Good morning friends. I know. Monday mornings are, well, challenging. Especially on a holiday week where you know that a turkey and some mashed potatoes are just around the corner. But, we’re here to make things just a touch easier with one pretty wedding after another, starting off with this absolutely lovely, totally green inspired wedding that photographer Julie Mikos sent our way. It’s simple, it’s beautiful and it will remind all of us just how gorgeous understated elegance can really be. Click here to see even more green goodness!

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green wedding by julie mikos

green wedding by julie mikos

green wedding by julie mikos

green wedding by julie mikos

green wedding by julie mikos

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Working with local vendors and supporting green business practices was one of Kelly and Eddie’s main goals for their August wedding. That and to have an amazing celebration supported by friends and family. Kelly and Eddie are both architects with impeccable taste and a strong sense of style they had a clear vision for their special day.

Kelly and Eddie met their florist, Julia Lojo, owner of Bloomies, located in the Rockridge Market Hall, at their local nursery in the East Bay. Julia was just wrapping up a class on floral arrangement using locally grown, sustainable plants when they met. They were striving for a “green” wedding, so much so that they GREW THEIR OWN FLOWERS! Kelly and Eddie’s green friendly idea to supplement their floral arrangements with succulents and dahlias grown in their own garden was an instant hit with Julia.

Julia was the right local florist who agreed to go into their garden the day before the wedding to cut the flowers. Obviously she had to supplement with some flowers, but she managed to harvest a great amount for the wedding. Kelly and Eddie also contributed their own creativity by creating the terrariums that added to the floral centerpieces for each table at the Headlands Center for the Arts “mess hall”. Katie Powers catering staff runs the onsite kitchen; serving organic, locally grown affair of the highest quality. The Headland’s Center itself is a restored barracks from the WWII era, and provides an interesting backdrop for any event. The heavy metal table in the foyer was perfect for escort cards and was soften by a well-suited birdcage with floral arrangement.

On site to coordinate the event, Sadie Waddington, owner of One Big Fish Green Events, located in San Francisco, brought to life Kelly and Eddie’s ideas for their perfect celebration. Lights were hung, air-plants laid in their individual bed of sand and set to hang in glass bulbs, table numbers placed and candles lit. Sadie’s goal to provide each client with an unforgettable experience, one that will last a lifetime, was surely met that day. She managed to coordinate all of these creative pieces for a perfect, colorful and relaxed green wedding in one of my favorite locations. Thanks, Kelly and Eddie for a gorgeous wedding to photograph!

Florist: Bloomies / Reception Venue: Headlands Center for the Arts / Catering: Katie Powers Catering / Photography: Julie Mikos Photographer / Event Planning: One Big Fish Green Events / Photobooth: Magnolia PhotoBooth / Entertainment: Sutherland Entertainment DJ /Acoustic guitar (Owner – Spencer Sutherland) / Wedding Cake: Torino Bakery

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