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Ethically Styled Wedding Inspiration: San Fransisco, CA

Today we are sharing a fun, ethically stylized, inspiration shoot sent to us by the incredibly talented photographer, Praise, from ComePlum in San Fransisco, CA.
Here is what the team had to share:
‘So grateful to do this ethically styled home shoot with Suzanne and Kevyn (Jill of all trades!) of Atelier Des Modistes and Natasha of The Consistency Project. We incorporated vintage and thrift items from The Consistency Project for the styling of this shoot. Their goal is to reduce waste and their mission statement is “For those who do more with less and waste nothing.” Natasha of The Consistency Project who styled this shoot volunteers at a community thrift store several times a month. Praise, from ComePlum, does international photojournalism work annually, highlighting brands and individuals who give back or focus on socially conscious areas. She has photographed artisans in Kenya, an adoption in India, and orphanages in Romania, thus far.’
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‘The couple, Jeff and Cándida, has been married for 3 years now, and in preparation for the upcoming move, they wanted to share their sweetly styled love nest with the world.  Jeff and Cándida continuously embody what it means to give back. They volunteer with their church in San Francisco, Vive.SF, and work with local budding photographers, teaching them the basics of photography around SF with CanvasTribe.’
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‘The shoot was all about mixing these tailored pieces with items previously loved by others. Its couture meets comfortable. A perfect vibe for this hard-working, yet ever yolo-ing couple. Watch out for Cándida’s forthcoming home/interiors line (perhaps hints of Guatemalan textiles in the pipeline).’
Photography: ComePlum | Models: Jeff and Cándida Wohlgemuth | Dress, shoes, earrings, hairpiece: Atelier Des Modistes | Pocket square, jacket, sweatshirt, bandana, vintage tees: The Consistency Project

Astronomy Themed Sustainable Wedding Inspiration: Fort Wayne, Indiana

‘Love with reckless abandon,’ that’s our motto! Ohhhhh and if there happens to be an open-air abandoned building nearby to organize a gorgeous, sustainable, inspiration shoot in, we won’t sttttt….. we won’t encourage you to trespass! Ha! We’re just starry-eyed over today’s astronomy inspired sustainable wedding shoot via our BSB vendor, Morgan of  Indigo Lace Collective! We love all she had to share about their ethereal vision and how it turned out so organically stunning! __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective103 ‘Living in Northern Indiana, we don’t have beach weddings, forests or mountains to explore with our couples like the rest of the world. But because we’re away from the big city lights and the busy roads, we have the stars. If you turn away from the night lights and look at the dark sky, the billions of glimmering stars that appear are unreal. The abandoned warehouse was a perfect location to showcase our love of the universe and our astronomy-inspired intimate wedding set up.’ __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective22 ‘Northern Indiana is scarce for amazing wedding venues, so our couples are constantly on the search for something unique and out of this world to get married in. The warehouse is abandoned and allows the breeze to enter and the light to fill up the once dark building. You’re away from the city and the people. Nature has slowly grown into the building and has taken back what was once hers. You can feel the raindrops. The wind. When it gets dark, you can look directly up into the sky full of Midwest stars. It’s quiet, natural, and feels separated from the world – almost like you’re on a different planet.’ __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective119__Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective18 __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective21  __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective14 __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective25 __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective6    __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective26 __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective29  __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective42__Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective17__Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective45__Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective140__Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective124 __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective1 ‘We wanted to create a magical scene for an intimate wedding in this warehouse. The Midwest is very traditional with weddings, and a lot of our couples get pushback for being artistic, unique, or wanting a different theme than the typical rustic Midwest wedding. We wanted to create a different venue, theme, and vibes for our couples to see. There’s no right or wrong way to do a wedding, but we wanted to give couples the inspiration to be true to themselves and really explore some magical and unique options when it came to wedding planning.’ __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective65 __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective108  __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective114 __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective118   __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective151 __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective104  __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective84   __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective91__Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective94 ‘We knew we couldn’t properly execute our vision of an organic, ethereal wedding without making sure that the vendors were partners with nature. Our florals were provided by The Bouqs Company, who grow their flowers through responsible farming that’s sustainable and eco-friendly. In order to eliminate waste, they only cut what they sell- unlike others. They provide healthcare, child watch, and adult education to their partners and employees.’ __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective86__Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective79The Red Stiletto, who provided the amazing hair and makeup, use Surface hair and styling products. Surface products are sulfate and paragon free, 100% vegan, gluten free, and chemical and cardigan free. The bottles and containers are made of recycled materials and Surface chooses to donate 10% of proceeds to World Vision.’ __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective80__Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective63  __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective62 __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective61Maeve Vintage, the stylists behind the shoot, started their business by giving new life to old, forgotten furniture. They started collecting pieces to share with couples to help embellish their special day and bring character and life to their photos or events. They’re always on the search for something unique- whether its found in the back corner of an antique shop or in an unwanted pile waiting for the the donation truck. They clean it, paint it, and give it a completely new life to share with other lovers of unique details here in Indiana.’ __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective67__Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective133 __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective28 ‘Ethereal Hibiscus-Infused Champagne Directions: You will need Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup, 3-4 Sprigs of Rosemary, Champagne of your choosing. Drop 1-2 Wild Hibiscus Flowers in the bottom of champagne glass and slowly pour champagne over top until glass is full. Garnish with a few sprigs of rosemary and allow flavors to seep together for a few minutes before drinking.’ __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective99 __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective102 __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective100__Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective76 __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective134 __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective132 __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective135 __Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective126__Indigo_Lace_Collective_indigolacecollective52 Photographer:  Indigo Lace Collective | Heirlooms and Extras: Maeve Vintage | Dress Store: One Fine Day Bridal and Gown Boutique | Floral Designer: The Bouqs | Hair Stylist: The Red Stiletto | Makeup Artist: The Red Stiletto Salon  

Sustainably Styled: Boho Wedding Inspiration

When Black Sheep Bride first saw this amazing inspiration shoot we were swooning over all of the lovely boho-fabulousness! What makes it even more awesome is how sustain and communal the vendors involved are in given back! 
Here is a list of ways this stylized shoot is not only inspiration, but most importantly sustainable: 
Lady Lazzarona: The designer/maker of the little bride and groom’s clothing is Nicole Horstin, owner of Lady Lazzarona. She collects Vintage Clothing patterns from Estate & Garage Sales, whenever possible she uses high quality quilting cottons. 
Milk n’ Honey Farm: The Teepee was made from recycled lace table cloths. Jen Housh the owner of the farm had this to say,  “I up-cycle items and change their original intent. I shop at Habitat for Humanity ReStore often, thrift shops, flea markets, and pick up stuff all the time. Using things like pallets for tables, old lace tables cloths, cut up to make a patchwork teepee, bed spreads for seating covers are just a few ways to reuse items and add to a sustainable future.
Ella and Louie donate every year to charities such as Dream Foundation, Flower Empower luncheon, Community Environmental Council , Earth Day, Farm-to-table Dinner and the Green Gala. 
Joni Lynn Photography traveled to Rwanda, Africa last year and donates her time and skill for a month to a non-profit (Inkomoko). They are a wonderful organization who helps young local Entrepreneurs build business skills and start business that will bring economy back to the country.  She picks a different charity every year and donates this month.
Also, the jewelry worn by the Bride and Groom was made from recycled metals and stones. 
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Photographer:  joni lynn photo | Event Planner: Ann Johnson Events | Floral Designer: Ella and Louie | Event Venue: Milk & Honey Farm | Makeup Artist :Tomiko Taft | Cake Designer: Your Cake Baker//