Oct 02, 2010
Sooo, I had my hair trial, and since I didn't know EXACTLY what I wanted, we played around with a few ideas. I'm thinking double braids on either side, then some sort of messy bun in the back. So this is sort of a softer version of what we'll actually do on the wedding day.
And I have THIS hairpiece which I totally love!! It's from etsy seller Lulusplendor!
I've been working on wrapping lace around candles for DAYS now. Just the process of getting all the paper off the jars, then cutting and glueing... but it's totally worth it. I love how they turned out.
Matt and I are both very much stewards of the environment. We've spent so much time outdoors: hiking, biking, kayaking, camping, bbq-ing, and picnicking. I even work outside!! We just can't get enough. Weddings can be so wasteful, and we've made a promise to each other to keep our wedding as "green" as we possibly can. Our goal is to have '0' waste at the end of the day. How are we doing this?
- Using recycled and recyclable materials for our centerpieces and other decor. We're using interesting jars, mason jars, jelly jars, spaghetti sauce jars, for our candles on each table. The jars are not being purchased, and they can be recycled afterwards. The jars will go on top of wood "cookies," which can be burned in a fireplace or placed back outside to decompose naturally.
- We're donating all our extra food to the shelter that Matt works at. We don't expect to have much for leftovers, but our venue has agreed to package them in foil pans for us to transport.
- Local vendors for everything. We are only using flowers for the bouquets and boutonnieres, but they will be hand picked from a local pick-your-own farm near our venue. We'll be assembling them the morning of the wedding. This is my favorite part. We are also purchasing potted mums to decorate the ceremony from this farm. They can be replanted afterwards.
- Our favors are going to be made from birdseed.
- We are not printing programs for everyone. We are using a chalkboard at the entrance of the chapel that folks can review as the enter and exit. We felt it was a huge expense and it was just going to be tossed at the end of the day.
- We're using online RSVPs. Again, less paper waste.
- We're borrowing white christmas lights from friends and family to use around our reception hall. Elegant and simple. It creates a nice, warm, and comfortable atmosphere.
- Our table numbers will go into picture frames that we can use after the event.
- We're using real dinnerware, flatware, and glassware that we are renting. No throw away plates or cups!
Navy blue suits, an ivory shirt and an ivory tie for the groomsmen...
Navy blue suit, an ivory shirt and a stormy blue tie for the groom. He's going to look SOOO handsome :)
I love the idea of a burlap table runner with an ivory table cloth. Very simple and natural.
I like the white kale, maybe with some blueberries to tie together the blue groomsmen suits?
I love birds :)
These favors are from an Etsy seller, but I'm thinking I can totally DIY them for our guests. The bells are easy, the challenge is finding the mold for the hearts... Hmmmmmm.
These invites are from Green Wedding Shoes... A friend of mine is an illustrator, and I think we might go with a VERY similar theme. I think the two little portraits are soooo cute!!