Sometimes life makes it so that things don’t necessarily go according to plan… But as they say, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade!
That’s exactly what this bride did. According to the Huffington Post, this newlywed’s husband was deployed right after their wedding and they weren’t able to take the pictures they wanted. So the bride decided to stage her own photography session and the result is so unique and interesting, I had to share it! Take a look:
The talented Ryan Brenizer created these amazing shots. Visit his site to see more great images !
Green isn’t typically the first color I think of when I imagine a wedding. It’s a color I’ve only recently started warming up to, in general, and with Emerald Green being one of Pantone’s 2013 Colors of the Year, I’ve been seeing more and more of it popping up in the blogosphere. While the darker rich tones of Emerald Green can be alluring, I personally prefer the softer and brighter tones of green.
I’ve gathered a few of the most compelling green wedding images from my favorite blogs for you. Take a look:
In honor of Earth Day, I decided to put together some ideas for ways to make your wedding earth-friendly… because let’s be real, weddings can be really wasteful. It can be challenging (but do-able!) to plan an entirely green wedding, however there are small ways that you can incorporate eco elements on your special day.
You can go ultra green here by skipping the paper invites alltogether, and send out creative e-vites instead. Not only are you saving trees, but evites usually come with the added bonus of event management tools, so you can automatically track RSVPs and other useful things. Check out Paperless Post, Evite, and Pingg.
Even if paperless isn’t your thing, you can still make green choices. Opt for a company that uses eco-friendly paper so you treat your guests to unique designs without any guilt.
Recycle old craft paper and pages from books to create a bouquet that is both unique and protective of the environment. You can make one yourself by following this DIY Tutorial or you can let a talented person over on Etsy make the perfect one for you, like this one:
Reduce your carbon footprint by providing your guests with lovely seedlings for them to plant. They can take them home and plant it in their own yards, or you can see if you can arrange for a planting on your ceremony or reception site.
Buying local can apply to so many things but in this case we’ll focus on the catering for your event. There are lots of restaurants and catering services who make it a point to purchase local, or at the very least regional, produce to prepare their dishes. Not only does this likely reduce the pollution from far-distance transport of food, but it encourages local farmers too.
What have you done or are planning on doing for the environment on your wedding day?
Okay… so really I don’t have much to say other than…
This is the COOLEST wedding video. EVER!!!!!!!!
This features the laid-back backyard pool party wedding of Israeli couple Itay and Roni… all set in slow-mo over a fresh hip hop track.
Oh and we’re totally renewing our vows at a pool party just like this one. LOL
Whenever I can, I’ll be featuring local Montreal vendors for you to discover. We have a lot of talent in this city and I want to make sure that you get to see it.
CreationsEl Invitations is a company that’s close to my heart. Not only did I go to high school with founder Elena’s sister, but she also did a fabulous job with all the personalized stationery for my own wedding (the sexy brown and pink ones—named after moi !). Her handmade invitations, programs and table numbers are works of art. You can literally see the love she puts into her creations.
While CreationsEl has a large portfolio that you can choose from to create your save the dates, wedding invitations, or baby announcements, you can also bring your own original concept to her and watch Elena bring it to life.
I remember being so proud when I sent out my invitations, and I got so many compliments for them ! You should take a peek at the rest of work on her site, CreationsEl Invitations. Setting the tone for your wedding starts with your invitation, and you can’t go wrong with beautiful ones like these !