An Eco-Friendly Wedding

Michelle from Green Lily Events shared Tara and Michael’s wedding details with us.  Tara and Michael strived to be as eco-friendly as possible while planning their event, which is one of Green Lily’s top priorities!

Their favors and out of town gift baskets were created from sustainable items – the favors were plantable pots and seeds and the guest baskets (designed by Sweet Couture) contained only local items and recycled bags.

plantable wedding favors
{Morris Malakoff}

Tara and Michael’s gorgeous organic wedding cake was created by Monica’s Divine Delights.

organic wedding cake
{Michael Ramos}

The lovely floral centerpieces (created by Plants ‘n Petals) were donated to a local senior center after the event.  Many of the flowers were purchased from local farms.  Linens used were in-stock at the rental company, eliminating transportation.

purple branch floral arrangements
{Michael Ramos}

All paper used in the event was recycled or tree-free, including these beautiful purple escort cards.  Paper products by Invitesite.

purple escort cards
{Michael Ramos}

The confetti tossed at their exit is a product from ecoparti called Ecofetti.  Ecofetti is biodegradable and dissolves in water.

{Michael Ramos}

Other ways that Tara and Michael made their wedding “green”: their ceremony and reception were held in the same venue – the Four Seasons Hotel Houston, eliminating transportation costs; all glass, aluminum, paper, plastic, and cardboard were recycled after the event either by Green Lily or the Four Seasons; they purchased a carbon offset for their honeymoon airfare; decor from the ceremony was re-used at the reception.

Thank you so much Michelle for sharing this wedding with us!

In what ways are you making your wedding eco-friendly?