April 19, 2010

{Eco-Friendly Elegance}: A Palette of Dusty Aqua, Latte & Ivory

April 19, 2010

{Aqua, Latte, Ivory}

Recently I was approached by local Atlanta area wedding planner, Ashley Baber of Ashley Baber Weddings who asked if I'd be interested in collaborating together on an idea board that combined the idea of having an floral themed wedding without the use of actual flowers. She explained that her goal was to put together an eco-friendly design that still evoked elegance and beauty. So off to the drawing board I went and here is our design!

Using sustainable eco-friendly fabric is a huge trend in the fashion world right now, and wedding fashion is no exception. Materials like organic cotton, bamboo, hemp, and soy blend fabric have a lower impact on the environment than traditional formal wear fabric, and they look and feel just as great – if not better! For our design, I incorporated a gown from Morgan Boszilkov's natural bridal collection as well as corsages and boutonnieres made from eco-friendly fabrics.

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{top row}: fabric corsage, eco-friendly wedding gown, bridal heels, bicycle,{middle row}: tree-free stationery, conflict-free diamond ring, pillow, stationery,{bottom row}: balsa wood bouquet, paper flowers, fabric head piece, paper bout.

Details We Love
Fabric Floral Corsage & Fabric Floral Headpiece


For bouquets we loved the idea of balsa wood bouquets. Unique, eco-friendly and easy to preserve, Balsa wood bouquets are handmade and use ecologically sustainable timber that never wilts, dies or fades. They look absolutely gorgeous, and what's best is that they can be saved as a keepsake for years to come! Some of the others ideas we had for this wedding included the large paper floral centerpieces that stand out to make such a elegant statement, the conflict-free diamond ring, and the tree-free stationery invitation suite. Oh, and if you're looking for an eco-friendly way to make an exit from your wedding, why not consider riding your bicycle?

15 comments:

Ella said...

wow, eco-friendly never looked so pretty.

Sonia said...

great color palette. love the ideas here too!

On Paper said...

Beautiful ideas and luv the palette! If you are looking for post-consumer recycled paper to create invites- check out:

onpaper.com

http://onpaper.stores.yahoo.net/recycledpapers.html

dognbird said...

This is gorgeous, I have to say you're truly informing my wedding color palette with your inspriation!

Jenna said...

such a refreshing color palette. very pretty.

Emma B. said...

LOVE this board! Such a light and airy look.

Eliana B. said...

Very pretty!

Diana said...

This is a great combo!

baby cribs said...

I like the colors. I never thought that this would turn out this beautiful.

Paper Love Inc. said...

Such pretty ideas. Love this eco-friendly look.

Dapper Paper said...

so soft and pretty!

Modern Wedding said...

Hi I am the blogger for Modern Wedding and I just want to say I love these ideas, anything for a greener wedding!
The flower idea is fab. Balsa wood flowers can be stunning, you can also add perfume to the flowers and it will retain the scent beautifully!
If anyone wants a DIY fabric flower pattern check out http://ow.ly/1C0HR
Happy planning brides!

Boutique Events - Tuscany said...

Beautiful as usual!
Gloria

elSage said...

Love everything here! I create eco-friendly items too!
www.elsagedesigns.com

Thanks.

Ashlie said...

Absolutely beautiful!

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