We’re all familiar with eco-chic decorations at a wedding reception. But what about at the ceremony itself? Now, that was an angle that intrigued us! So, as inspiration for all those upcoming spring weddings, we gathered these truly creative and appealing ideas—covering invitations, the bridal bouquet, ring pillow, aisle decor, unity ritual, all the way to the wedding toss. We’re thrilled with what we found, as we’re sure you will be, too!
So Pretty and Practical for Spring!
1 – Birdseed confetti in burlap pouches – Not only is this kind-to-the-earth confetti a great idea, but isn’t the packaging in burlap pouches just perfect? Glad to have stumbled upon this via Today’s Bride.
2 – Unity tree planting – Even the usual unity candle ceremony can have a tree-huggers’ alternative (literally!): a unity tree planting. Check out this sweet scene captured at a real wedding featured on Green Wedding Shoes.
3 – Mini dish gardens as aisle decor – This is a great non-floral option for dressing up your wedding aisle, found via Celebrity Bride Guide. Such a clever idea to use dish gardens (re-usable at home afterwards!) on a border of river stones.
4 – Rustic style invitations – Love the quaint look of wedding stationery using natural materials! This suite from etsy shop Beacon Lane features earthy colors and textures provided by kraft paper, sand-speckled card stock, burlap, natural linen, and hemp twine!
5 – Balsa wood floral bouquet – “Made from ecologically sustainable timber” is how this charming arrangement is described via Southern Living.com. Of course, we were immediately sold on it! The natural creamy color of the balsa wood also combines beautifully with the dusty miller leaves.
6 – Real petal confetti – These charming English-style wedding toss bags from Lucy Says I Do (via Not on the High Street) contain natural delphinium petals. You could DIY your own using discarded petals from your wedding florist, then personalize each sachet!
7 – Grass and succulent ring pillow – When a conventional ring pillow seems too ho-hum, consider an eco-friendly option covered in grass and trimmed with succulents. Love this example we found via Brazilian blog Casamentos.com!