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WEDDINGS THAT MAKE THE EARTH HAPPY

April 26, 2013

Here are just a few of the lovely ways we recommend being earth friendly at your celebration…

Instead of printing individual menus, have one or two larger menus on mirrors, chalkboards or printed in a frame…For throw pillows and area decor, choose fabrics and details that you can then turn around and incorporate into your home decor.

Image by Jonathan Canlas from Nina & Russell’s Smog Shop Wedding

Succulents are the ultimate in being friendly to the world. After the wedding, you can literally throw them in your back yard where they will reroot and continue to thrive.

Image by Steve Steinhardt from Zoe & Griff’s Brentwood Wedding

Choose linens of natural fibers when possible like these Russian Linen drapes from La Tavola. Also, ask your linen supplier how they clean and process the linens to be sure they are doing their part to keep the earth happy.

Image by Corbin Gurkin from Michelle & Austin’s Clambake in East Hampton

Using found furniture and items is a great way to bring life back to older items. For this French wedding, we collected furniture throughout Paris to create both an eclectic and eco-friendly design.

Image by Steve Steinhardt from Jessica & Chetan’s Parisian Wedding

Use nature as your decor. Consider acorns, pine cones or other details to add charm and be kind to the earth. Potted plants and herbs that can be repurposed after the wedding can also be very chummy to the world.

Left Image by Jose Villa of Louisa & John’s Malibu Wedding

Right Image by Steve Steinhardt of Alyssa & Ryan’s Wedding at Saddlerock Ranch.

When possible feature local products and farms on the menu or in favors. Above, Angie & Brett, made homemade jam with Santa Barbara strawberries. So lovely!

Image by Meg Perotti of Angie & Brett’s Santa Barbara Wedding at  San Ysidro Ranch 

Centerpieces made of fresh fruit that can actually be consumed is always a hit and nothing is more earth-friendly than using heirlooms instead of buying new. For this Malibu wedding, we used a ring bearer pillow that had been through several family weddings.

Left Image by Steve Steinhardt of Jessica & Chetan’s Medieval welcome party at the Chateau d’ Esclimont in France.

Right Image by Steve Steinhardt of Bettina & Brian’s Gull’s Way Wedding