A Philadelphia Green Wedding

October 10, 2009 by lyn hicks  
Published in Bridal Style

A green bride, organic flower grower and designer share their ideas on great style and sustainability.

The Green Bride is creative, artistic and environmental all at once!  I am inspired by these brides who are conscious in their choices to tread lightly on the earth! Here is one of my brides from this  season and ways we went green. Christina got married on Sept 5th of this year at the Philadelphia Cricket Club and was a Green Bride through and through. Not only does she live consciously as a consumer but included her life philosophy into her wedding day. It was the perfect match to find me, an organic flower grower and we began the mission of stylizing a cutting edge event with decor of flair and celebration!

Flowers and Decor

We used organic flowers from Harmonyhillgardens.com in Sellersville. The color theme was exquisite, hot pink , orange, green and yellow. The back drop was white whicker  tables and chairs with hot pink seats. The centerpieces all had lemons, green apples or oranges filling tall cylinder vases.  The higher cylinders had curly willow branches with the fruit, the lower cylinders had flower arrangements on top so the fruit was not in water. We mixed flower colors in some arrangements but had color pops in square vases on her bridal table, as well as large champagne shaped vases filled with thalia leaves and beautiful flowers a top on either side of the newly marriage couple.  It offered this beautiful multilevel effect. We even hung some leaves, hydrangea, and green lotus heads simply tied across the expansive 12 windows behind them. We created sedum planters for the outdoor cocktail hour, using dessert dishes she and her mom got at a second hand store! These pieces were also favors for her guests. We went simple and budget conscious on the small cocktail tables inside with a small cylinder vase, one orange, one lemon and one apple adorned by a  hot pink ribbon band on top. She provided beautiful mesh fruit bags in green and pink netting at each seat as favors  for her guests to use in gathering their fruit to take home.  Her centerpieces offered no waste and she rented the containers from me! Our favorite piece on the place card table was made with an old cd case  that we added horsetail on the edges and used the squares for  flowers, one orange, one yellow, one green and one pink with a white lotus as the fifth square!

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