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Planning a Green Wedding: The Decorative Details

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I've covered the venue, the invitations, the registry, and the welcome bags, but now I'm finally able to show photos of all the small, pretty details. Because we wanted to keep things simple and waste to a minimum, we cut out a few things off that bat: programs, escort cards, bridesmaids dresses, aisle runners, etc. We let nature do a lot of our decorating for us and were careful about the local vendors and materials we sourced. We also came up with a gameplan for everything after the event. Certain items we've incorporated into our home and others we've sold second- (or third-hand!) on Krrb and 100 Layer Cake. We even sent the centerpieces home with guests.

Check out the photos and see links to our vendors after the jump.

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1 My bouquet included eucalyptus, dahlias, ranunculus, and other local, seasonal blooms and was tied with rope.

2 Charlie's boutonniere incorporated wax flower, berries, and a beautiful feather.

3 Instead of having flower girls throw petals, my mom made this banner that my little cousins carried down the aisle.

4 Entering the creekside ceremony site by walking down a path of wood chips.

5 Our readers placed (Veriflora-certified) berry branches on the ground around us to form a circle.

6 Because we knew the fall foliage would put on a show of its own, the only other decorations we added were two flower-topped columns made of reclaimed pallet wood and a local mossy stump.

7 The stump was the perfect place for our rings. (Mine was vintage 1930s from Doyle&Doyle in New York City.)

8 Our lemony angel-food cake was made using organic ingredients and decorated with fruit and a few teeny local blooms. The hand-turned salvage wood cakestand I found from the Wood Expressions Etsy shop.

9 Having a seating board instead of escort cards saved a ton of time and paper. This particular reclaimed wood chalkboard and stand were also Etsy scores.

10 Our florist used the same reclaimed pallet wood for centerpiece flower boxes, and each seasonal arrangement was slightly different. The wooden numbers also came from Etsy. And the wrapped chocolate favors with wooden nametags served as both placecards and favors.

11 We encouraged our guests to leave notes on small cards that we plan on turning into a piece of artwork for our house.

12 And I know this isn't exactly an eco point, but who can resist a sparkler exit?

Photos by Ingalls Photography
Flowers by Wildflowers
Dress by Carol Hannah
Cake by Sweet Nothings
Cake stand by Wood Expressions
Chalkboards and stand by Sugarplum Cottage
Table numbers by Zoe Vee Designs


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