Eclectic and Eco Friendly Northern California Wedding

Dan And Karen wanted their wedding to be eco-friendly, simple, casual, and eclectic. Quite a long list, but they pulled it off beautifully. One of their main goals was to incorporate the stunning beauty of the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts. A unique cluster of artist-rehabilitated military buildings, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge at historic Fort Barry in the Marin Headlands, a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation. To give you an idea on how unique the venue is, check out the non-functioning urinals below. They are now used as planters. Interesting, but extremely unique.

You can see more of this Northern California wedding in the full gallery by clicking here. All beautifully captured by Greg Slick Photography and coordinated by And Something Blue.

The groom wore blue converse that had their initials and the date of the wedding stitched into them. Such a fun memento! Karen wore brown lace-up boots, paired with a handmade dress from Betty’s Girl Boutique. Both perfectly matching the eclectic vibe of the event. All the beautiful florals were designed by  Chestnut and Vine. We love the use of artichokes and succulents in all the arrangements.

It was important that their  invitations,flowers, and food be fun, eco-friendly, seasonal and as locally-sourced as possible. Their invitations were printed on machine washable and reusable handkerchiefs from Lucky Luxe. Their RSVP postcards were designed as madlibs by Hello! Lucky. They were so much fun for Dan and Karen to read, they  put them in an album for folks to read at the wedding. Some were quite dirty, making it all the more fun.

In Lieu of favors, Dan And Karen made a donation to Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS). A local non-profit organization. PAWS is a volunteer-based organization that provides comprehensive needs of companion animals for low-income persons with disabling HIV/AIDS, and other disabling illnesses and for senior citizens. By providing essential support services and advocating for the rights of disabled individuals to keep service animals, paws improves the health and well-being of disabled individuals and the animals in their lives.

How delicious does all the food look? From the incredible cheese plates to the lasagna made from hand rolled pasta with red torepedo onions, wild mushrooms, kale, and Bellwether Farms ricotta. Everything you found at their wedding was sourced locally and vegetarian and cooked by Katie Powers Catering.

The dessert table was filled with variety of cookies including alfajores. A soft, delicate cookies from South America that Dan And Karen enjoyed on their trip to Argentina. It also happens to be where we got engaged. Incorporating little details like your favorite cookie gives guests a chance to try something new and exciting, and also adds that personal touch.

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Photographer: Greg Slick Photography
Venue: Marin Headlands Center for the Arts
Makeup & Hair: Festo0n Salon, Kristy White
Caterer: Katie Powers Catering
Coordinator: And Something Blue,
Dress Designer: Kim at Betty’s Girl Boutique in Napa
Bridesmaids Dresses: J Crew
Flowers: Chestnut and Vine, Svenja Brotz
Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss
Jewelry: Chan Luu
Shoe Designer: Born/ Converse
Stationery: Handkerchief Invitations by Lucky Luxe
RSVP madlibs designed by Hello! Lucky
Band: Soul Power
Cake: Citizen Cake

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  4. 0. Marcy Lamont says:

    Congratulations to this couple, this is such a unique and beautiful wedding. Love the rich colours and the converse shoes! :)x

  5. This is such a great wedding with its eco-friendly details…love the bride’s beautiful boots, the gorgeous flowers, the unique handkerchief invites…so pretty!

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    Dying to know where the couple got the absolutely beautiful marriage certificate! I have never seen anything like it and fell in love instantly!! I’d would love to know how to contact this artist the made this…

    What a wonderful way to commemorate the commitment they made to each other on their wedding day!

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