Monday, April 21, 2008

Eco Chic

With the global climate crisis on many people's minds, a reduced carbon footprint is a trend that can help. By using natural, organic, recycled, re-used and re-usable materials wherever possible, couples can minimize the impact their wedding will have on the environment. Dresses that bridesmaids would wear again are practical.

With a predominantly green color scheme and a rustic, outdoorsy vibe, the "green" message will get across without Al Gore having to come make a PowerPoint presentation.
Silk is perfect for an eco-friendly wedding gown. For the bridal bouquet, a loose nosegay of white ranunculus and greenery is beautiful but not too formal. Cotton bridesmaid dresses in grass green are environmentally friendly and sure to be worn again. For the bridesmaid bouquets, pink ranunculus contrast with bright green hypericum berries and provide a pop of color against the green dresses. Engraved recycled white gold rings are the perfect symbol of commitment for a eco-concious couple. A boutonniere made of white ranunculus blooms is a whimsical touch. Planters of wheatgrass make for simple and vivid centerpieces. For the groom and groomsmen, a streamlined cotton suit is a natural choice. A cake with scattered dots and painted wheat grass continues the theme begun by the centerpieces. A lush green garden is the perfect setting for an eco chic wedding.

Row 1. Photo 1: Wedding dress from J.Crew. Photo 2: Bridal bouquet from The Knot. Photo 3: Bridesmaid dress from J.Crew. Photo 4: Bridesmaid bouquet from The Knot.

Row 2. Photo 1: Wedding rings from greenKarat. Photo 2: Boutonniere from The Knot.

Row 3. Photo 1: Cotton suit from Brooks Brothers. Photo 2: Cake from The Knot. Photo 3: Garden space at the Jardin del Sol.

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