Fair Trade Bohemian Wedding Inspiration

fair trade inspiration

Today’s beautiful styled shoot – photographed by Loveridge Photography, with styling + graphics by Hello Friday Event Design – is filled with so much beauty + significance. With a major focus on local + fair trade florals, fare and design elements, the team staged a beautiful boho-inspired celebration, held within the verdant gardens of the lovely Dana Powers House. So many talented artists + vendors came together to bring this idea to life! HumanKind (who provided some of the textiles + decor) is a fair trade shop who supports artisans all over the world by paying them a fair price for their work. It Takes a Bakery (who furnished the yummy cupcakes) is a bakery with the goal of providing jobs to at-risk teens. And that simply stunning lace dress? It was provided by Marcelia of Celia Grace and was handmade in Cambodia by a women’s cooperative. It’s always an honor to feature the work of such creative + generous people. Here’s more about the term “fair trade”, as told by Marcelia:

Fair trade uses the power commerce – your ability to vote with your dollars – to ensure safe, fair, and empowering work conditions and trade relationships with groups in developing countries. Fair trade strengthens social justice, economic development, and environmental protection. And Tina from Loveridge Photography adds, We hope this shoot will inspire brides to tie in a few elements that are not only beautiful, but empower others.

pink floral invitation

putting shoes on

Fair Trade Bohemian Bride

knitted tie

Fair Trade Bohemian Inspired Shoot

Fair Trade Bohemian Inspired Shoot

flower crown

Fair Trade Bohemian Inspired Shoot

All of the flowers incorporated into the design were of local varietals. Lori Boe Floral Design used a diverse mix of colors + textures to create a fun, whimsical vibe.

Fair Trade Bohemian Bouquet

Fair Trade Bohemian Inspired Shoot

Fair Trade Bohemian Inspired Shoot

The bride’s jewelry is from Lisa Leonard’s fair trade line and each piece was sustainably made by Ecuadorian women. Every time someone buys a necklace or bracelet, Lisa donates a portion to Jungle Kids, which enables kids to attend school in Ecuador.

bohemian bride on a swing

Fair Trade Bohemian Inspired Shoot

Fair Trade Bohemian Inspired Shoot

lace tablecloth

bohemian table

I just love the layered lace fabrics draped over the reception table…such a pretty look. And the old, rusty bistro chairs, provided by Embellish Vintage Rentals, add an extra dose of charm!

bohemian table


bohemian tablescape

Fair Trade Bohemian Inspired Shoot

Fair Trade Bohemian Inspired Shoot

Big thanks to the following creatives for sharing their talents (and benevolence!) with us today. Are any of you planning on incorporating any fair trade or local elements into your wedding day?

photography: Loveridge Photography // design + invitations: Hello Friday Event Design // venue: Dana Powers House Nipomo, California // dress: Celia Grace // sandals: Sseko Design // florals: Lori Boe Floral Design // hair + make up: Sammy Williams Hair and Makeup // jewelry: Lisa Leonard Designs // decor: Humankind Fair Trade // vintage rentals: Embellish Vintage Rentals // cupcakes: It Takes a Bakery // truffles: Mama Ganache

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  1. The natural light on this one is perfection!

  2. Thank you so much for featuring this shoot. I’m so honored to be on Green Wedding Shoes!

  3. So great to see ideas that are stylish and conscientious! I love working with vendors that put an emphasis on local or sustainable items!

  4. I love that this is an inspiration shoot! We are using mostly local things in our wedding and fair trade whenever there is a fair trade option. Thanks for posting this!

  5. hi! What collection is your dress? I tried looking it up on the designers site and they no longer have that collection.. I LOVE it!! Thank you!!

  6. Where is the groom’s suit and shoes from?

  7. Kim, the dress is “The Marie”

    Becky, sorry. I’m not sure about the groom’s suit.


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