April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day - Eco Friendly Wedding Inspiration


Happy Earth Day! What are your plans to reduce your carbon footprint for your wedding or special event? Here's a little eco friendly eye candy to inspire a eco friendly bride!

Inspiration 1:

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The tablescape design was from our January 2010 shoot at the Cannery Ballroom. It was very
exciting to style a totally 100% eco friendly table.

All the elements on this table were equally important for this tablescape. I wanted to style a 100%

eco friendly table with the look of elegance. The burlap linen from Connie Duglin was very

important, it really set the tone for the entire tablescape. I found a awesome Etsy designer -

BrooklynRehab that customized the "Eco Love" tree slice for personalized statement on the table.

I was able to have a real tree trunk cut for chargers & those were placed under the clear glass

plates. Hillary at Brocade Designs used small pieces of greenery under the clear plates for a

added detail.

The center of the table was completely covered in moss & the tree trunk candle holders were hand

made by a local designer. The candles were all 100% beeswax. Please note:

that when using beeswax candles they do tend to burn much faster than normal wax candles. So if

brides wanted to incorporate beeswax candles for their wedding & reception it would be helpful to

have extra candles on hand!

The stationery used for the tablescape was designed by LePenn Designs

The menu cards were made of 100% recycled paper as well as the place cards. The table number

for a detailed effect was framed in frayed burlap material. The topiary place card holders were from

Kate Aspen.

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Do you want to calculate your carbon footprint for your wedding, if so, click here! Register your wedding's carbon footprint and encourage your wedding guest to plant a tree in lieu of gifts here! For a complete list of options on reducing your carbon footprint for your wedding check out this list from Green With Envy Events!

Happy Planning & Happy Earth Day!

4 comments:

Amy said...

I love the cake laden with branches. Earthy and delicious!

dognbird said...

Very clever ideas here. Love the taper drip candles. Happy Earth Day to you!

Wendy C. said...

I love it!

Sarah Wedding said...

I love these earth friendly inspired ideas! I especially love the look of the moss and the tree stumps! Perfect for a green couple! The small plants would also be the perfect idea for gifts your guests for a small wedding.