In honor of Earth Day on Monday, we’re sharing our ideas to help you plan a green wedding. If you didn’t know, a green wedding is when a couple opts out for environmentally friendly alternatives from the dress to the cake. Here are 4 ways to shrink your carbon footprint–in other words, reduce, reuse and recycle:
Save trees by choosing invitations that are plantable or nix invitations altogether and send Evites through your personalized wedding website.
Pantone revealed Emerald, “a lively, radiant, lush green,” as its Color of the Year for 2013 on Thursday.
“Green is the most abundant hue in nature–the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, in a press release. “As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate. Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world. This powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors.”
Not only will Emerald translate into both fashion and home interiors but also weddings. We’ve already seen a few weddings incorporate this hue into their bridesmaid dresses, decor, tablescapes and florals, but will you incorporate this hue into your nuptials in 2013? Let us know in the poll below.
From the Photographer: “It was a sunny November day in Langley, BC for Taylar and Neal on their wedding day. It was so amazing to be able to capture their day and the true love they have for each other. “
A lot of the details were handmade, including the paper bouquets and boutonniere, which the bride made from old sheet music. Their ceremony and reception took place in a historic community hall that was built in 1909. It was truly an intimate and romantic affair!
Lucy, from Lucy Munoz Photography, gives us a behind the scenes explanation of how this shoot came about: “Our inspiration started with our love for the Earth and the organic components (water, air, land, and sunlight) that make it such an amazing place to live in. We incorporated these elements throughout our vintage stylized wedding shoot because of our love for nature and it’s earthy tones…
The table setting had a rustic log that was used as a vase. We felt that the addition of Chinese mums made it feel so alive and touchable. The silverware was wrapped in jute to make it feel more earthy and organic. We also added a musical request birdbath where guests are able to fill in their favorite songs that could be played throughout the night. We love that there is a sign on one of the bird that reads, “Hey song bird, can I have this dance?” The models Allyson Cunha and Miguel Cervantes wore vintage wedding attire that was relaxed yet fitting of the scene. The amazing Flawless Team lead by Nancie Serrano and Angie Torres conceptualized make-up and hair as a throwback to the 20’s. They put feathers in Allyson’s hair creating a synergy between the birds on the table and the element of air (one of our inspirational themes).
The gorgeous wedding cake was done by The Cake Mamas. We loved that they did the fondant in a pale blue (mimicking the water component). The compass also took from the water theme and the decorations kept it looking ultra vintage. Kupcakz etc did the beautiful cupcakes. We loved that they looked like old vintage ribbons that had fallen right into place.
Our surprise DIY component was the place cards. We thought it would be a great idea to recycle old tree trunks. We decided to use a log that had been previously cut down. We drilled holes and put in vintage looking doorknobs. The end result? A gorgeous eco friendly way to recycle and reuse previously cut down trees.