Jul 29, 2013

Etsy Love: Bouquets by Flower Thyme

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Etsy is such a goldmine for the Eco-Beautiful Bride, and we love these recently featured paper from Flower Thyme!  These handgrown treasures are custom designed, and available in a rainbow of colors.  The bouquet pictured above is so on trend with the ombre—great way to incorporate the various shades of your wedding color palette.

Take a look at more of Flower Thyme’s fun designs on Etsy!

 

Photo Credit

Willa J Photography

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Jul 26, 2013

Real Weddings: Maya + Collin

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This week’s featured bride and groom, Maya and Collin, chose the rustic rolling hills of Costanoa for the setting of their simple, elegant wedding. Tucked away in the hills near Santa Cruz, across from the Pacific Ocean, Costanoa smells like eucalyptus and feels far away from everything. Their day was full of laughter, friendship, and hours of dancing. Sounds like the ideal day…

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Oh what what a night!

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Many Eco-Beautiful Wedding Wishes to Maya and Collin!

Photographer:  Julie Kay Kelly Photography

Event Planner:  Dream a Little Dream Events

Floral Designer:  Tessa’s Garden

Reception Venue:  Costanoa

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Jul 25, 2013

This Week’s Sneak Peak!

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Aren’t these colors gorgeous?!?!? And they’re locally grown, which makes them that much more beautiful in our book.  These flowers were actually a part of this week’s featured Real Wedding, so come back tomorrow for more color and loveliness!  

See ya then!

Photography: Julie Kay Kelly Photography

 

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Jul 24, 2013

Shop FleaPop

 

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What’s the perfect blend of a flea market and a pop-up shop?  Why FleaPop of course!  A new online marketplace for once-loved goods, FleaPop makes that search for something old, new, borrowed, or blue much more exciting.  

FleaPop has taken the fun, treasure-hunting side of the flea market experience online, making it convenient and accessible to more people. From vintage to mid-century modern, it’s a new way to buy from, sell to, and connect with others.

From high-end, one-of-a-kind accents (maybe a vintage teal dresser for your escort cards or self-serve bar?) to the positively quirky, FleaPop is a unique resource connecting you to a whole community of individual sellers and curated collections.

Check it out here!

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Jul 23, 2013

Planning a Green Menu with Wolfgang Puck

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Renowned Chef Wolfgang Puck has embraced a more green and ethical approach to catering.  Simply and aptly named WELL™, his company’s mission is all about treating our bodies, food sources, farmers and customers well.  The company does this is a number of ways, starting first using the most fresh, organic and humanely-treated ingredients.   

Based on Wolfgang’s Green Guidelines for eating well, here are some suggestions on how you can create a WELL™ based menu for your wedding:

-          Limit the amount of meat served:  If going completely vegetarian is not an option, serve a soup and salad before dinner, and a smaller portion of meat with the main course.

-          Know where your food is coming from:  Don’t be afraid to ask caterers where they source foods from to ensure farmers and growers use ethical practices.

-          Don’t forget the fruit:  Delicious fruits are always in season.  Find creative ways to incorporate more fruit into the menu.

Learn more about the WELL™ philosophy here, and also check out this video for tips from Wolfgang himself on creating an eco-friendly reception menu!

Photo: Delish

Other Sources: USA Today

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Jul 22, 2013

2013 Summer Indie Wed

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How does an afternoon of shopping for wedding goods, gathering design ideas from some of Chicago’s hottest wedding pros and noshing on sweets and treats from the best local caterers sound? If this is how you’d like to spend some time this weekend, and you’ll be in the Chicago area, Indie Wed is the place to be on July 28th!

Unlike traditional bridal expos, Indie Wed offers an opportunity for brides (and grooms too!) to actually experience participating vendors.  There will be a variety of unique and whimsical vendor to see, and you can even practice your reception twirl while the DJ spins a tune or two.

Over 100 independent vendors and artists will be in the marketplace, and many of them will have wares for sale.

Check out this video from one of last year’s events to get a feel for what’s in store! 

Tickets are available for purchase here.

Have Fun!

 

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