real Wedding: Laura + Ian

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Held at a private home on Maryland’s shore, Laura and Ian kept their Eco-Beautiful wedding sweet and green.

We love that they used chalkboards for menu, table numbers, and even the ceremony program.  Yay for less paper! For this outdoor summer wedding, Laura and Ian graciously created a “cooling station” complete with mini-fans and parasols to help guests beat the heat.

Another cute eco detail was the mason jars in lieu of glasses at the reception–complete with guests’ names and instructions to reuse their jar all night!

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 Laura and Ian are actually celebrating their one year anniversary in a few days, so many Eco-Beautiful Wedding and Anniversary wishes to them!

Photos by Carly Fuller Photography

 

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