After 8 years of being together, Jessica and Stephen exchanged vows in a stunning waterfront ceremony in front of their closest friends and family. In the words of the bride, “While the vows and ceremony of the wedding were important to us, we both just wanted to celebrate our love and all we had accomplished together — graduating college, Stephen becoming a doctor, myself entering Northwestern for grad school — with a beautiful party. The thought of having everyone we loved in one place was electrifying… Our brothers were even the ones to marry us. We wanted this to be a special memory for ourselves and each of our guests.” Each memory now lives on in these gorgeous photos captured by Jason Brown of J. Brown Photography.
Jasmine and Ben decided to take a hands-on approach to their wedding, held in Broken Head, Australia, to reflect their laid-back and creative style. From the bride: It was very important to us that we were comfortable with our ceremony and reception. I know everyone says the same thing but we did really want our wedding to reflect the people we are. We walked down the aisle together which everyone really loved, we made almost everything ourselves, including the cake, the furniture, the wedding dress and the centerpieces. In the end, we were rewarded with praise and comments from our guests telling us that we had achieved what we set out to, and that they had a great time. Simon Hunter was able to beautifully capture every special moment of the day!
After 7 beautiful years, Jeff Smith finally proposed to his now-wife Shannon on July 11th 2014, and had their wedding a mere three months later (talk about making up for lost time)! In an effort to avoid pomp and circumstance, and to inject “a taste of Shannon and Jeff,” for family and friends, the couple strayed from tradition to create a wedding that was distinctively them. Captured beautifully by Anne McGrath Photography.
After being together for almost 10 years and living together for over 8 years, Bianca and Tad finally decided to tie the knot. By foregoing the typical wedding formalities and opting for a celebration that was a full representation of the things they loved and were important to them, their Eternal Connection wedding was certainly an occasion to remember. Held on their farm in Michigan, it was a weekend filled with love, shared seasonal fare, dancing, morning yoga, and too many beautiful details to list… all captured beautifully by the incredible Caroline Ghetes Photography.
We love it when fans model their weddings after the latest craze, but it’s definitely easy to go overboard. Jessica and Chris were able to incorporate details from several of their favorite things, from Twilight to James Bond, into their own special day in a beautiful, unique, and elegantly understated way. Captured by the endlessly talented Vincent Lie Phtgrphy.
Although currently residing in California, Priyanka Shetty and Rahul Gupta knew from the beginning that their wedding would be held in their hometown of Mumbai, and could not wait to, in Priyanka’s words, “infuse elements that are traditionally vintage Indian and fun aspects of Bollywood” into their truly international wedding.
Inspired by their love of the Hawaiian islands, the ocean, and a desire to create a true vacation for their guests, Victoria and Matt were able to bring together this elegantly intimate destination wedding. When asked about their inspiration, Victoria explained “I wanted to let the true beauty of the surroundings shine…”, which they created flawlessly with a stylish mint and lavender color palette and beachy details, captured beautifully by Zach Mathers of Pacific Dream Photography.
Throughout the coming months, we are excited to showcase the wide variety of styles and personalities of 11 incredible featured Greenvelope couples. While every single one of these weddings has a distinctive style and flair, they all share a common core of elegance and sustainability. Join us and get inspired as these couples share their tips for wedding planning, DIY projects, wedding inspiration, and more.
Lon and Amanda were married on May 3rd at Reyes Winery in Agua Dulce, California. With only 40 guests, they created an intimate atmosphere by choosing neutral tones and textures such as burlap and wood to showcase the natural beautiful vineyard backdrop. Their centerpieces featured a collection of little things including white hydrangea in a vintage spice tin and cards from a deck of medicinal plants cards. A cigar box was used as the guest book. They filled the box with blank postcards from their home cities and states and encouraged guests to write them a note.
Of course their wedding wouldn’t be complete without their furbabies! Balloon, the Boston terrier, wore a tie and Peanut, the Jack Russell mix, wore a handmade veil and collar. The officiant included them in the outdoor ceremony as well. read more…//php greenvelope_social_buttons(get_permalink(), the_title('','', false)) ?>
Morgan and Will shared a passion for travel and wanted to treat their friends and family by taking them to Costa Rica for their destination wedding. Guests filled every villa at Hotel Villa Caletas and the wedding ceremony and reception was held at the beautiful Zephyr Palace.
The rehearsal dinner, wedding and reception was a blend of the natural and exotic elements of Costa Rica with a touch of the glitz and glamour from “The Great Gatsby”. At the rehearsal dinner, each table had bunches of bananas painted gold, green coconuts, pink ginger and dark green Tiger Paw leaves, and wooden table numbers in 3-D also painted in gold to match. Pink and green (inspired by The Beverly Hills hotel in Los Angeles) were chosen to highlight the palm leaves and the gorgeous pink flowers of Costa Rica. They also added subtle hints of 1920’s fun with the gold dipped feathers, a speakeasy (rum and cigar lounge below the reception) and flowers inspired by The Great Gatsby movie. Matching the theme, Morgan wore a jaw dropping beaded art deco dress from Les Habitudes.