If you saw last weeks blog on 2011’s Hot wedding trends: Vintage Chic’, and are here for another amazing trend this year, welcome back – if you are new to our site welcome and enjoy! Trend by trend we are going to look at what’s hot for this season! Today’s hot trend is “ Eco-Friendly” weddings. With what’s going in our world today everyone I know is trying to be eco-friendly. This can make for such an amazing wedding idea. From organic centerpieces to recycled invitations, there is no going wrong!
When some people think of “ Eco-Friendly” they may assume that this means old tires, paper plates, and dirt floors, however to most brides surprise it can actually mean beautiful colored recyclable glasses to hold your flowers, organic linens, beeswax and more. Below are some amazing ideas for your perfect “organic and eco-friendly event”!
Recycled Mason jars are the perfect accent to any table. These jars made from recyclable glass look amazing with votives inside. Whether you are decorating around a centerpiece or lining a walkway or aisle, these are a great way to light up your night.
These fun and refreshing drinks are accented with recycled drink stirrers and organic cotton ribbon.
This simple yet stunning centerpiece uses all sorts of fun organic products. The flowers once again are inset of a recycled mason jar, and the jar is covered with all natural beeswax. The bamboo handled silverware, and the organic cotton napkin tie the table up beautifully.
This bouquet is made from flowers straight from a local organic farm and is tied with all natural twine. The flower girl crown is made to match the bouquet, and is also tied using the same twine.
These beautifully crafted attendant items are made from organic products. The flower girl basket is made from branches and moss, and the ring bearer pillow is made from a recycled ice cream container top and a moss pillow.
When planning an Eco-Friendly wedding it is important to use as much local product as possible. Try to visit florists that get their flowers from organic farms, invitation companies that use only recycled materials (including the packaging they use to ship to you) and the location you choose should use as much natural light and candle light as possible. There are so many different ways to be earth friendly when planning a wedding of this kind so make sure to really check out all of your resources to set you on the right track. A great website to get ideas like the ones above, and tips is Martha Stewart Weddings.