Jennifer, the owner, designer and ink mixer of GreenQuince is a true green girl, and it shows. From paper to process, she keeps her passion for the Earth at the forefront, using recycled materials and an artistic flair to create beautiful fine stationery for brides and grooms. Offering both custom and off-the-shelf works (if you’re in time bind), Jennifer’s designs set the right tone for any Eco-Beautiful Wedding!
Learn more about GreenQuince, Jennifer’s approach to design and peruse her Esty shop here!
When the time comes to raise the glasses and toast at the reception, what will the libation of choice be? If it’s wine, we’d like to be your eco sommelier, and recommend the latest release from the Francis Ford Coppola Winery, the 2012 Chateau Red.
A new addition to the winery’s Votrè Santé collection, this wine blends modern and traditional in the best of ways. Inspired by Francis’s late paternal grandmother, Maria Zasa, who began a family tradition of toasting, “a votrè santé,” which means “to your health,” each time she raised a glass. The 2012 Chateau Red offers a modern touch with a trendy blend of Rhône grapes, carefully sourced from warm and cool climate appellations. Black cherry, currant and plum flavors mingle with more smoky notes to make this wine ideal for a decadent fall wedding meal. We gave it a whirl with some delicious cheeses this weekend and it was perfect. The wine is so beautifully bottled and packaged too!
The 2012 Chateau Red and other wines from the Votrè Santé collection are available online at franciscoppolawinery.com.
Marine biologists Jess and Nick’s love for water, the environment and Hawaii created the perfect wedding celebration setting. The self-described science geeks have done several science studies near the Hawaiian coastline, so they envisioned a wedding day that encompassed as much of the island as possible. It certainly shows! From the themed invitations and programs (created by eco designer Bella Figura) to pineapple-accented bouquets and centerpieces to the authentic hula dancers, Jess and Nick’s Florida celebration was so Hawaiian, their guests had no choice but to hang loose. The couple even provided eco-friendly mosquito repellant to keep everyone bite free!
Ho’omaika’i ‘ana Jess and Nick, and many Eco-Beautiful wedding wishes to you!
Photography: Stephanie A. Smith
Caterer: Milan Catering and Event Design
Event Planner and Floral Designer: 2Birds Events
Floral Leis: Hawaiian Lei Company
Musicians: Echo of the South Pacific
Reception Venue: Sunken Gardens
Invitation Designer: Bella Figura
Cinema and Video: Brogen Productions
Dress Store: Anthropologie
Dress Designer: Nicole Miller
Paper Props: Catherine Hayslip
It’s a celebration! Our parent company, Elegance and Simplicity, is celebrating their 15th anniversary today! The E&S team, led by our Editor-in-Chief Katie Martin, has created beautifully-green weddings all over the world. Just a glimpse at their portfolio affirms that Katie and her team are passionate about what they do—every E&S event is full of creativity, color and love!
We wish Katie and E&S many more years of continued success and stunning, green weddings and events.
Now back to the party!
Bamboo/Pumpkin Arrangement- E&S
Fall Bouquet- Peter Redel Photography
Fall Calla Bouquet-Renee Michelle
Floral Elephant- E&S
Fall is a season that offers an abundance of décor inspiration, so let’s start with escort and place cards! Using mini pumpkins, leaves or even acorns to show your guests to their seats is a fun way to add a bit of fall fun to a reception. And if you absolutely can’t decide which of these ideas you love more, use one option for the reception, and the other for the rehearsal dinner or send-off brunch.
Top Left: Make and Takes
Top Right: United with Love
Bottom Left: Wedding Snap
Bottom Right: Sweet Violet Bride