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Eco- Friendly Wedding that Gives Back: Ashley and Chris

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. View More: 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!’ View More: 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. View More: View More: More:  View More: More: View More: View More: View More:  View More:       View More: View More:  View More: View More: View More: View More: More:  View More: View More: More: More: View More: View More: View More: More: View More: More: View More: View More: View More: View More: View More: View More: View More:  View More: More: PhotographyJanelle Putrich Photography | Event Design & PlanningOak & Honey Events | VenueHines Hill Conference Center | FloralTwig Floral + Event Design | Wedding Dress (skirt)Something White | CakeHummingbird Bake Shop | CatererSpice of Life Catering | MakeupMKleinman Artistry | HairFringe and Foundation Studio | DJDJ Goodwin | BartenderSweet Water Caravan | Tent and RentalsMiller’s Party Rental Center

The Recycled Wedding Boutique + Handpicked | A Bridal Event Recap

BSB is so grateful to our amazing BSB Vendor, Melanie of Oak & Honey Events for having the heart to create an event devoted to couples looking to plan their wedding’s with the ‘reduce, reuse, and recycle’ mantra at the forefront of their BIG day. Oak & Honey Events created The Recycled Wedding Boutique, a flea market of sorts, in 2014 for Northeast Ohio couples. Soon-to-be couples can shop new, slightly used and vintage items to create the wedding of their dreams from newlyweds who are looking to off load their wedding items.
For the first time, Handpicked | A Bridal Event joined forces with The Recycled Wedding Boutique in a two-day bridal event collaboration.  Hosted by Baci Designer + Oak & Honey Events at The MAPS Air Museum, this unique event was able to help Northeast Ohio couples plan their big days while giving back to their local community and doing their part to help reduce the environmental impact of their wedding. Founded in 2013 by Baci Designer, Handpicked | A Bridal Event is a completely unique bridal show experience bringing inspirational wedding trends to engaged couples in Northeast Ohio.
(Photography below courtesy of Mann & Wife Photography – Visual Storytellers.)
Together, these events came together for two days of beauty and fun with a focus on local small businesses.  All decor was repurposed for both days’ events and a portion of proceeds were donated to The MAPS Air Museum – a local volunteer-based, non-profit organization dedicated to educating people about the history of military aviation.
(Photography below courtesy of Belle Ombre Photography)
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The video of this year’s event by Langer Imagery can be found here:
Participating Vendors Include: