Chicago Wedding with Eco-friendly Flair
October 1, 2009

It tickles me to see a sweet, simple wedding that is just bursting with joy. Well, today's wedding is precisely that... a colorful, charming, woodsy affair full of love and laughter. Sent to us by the incredibly talented Olivia Leigh, this wedding is so, so... well, happy. Plus, we're pretty smitten with Olivia's photos, so there's already a lot to smile about.

Meg & Matt V

From the bride...

When we started planning for our wedding while still living in New Zealand; we were inspired to infuse our event with the flavor of our expatriate home. Relaxed but elegant, fun and earth-friendly were the guiding principles of our planning process. The Morton Arboretum provided a perfect backdrop for a celebration that reflected an eco-friendly ethos because of its incredible contributions to environmental research and education.

In addition to planning an environmentally responsible event, the bride, Megan also managed to incorporate some very personal, well thought-out gestures for her guests and wedding party. As a way to invite her bridesmaids to be a part of the wedding she sent each of them a cute package with an image of the color palette and asked them to find something in those colors that would make them feel special. Love this! Another great idea for you newly engaged brides on the Style Circle.

Look forward to sharing more in just a bit!