Images of a Green Wedding
I’m (N.) a little lacking in inspiration today and some of my green wedding posts have been very popular so I thought I’d share some photos of our day. For those planning a wedding you can see what we did, why it was green, and how it all came together. For everyone else enjoy some pretty pics.
This picture is from the rehearsal but we didn’t add any decorations for the day of the wedding. We chose to get married in a garden for a simple, natural look.
No fancy new shoes for us! We wanted comfortable so I wore a pair of flip flops and J opted for his converse sneakers.
I LOVED my dress!
I bought it used on Ebay and once it gets cleaned I’m selling it on there again. I hope a long line of women get the joy of wearing this dress. That’s a much better fate than collecting dust in a closet.
We had the cake topper custom made by a lady I found on Ebay. I think most people know that you can find a whole slew of crafters on Etsy but many started on Ebay and still sell custom work through Ebay. We kept the cake simple but I think it still looks fun with the wonky style vines. The base was done by my father. I got the idea from Martha Stewart. I guess you could buy one of these but my Dad just went out to one of the tree stumps on our land and lopped this off. Then he apparently shalacked the heck out of it :). I like the look of the bark complete with some green moss.
We had very few cut flowers. Basically my bouquet, the bouts, corsages, and the cake flowers. The centerpieces were custom made lollipops. They were all natural and a big hit! We also decorated the table with soy votive candles in little glass “flowerpots.” Simple and elegant we were quite happy with the affect. You can see some other ideas for “green” centerpieces here.
This is a just a couple of things we did, unfortunately I’m traveling and don’t have access to the professional shots but now I’m inspired to do another post about this 🙂 Many of our choices were made as much for the cost saving as the green factor but it’s nice to know they can go hand in hand and you don’t need $20,000 to have a nice wedding!
If you are looking ways to green your own wedding registry check out this post what we did.