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Eco-Friendly Austin Wedding

I know how much you all love a good eco-friendly fête (who doesn’t, after all?) so brace yourself for the most darling green wedding. From their wedding rings to their ceremony stage, everything was made or purchased with Mother nature in mind. If that want’s enough to feast your imagination with ideas, the bride also wore glasses which means major points in my book for staying true to who you are and being comfortable on your wedding day. Thanks Katherine O’Brien for sharing these photos with us!

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From April’s brother, who created the ceremony stage:

The inspiration for the wall was a bit haphazard, and came together after a series of discussions I had with April and Mark. We knew the color palette was going to draw from the aqua/greens of desert plants – namely the agave plant since this was a loose theme for their wedding as seen in April’s bouquet – and I wanted to integrate Texas plants into the design since they were traveling to Austin for the ceremony. I wanted the piece to be rustic, even dilapidated and crumbling, so I started with the idea of a decaying wall made of old fence boards. I found an ad on craigslist and acquired the fence wood from a dude who was removing his old fence, and then dry-brushed the boards one of three colors: white, robin’s egg blue, and pale green.

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Much of the design was created to cover the backyard fence of the venue, and thus came the idea of the cloth ‘water’ wall. I dyed large sheets of muslin three shades of aqua, and then tore them into strips and stapled them randomly into a large, rectangular frame. I wanted the ‘water’ wall and fence wall to work together, so I adapted the design to allow the strips of fabric to ‘flow’ through the fence wall, which also provided the bride and groom with a color platform to stand on. The fence wall had small planters built into it to allow me to plant the aforementioned Texas plants into the structure.

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Wedding Vendors (Austin, Texas):

Venue: Copa/ Photographer: Katherine O’Brien / Florist: Central Market / Officiant: Shazia Anwar / Caterer: Copa / Rings: Brilliant Earth / Cupcakes: The Cupcake Girls / Set Design: Alan Lampert

For cupcake recipes and more images from this wedding, check out Katherine’s blog!

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