There is no better feeling than receiving an inspiration shoot submission that truly understands the heart and soul behind Black Sheep Bride (encouraging local, charitable, and sustainable wedding planning practices.) Pollyanna Events
reached out to us with this amazing sustainably stylized shoot, devoted to locally grown and the available beautiful things (often taken for granted) that surrounded the vendor team on a hyper-local level. Here’s what she had to say about the vision behind this shoot and take a peek at how colorfully, vibrant and bright it all turned out!
‘This inspired wedding was deep with florals. All arrangements included flowers or vegetables grown directly on the property, but could have just as easily been grown in someone else’s garden. The bride wore a minimalistic floral crown incorporating small white pepper flowers from the garden. The bouquet and sweetheart table used all flowers directly from the farm, highlighting the zinnias and celosias that set the backdrop for the day. The table garland was a mix of farm-fresh flowers and organic produce such as mini-eggplants, peppers and melons that were being grown just a few feet away from the table.’
‘Several aspects were DIY projects. Many of the settings for the table were cobbled together from favorite and easily accessible kitchen items, including the heirloom silver tray passed down through four generations that served as the dessert centerpiece. The wedding favors were a labor of love that included a collection of vegetables and homegrown and homemade canned goods.’
Participating Vendors and How They Give Back:
-Gives back: Any
excess produce grown at the end of each year is donated to DC central kitchen, from her farm (Working Over Thyme Farm
-Gives back: Donates leftover wedding flowers at the local nursing center for them to enjoy throughout the year.
Gives back: They have partnerships with local PTA’s and donate to schools in the area. They also volunteer services for local military soon to be mom’s at Operation Home Front and are currently establishing a relationship with LARS, a local advocacy group for survivors of domestic abuse.
Gives back: They donate to a few local shelters when extra pies are available to give and also participate in Turn Up the Heat every year, which is a benefit for cervical cancer.
Hope you LOVED it as much as we did!