If going green and creating a 100% sustainable and earth-friendly event is your thing, then the ideas on the following pages are for you. Even though vendors were local to the Macon, Georgia event venue Pineola Farms area, the ideas utilized can be easily translated into any region. All decor selected was repurposed, borrowed, and local. The vintage globes and clocks were the perfect thread to tie the simple idea of it being time to save the world, and that it is entirely possible to plan a beautiful and sustainable wedding. Images by Macon-based wedding photographer, We Do…Wedding Photography!
Macon Letter Service designed the simple invitations, envelopes, and menu cards using recycled paper and soy-based inks. Vintage un-used postage supplied by Verde Studio emphasized soil, water, and air conservation.
BRIDE AND GROOM FASHION
The groom’s bow tie was fashioned from the same vintage ticking used throughout the setting. It coordinated perfectly with the custom linen sash worn by the bride. The boutonniere was especially adorable with a speckled chicken feather, rosemary, and brunia. Vegan sandals were selected in a fun blue-green color.
BOUQUET & FLOWERS
The bride’s bouquet was designed with elements plucked directly from the gardens at Pineola Farms. English garden roses, dusty miller, dill weed, and Queen Anne’s lace mixed beautifully with clematis vine, hydrangea, tulips, and astilbe.
Fresh veggies and eggs served as the decor for the ceremony site. A trip to the local organic farmers’ market yielded carrots, red and green tomatoes, purple beans, green onions, radishes, and muscadines. Vintage crates and baskets displayed the region’s seasonal bounty and were later used to move the veggies to the kitchen in preparation for a yummy succotash.
Every detail was sourced locally or borrowed instead of bought-new, to reduce our environmental impact. Tin cans rescued from the local recycling center were adorned with vintage ticking, lace, and buttons. Old clocks and globes procured from thrift shops were tucked in amongst vintage books tied with jute twine.
Venue: Pineola Farms | Floral: Delise Knight | Invitations: Macon Letter Service | Cake: LisaMae Cakes | Photography: We Do…Wedding Photography | Vintage Stamps: Verde Studio | Hair & Makeup: Nicole Mitchell, Signature Salon