My idea for the wedding was rustic, organic, earthy, yet artfully modern with a bit of old world whimsy. Tall order. That was hard to narrow down, and I loved muted grey-blues, sage greens, and ballet pink. I couldn’t decide so I used them all! They all played a part in the color palette and they worked well with our outdoor setting. Our back terrace is 3 levels (kind of like an amphitheater) surrounded by gorgeous eucalyptus trees and was ideal for the ceremony. Our lower yard served as a secluded, woodsy setting for the bar/mingling area for cocktails and hors d’ouevres after the ceremony.






We designed our invitations ourselves and had them printed on sustainably harvested birch wood from Night Owl Press. Our party favors were in line with our “love is sweet” heart that Kevin painted on the garage. We gave out Dagoba Organic Chocolate Bars and Juniper Ridge Sweetgrass incense. My husband also made the “vows” sign with plywood and pine letters with stain and paint. He was the best DIY crew ever. We designed and printed all the signage for the event based on our invitation. Josie’s mom Roberta Maran made me the coolest handmade recycled fabric banner that flew above our heads during the wedding.







All our tablecloths were natural hemp with ivory burlap runners under the flower arrangements. Flowers were done by Stephanie Elhayani of Seed Floral. Stephanie and I are both relatively new to the event planning world and we started our companies at about the same time with the intention of creating beautiful, sustainable events. She uses local, seasonal flowers (most often organic) for her events. She rocks! My flowers were incredible.

Photography by Charley Star

So much more coming up next!


Comments (16)

Tonia | Reply

Oh gosh their engagement picture in the wooden frame is so cute!! I would love to see more of those photos.

Hearing about all the eco-friendly ingredients in their wedding is really inspiring. Truly a heartful AND mindful wedding. It’s so wonderful that more and more people are aware of our human impact on this planet. You don’t have to be a “tree hugger” to live in a responsible, intentional, and sustainable way.

Thank you for sharing this wedding!!

nicole b. | Reply

One of my favorites.

Kelsey | Reply

This wedding is adorable. I love the colors. Any ideas as to where one could locate vases like the pink one beside the engagement photo? Really loving the vintage-y feel.

erin conrad | Reply

wow. i just discovered this blog. these images are AMAZING!

Tara @ Pacific Wedding Guide | Reply

Wow wow wow! Gorgeous invites and florals! I can only imagine the scent of the Eucalyptus trees…mmmm…

mlee | Reply

where can i find that white 3 tier stand?

Becky @ Weddingistas | Reply

What a sweet wedding! Everything was simple yet beautiful. And her dress…*swoon*

libby | Reply

Where is the green ruffled background from?! I love it!

Julie | Reply

This whole wedding is amazing-I love her dress!

Katie Jo | Reply

Yes, agree with Libby— need to know the story behind the green ruffle background!

paige appel | Reply

thank you all for the lovely comments! the 3 tier stand is my own from anthropologie, the ruffled background are also my own shower curtains from anthropologie. glad you all enjoyed my pics!

vanessa | Reply

Hy !
Congratulations ! It’s fantastic
It’s possible to know the brand of the wedding dress ?
Thank you

Maryhope | Reply

Hi, I’m wondering how the fabric garland was made? I’m having trouble telling how it was constructed from the photo, but I’d love to make something similar for my own wedding. Any thoughts appreciated!