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Eco Friendly Wedding Ideas

Here are some lovely eco friendly wedding tips and tricks form The Good Life Special Events! If you are DIY bride are looking for a more eco conscience wedding ideas you must read on.

Our inspiration: Vintage print press blocks were our primary inspiration for styling this woodsy design in a tropical setting. The intention was to give brides and grooms a glimpse into a sweet and unique woodland wedding soiree in coastal Southern California. By playing with more muted tones of moss, khaki, and chocolate, we kept the look of this luncheon wedding reception lush but brought in bright and cheery pops of color with the gold brocade napkins and bright pink button flowers in our apothecary jars.

DIY: It’s amazing what you can do with moss and twigs! We filled our apothecary jars with cushiony moss and smooth river stones and stood pink button flower branches and twigs upright as if they were growing up from the bottom of the jars. The result was a charming and whimsical centerpiece. We also filled two wooden trays with the same moss and spelled out JOY and LOVE with our vintage print press blocks for an unexpected touch.

Whimsical touches: Momental Designs whipped up some lovely paper goods that emitted that true woodland feeling. With velvet chocolate ribbon, hand painted menus and place cards, and a gorgeous watercolor table number, our bride and groom oohed and aahed at the finishing touches.

The attire: Our gorgeous bride stunned in a vintage gray frock from Queue – we wanted to style her and our groom a little differently to showcase alternative wedding wear options. The ruffles, her sash, and that breathtaking tone were the perfect partner to our groom’s sisal suit from Tommy Bahama.

Using your imagination: When dreaming up your wedding vision, be sure to stay true to you and your fiancè. Draw inspiration from your surroundings; this could be your home, the town you live in, or your favorite place to visit. If you love camping and hiking, pipe in bits of natural settings (like with moss or stones). If you long for the beach, use simple shell accents in your engagement party or reception details. Tying in subtle hints here and there will help to keep your wedding unique and special to you. Use your imagination and get creative with your centerpieces. Sometimes the most beautiful designs are so simple.

The The Good Life Special Events are wedding planners and event designers in the San Diego area and are preferred vendors and proud sponsors of The Wedding Chicks.

Event Design: The Good Life Special Events
Photography: Llanes Weddings
Stationery goods: Kristy Rice from Momental Designs
Bride’s attire: Bella Bridesmaid in La Jolla, Queue Colette dress in vintage gray, $420:
Groom’s attire: Tommy Bahama La Jolla
Hair and Makeup by Char Sanchez
Linens: Wildflower Linen
The location: The Catamaran Resort, San Diego

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  1. These natural elements are beautiful and I love the moss as additions to the centerpieces. Very charming.

  2. 0. Kristy R. says:

    Wow! This look came together beautifully. Feel honored to have my work included. Thank you for the lovely feature!

  3. Thank you ladies for featuring this! We hope it brings inspiration! We’d love to hear what favorite elements are from your bride readers!
    Aleah + Nick

  4. thank you for featuring this shoot! we had so much fun. I LOVE the vintage printpress blocks!

  5. 0. Elle P. says:

    Love the greens and rich browns together. Very earthy yet elegant. Lovely set up, menus, and photography…

  6. 0. Hannah Masimore says:

    I’m getting married in two weeks and through my own company I was able to incorporate some eco-friendly wedding ideas! It has been so much fun planning. I actually just sent out a press release with some ideas I used along with some others: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/3/prweb9216933.htm. I hope others can benefit from the ideas! Our website also has green, eco-friendly items that are great wedding gifts :)

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