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.


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!


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.