My gift to you on this Valentine’s Day is to show how absolutely chic and stylish a “green & ethical wedding” can be. And this gift comes impeccably wrapped in the colorful eco conscious wedding inspiration below.
This wedding shoot photographed by Kate Elizabeth Photography with design by Whitney Mittman of Whit Mitt Design & Events, was inspired by a desire to create something beautiful that would have a beneficial impact as well. The idea is to show how you can incorporate elements into your wedding that serve a greater purpose by benefiting others in a positive way.
Yes, yes, yes…we need more of this kind of thinking and doing! And just look at the chic and stylish outcome. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to create something this fantastic and unique for your big day and also know you helped a lot of people along the way? There are many ways to do so. Read on at the bottom to find out more.
The amazing vendors that were involved in this shoot include: Photographer: Kate Elizabeth Photography // Beaded necklaces & bracelets made out of 100% recycled paper by internally displaced women in Northern Uganda: 31 Bits // Gold Bracelet, Chevron Necklace, Aztec Gold Earrings (handmade jewelry by survivors of human trafficking): International Sanctuary // Gold Sachet used as ring pillow: Raven & Lily // Orange Bowtie: Dibi Ties // Black Tie & Cufflinks: Charity Water // Wood Trays: Noonday Collection // Custom made Coffee Bean table runner: Project 7 // Designer/Coordinator: Whitney Mittman of Whit Mitt Design & Events // Rentals- Whit Mitt Event Rentals // Florist: Pixies Petals // Cake: Great Dane Bakery // Dresses: Mary Me Bridal // Paper Goods: Blair Britt of Joie de Vie // Hair/Make-up: Kat Thompson // Location: Downtown Santa Ana, CA
The team used wardrobe, jewelry, and design elements given to them from various non-profit companies to create something outstanding as well as provide exposure for the amazing work they do. Many of the items used here were sustainable goods and the companies that provided the products give a portion of their sales to sustain the economy, both here in the US and worldwide, including third world countries.
For example, Charity Water, the company that made the black tie and cuff links, provides wells and water for people in need. This is a sustainable eco-way for people to receive clean water to survive in rural villages. Also, 31 Bits makes beaded necklaces & bracelets made out of 100% recycled paper by local women in Northern Uganda. The model, Atila, actually worked for Project 7, the company that donated the coffee beans used in the table runner.
I can’t tell you how happy it would make me to see more couples utilizing green and ethical elements into their special days. So as a Valentine’s to me, psst…pass it along!
Happy Valentine’s Day my friends.
Thanks for stopping by!