Wednesday, September 16, 2009

An Environmentally Friendly Wedding

Allison and Doug, recent Earthly Affair customers, were kind enough to share their eco-inspiring wedding with us. The amount of care and consideration that went into every detail is incredible and I'm so excited to share it with you!

Allison's dress was made locally in San Francisco and it consisted of all natural silk.

The couple made sure to have their ceremony and reception in the same place, so guests wouldn't have to travel between venues and they could cut down on transportation pollutants at the same time.
Allison and Doug were married in a bird sanctuary that provides bay, tidal beach, grassland, shrub, and forest habitats for all kinds of birds and wildlife. They did a wonderful job of incorporating the scenery and wildlife into the wedding itself.

They used locally grown and organic flowers, designed by Chestnut and Vine in Berkeley, CA.

For favors, Allison grew and pressed native wildflowers to make handmade bookmarks on 100% post consumer waste paper.

In addition to offsetting everyone's carbon output (including vendors!) through, Allison and Doug had three vegan, organic cakes from True Confections, catered only in-season, organic food and drink from Fond Catering, and they registered at the Sempervirens Fund, which works to preserve redwood lands.

Thank you, Allison and Doug for sharing your beautiful wedding!

Photography by Alison Bank


MoralesVilanova said...

Lovely wedding!
Great shots!
Thanks for sharing!

Alison Bank said...

Hi Jennifer!
I'm Alison Bank, who photographed Allison and Doug's lovely wedding.
Thank you so much for using so many shots of mine! They look fantastic and are some of my favorites from the day.
One thing: my name is Alison Bank, with no 's.' Would you mind changing it?
Thanks so much!

Jennifer said...

You got it! Thanks for the correction, Alison!

Kathryn said...

We were looking at Lyford House for our wedding - it's such an incredibly beautiful and special venue. Lovely wedding!

hope chest said...

Thanks for sharing the photos! I love your wedding! So close to nature!

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It’s a simple and fabulous wedding, very romantic. I’m so jealous.

Condo Makati said...

Aw! That is so sweet. Someday I will meet my destiny and have a wonderful wedding as fabulous as this one. Thanks for inspiring your readers.

True Confections said...

Hi Jennifer,

I just found this post. Thanks so much for the mention of my company! One correction, the cakes were dairy-free, not strictly vegan (no milk or butter, but I did use eggs). Allison and Doug were such a fun couple! I was honored to create their birthday cakes for them this past December.

Warmest Regards,

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