When both the bride and the groom work on organic farms, you know as a guest, you are in for some eco-goodness! We can tell you (well, actually show you) that Cameron + Walker didn’t disappoint. With locally sourced food, lots of family-made pies and flowers picked right from the bride’s farm, this wedding was uber-sweet.
Set in the historic mountains of North Carolina, Cameron + Walker’s wedding day was a beautiful celebration, ending with an old-fashioned square dance with most of their neighbors and friends swinging around and around under the stars…
Many Eco-Beautiful Wedding wishes to Cameron + Walker!
Photography: Jennie Andrews Photography
Venue: Old Sherrill Inn
Dress: Second Hand
Eco style can be found around the globe! Bows N’ Ties creates its handmade collection in Como, Italy. Offering every color under the rainbow, and equally as many designs, the high-quality ties are made from natural fibers and materials so they feel as good as they look. And if a groom can’t choose just one style, he doesn’t have to. Why not two? If brides can have two looks (and sometimes three) for the big day, grooms should, too!
Check out the Bows N’ Ties new collection at www.bows-n-ties.com.
Winter weddings present an opportunity to spice up your cocktail hour and reception with both warm and cool drinks.
Welcome guests in from cold with warm, mulled cider, flavored chai teas or delicious hot cocoa, all of which can be made from organic and fair trade ingredients. Then, once the party is well underway at the reception, invite everyone to cool their dancing heels with chilled drink options, infused and garnished with winter favorites like sugared cranberries and peppermint.
Be it warm or cool, your drink menu will be a hit!
Our EIC, Katie Martin, has been working on a top secret project for the past few months, and we’re so happy we can finally gush about it! Welcome to Wood Love Design!
This shop was created from the heart—an expression of Katie’s love for beautiful details and the lovely little eco things that make a wedding truly special. Wood Love uses reclaimed and FSC-certified wood to handcraft custom signage, centerpiece boxes, favor stations—anything your heart and mind can dream up! The craftsmanship is amazing, and you can keep these things in your home to use and love for years to come. We promise you’ve never seen wood quite like this.
Stop by Wood Love Design and fall in love!
There are many benefits to using nonperishable flowers, including wilt-proof décor for your outdoor summer wedding and a reduction in carbon footprint by not importing flowers from other parts of the country or world. Nonperishable flowers travel well for destination weddings, are kind to the environment and can hold up to the elements. And you’ll have a keepsake for a lifetime!
The possibilities are endless for eco materials for your nonperishable blooms, too. Think wood, recycled paper, fabric, silk, jewels and actual dried flowers. The bouquet featured here also incorporates other nonperishable elements including pheasant feathers, curly willow branches, a studded leather strap and burlap. Lovely!
Learn more about this rustic bouquet and so many other options from the experts at Visual Impact Design!
Photographer Kim Spears and Clare Day (floral designer and owner of Red Damsel Farm) share a passion for farm-to-table cuisine and local flowers. So they bought their creative powers together to design and capture a romantic, dusk garden style shoot that showcased the beauty of local seasonal flowers and farm goodies. The shoot features farm market finds including strawberries, turnips, and rhubarb, which became a key ingredient in a yummy Rhubarb Mint Mojito created just for the shoot.
From the touch of lace to the whimsical feathers and perfectly pink palette, romance is everywhere…
Photography: Kim Kalyn Photography
Floral Design: Clare Day Flowers
Hair Stylist: Conscious Hair by Elena
Makeup: Erin May
Invitations: Freckled Stationery
Heirlooms and Extras: Little Joy Creations
Shoes: She She Shoes
Cake Designer: The Little Cakery
Dress: The White Peony