The + Adorn Jewelry Winner

Adorn Jewelry

Thanks to + Adorn Jewelry for their lovely giveaway. What wonderful choices all you girls made. Be sure to visit’s shop here, to see all the fabulous pieces that you can rent for your special day. The winning comment is below, please email submissions (@) with your email and we will get you in touch with your prize.

Winning Comment 151 melanie says: (August 29, 2009 at 11:52 pm) I am madly in love with the Lockwood Diamond Chandelier Earrings. Wow.

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Eco Friendly Wedding Ideas by JL Designs

eco friendly wedding ideas

I came across this on JL Designs and just wanted to share with you if you had not seen this already. The theme for the shoot was “eco-chic”…designing in a sustainable way that is easy on the wallet and easy on the environment without sacrificing style. It was for the second issue of the online magazine, utterly engaged! If you have not checked that out you so should. Stephanie Williams Photography is the genius behind the camera. Sweet and Saucy is responsible for the tasty treats. JL Designs has so many incrdible tips on making a stylish eco friendly yet affordable day possible… read on.

eco friendly wedding ideas

For the table scape, they collected vintage vases and milk glass at local thrift stores to be sustainable (and budget-friendly), trying to re-use as much as possible they where then filled them with varying shades of yellow ranunculas, lisianthus, tulips and astilbe…buying flowers as local and domestic as possible helps lessen the gas and emissions used in transporting the flowers from where they are grown…also, by arranging flowers in vases with only water, it reduces the need for floral foam, which is not bio-degradable and takes forever to break down in landfills. That is good to know. I for one did not know that.

eco friendly wedding ideas

The tablescape and bouquets featured local, organic flowers and everlasting flowers carved from balsa wood.

yellow and green wedding ideas

Melody from Sweet and Saucy created this beautiful cake with a homespun feel…going with a butter cream frosting is always less expensive than fondant.By incorporating the cake, desserts and sparkling lemonade bottles into the actual table scape, it lessens the amount of floral needed, saving on costs (and waste)!

eco friendly wedding ideas

eco friendly wedding ideas

The bistro chairs, china and napkins where rented.  JL Designs decided to go a different route with the linens, they popped into a salvation army and found some great ivory sheets for $1.00 each! One even had an adorable eyelet lace border.

JL Designs had an amazing idea to drape all of your tables in vintage floral sheets, making each tablescape slightly different from the next but still keeping with an overall consistent color scheme and feel? JL Designs would LOVE for one of their brides to allow them to do this for her wedding… hint hint. Who ever does this is one smart cookie.

ecofriendly wedding invitations

Printing your invites and stationary on recycled paper earns major brownie points for being “green, ” according to JL Designs. Dlsh Design is responsible for these lovely eco friendly invitations.

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Ethereal Beachside Wedding

beach wedding ideas

You can not get more romantic than a simple ceremony by the waters edge. Offering your guests delicate parasols to shade them from the sun, like the one above. We found at along with the lovely linen calendar a true keepsake to mark an exciting year which you can buy here. The sassy dress is via designed by Jessica Stam and photographed by Craig McDean (2004)

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Unique Engagement Shoots

Below are a few unique engagement sessions to get your creative juices flowing. All the beautiful images below reflect the couples personal style and more importantly they all appear to be having a wonderful time. Heather from Heather Curiel Weddings sent us this dreamy summer day engagement shoot. I adore the sweet sweet love that it so evident in these delightful photos.

unique engagment shoot

The below photos where found over at Our Labor Of Love! I was immediately drawn to the bright blue walls the festive streamers and of course the banana seat bike that reminded me of my younger years. These two look like they are super fun, I am sure there wedding is going to be a blast.

unique engagment shoo

This vintage engagement session sent to us by it is truley a masterpiece there are so many other wonderful photos to this shoot that will give you some real inspiration. Be sure to check them out here. This was also featured over at Vintage Glam Weddings. Simply love this one!

unique engagment shoot

Red cowboy boots and a gold feather necklace, had to have it. This OC engagement shoot was photographed by the talented Jagger Photography! Again there are so many great shoots that are  reflective of the couple’s personality and lifestyle that you should check out by visiting here.

unique engagment shoot

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