Amy Smart + Carter Oosterhouse’s Eco-Friendly Wedding

Amy Smart + Carter Oosterhouse just seem like the sweetest couple! I’ve always been a fan of Amy Smart and Carter will always be my favorite carpenter from HGTV. :) I just LOVE that having an eco-friendly wedding was super important to these two cuties (did you know they actually met at an environmental conference?) How perfect!

Amy + Carter were married at their home in Traverse City, Michigan and it was really important for them to try and keep all the vendors local. I just love all the personal touches in their eco-friendly wedding mixed with vintage elements and loads of rustic charm. The most amazing part of their wedding is that they came away with 1/2 bag of trash from the day (and they had 220 guests), pretty awesome, right?! They did that by recycling + composting almost everything from the day. They took five months to plan the event and it sure looked like a dream day. Thanks so much to Ben + Laura Harrison of Harrison Studio for the gorgeous photos!

Their self-written vows were officiated by Amy’s yogi, Guru Singh, along with Carter’s family priest.

Amy wore a gorgeous Carolina Herrera dress and her bridesmaids wore Ann Taylor dresses. And yes, that’s gorgeous actress Ali Larter as one of her bridesmaids on the far right. :)

Since Carter is a carpenter he built their bar out of reclaimed wood – and how amazing is it??!! Their signature drink was a “Topanga Tantric.”

Local farms provided veggies for the heirloom-tomato salad and green beans paired with lamb and short ribs. All the flowers were local and they also used recycled paper products.

Their first dance was to U2’s “All I Want Is You,” played by two fiddlers.

Such a perfect rustic + green wedding! Biggest congrats to Amy + Carter and we wish you lots of happiness.


photography: Ben and Laura Harrison of Harrison Studio // venue name: private residence // wedding dress: carolina herrera // bride's shoes: prada // bridesmaid dresses: ann taylor // cake: aunt b's cakes // wedding coordinator: orchestrated grace // flowers: amy kate designs // jewelry: neil lane // caterer: trattoria stella // fiddlers: the dueling fiddlers