Just in time for this long weekend up ahead, we thought the perfect wedding to share would be Morgan and Ross’s bayside wedding. They were married at Stoney’s in Brooms Island, Maryland, a venue selected by Morgan’s mother just before she lost her battle with cancer. Situated in a quaint town along the Chesapeake Bay, the venue was the perfect landscape for a preppy nautical affair.
Lauryn Prattes Styling and Events did such a fabulous job with this wedding. Talk about covering every single detail…The wedding featured a fresh and airy color palette of navy, mint and crisp white. Tuscan wood chairs brought a slight rustic feel which paired well with the romantic and whimsical details.
Upon arrival, guests were treated to bottles of lemonade while they waited for the ceremony to begin. A framed map made by the father-of-the-bride served as the guests’ seating chart where each name was adorned by a small golden anchor.
The anchor theme was repeated throughout the event: a navy anchor pattern adorned the back of the groomsmen’s ties, Mr. and Mrs. anchors hung on the backs of the bride and grooms chairs, and a vintage anchor from Morgan’s mother decorated the dessert bar.
As guests left the reception they received to-go bags of mini-ice cream sandwiches wrapped in parchment paper to enjoy on the ride home.
With the incredible importance of keeping our Earth in tip top condition these days, we thought we could provide you with some eco- friendly wedding tips today!
When thinking of your invitations don’t rule out forgoing the paper and sticking to electronic invitations. Not only will you save an exciting amount of money, you’ll forgo the waste since guests won’t be throwing any paper away. If you’re truly set on paper invitations, make sure to look into recycled options. There are numerous options for wedding invitations that use beautiful reused paper materials.
Planning your wedding at a local museum or art gallery that donates funds to a good cause is an easy eco-friendly way to utilize your venue space. If you’re thinking of planning an outdoor wedding, look up places that utilize the natural beauty of the space such as a garden or the ocean.
3. Eco-friendly rings are a sure thing to have for green weddings. Using a jeweler who uses fair-labor stones rather than blood-diamonds is a great way to keep your wedding eco-friendly. Do your research on the stone’s origins when ring shopping.
It’s a no brainer that when planning your green wedding you should plan on having organic food on your menu. Organic food cuts out the pesticides used on so many foods these days and as always the DW team says supporting local vendors supports to local economy!
Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. The gift and annual celebration honor the lasting friendship between the United States and Japan and the continued close relationship between the two countries. It also is the most beautiful time in the District. The perfect shade of pink overtakes the tidal basin and the streets of D.C and the DW blog!