I am so thrilled to finally blog my totally GREEN, totally eco-friendly wedding of 2009!! I had the pleasure of meeting my bride Erin, through her magnificient makeup artist sister, Annie Wolfson, from Blushing Bridal Makeup. I adore Annie to death, so it was no surprise that I totally clicked with her sister Erin, and her mom as well, who was Erin’s right hand woman during the wedding planning process.
When I met Erin and her mom for their initial consult, I kept hearing from Erin that the most important priority to her and her groom, Sundi, was to keep the entire wedding completely eco-friendly, causing the least amount of impact possible to the earth and the environment. Her mom, however, really wanted to make sure that we also kept the wedding elegant and beautiful, so the challenge began! I think we ended up with the perfect meld of both visions, the garden wedding was touching, beautiful, and best of all, GREEN!! Here are a few of my favorite shots from the day, shot by the fab newleywed photography team, Michelle and Josh Beller from MiBelle Inc Photography:
The adorable couple, right after their first-look moment:
The only cut flowers that Erin wanted at the wedding was her all-white rose bouquet. And, in order to make it even more eco-friendly, she made sure that the roses were flowers re-used from an event the night prior!
There is nothing more romantic than a harpist playing the ceremony music!
A sweet moment during their multi-cultural (Erin is Jewish and Sundi is Kenyan) ceremony (PS: Erin made sure to borrow her veil from her sister as part of her eco-friendly movement!):
A great shot of the bride and groom entering their reception. Erin’s dress was one of the first things she checked off her list when she started her wedding planning process! The dress was perfectly infused with the feel of the day, relaxed yet SO sweet and pretty:
Erin flipped over the “Tree in a Box” favor idea I sent her, so she immediately bought her mini-trees for all of her guests and personlized them with a sticker of their wedding monogram.
Erin didn’t want to let her “no cut flowers” rule limit how fabulous her centerpieces could be! A couple shots of the flowering plants that we used all over the reception. Everything they had at the wedding was to be planted in her mom’s garden once the wedding was over!
Erin’s cake was a gorgeous and delicious nod to organic baking at it’s best! Doan’s Bakery definitely delivered on all ends!
The guests were treated to a fantastical spread of different food stations, ranging from a SUPER salad bar to a Kenyan food station.. My favorite, by far, was the station that held these sweet little shots of tomato soup, topped with the most amazing grilled cheese sandwich bites!!
And I can’t finish the entry without including a picture of the DELISH gelato that was served at the gelato bar. Hot weather + gelato bar = ecstatic guests!!
I’ll close out with one of the most fun moments of the reception, Debois Entertainment’s Entourage they had all their guests out of their seats!
Please feel free to visit MiBelle’s blog for more photos of this wonderful day!
Erin and Sundi – Your story is one of the most endearing stories I’ve ever heard, it was so touching to hear that you two met while doing what you do best, giving back to the world. Erin, working with you and your mom was SUCH a pleasure, your family is amazing, as is Sundi’s, and I was so moved to see the lovefest between both of your families, right off the bat!! I wish you all the very best!!