Pretty weddings and pretty packages go so well together!
Pretty Little Packages combines modern design and eco-friendly favors in one. Their soy candles are earth friendly and handpoured locally in Connecticut. The custom-blended teas are earth lovely too, made from organically or ethically wildgathered herbs. Choose a blend that matches your wedding’s personality and flavor!
View the entire Pretty Little Packages collection at www-pretty-little-packages.com.
For a more fragrant (and colorful) bridal path, think about Flowerfetti! These assortments of freeze-dried wildflowers, herbs, petals and other goodies are eco-friendly, affordable and fun. You can use Flowerfetti to line the aisle before the ceremony, in flower girl baskets and also for a reception or honeymoon send-off! Forget the rice, and let the flowers flutter…so romantic. How about a sprinkle of edible, freeze-dried flowers for cupcakes or desserts? Flowerfetti has so many options.
Shop them all on Etsy!
Inspired by their deep-rooted mission to overcome poverty with freedom, the Spring 2014 collection from 31 Bits is represented by a colorful composure and sophisticated design. The line uses a pretty palette of candied pink and soft coral, with combinations of cornflower blue, cool grey, sea foam green and fierce teal. In addition to the beautiful colors, the collection is all about a new level of elegance and femininity too. Beautiful gifts for your bridesmaids!
31 Bits teaches women in Uganda how to make jewelry out of recycled paper. The final pieces are then purchased from each woman on a monthly basis, providing them with an immediate, consistent and fair income.
The new collection debuts on February 18th, so keep an eye out for it!
Bride-to-Be Raenelle didn’t expect a dinner at one of her student’s houses to lead her down the aisle, but that’s exactly what happened. It was there that she met Kris (her student’s uncle), and for these two, it was love at first sight. Dinner led to long-distance dating and now…wedding plans.
One of Kris and Raenelle’s earlier dates was a tour of San Francisco, which happens to be Kris’ hometown. So, the couple chose one of the special spots on that tour, the Sutro Heights Park, for their engagement photo session. Just the beauty of nature, lots of love, and the furbabies!
Many Eco-Beautiful Wedding wishes to Raenelle and Kris!
Photography: Megan Tsang
When planning an Eco-Beautiful wedding in Chicago (or anywhere), weekend afternoons are meant for shopping for wedding essentials crafted by indie designers and artists, admiring tablescapes created by some of the area’s hottest wedding pros and sampling craft cocktails and decadent sweets from local caterers. Not quite what you’ve been up? In that case, change your plans for Saturday February 1st, ‘cause you’re headed to Indie Wed!
This unique bridal expo offers engaged couples an opportunity to engage with over 100 independent vendors at their unique and whimsical displays. This year, the Cirque de l’Amour wedding lounge will add some additional fun to the event, featuring can-can performances, Parisian jazz, circus-themed bites and a handmade kissing booth! The lounge is a perfect retreat to relax, meet cool, eco-friendly vendors and be inspired.
In case you’re curious, here’s a video peek at one of the past Indie Wed events!
To learn more about Indie Wed and how you can purchase tickets for the event, click here…