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Eco-Friendly California Wedding with Marsala

Wedding Design

Not only is this styled shoot from Shannon Rosan Photography, Molly Ryan Floral, and Jenifer Rodriguez an absolute feast for the eyes, it’s also entirely locally sourced and fantastic inspiration for couples looking to go green! Copper details, floral + greenery garlands, and a reconstructed vintage gown are just a few of our favorite little details here.

eco-friendly California wedding with marsala - photo by Shannon Rosan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eco-friendly-california-wedding-with-marsala

From the creative director, Jenifer Rodriguez: Our styled shoot is called “Marsala Goddess,” inspired by Pantone’s 2015 color of the year “Marsala”. Our motto is breaking wedding rules! That’s right, we want to break all the rules (troublemakers). We love untraditional design. Our creative direction was eclectic, boho, and sustainable. Not only does this shoot combine rad wedding artists but, we are trying to promote love + awareness about sustainable weddings. We want all couples + wedding industry professionals to know that you don’t have to sacrifice style by going green. Sustainable weddings are just as beautiful + great for the environment + your local economy! Everyone who contributed in this collaborative styled shoot is a Chico wedding industry professional from the handmade upcycled dress to the handmade raw copper jewelry + momma moon wind chime! Our shoot was ZERO-WASTE. We composted, recycled, reused, + donated. Our advice to brides is GO LOCAL + SUSTAINABLE!!!

eco-friendly California wedding with marsala - photo by Shannon Rosan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eco-friendly-california-wedding-with-marsala

acrylic wedding invitation - photo by Shannon Rosan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eco-friendly-california-wedding-with-marsala

eco-friendly California wedding with marsala - photo by Shannon Rosan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eco-friendly-california-wedding-with-marsala

pantone marsala bouquet - photo by Shannon Rosan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eco-friendly-california-wedding-with-marsala

eco-friendly California wedding with marsala - photo by Shannon Rosan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eco-friendly-california-wedding-with-marsala

eco-friendly California wedding with marsala - photo by Shannon Rosan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eco-friendly-california-wedding-with-marsala

eco-friendly California wedding with marsala - photo by Shannon Rosan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eco-friendly-california-wedding-with-marsala

bohemian wedding backdrop - photo by Shannon Rosan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eco-friendly-california-wedding-with-marsala

Our details included glass place settings hovering over hellebore blooms, ranunculus heads, and delicate pansy petals which featured two quotes representative of the pairs love for each other. The invitation suite was also made of pressed petals between layers of glass with a streamlined welcome for guests. The bouquet was arranged with a wild, loose style that allowed the movement of each particular flower to shine. It was composed of marsala dahlias, pansies, ferns + other greens, flowering branches, camelias, ranunculus, + hanging amaranthus. The garland on the table featured dainty + personality-filled marsala pansies, homegrown ranunculus provided by Turkey Tail Farm, + other accents. Molly Ryan Florals also designed beautiful flower bracelets, anklets, + a garter.

eco-friendly California wedding with marsala - photo by Shannon Rosan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eco-friendly-california-wedding-with-marsala

boho wedding decor - photo by Shannon Rosan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eco-friendly-california-wedding-with-marsala

eco-friendly California wedding with marsala - photo by Shannon Rosan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eco-friendly-california-wedding-with-marsala

eco-friendly California wedding with marsala - photo by Shannon Rosan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eco-friendly-california-wedding-with-marsala

wedding chair decor - photo by Shannon Rosan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eco-friendly-california-wedding-with-marsala

eco-friendly California wedding with marsala - photo by Shannon Rosan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eco-friendly-california-wedding-with-marsala

eco-friendly California wedding with marsala - photo by Shannon Rosan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eco-friendly-california-wedding-with-marsala

eco-friendly California wedding with marsala - photo by Shannon Rosan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eco-friendly-california-wedding-with-marsala

barefoot bride - photo by Shannon Rosan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eco-friendly-california-wedding-with-marsala

All our props were locally sourced from antique shops. Our sweetheart table was composed of eclectic + boho tabletop decor that featured copper, amber, marsala + gold rimmed glasses, hammered copper flatware, copper candle holders, + wood geometric napkin rings. Our swag bar cart also included lots of copper details with marsala + berry tone glassware + cloth napkins. We featured local wine + drink mixers. Not to mention a beautiful wood + copper wine rack! The beautiful gown that our bride wore was upcycled + designed by Crystena Hemingway of Rekindled Garments. The gown was originally a long sleeved dress from the 40s. The bodice was reconstructed with a vintage bustier + other heirloom laces placed in all the right places. All the jewelry was hand cut + hand hammered by Earth Momma Originals. Most of the jewelry was copper or brass + featured raw ruby stones, local quartz, flashy labradorite beads, + sapphire accent beads . Our momma moon wind chime was hand cut and made of copper with local quartz. Our bridesmaids wore local dresses from Syllabus, a local shop. Our groom was styled by himself, Independent Style Consultant at Gents which included locally sourced vintage gear. We ended our shoot with an intimate boudoir session that featured local lingerie designer, Siobhan Barrett (now based in Brooklyn, NY). She designed a beautiful Silver Blue Lace Lingerie Bodysuit. The bodysuit had deep side cut outs with a small elastic band stretching around the neck and around the back.

spring bouquet - photo by Shannon Rosan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eco-friendly-california-wedding-with-marsala

eco-friendly California wedding with marsala - photo by Shannon Rosan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eco-friendly-california-wedding-with-marsala

eco-friendly California wedding with marsala - photo by Shannon Rosan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eco-friendly-california-wedding-with-marsala

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Eco-Friendly Melbourne Wedding

DIY Weddings

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We love a couple who doesn’t shy away from DIY projects in the name of keeping things budget-friendly and as green as possible. Mel and Forrester are definitely one of those couples. When Mel saw a flower curtain at BHLDN, she didn’t think twice about tackling the task of making her own DIY lily backdrop. She also challenged herself to pass on all used items from her wedding day to soon-to-be-wed couples, much like other brides over at our wedding classifieds! All photos by Dekuji Photography.


