Green + Glam Wedding Ideas

green and glam

I just love today’s inspirational shoot! Using a mint + gold color palette, Izzy Hudgins Photography + Simply Savannah Weddings & Events wanted to show couples that they can have a gorgeous wedding while still being green. Just love it! The location for the shoot is an up-and-coming event venue in Savannah, Georgia called Southern Pine Company. It’s actually a salvage company that makes reclaimed wood furniture but they have an amazing warehouse and courtyard that can be cleared for events. The venue lent the tables and mantel for the shoot and most of the décor was from recycled glass jars that they collected and painted gold + mint. Hope this helps inspire some couples and shows that being green doesn’t have to stop you from being glam too! :)

gold wedding invite

green and gold floral head piece

gold clutch

gold and green bouquet

gold heels

green necklace

bride and bridesmaid


Love that the bride’s hairpiece incorporates a gold painted succulent! So eco-chic! :)

bride and groom

gold flecked vases

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

green place cards

green place cards

green place cards

calligraphy menu


My favorite DIY project was making the fabric garland. I wanted to use fabric instead of tissue paper because it could be re-used rather than thrown away. Right now it’s hanging in my office for some daily inspiration.

tissue tassle garland

gold charger plates

gold and green tablescape

bride and groom

we found love sign

green and gold dessert bar

green bow cake

gold potted plant

gold heart

gold glitter


Thanks so much to all the following creative artists for this glam + green wedding inspiration!

photography: Izzy Hudgins Photography // event designer: Simply Savannah Weddings & Events // venue: Southern Pine Company // cinema + video: Sweetwater Wedding Films // catering: Thrive Cafe (organic catering) // dress store: BleuBelle Bridal // cake designer: Delectable Designs // makeup artist: Beyond Beautiful by Heather // jewelry: Gaucho

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Pomegranate Farm Wedding: Noelle + Marcel

pomegranite farm wedding

Noelle + Marcel always knew that they never wanted to have a conventional wedding. They decided having their wedding on a family pomegranate farm in beautiful Mpumalanga, South Africa would make the perfect setting. The farm was the inspiration for their wedding. They used seeds as confetti, plucked grasses for the bridesmaids’ bouquets, and used rocks from the river bed to make a path connecting the ceremony area with the dinner tables. A week before their wedding friends and family came together to help prepare the venue and together they built everything from scratch – and wait until you see their reception area! Big thanks to welovepictures for the photos and congrats to Noelle + Marcel!

bride

bridesmaids

groomsmen

ceremony

ceremony

ceremony

ceremony

wedding party

bride and groom

green bouquet

pomegranate wedding

pomegranate wedding

bride

pomegranate wedding

entrance trail

outdoor reception

lavender centerpiece

succulent centerpiece

outdoor reception

outdoor reception

It was incredibly spontaneous when our last-minute-borrowed-from-much-more-organised-friends-also-planning-their-wedding-day-playlist started delivering some very unexpected and unusual bohemian tracks… for a moment we held our breath not knowing how the crowd would respond but moments later almost all our guests hit the tiny dance floor and utter chaos broke loose, and all of this under fairy lights and the first super moon in over thirty years. We still get queries about the amazing playlist 'we put together' to this day.

outdoor reception

twinkle lights reception

twinkle lights reception

Don't get caught up in all the wedding trends out there, rather make your wedding true and honest to who you are as a couple. Don't be afraid to be different…make decisions, stick to them and don't have any regrets. We planned our outdoor wedding with no tent or covering because we wanted our guests to enjoy the silhouettes of the surrounding mountains, the stars and the moon. We admit that this was risky and many people told us that we were crazy but we thought that if getting wet was the worst that could happen we would take the risk and it paid off for us. Also, spend your budget on the elements that are most important to you. For us this included spectacular photos and delicious food.

We can’t emphasize enough how important it is to be unique. Wedding venues are without a doubt convenient and many people aren’t as blessed as we are to have had a free alternative but the majority of venues (in South Africa at least) are conventional and stale and that is what it will feel like to your guests if you don’t inject enough of yourself into it. Be yourself.

photography: welovepictures // rentals: Doug’s Hiring // floral design: Michelle from Classic Flowers // wedding dress: Lunar // shoes: Woolworths // bridesmaid dresses: Asos // hair: Elaine from Visible Hair // groom suit: Woolworths // invitations + paper goods: bride + groom // catering: Stoep Catering

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Friday Favors with Claire Pettibone

Claire Pettibone Summer 2013 Wedding Dresses

Happy Friday lovelies! Bridal Market was a few weeks ago, so I thought I’d share some of my favorite gowns from Claire Pettibone. Her Spring/Summer 2013 Collection is called “An Earthly Paradise.” I love all the embellishments, sun drenched colors and breeziness of these dresses – perfect for a modern goddess. :)

Jason + I are off to Hawaii (the Big Island + Maui) for the next week – a sort of babymoon if you will! :) Really looking forward to some relaxing, great food + exploring. We’ll be sure to share our finds once we return (and you can follow our adventures on Instagram – user name greenweddingshoes). If anyone has any favorites or must see’s on either island, we’d love to hear! We are really looking forward to returning to Maui since that is where we got engaged. :)

Photography Deal: Cali + Colorado based photography company Happy Confetti Photography is offering a special of $500 off your wedding photography for the next 10 days. Get the info here!

Congrats to Inspired by This on their rebrand + new site along with their new shop!

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And in case you missed any of our features from this week:

California Backyard Wedding
Jacob Lily Shoe Clips
Traveling Musician Wedding Shoot
Palm Springs Wedding
A Great Gatsby Wedding
Solvang Ranch Wedding
Dustin Cantrell Photography
DIY: Painted Pumpkins + Fall Centerpieces
Autumn Backyard Wedding

newest-artists


A big welcome to our newest GWS Preferred Wedding Artists!
Frost Photography
• Planning + design by La Boheme Events
Heidi Benjamin Photography
• Entertainment from Haddy Music
• Planning + design by Something Blue, Weddings By Hand
• Paper goods from That Noise Gallery

Check out more of our Preferred Wedding Artists in the Gallery. If you’re interested in becoming part of the GWS Wedding Artists Collection, click here to apply!

 

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