Outdoor September Wedding: Lindsay and Brett

It took a little longer than normal, but here are the photos from Lindsay and Brett’s outdoor wedding this past September. The wedding took place at Lindsay’s parent’s house (thanks mom and dad) and it was a beautiful day. Lindsay was a gorgeous bride and everyone enjoyed the day. Enjoy!

Photographer: Jamie Sangar, Jamie Sangar Photography

Flowers: Jan (Groom’s Mom – THANK MOM!)

Draping: Vicki Swanson, Indy Dream Events

Planner: Jennifer Tornatta, Moments in Time Event Planners

Happy Planning!

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Wedding Colors: All About Green

As I am helping with weddings, I am noticing that green is really big right now. I do not think that any particular green is being used, just that many brides are using it some way in their wedding. Some weddings are all green and others use it as an accent color. I think that it is great color that you can pair with many others to create the look you are after. Below is a color board with different shades of green.

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Green has so many different shades and can go with any style. Think about pairing your favorite color with a shade of green to create an amazing wedding.

Happy Planning!

Wedding Color: Green Apple

Another color I like for weddings is green apple. I like that it is so versatile. You can have an all green apple wedding or have it combined with colors like: pink, purple, brown, black and even damask. You can have a chic, modern wedding to a simple traditional wedding. In spring you can use this color with pink and purple to have a fun fresh color scheme. At the same time, you can use it in the fall with brown to bring the fall season to life. I have created a design board of invitations to give you some examples on how you can use this color.

Wedding Invitations – Wedding Divas
Green Apples

Not only can you use this great color but it can be your theme. You could easily have a green apple wedding as your theme and use actual green apples in your decor. You could serve a green apple martini as a signature drink, and use real green apples for your escort cards.

Apple Escort Cards

The ideas are endless and you will have a beautiful wedding to remember.

Happy Planning!

Green Weddings

Spring is here so I thought it would be a great time to talk about green weddings. I do not mean the color green, but eco-friendly weddings. Your wedding is an important event in your life, but this does not mean you have to forget about the environment. There are many different ways you can have your dream wedding and feel good about it.

Wedding Dress

Lets start at what many brides think is the most important part of their wedding, the dress. Instead of running to your nearest bridal salon, go to a vintage shop. If vintage is not your thing, then try to reuse a dress previously worn. Brides Against Breast Cancer is a great option for finding a previously worn dress in modern styles (For info for Indy’s BABC Sale, Click Here, for other areas go to www.bridesagainstbreastcancer.org). The best part is that you can find a great gown and the sale goes to help grant wishes for stage IV breast cancer patients.

Centerpieces/Favors

A great option for centerpieces is to use plants that can be replanted. You can even be more green by using your centerpieces as your guest favors. You could create a centerpiece will eight small potted plants that guests could take home to plant in their gardens to remember your wedding day. What a great way for guests to take a part of your wedding home.

Centerpiece Idea

The really good news is that when guests take the flowers, you have less to clean up because your guests have taken your centerpieces.

Flowers

Instead of picking any flower, choose flowers that are locally, organically grown. Today more and more farmers are working towards a better environment and growing items organically. By choosing one of these farms, you are getting a flower you know has not been sprayed with harmful chemicals. Also, if you find farms that are local you save the environment from harmful transportation effects.

Invitations

It use to be that if you wanted recycled paper for your wedding invitations, you were picking from a very small bunch. Today the invitation industry has finally realized that you can have eco-friendly AND beauty. Look for invitations that are from recycled paper and try to minimize all the paper you need.

Invitation Idea

Today almost everyone has email and Save the Dates can be forwarded this way. If fact, there are companies out there that specialize in emailed Save the Dates. Find a free service, or create one on your computer to cut down on paper  waste. Also, you can have guests RSVP electronically. Again, they could email you or many of the free websites you can create for your wedding day activities also allow you to track RSVPs. By sending these items out through email, you are saving the amount of paper being used and you can save money by not having to pay for these items.

These are just some of the ways that you can help make your wedding eco-friendly. Enjoy your wedding and have the piece of mind that you are not hurting the environment.

Happy Planning!