This wedding was absolutely breathtaking, while still utilizing the green bag of tricks to be eco-friendly! Paola of Just Chic Events created a thorough and warm event that honored Jewish traditions and also saluted our planet.
Since there were no cut flowers, the centerpieces were florals that could be replanted. The bride wanted to make sure that whatever was used for centerpieces could be easily added to her her mom’s garden the following week. The only cut flowers were her own personal bouquet and even those were florals that the florist had used at an event the night prior. The petals that lined the aisle were also from roses used at a previous night’s event.
The bride borrowed the veil from one of her sisters. Not only was the veil considered her “something borrowed,” but borrowing it minimized the impact that the wedding had on the environment. This is a nice way to honor a family member or friend!
The bride and her entourage enjoyed getting pampered at a green nail salon before the wedding! Talk about beauty AND brains! What a great way to spruce up your tips AND Mother Earth.
Since it was a daytime April wedding and the food had to stay out of the sun, canopies made out of burlap, an eco-friendly material, shaded the food stations. Guests selected their meals from gourmet stations instead of being served at a sit-down lunch in order to avoid unnecessary waste. Since people served themselves, there was less food thrown out. Stations included an amazing interactive salad bar and a grilled cheese bar — yum! Guests also enjoyed shots of tomato soup because, really, what could be better with grilled cheese?! And the gelato! Mmmm, gelato! A gelato bar should make any guest plotz with excitement! The food and cake were organic, and the ingredients were fresh and locally grown.
Classy details even went into napkin decor! They were tied with a piece of eco-friendly raffia. Table numbers were recycled from a past event that the bride’s mother had held at her house. Wedding favors were from Tree In A Box, offering the gift — and mitzvah! — of planting a tree to help the environment. The boxes were personalized and looked super cute!
Many of the vendors are not actually “green-only” vendors, but worked with the couple to make sure that everything they produced was eco-friendly. This just goes to show that you don’t have to do extra work to find “green-only” vendors. Just explain your vision to your dream team and build a wedding together that is is a symbol of you and the ideals in which you believe!
Venue – Private Home, Tarzana
Coordination – Just Chic Events
Photographer – Mi Belle Inc.
Entertainment – DeBois Entertainment
Floral Design – Flowers and Design by Gina
Makeup – Blushing Bridal Makeup
Hair Stylist – Howard Kurtz Salon
Catering – Cornucopia Caterers
Officiant – Rabbi Paul Kipnes
Ketubah – Modern Ketubah
Bakery – Doan’s Bakery
Harpist – HarpWorld
Rentals – A Rental Connection
Favors – Tree In A Box
Bridal Manicures – Soak Nails
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