Southwestern Green Wedding Ideas

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JBM Photography would like you to know that throwing a wedding shouldn’t have to be wasteful. From keeping things local and using materials that are recyclable, biodegradable or reclaimed, these fabulous Southwestern green wedding ideas are both glamorous and good for the earth!

Can’t get enough of this shoot? There is plenty more we can’t wait to share with you when you visit the full gallery here!

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Waste Less Wedding

From JBM Photography: For this faux wedding we wanted to do things a little differently. We’ve seen too many things go to waste after a wedding is over, so we really wanted everything to be reusable, edible, upcycled or recycled.

Everything from the vintage rentals to the edible florals/herbs down to the seeded paper that can now be planted. The favors also fit in with the wedding day but also can be used at home in a realistic setting (bath bombs and herb seeds).

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Make it Unique

We made sure to add as many unique touches as possible (mobile bar, poetry station, custom jewelry, gluten free desserts, sage baths, crystals, custom art, etc.) to show couples that they can easily make their wedding day more memorable and think outside the box to match their personalities.

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Start With A Solid Foundation

We think when planning any wedding details you must start with its foundation. Which to us is the venue. With a heavy emphasis on florals and herbs, it made the venue itself stand out without adding any elements that felt foreign.

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Southwestern Green Wedding Ideas

Photographers, Coordinator, Stylist & Beauty: JBM Photography
Reception Food: Chef Stephanie
Bride's Dresses: Loho Bride
Jewelry: Sundays Gold Jewelry
Mobile Bar Setup: Libations Unlimited
Personal Poems: The Poetry Store
Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Molly Kars Art
Rentals: Tin Roof Farmhouse
Flowers: The Bloomin Gypsy
Cakes + Cookies: Moustache Baked Goods

Petticoat Skirts By Doris Designs

Doris Petticoat Skirts

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UK shop Doris sells scrumptious super-full, soft petticoats made of 36meters of beautifully stitched chiffon with satin bow.  Lots of vintage and vibrant colors in three lengths in most sizes Arrives in a beautiful cotton storage bag. Perfect for your 1950s style wedding – for both brides and bridesmaids. Even perfect without a 1950s wedding dress and just your gorgeous petticoat with a simple top – perfect for bridesmaids.

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Chic Navy and White Nautical Wedding

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Laura + David wanted to incorporate their love of adventure and the sea into the decor for their big day. With a navy blue and white color palette, they used a mix of nautical anchors, Mediterranean, and Moroccan themed decor to make their wedding ultra chic and totally one of a kind.

If you can’t wait to see the rest of this chic navy and white nautical wedding, then you’re in luck! Set sail for the full gallery here to see every last detail from The Image Is Found photography for more nautical and travel wedding ideas.

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Global Influence

These longtime surfers and adventure seekers have traveled the globe for their respective jobs and for pleasure. The design of the wedding had to include global influences from their travels and also throw a nod to their nautical beginnings together.

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Neutral Colors

Against the backdrop of the beautiful Spanish-influenced Adamson House, we brought in a color palette of neutrals and blues influenced by the Mediterranean, textiles and tent structures with a nod to Morocco and customs from Turkey.

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Sustainable Wedding Ideas

When considering the event design, sustainable and reusability were very important concepts for the couple. Edible fruits, like cascading grapes, and reusable succulents were incorporated into the centerpieces to reduce floral waste. Reclaimed driftwood was incorporated into vignettes at the ceremony. Invitations and paper goods were printed on recycled paper and wood. To reduce paper, the dinner menus were etched into the glass panels of the centerpiece lanterns. 

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From One Bride To Another

From the bride: One of the biggest compliments I received about my wedding day was from our friend’s new girlfriend (they have since fallen in love and are now married) who told me that even though she didn’t know us, she felt the intense love that we had for our family and friends and felt that the wedding was more for everyone instead of just the couple. She said that we were incredibly inclusive of everyone in attendance and that it was a celebration for all and not just for the bride and groom. 

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Rentals: Archive Rentals

Photographers: The Image Is Found
Coordinators & Stylists: GATHER Events
Flowers: Moon Canyon
Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Pitbulls and Posies
Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Jimin Bruen for Petite Pen
Cakes & Catering: The Kitchen for Exploring Foods
Cakes & Catering: Vanilla Bake Shop
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Rentals: Raj Tents
Lighting & Entertainment: SIR
Lighting & Entertainment: Garcelle Du Bois
Fashion: Kirstie Kelly
Beauty: Sam Salk
Venues & Officiants: Adamson House