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.
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.
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!