Amanda & Brandon’s wedding tops all the charts of animal friendliness was entirely vegan. The two met in NYC at a dive bar in the east village years ago where they really hit it off. After discovering they both lived a vegan lifestyle they knew it was meant to be. They celebrated their marriage at 26 Bridge in DUMBO where every aspect of their wedding was vegan. From cocktail hour to the brides shoes, everything was animal friendly. Surrounded by friends and family they celebrated well into the evening. The bride’s gown was even made by our very own BSB vendor and amazing wedding gown designer, Rebecca Schoneveld! Thank you to Bri Johnson Weddings for submitting this wedding story for us to share with you!
Vendors: Photography: Bri Johnson Weddings | Venue: 26 Bridge | Florist: Taproot Flowers | Caterer: Naturally Delicious | Wedding DJ: Star Talent INC | Cake by: Blossom Bakery | Videographer: Dave McGrath |Invitations: Hello Tenfold | Bridal Gown Designer: Rebecca Schoneveld | Bridal Shoes: Beyond Skin | Bridal Jewelry: Vintage | Wedding Bands: Patrick Irla Jewelry | Hair + Makeup: Amy Klewitz and Justine Sweetman | Bridemaid Dresses: The Radical Thread Co.
Sweets: Nicole Bakes Cakes | Dresses: Solstice Bride (white dress) and Joanna August (black gown) |Hair + Makeup: Angelina Panelli | Joshua Tree, CA
Happy Earth Day to all of you! What a great day to encourage and remind us to use our planet wisely and with more intention every day of our lives and not just once a year! We wanted to feature a wedding that was sensitive to sustainability, giving back and eco-friendly alternatives and we found just the one, courtesy of our amazing BSB vendor, Oak and Honey Events.
We love what the bride had to share about why it was important to have a sustainable wedding day:
‘Chris and I have always been very eco-minded, but after purging most of our belongings and moving to Costa Rica in 2012, we had a whole new appreciation for reducing waste in the world. Chris proposed with an estate ring from the 1930s—we both love that it has a story and a history. From there, we found Melanie Tindell of Oak and Honey Events, who specializes in sustainable events, and she guided us toward a day we could really be proud of!’
The couple was committed to keeping their wedding as environmentally friendly as possible by up-cycling a lot of their wedding decor, as well as sourcing locally. Spice of Life Catering provided delicious, sustainable, and locally grown food for the couple’s big day. Ashley and Chris also re-sold their wedding items at The Recycled Wedding Boutique, so that other couples could give their items a second life. In addition, prior to their wedding, the couple volunteered at the national park at which they were to be married, planting trees.
Photography: Janelle Putrich Photography | Event Design & Planning: Oak & Honey Events | Venue: Hines Hill Conference Center | Floral: Twig Floral + Event Design | Wedding Dress (skirt): Something White | Cake: Hummingbird Bake Shop | Caterer: Spice of Life Catering | Makeup: MKleinman Artistry | Hair: Fringe and Foundation Studio | DJ: DJ Goodwin | Bartender: Sweet Water Caravan | Tent and Rentals: Miller’s Party Rental Center
Here is our second installment of National/State Park Wedding/Couple VIDEOS features! This sweet hillside wedding was brought to BSB by Rebecca of WV Motionworks! We love this wedding for many reasons, the live blue grass band, the local community vendors, they potted a tree during their wedding ceremony and most importantly …. their love for each other and their love for nature! We’re particularly fond of the bride’s vows:
‘I vow to always be your camping partner….even if you forget the tent poles…’
State Park: Stonewall Jackson State Park, WV | Videography: WV Motionworks | Venue: Stonewall Resort | Florals: Blooms Florist | Cupcakes: Bonnie Belle’s | Photography (Featured image): Britani Edwards Photography | Hair: Emily from Tonique’s Trilogy | Make Up Artist: Flawless Faces by Megan