Earlier this year Gorgeous and Green helped a bride and her savvy friends decorate a sustainable wedding at the Brazil Room in Tilden Park. They had a small budget, so many of the sustainable elements were also budget friendly as well.
She chose a floral print dress for the bridesmaids that they thought they could wear again. An important thing to think about when you are choosing dresses.
Photography by Claire Mulkey and Daniela Fedorowicz
The colors were dark jewel tones in the purples, pinks and blues. I used a lot of local scabiosa and amaranth, as well as local anemones, dahlias and celosia.
She provided a collection of found vases for us to use as her centerpieces, and each arrangement consisted of a trio of vases artistically filled with blooms, ferns and branches. Most of the vases were salvaged or reused and then reused again when she invited guests to take them home. The arranged centerpieces were all different, and I loved how they turned out. I only have a few pics to share, but you get the idea:
A good friend of the bride made some paper flowers to use in the decor and I attached those to a fern garland I lined the aisle with.
Even the boutonnieres were delicate jewels with both local scabiosa flowers and pods.
In Green and Health, G&G