Our caterer is a big art collector and agreed to supply all organic food and staff in trade for one of my husband’s paintings. (A small painting is worth 20K, and the food and staff would’ve been about 13K, so he made out with the good end of the stick). That allowed us a lot of room to play with on decor. We served Prairie Organic vodka cocktails, New Belgium Beer, and Casa Barranca Organic Wine. My husband and I are foodies and created the menu and cocktails ourselves, even squeezing 10 pounds of fresh lemon juice for the Vodka lemonade drinks.

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Instead of a live first dance, we recorded a surprise comedic synchronized dance video. None of our guests knew this was coming and it was a huge hit. (seems to be the trend these days) We had a friend of ours who is a commercial director film it and included faux commentary about him. We projected it on the studio wall halfway through the reception, after toasts. See video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gpbsLiTVnU

After the wedding, the next day we took all the succulents that were in the flower arrangements and re-planted them in pots for our yard and terrace. They were lovely and made a great addition to our house. The rest of the flowers and the food were composted. We had no plastic at the wedding and the paper cocktail napkins were composted as well.

Location: Our backyard/art studio
Caterer: Tom Peters
Linens: BBJ Linens
Floral: Seed Floral
Invitations: Designed by moi (bash eco-events), printed by Night Owl Press
Photographer: Charley Star
Cinematographer: Dan Appel
Live Music by Charlie Wadhams band
DJ by Clay Lerner
Lighting by RB Lighting
Banners/decor by Roberta Maran
Hair by Alli Webb of Straight at Home
Make-up by Beauty by Sole and Josie Maran Cosmetics
Hemp Ring pillow by Heather Heron
Wedding dress by St. Pucci rented from One Night Affair
Jewelry by Sid Vintage

 

Did you know Paige also writes an awesome blog? I would highly suggest checking it out if you are looking for beautiful bits of inspiration for parties and events. Paige, thank you again for sharing your gorgeous wedding with us today!

 

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Comments (15)

Tara @ Pacific Wedding Guide | Reply

A REAL eco-chic wedding, love it! Great job and thanks for sharing the awesome pics and inspiration!

Wedding Chicks | Reply

what a fun and absolutely gorgeous wedding! thanks for sharing so many photos!!

nicole b. | Reply

Ha! Love the video!

kat - rock n roll bride | Reply

that first photo is too sweet! great wedding!

Rachael | Reply

Love the hair piece!!! Where is it from????

That Girl, Ang | Reply

Absolutely adorable!

Amy- Eat Drink Chic | Reply

That top “Love is Sweet” photo is the most adorable wedding photo I’ve seen- and that dress!! Gorgeous!

Gulf Shores Beach Weddings | Reply

I also love the photo at the top. Your dress is beautiful and the hubby and kids are too cute.

Hanna | Reply

The dress is absolutely gorgeous. Love, love, love it!

Karen | Reply

What an awesome cake.

EB Finds | Reply

Thnaks for the link to the i gigi site. Fantastic store…

Ulli | Reply

What’s the husbands full name? Or what’s his hp? Love to see more paintings?

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