FUN.SPARKLE.DRAMA is the name of an innovative one-of-a-kind line of flower girl wands by Nico Cervantes of NLC Productions. Each of the adorable handmade accessories are custom designed using personalized colors, styles and sizes.
“Wands are a great alternative to traditional flower girl baskets and are a beautiful and unique addition to any ceremony or reception,” comments Nico Cervantes. This new line is a fun, fresh take on flower girl accessories and would make a perfect gift from the bride and groom to their flower girl.
Eco-friendly weddings or green events can be just as elegant and beautiful as any other special occasion. Going green doesn’t mean having to sacrifice style and sophistication. In fact, creating environmentally friendly events enables planners to use great creativity and innovation.
To produce wonderful green events, consider these six steps:
1. Begin with the end in mind
2. Invite less people
3. Source event components locally or regionally
4. Consider going paperless or using recycled materials
Before you buy those plastic leis or cheap props, think about where they will end up after the event. Consider choosing items that can be recycled or are made of recycled materials. There are elegant alternatives to extravagant, wasteful décor. Create centerpieces made with local, organic fruits and vegetables, floral elements, or plant materials that can be given away or placed back into nature afterwards.
Schools, homeless shelters, and senior homes will appreciate beautiful centerpieces and leftover fruits and vegetables that would otherwise be thrown away.
Serve locally grown, organic foods whenever possible. Food will be fresher, tastier, and often less expensive. Additionally, you will be supporting local farmers and businesses, reducing the costs for the transportation of food, and lowering carbon emissions. Source your flowers at one of your local farmers’ markets, and ask for organic flowers when possible.
4. Consider going paperless or use recycled materials
We love to use online invitation and stationery companies such as Paperless Post and Cocodot, which offer elegant and affordable alternatives to Evite. Every little bit helps. Consider sending save the date’s through online services and sending physical invitations made of recycled content materials. We love Twisted Limb’s lovely recycled paper invitations.
Utilize websites, press releases, blogs, and social media to disseminate information. It is an easy and paperless way of letting people know about upcoming events and receiving faster responses.
5. Beg, borrow, or rent
Use what you already have as props and décor for your event. Not only will you cut costs, but your event will be more personal and meaningful. Borrow from friends and family. See what is available for rent before you buy. Scour thrift and vintage stores.
Today I’m excited to share a couple of new blogs that were recently launched by members of the SB Wedding Style Family. Both of these blogs are the not only stylish and beautiful but already are doing an amazing job of opening a fresh, personal window on life, beauty, love, and wedded bliss!
Lavender & Twinephotography brings you Lavender & Twine Bride. This isn’t just a showcase of their amazing photography, but also a generous offering of creative inspiration, fun finds, cute ideas, and yes a few of their gorgeous images too. . .
Alegria by Design has also been busy launching Live Alegria, a new daily blog which isn’t just for Brides but can be enjoyed by all who appreciate great design and a bit of daily inspiration. This personal blog branches out from Alegria’s event planning and design and offers a uniquely personal vision from Owner, Armando Martinez. ”Alegria means happiness in Spanish, Live Alegria the blog is about translating emotion through an aesthetic, and ultimately about sharing all the things that make me happy with the world… live in love, live in beauty, Live Alegria!”