Inspired by the fall air and a vintage flair, photographer Erin Leigh sought to help eco brides and grooms visualize a wedding day crafted from recycled and re-purposed materials, many of which can be found in their own homes.
A vegetable garden theme is played out in the floral design and escort cards. All of the details used in the shoot—including the décor, signage, and the bride’s fascinator were all handmade. Even the location was all about the eco! The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano, California, a non-profit, educational center focused on providing the community with practical, environmental solutions for the home.
The holiday season offers lots of inspiration for wedding elements that sparkle and shine. Linens, accessories, cakes, your wedding day attire—almost every aspect of your day can use a touch here and there. You also don’t have to choose between silver and gold accents; a mix of the two is beautiful for winter and really festive too.
How’s an adorable flower girl to start your morning?
As this cutie takes a break from her important wedding duties to catch up with a good book, you can take one too with more decor details from last week’s Real Wedding! Here’s a bit more from Shelby + Thomas’ day…
Happy Friday everyone!
Photography: eWatts Photography
Love this autumn loveliness from Etsy seller whichgoose! This crown is handmade and just enough glam for the Eco-Beautiful bride. whichgoose also offers an array of other super pretty wedding items, including ring bearer pillows and vintage clutches.
See it all here!
Canadian Bridal Designer Lea-Ann Belter recently debuted a new bridal collection just in time for the 2014 bride. Staying true to her simple, elegant and sophisticated approach to design, the collection is very classic, with hints of understated detail. Each gown is entirely reverse–stitched and fully lined in silk, and some of the collection features fabrics such as silk brocades and softly-colored dupioni silks designed by Lea-Ann.
If you’re in the Toronto area, you can twirl in the lovely new collection at Le-Ann’s flagship boutique, or find them in select bridal boutiques throughout the US and Europe.
The official season of gift giving kicks off in a few short days, and chances are you’ll have some shopping to do. One of our gifts to you during the holidays will be great resources for eco-gifts, and we’re starting today with Zady!
This very hip, very conscious, online marketplace offers a beautful collection of items for the closet and the home. All of the items are made sustainably, be it here in the US or abroad, and Zady’s got it all— from jeans to bags to wooden bowls for your kitchen. Where else can you find a a chic puffer jacket made from recycled plastic bottles gathered in Taiwan?
What’s wonderful about Zady is that you also get to know the story behind the companies and artisans who create the products, so you have some sense of how meaningful each item is. We love their philosophy of being answer the question “Where did you get that?” with more about the actual creator and hertiage of the item as opposed to just a company name.
Learn more about Zady at www.zady.com.