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The Natural Look: Eco-Friendly Wedding Inspiration

Mar 16, 2013

by Lover.ly

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Kellee Khalil is the founder and CEO of Lover.ly, a visual search engine for weddings that helps brides find inspiring images, things to buy, and vendors to hire. Take the Style Quiz and discover perfect wedding ideas tailored to you.

March is here and everyone is going green. While we’re still loving shades of mint and emerald, our favorite hue is anything eco-friendly. From invitations to gowns to table numbers, it’s easier than you think to go natural.

[The goods – clockwise from top left: Upcycled Bouquet by AnthologyOnMain; Invitations by BirchandBliss; Tags by GrannyPantyDesigns; Mini Program by 3LittleFinches]

Organic doesn’t have to mean ordinary. Eco-friendly invites have texture and personality, and are just as well-suited for modern brides as they are for rustic affairs. Think outside the (100% recycled) box and incorporate paper flowers made from the pages of your favorite books, or escort tags made from maps showing your favorite locations.

Find more wedding stationery ideas at Lover.ly.

[The goods – clockwise from top left: Cufflinks by ARemarkYouMade; Guest book by TotallySalinda; Cake stand by ShabbyChicbyCJ; Chandelier by iTagStudios]

Take the natural look to the next level with untreated, wooden chandeliers or a laser-cut guest book. Cozy up your tables by bringing nature inside. Dress up raw pine slices with chalkboard paint for individual table numbers, or cut them in half for stand-alone place settings.

Find more ways to incorporate wood in your wedding on Lover.ly.

[The goods – clockwise from top left: Vegan soap favors by prunellasoap; Coasters by vermontbranchcompany; Coffee favors by AproposRoasters; Bird seed flowers by GreenDoxieEvents]

Send your guests home with favors they can use again. Think pretty vegan soaps with custom wrappers, a favorite coffee or loose-leaf tea, or birdseed ornaments. Not doing favors? Consider printing escort cards on plant-able paper for an instant gift.

Fabulous favor ideas and inspiration await on Lover.ly.

[The goods – clockwise from top left: Fabric bouquet by AutumnandGraceBridal; Dress by abstractpretty; Tote by DreamState; Ring pillow by Cultivar]

Look for organic and sustainable fabrics when dressing yourself and your wedding party.   Hemp, bamboo, linen, and organic cottons and wool are all comfortable and stylish options that you’ll want to wear again. Carry the trend over into your welcome bags, ring pillow, and even bridesmaid bathrobes.

Explore eco-friendly wedding ideas on Lover.ly.

How are you going green?

For more wedding inspiration and style tips, head over to Lover.ly and search by wedding color, trend and more. All inspiration photos by Brandon Kidd Photography.

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The Wizard of Oz 1958 Vintage Book Page Bouquet - L. Frank Baum - Eco Friendly Upcycled Shabby Chic Single Stem Roses
The Wizard of Oz 1958 Vintage Book Page Bouquet - L. Frank Baum - Eco Friendly Upcycled Shabby Chic Single Stem Roses
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Custom Wedding guest book wood rustic wedding guest book album bridal shower engagement anniversary- States UNIQUE Guest Book
Custom Wedding guest book wood rustic wedding guest book album bridal shower engagement anniversary- States UNIQUE Guest Book
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Wood Cuff Links Handmade from a Real Hemlock Tree Branch - Wooden Cufflinks Eco-friendly and Perfect for the Groom or Father - 5/8 inch
Wood Cuff Links Handmade from a Real Hemlock Tree Branch - Wooden Cufflinks Eco-friendly and Perfect for the Groom or Father - 5/8 inch
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Hand-made Wood Cake Stand
Hand-made Wood Cake Stand
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Reserved - 420 Single Ash Coasters Wedding Favor
Reserved - 420 Single Ash Coasters Wedding Favor
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Beach Wedding Favors. Coffee Favors for a Nautical Wedding / Destination Wedding. Set of 30 Custom Favors
Beach Wedding Favors. Coffee Favors for a Nautical Wedding / Destination Wedding. Set of 30 Custom Favors
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RESERVED Ring Bearer Pillow, rustic shabby chic romantic wedding ring pillow, burlap, taupe and ivory
RESERVED Ring Bearer Pillow, rustic shabby chic romantic wedding ring pillow, burlap, taupe and ivory
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3 Featured Comments

  • stufffromtrees

    stufffromtrees from stufffromtrees said 3 years ago Featured

    What a breath-taking collection of creativity and talent! Just shows it's not always about the stuff, but about the people and the celebration. Wonderful ideas.

  • GracefullyGirly

    Kimberlee from GracefullyGirly said 3 years ago Featured

    Nature offers effortless beauty!!! You surely can't go wrong with natural elements and being eco-friendly. You don't have to have all beige and neutral to have a naturally beautiful wedding either. Think of all the gorgeous colors you see in nature! The sky's the limit, figuratively and literally. Thanks for sharing Loverly. Fab inspirations there!

  • GrowingUpWild

    Kelly Engel from GrowingUpWild said 3 years ago Featured

    So glad to see more brides going this route. Incorporating eco-friendly elements was extremely important when I married my best friend 6 years ago. Love these ideas@

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