Another great resource for environmentally minded couples is Recycled Bride. They have a daily blog with all sorts of fun ideas and inspiration for brides to green their weddings. They also feature real weddings. We lucked out and got Tamara & Jack’s beautiful Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center wedding published there this week. Tamara & Jack really went out of their way to make their day and all their related wedding events environmentally friendly. With everything from re-plantable centerpieces, carbon offsets and and locally sourced catering they created a day that was totally memorable and sustainable for the planet. They get five green stars from us. Love you guys! Please leave your thoughts on the Recycled Bride blog and below in the comment field. Would love to hear of any other cool eco wedding websites you all have found to be interesting, resourceful or just plain beautiful!
I have to be honest, I get such a confidence boost when my work get’s published. I’m honored to be a part of Greener Photography. Founded by Thea Dodds & Dawn Tracker in 2008, this remarkable organization’s mission is to educate photographers on how to green their business and nurture sustainability in our industry. To learn more please read the complete article that’s being featured on Austin Style Unveiled. I invite you to leave comments, let us know what your thoughts are! For those of you who are not familiar with these sites please check them out! They are both excellent resources for photographers & brides alike.
Emily & Eric were married at the fabulously ever green and peacock adorned Green Pastures here in Austin. When I asked Emily to tell me about how she and Eric had met, she shared the following story, which I think is so totally original I have to share it here. Enjoy!
“Eric and I met while I was studying abroad in Mexico through a program called Borderlinks during my junior year of college. Borderlinks runs a community center in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, that includes a free lunch program for neighborhood kids, a women’s coop, a bike workshop, and much more. I started to notice Eric because he was always hanging out with his friend who ran the bike workshop. We didn’t meet for several weeks but we admired each other from afar! One day, a group of students and neighborhood kids decided we wanted to try to make a solar oven (we had already been working on other alternative construction projects like making a whole house from old tires and building a composting toilet). We decided to go to the Nogales dump aka the “Tira Bichi” (which literally means “Throw naked”) to find the perfect piece of styrofoam for our oven. Eric and I jumped into the back of an old truck with a bunch of kids, and we finally introduced ourselves. So yeah, we met in the back of a beat up pick up truck on the way to the dump. So romantic! We really hit it off during the few weeks that remained of my semester program, and after a few years of a long distance relationship (me in Ecuador and Boston and Austin, Eric and Mexico and Tucson), we both ended up in Austin.” ~Emily
Floral & Letterpress invites by the truly talented Sarah Wymer of SloMo Studios