What Does Planning A Sustainable Wedding Mean?

Planning a sustainable wedding begins with the the mentality of wanting to avoid the consumerism that is the wedding industry. The process requires asking yourself and your loved one important questions with the goal of keeping you both grounded and to remain authentic to your core values. I decided to share some of the questions Cole and I have been asking ourselves during this process. And, since we are more than halfway until the big day, I wanted to share our engagement photos that I am so incredibly excited about to get a glimpse into our aesthetic! 

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at the end of this day, do you want to be left with piles of trash or recycled handmade goods that can be used again?

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Will you ever get to wear your wedding gown again?

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How was your gown made? why is it so expensive?

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Are there ways to find the decor through recycled good stores, online or at flea markets? 

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At the end of this day, did you create things that can be used again?

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Keeping these questions in-mind, the day is about love instead of a day that creates more waste, honoring our sacred love for the earth.

I plan on sharing our whole process after the wedding and will be excited to give more of the specifics,  but for now, I don't want to give too much away! 

Photos By Memry 

Green Dress: Reformation

Secondhand blanket shawl

Handmade crown from my parents backyard :)