Mel & Forrester's Recycled Locally Sourced Wedding!

From the bride, Mel: We’ve been frantically saving money to buy a house and also to travel, so the very first rule we set for the wedding was to keep it under $10,000. The 2nd rule was that everything had to be handcrafted, vintage, second hand or recycled. And the 3rd was that all of the food and flowers and materials for handcrafted goods had to be locally sourced. We came in under budget by almost $1000 and the very last rule for the wedding was that we had to pass on absolutely everything we used to other brides and grooms to use for their special day! All we have kept is my dress and antique jewellery and Forrester kept his outfit. So we’ve had complete strangers popping over to our house for weeks and taking bits and pieces to use in their own weddings!


Mel & Forrester's Recycled Locally Sourced Wedding!

Mel & Forrester's Recycled Locally Sourced Wedding!Mel & Forrester's Recycled Locally Sourced Wedding!

Mel & Forrester's Recycled Locally Sourced Wedding!

My girlfriends and I spent 6 months collecting jars to use as vases, scouring thrift stores for doilies, furniture, scrap fabric… I found my dress online from Etsy. It’s vintage, from the 1970’s, and I just adore it.


Mel & Forrester's Recycled Locally Sourced Wedding!

Mel & Forrester's Recycled Locally Sourced Wedding!

Mel & Forrester's Recycled Locally Sourced Wedding!Mel & Forrester's Recycled Locally Sourced Wedding!

Mel & Forrester's Recycled Locally Sourced Wedding!

Mel & Forrester's Recycled Locally Sourced Wedding!

Mel & Forrester's Recycled Locally Sourced Wedding!Mel & Forrester's Recycled Locally Sourced Wedding!

Mel & Forrester's Recycled Locally Sourced Wedding!

Mel & Forrester's Recycled Locally Sourced Wedding!

Mel & Forrester's Recycled Locally Sourced Wedding!Mel & Forrester's Recycled Locally Sourced Wedding!

Mel & Forrester's Recycled Locally Sourced Wedding!

Mel & Forrester's Recycled Locally Sourced Wedding!

We made paper pom poms, floral bunting from recycled wallpaper, we found some great old yellow wooden chairs for the ceremony and we made all the place cards, menus and decorations ourselves.


Mel & Forrester's Recycled Locally Sourced Wedding!

Mel & Forrester's Recycled Locally Sourced Wedding!

We bought our own flowers from a flower market and made all the bunches for the tables and we made my bouquet. Forrester’s friend who introduced us to each other wrote and played a beautiful song for us at the ceremony.


Mel & Forrester's Recycled Locally Sourced Wedding!

Mel & Forrester's Recycled Locally Sourced Wedding!

Wedding Music:
Processional: “To Sheila,” Smashing Pumpkins
Signing of the Marriage Certificate: “Tender,” Blur
Our first dance was supposed to be to Led Zeppelin’s “All of my Love” but we were having such a great time at the reception that we totally forgot about our first dance!


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Wedding Vendors (Melbourne, Australia):

Wedding Venue: The Water Rat / Wedding Photographer: Justin Hill of Dekuji Photography / Decor: Bride and friends / Makeup: Justine O / Wedding Flowers: South Melbourne Flower Market / Wedding Dress: Vintage / Jewelry: All vintage / Wedding Cakes: Zouki / Paper Goods: Made by bride / DIY Resources: Paperpoint South Melbourne / Celebrant: Julia Doeven

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Weekly Wrap Up + Winner!

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A lot of amazing wedding goodies came and went in our Recycle Your Wedding section since our last round up, so it’s time to highlight our latest picks currently for sale. Remember you can list your own wedding decor pronto right here.

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The winner of the MagnetStreet Weddings giveaway is… #167, Claire O’Donnel. Congrats Claire! We will be in touch shortly.

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Right Now in Recycle Your Wedding…

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We were so delighted to stumble upon bride Jennifer’s listing in Recycle Your Wedding, we decided to make a full feature of it! For those of you not yet in-the-know, our Recycle Your Wedding section allows individuals to sell wedding items from across the board — from votives to china to dresses — so that other brides may scoop them up. Not only does this keep things eco-friendly by reusing items, but it adds that extra special touch of thrifty charm to your wedding day. No need to create an account… and did I mention this service is free? Adorable bride Jennifer is listing nearly all of the items from her wedding in RYW, and we hope you’ll take advantage of these great deals! All photos by Peacock Photography.

We especially love these handmade signs — how cute is hand drawn banner below?

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Burlap table runners, wooden table numbers, wooden flower box crates — the possibilities are never-ending with these rustic chic decorations!

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The bride will ship the items, or you can pick them up if you’re in the Austin, TX area!

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See the bride’s listing here and gawk over oodles of cute vintage ideas from her wedding in the gallery.

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Pick your colors, and your text, and even upload your photo for an instant online preview of your invitation.

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