Posts from April, 2010
- Rent as many things as possible such as stemware, plates, linens tables and chairs
- Ask your preferred florist and caterer if they can use organic, local or pesticide-free
- Donate wedding flowers to a nursing home or hospital
- Scour Craigslist, eBay and Etsy for vintage finds and then sell it right back when you no longer have use for your items
- Ask your caterer if they’ll compost and sort recycling if it’s available onsite
- Have guests carpool
- In lieu of gifts, choose an organization important to the both of you to which guests can donate
Sorry for the lack of posts this week but I have been prepping for a wedding tomorrow and have been chatting with my other May clients. Bridal season is officially open! I’ll be sharing much more in the next week or two with eye candy galore from all of the upcoming nuptials.
I’m also nursing some bumps and bruises; I was in a bike accident today. I was on my way to work and coming down a steep hill when a woman who didn’t signal made a three-point turn right in front of me. I didn’t have any room and broke hard, and did a little leap over the handlebars. Luckily I didn’t hit her car, I emerged with only a few scratches and nothing broken. I was wearing a helmet and gloves and a Good Samaritan came to the rescue and let me sit inside his home to collect myself post-accident.
Make sure to look both ways drivers and bicyclists!
Congratulations to Bethany for winning a set of personalized notecards from Nisee Made!
Today is Earth Day, and while we’re all doing our small part today to preserve our home planet, it’s always good to keep in mind the impact of our personal actions every other day as well. I got into this business for a lot of reasons, but the foremost being that I really wanted to help people be a little bit more mindful about their wedding, especially when it came to planning and purchasing.
There are many ways to offset the impact of such a grand event, and you need not look any further than some older posts of min. For greening your flowers, read up here, and for 6 easy tips on how to green your wedding overall, go here.
And here’s a few more tips:
Retro stylings. I love. Photo by Yves Samuel Photographe. Happy Earth Day everybody! Do one thing today that can help our planet out, like ride a bike!
My friend and client Vivien and I headed out to the Alemany Flea market just down the hill from my house on Sunday. Man the pickings were good! I found some vintage brass candelabras for one of my other clients, an awesome ceramic fondue set made in Japan, a brass bracelet that looked like a fastened buckle, a glass storage bowl shaped like a pear for my terrarium project and a hand mixer.
While we were there Viv spied a gorgeous pink, grey and gold china with only three settings, a small bowl and four teacups for–wait for it–$10! Neither of us got it (it didn’t match any of the stuff we had but we both imagined girlie tea parties with them) but believe me, we both feel the sting and it still hasn’t left my memory. Luckily there are these images from Sweet Paul to ease the hurt. I love the color combo for a springtime wedding!
So loving these textured rings by Etsy seller triggerhappy, out of New York. Perfect for a nature-loving couple.
And don’t forget to enter in the giveaway of personalized notecards!
Happy Monday! Did ya’ll have a good weekend? Yesterday I did a site visit to the Farm at Putah Creek, on the grounds of the Center for Land-Based Learning, in Winters–about 30 minutes from Davis, Calif. and the site of Jean & Trent’s wedding that I coordinated last October. As of today, my clients Bethany and Dan have less than two weeks until their big day, and it’s exciting to hear how things will come together!
I’m kicking off Monday with a giveaway from New Orleans-based designer Denise Holmes of Nisee Made, whose whimsical invitations caught my eye on Project Wedding with this shoot. Denise is offering a set of personalized notecards like the one below to one Lily Spruce reader! To enter, simply visit the Nisee (pronounced “knee-see”) site and leave a comment here on your favorite thing in her collection with your e-mail address.
Saw these custom portraits by Etsy seller ashmae on say YES! to hoboken and I thought they’d be so great as a wedding present or as a piece of art that could be matted and then signed by all the guests as they arrive at the wedding. And the portraits start from $75–super stylie and affordable.
I also love this beautiful watercolor as well, titled “Old fashioned bride.”