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WEDDING DATE:

Oct 19, 2008

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IKEA
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Bought all our glasses there, mostly wine goblets. It turned out that purchasing IKEA glasses was more economical, and we love the idea of supporting a business that has been taking it seriously when it comes to being sustainable and eco-friendly before it became a hip idea to do so. Instead of hording all the glasses, we ended up giving them away after the wedding to friends who helped us out on the day of.
Services used: Unique Services

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Brilliant Earth
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
A friend had made a purchase and recommended us to check it out. Our rings are beautiful, and we feel great wearing them knowing that the gemstones are certified conflict free.
Services used: Jewelry

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JCrew
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
My partner bought a black dress from J Crew for our wedding, and I also happened to wear my J Crew suit for the occasion (purchased a couple years ago and its still in great shape) with a French white ruffled shirt from our trip. We knew from the beginning that a traditional white dress type of wedding is not for us and had always wanted the wedding to be more sustainable than a one-time splurge. For less than $300, the fabric is substantial and the tailoring of the dress has a very flattering fitand required no alteration as most traditional wedding dress would.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Grandiflora LLC
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Since our wedding took place at my in-laws, thanks for their sizable backyard and zero site fee, we wanted to splurge a little bit on the flowers. Actually, had we had more time to plan, we probably would try to plant out the garden, but time was not on our side and Prop 8s fate was (and still is) uncertain. Karen was very helpful in making suggestions and even shared other design ideas that are not flower related. She went to see my in-laws place, and also met us at our place to see if there were any household items that could be incorporated into the table top design to work with our wish to make our wedding more green and sustainable. She suggested in-season locally grown dahlias as the main flowers, and we couldnt be happier. We, including our parents, were impressed by Karens table design. They were simply gorgeous.
Services used: Flowers

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Britex
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I bought materials to make black birdcage veils for my partner and me. I finished mine with my mothers vintage Chanel gardenia, and my partner finished hers with smoke and black Swarovsky crystals. They were perfect complements for our black attires. Staffs at Britex were very helpful and friendly, moreover they were knowledgeable and willing to share sewing and craft tips. They made me felt that I was being welcome into an inner circle of sewing and craft secrets! It is unfortunate that my sewing skill is quite basic; all the gorgeous fabrics at Britex made me wish that I could make myself some dresses.
Services used: Unique Services