Photo by Moss Green Images.
Hey Brisbane peachies! Do you have plans on Sunday 25th August? If not, how about heading over to the Old Museum at Bowen Hills for a taste of all things weddings, eco-friendly and sustainable with Australia’s first ever Eco Wedding Fair?
The brain child of the lovely duo Lea Moate and Fiona Carson, who are also the creative minds behind the super pretty and popular Eco Brides Magazine, the Eco Wedding Fair is something to be embraced by the wedding market. Featuring organic, fair trade, recycled and handmade products, the Eco Wedding Fair is set to be a fun and inspirational day for eco‐conscious couples who are looking to create a wedding that is unique, less commercial, eco-friendly and sustainable. The Fair also aims to inspire attendees to raise awareness of sustainability and encourages them to discover ways of taking climate action on their big day. You spend your wedding day hugging so many special people, there’s no reason why we can’t hug the plant too right?
At the Eco Wedding Fair, you’ll get a chance to meet and greet talented eco-wedding vendors, including Fox and Fallow, Deer Daisy, The Spring Shop, Kath Scott Photography and many more. For the full list of the amazing talent that will be at the Fair, click here and you can purchase your tickets here. In the meantime, I’ll leave you to soak in the earth friendly shoot below put together by some of the lovely vendors from the Eco Wedding Fair.
To make sure you don’t miss out on all the fun, we have one double pass to give away to one lucky peachy! Simply leave a comment on today’s post telling me why you want to go to The Eco Wedding Fair before midnight this Friday 16 August (HKT), then head on over to our Pinterest page, follow us and pin one of the below images. It’s as simple as that. The winner will be announced on Saturday 17 August 2013. Best of luck peachies!
From Lea of Eco Brides, “Our eco idea for the shoot was to create a simple and naturally styled, rustic vintage picnic wedding at a lovely farm venue, using all repurposed and vintage items. We found the location of the Blue Ridge Lavender Farm at Dayboro to be ideal with the gorgeous mountain backdrop as well as the lavender flowers at the farm.”
“We created four very simple styled areas for our picnic wedding. A casual reception table with the wedding cake and tea, a picnic under a tree, a seating area for a bridal registry with wedding favours, as well as a pretty tea light lit photo arbour. All items used were eco friendly.”
“Eco styling elements included the use of a repurposed trestle table using hessian and lace table runners, repurposed vintage bentwood chairs, freshly picked lavender from the surrounding farm, a cake made from locally source organic flours, dairy and eggs with a topper handmade using vintage and up cycled materials. Table setting cards and paper menu wheels were made using eco friendly paper stocks, vintage and recycled furniture pieces as well as many other up cycled, vintage and repurposed elements.”
“The brides dress was made using zero waste. The groom was dressed in his own clothes, borrowed suspenders and a bow tie made from an up cycled men’s tie. Flower girls wore tutu’s made from up cycled curtains, headbands made from brooches and embellishments up cycled from old wedding dresses.”
“This all came together to create a gorgeous inspiration shoot showcasing that eco friendly can be beautiful too.”
Photography: Dear and Tine Photography / Stylist: Little Vintage Days and Quirky Comforts / Models: Laura Kunde and Alexander Nordmark / Dresses and Accessories: Nan’s Garden Couture / Stationery and Chalkboards: Fox and Fallow / Wedding Cake: Gillian Bell Cake Girl / Props: The Spring Shop / Hair and Makeup: Amanda Saville / Bridal Gown: Begitta Bridal and Couture / Location: Blue Ridge Lavender Farm