We love the bright colors incorporated into this stunning styled shoot from Carrie Swails Photography! With all of it’s rustic charm and lacy details, this session has loads of great ideas for a beautiful spring wedding! And on top of all of that, it is all “green” inspired! It’s chocked full of reduced, reused, and recycled ideas that you can integrate into your wedding design! So we’re kicking off this week thinking about creative ways to incorporate eco-friendly details in your BIG day. “Going green” can also be oh-so-chic! See for yourselves…
Notes from the photographer…
As Earth Day was approaching, a “Something Green” wedding stylized shoot was underway. Colorado is known for “being green” and for those who keep that important concept in mind, us vendors in Colorado wanted to make sure to let love birds know that there are so many ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle for your big day! The venue, Clear Creek History Park, is beautifully located along the Clear Creek in Colorado, and includes original housing, farming, and gardening from the late 1800’s. It has stunning organic photo ops and is perfect for a Green Wedding Ceremony and/or Reception. As far as décor, using locally grown flowers and reusing everything was important to stay true to being eco-friendly. The tables were made of old doors, the guestbook and cake tables were old dressers. We reused mismatched china and table settings. The décor was collected from various places such as thrift stores, vintage rentals, and even around the house. An old puzzle was used as the guest book and even the Sharpie used to write is made of reused plastic. Reused mason jars, old bottles, vases, and books for centerpieces, reused lace and burlap, they are all charming items and gave that rustic feel that so many couples are eager for. Small plants and trees as favors, will leave the guests a way to be green as well. Buying your wedding gown off the floor or from a consignment shop, helps use less energy and shipping isn’t needed which leaves a smaller carbon footprint (and will save you money). Don’t forget about the groom… Have him just use a nice tux out of the closet or rent a tux (renting means reused for everything wedding). Start by making an eco-friendly statement to your guests by sending a recycled invitation where they can RSVP online.
Being that an average wedding produces over 400lbs of trash and 63 tons of carbon dioxide, even if you take one small step to being green, it makes a difference. So you can see that staying eco-friendly throughout your planning and designing process doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style and elegance!
Photography: Carrie Swails Photography
Venue: Clear Creek History Park
Event Planner: Weddings by Jamie Flower
Event Design: Vintage Rentals Denver
Floral Design: A Florae
Stationary: K & V Crafts
Bridal Gown: by Essense of Australia via d’Anelli Bridal Salon
Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist: Peacock Vanity
Bakery: Church of Cupcakes
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