If you currently find yourself shopping for a wedding dress, and you're getting frustrated, allow me to re-introduce you to our sponsor Conscious Elegance. The last time we gawked at these eco-friendly dresses was two freaking years ago. Since then the owner Lori has done some awesome things — new dress designs, a spiffy new website, and Lori visited the Lovesick Expo in Boston while cosplaying as Merida from Brave! No seriously, here's photographic evidence of the awesome…
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Reusing, recycling, and a little dumpster diving totally made this wedding into a low-maintenance cleanup wonder with awesome DIY projects like a wine cork guest book, self-catered picnic noms, and jam jar lanterns. A custom-made dress and Prohibition Era attire made it super stylish on top of that! Add in the lush green ceremony space, and you'll be googly-eyed for this couple.
These two met three years ago online, and quickly discovered a "mutual love for good food, cocktails, and laughs." Right before Thanksgiving 2011 they decided they were tired of waiting for America to get it together and they wanted to get married now. Luckily they live in Massachusetts, and were able to legally wed before heading to Aruba to celebrate with friends and family.
Put on your goggles and your neo-Victorian gear, because this is STEAMPUNK WEEK! Today we've got a burner-meets-upcycled-meets-kid-friendly celebration including fire dancing, a community-planned potluck, and a sweet ceremony interruption by the couple's little girl. It's laid-back and free-form and we're loving it!
All ya'll in the Northeast U.S. (or able to get there), check this out: Wed Altered (the co-op of independent wedding dress and accessory designers who all have a focus on ethical company philosophies), is having their pop-up boutique SOON. If you are on the hunt for sustainable and ethically-produced accessories, dresses, bridesmaid dresses, headpieces, veils, and more, this is totally your show.
You guys in the Northeast might already know about Wed Altered, the co-op of independent wedding dress and accessory designers who all have a focus on ethical company philosophies. Their first pop-up boutique happened last April in New York City. We're talking a big set-up of tons of accessories, dresses, bridesmaid dresses, headpieces, veils, and more, all from awesomely talented indie designers, that you can totally buy right there on the spot.
We've gushed about Tara Lynn's bridal gown designs before, but now it's time to focus in on the details. To refresh your memories, our sponsor Tara Lynn makes eco-friendly wedding gowns and suits that can actually express your personalities, as her works are adorned with custom artwork. Here are a few examples of the gorgeous custom adornments you could get with your own Tara Lynn Bridal design…
Looking for inspiration for your vegan wedding? Sustainable wedding, wholistic wedding? This wedding will blow your mind. With the whole family clad in handmade tie-dyed garments, no vendors, and completely DIYed decor, ceremony space, and food, this is one of those celebrations that they can totally own.
Our sponsor Solitary Pearl offers comfy and eco-friendly dress designs like my new favorite up there. Much like that dress, all these Solitary Pearl dresses are just so incredibly gorgeous but still indie. And just feminine enough to please princesses and tomboys alike.
I hope you haven't found your wedding dress yet, because there are three reasons you're going to be seriously tempted by Solitary Pearl…