This is Offbeat Bride's archive of eco-friendly posts.
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…
With a desire to keep things eco-friendly, unplugged, and ultra-fun, this outdoor celebration totally embraces low-key loveliness. Add in some rainbow decor, a wildly-dressed and winged games master, and even a talent show, and you've got yourself totally accessible party fun times for all ages.
This week we're letting our hair down and getting back to nature in the wild, wild outdoors! Today we've got a barefoot couple in the forests of Piccadilly with rainbows, a teepee, and one very fun Kombi. They managed to make it all happen while compromising with a religious family, coaxing a van into carrying a clown car-load, and dealing with a very naughty bird at the ceremony.
If you're looking to make ethical choices when you're shopping for wedding fashions, you're going to want to thank our sponsor Wed Altered for making that infinitely easier. Wed Altered is a co-op of independent wedding dress and accessory designers who all have a focus on ethical company philosophies — ethical production, sustainable design, charity work, domestic production, Fair Trade, etc. If you're in New York City the weekend of April 20-21, you can totally take advantage of Wed Altered's pop-up shop. Let's talk details, while we virtually shop some of the designers you'll find at Wed Altered…