Wedding Suppliers Show Us How to Pull Off an Eco-Friendly Wedding!

Living a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle is getting more and more popular and the wedding scene is slowly catching up to this practice. We’re seeing simpler and more beautiful minimalist weddings and it’s inspiring how much effort and thought goes into planning each one–couples and their wedding suppliers are really working hard to make a difference! You see, it’s always a challenge to strike a balance between design and aesthetic and mindful sustainability. What is grand and what stands out are often wasteful and are far from helpful in saving Mother Nature. But, it can be done!

Today, we’re sharing with you an eco-friendly editorial shoot by a group of wedding suppliers and creatives who share the same goal of celebrating special events while keeping the welfare of the environment in mind.

“These days, leading a sustainable lifestyle is in vogue. From straws to soaps, shampoo bars, reusable tumblers, organic everything–the list goes on. This styled shoot seeks to inspire earth-loving couples out there to achieve their dream wedding and be ecologically responsible at the same time. It proved to be easy, fun, and doable and you can help save mother nature,” shares First of April, planner and stylist. 

Shot by Air Balloon Project in Cebu City, this set shows us that being eco-friendly and sustainable in the wedding industry is possible. Most of the suppliers involved in the shoot used sustainable materials for things like flowers, plants, ornaments, dress racks, wedding gowns, and even the makeup used for the models. See how beautifully everything turned out!

Wedding Suppliers Show Us How to Pull Off an Eco-Friendly Wedding!

"We thought that by creating this wedding editorial we can inspire our clients and co-suppliers to be extra conscious on how we can contribute in our very own ways to help Mother nature and encourage couples to be more earth friendly." (Collective insight of suppliers mentioned in this post)

How is the sustainable lifestyle movement changing the wedding scene?
“It’s a growing trend but it’s rarely applied in weddings even for the past few years. With all that’s happening in the world now, with the northern ice cap melting, the Amazon burning and environmental issues around the globe, we thought that by creating this wedding editorial we can inspire our clients and co-suppliers to be extra conscious on how we can contribute in our very own ways to help Mother nature and encourage couples to be more earth friendly.”

"The challenge really is to find recyclable materials to achieve a specific look or design when setting up a wedding. It's doable though!" (Collective insight of suppliers mentioned in this post)

How is this trend challenging wedding suppliers in their work?
“The challenge really is to find sustainable materials to achieve a specific look or design when setting up a wedding. This impacts event stylists and florists even more. For some, they find it difficult to come up with a specific look without using specific materials that are good for one use only such as floral foams, ribbons, styrofoams, tarps, plastics, etc. It’s doable though!”

Here are some ideas we thought of for an eco-friendly wedding: Go for an intimate wedding Rent your wedding attire, find a thrift shop, or alter your mom's wedding gown Use potted plants or dried plants Choose a beautiful wedding venue that doesn't need a lot of decoration or has a lot of reusable fixtures Use electronic invites. Limit your invite suites printout (most of them goes to trash) Source out a hair and makeup artist who uses cruelty-free or zero-waste beauty products Instead of asking gifts, you can ask your guests to donate to environmental charities

 

Photographer: Air Balloon Project / Planning, Styling, Florist: First of April / Wardrobe Styling and Collection: Lemon and Lime by BFTS / Groom’s Attire: Vin and Weller Tuxedos and Suits / Har and Makeup Artist: Joseph Agbay / Potted Plants: Cactus and Succulents Cebu / Models: Shin, Maria and Danielle / Venue and Rentals: Circa 1900
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