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