Happy Arbor Day! Inspired by this week's Eco Etsy theme challenge, today's post celebrates trees and weddings. The photo above was taken on my wedding day, just before the ceremony. I was lucky enough to be married beneath that amazing tree. Believe it or not, I was married in the middle of October. That tree was supposed to be a riot of fall color, but it looks more like a sunny day in June doesn't it? Sometimes Mother Nature has other plans...
"Like the oak that bursts forth from a
tiny acorn, so does love ignite from a single spark...growing stronger
and more beautiful each day."
Whether you are planning an entire tree-themed event or just want to infuse your wedding with thoughtful natural touches, there are tree-themed accessories for every bride. Below are some of my favorites...enjoy!
Amazing set of wedding bands made ethically from reclaimed 18K gold.
NYC Twig Wedding Bands by Barbara Michelle Jacobs
This jaw dropping gown is not only gorgeous, it is totally earth-friendly. The dress is a hemp/silk blend, lined with 100% silk. The landscape panel on the front was hand-pieced with over 20 different colors of fabric...some of which were even hand-dyed. OMG!
"Daydream" Wedding Gown by Thread Head
This unique alternative to a guest books allows each guest to personally put their "stamp of approval" on your wedding! After the wedding, you have a one-of-a-kind "family tree" to hang in your home.
Finger Print Family Tree by Sweet Carolina Design
How about these recycled catalog trees? These would make a stylish and inexpensive centerpiece for a shower or reception.
Recycled Catalog Trees by Giggling Gnome
Loving these birch bark brooches and hand-felted acorns. Imagine one of the brooches in place of a boutonniere or pinned to a simple sash. The acorns would make sweet decorations or accents for a bouquet.
Birch Brooches and Acorns by Lil Fish Studios
A gorgeous tree necklace...simple and sweet for a tree-lovin' bride or bridesmaid.
Golden Tree Necklace by Yellow Finch Designs
For a modern wedding that still wants a natural feel, I'm crazy about these painted tree rings. Each piece is hand-painted on reclaimed wood. Clustered, these would make a gorgeous centerpiece or maybe even a cake topper? They are drilled on the back so they can be hung on the wall after the wedding. Swoon.
Circle Art by Tracy Melton for Focus Line Art
Still want more trees?? Check out my eco-chic Trees? Yes, Please! treasury on Etsy
Don't miss these Top 10 Tips for Wowing Guests with Tree Seedling Favors.
Photo via Seeds of Life
And be sure to stop by the Eco Etsy team blog to find out who won this week's Plant-A-Tree-For-Arbor-Day challenge.
Hope you'll join me again next week for more EcoEtsy wedding inspiration and to find out how my picks stack up to the winners.