Alison Events is the brains behind our first wedding of the day and this beauty is total proof that going green doesn't mean having to sacrifice style. In fact, these Sonoma nuptials are down right rolling in it as well as a bevy of gorgeous AND sustainable flora by Atelier Joya . All the pretty images are courtesy of the uber talent Lauren Ross Photography who managed to capture so many perfect moments, we have an inkling this must have been a really fun wedding/party to attend. See more eco-friendly details and a ton of cute kiddie photo ops in the gallery.
Abbey and John tied the knot this past summer at Annadel Estate Winery in Sonoma, California. They celebrated their vows with a Buddhist inspired ceremony in the property's nineteenth century ruins, then cocktailed in the oak lined grove, and dined on the sprawling green lawn, under the shade of scattered market umbrellas.
The wedding revolved around an appropriate theme of longevity, so all of the decor was designed to incorporate everlasting floral elements, such as billy balls, manzanita, succulents and scabiosa. Sustainability was also a key feature of the wedding. The table numbers were named after potted herbs, which guests took home at the end of the night, along with the succulents that were strewn throughout. Guests were encouraged to find a way to replant or repurpose all of the floral elements.
Children were not only present, but involved throughout the wedding day and had an absolute blast. The two dapper young ring bearers walked down the aisle with fishing poles that had the rings tied onto the lures, following three lovely flower girls toting baskets full of flowers. They later joined the rest of the kids for dinner picnic style, sitting atop pillows in the grass. John took a particular interest in the design of the paper materials, while Abbey focused on the rest of the decor. Their joint love of food and wine made the catering choice a fun one. John visits Kitchenette (run by Living Room Events) in San Francisco daily for lunch, so hiring Living Room Events to cater was a no-brainer.
Planning and Design: Kelsey Sheofsky of AE Planning and Design / Photography: Lauren Ross / Venue: Annadel Estate / Flowers: Atelier Joya / Catering: Living Room Events / Paper Materials: Hello!Lucky / Lighting: Refraction / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals