Eco-chic wedding: Stephanie + Bobak

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Stephanie and Bobak planned their wedding with the intention of minimizing their impact on the environment as much as possible. Sometimes you don’t think about how, shall we say, wasteful a huge party can be. We’re all for cuteness as you know, but cuteness does often come with an environmental price, so it’s lovely to see a wedding where pretty details and eco-mindedness collide.

And the dress. We love her dress.

In keeping with their earth loving theme, they chose green and white as their colors. Their caterer served local, seasonal, organic food. The bouquets were made from local peonies and ranunculus, their invites printed by a green printer, and their wedding rings were made from recycled platinum and gold.

Their centerpieces consisted of glass and fabric from thrift stores, herbs from the farmer’s market and flowers from a local farm. The rest of the reception decor was made by the couple and their family and friends.

Beautiful wedding you two and major props for taking the low impact approach so seriously!

Photography: Anna Page Photography / Bouquets: Jkinney Flowers / Catering: Underground Food Collective / Reception flowers: Abundance Acres / Rings: Brilliant Earth / Invitations: Bella Figura / Dress: Vera Wang / Bridesmaids dresses: J.Crew / Groomsmen suits: JoS A. Bank

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Brianne on Jun 23, 2010

Why oh why does that dress have to be Vera Wang? I think it would be perfect for my best friend's fiancee. The empire waist is great on petite girls and it looks like it would match her style perfectly. I love the color scheme too and I might have to recommend that to her for their backyard wedding.

lydia {ever ours} on Jun 23, 2010

her dress IS spectacular. can't go wrong with vera wang!

Anna on Jun 23, 2010

Beautiful. Gotta Love Eco Friendly.

[email protected] on Jun 23, 2010

Very pretty! LOVE your dress Stephanie and the herb table top gardens... oh and the signage!

The Sassy Bride on Jun 23, 2010

I cannot get over how absolutely stunning the scenery is...I want to live there! L♥vely post!

Dennis @ Wholesale Roses on Jun 23, 2010

It is fantastic to see how obvious care for the environment can meld so well with a wedding event. The dress is stunning.

Samantha Darr, soireebliss! events on Jun 23, 2010

I am absolutely in love with their centerpieces. With "green" weddings on the rise while the economy is still recovering, this would be a great option. Thanks for posting this!

Lizzie [Ten Thou Bride] on Jun 23, 2010

WOW. I love the sustainability aspect...Not something you see done so adorably very often! Looks like they didn't sacrifice an ounce of style for their environmental suave, eh!?

Christine on Jun 24, 2010

I love the fresh look of the all white setting with touches of green for accent. And the gown...too gorgeous...lovely. Thx for sharing.

Inessa Zherebnenko on Jun 24, 2010

what an elegantly simple wedding, gushing...

Julie Rais on Jun 24, 2010

Great Wedding! I'm planning mine and you have pointed me in the eco-friendly direction. It's easy to get wrapped up in all the wedding hoop-la and forget about all the waste that it causes. I love your centerpieces and am a thrift store junkie, now I with shop with more purpose...scouting out unique decor pieces. Congrats! :)

Sydney on Jun 24, 2010

Do you know what venue they used? I'm always looking for location ideas for our reception and ceremony and thought there's was BEAUTIFUL!

Julia on Jun 25, 2010

That dress is killing me! I cant stop looking at it. so beautiful

Sally on Jun 26, 2010

Oh, I just looove every detail & especially the fact that they were so eco-conscious & and stylish at the same time!! Beautiful photos, too!

Sarah on Jun 26, 2010

Wow, so excited! I'm getting married here in a month and it was awesome to see such a beautiful wedding there featured on my favorite blog!

carrie on Jun 27, 2010

oh so so so so beautiful! Dreamy and crip and clean... love it SO much!

Simone Cardoso on Jun 27, 2010

Amazing. Beautiful. I haven´t words to discreb it.

Therese on Jun 27, 2010

The dress is PERFECTION! So lovely to see a beautifully executed green wedding. It was thought out so well with a sincere concern about the environment. I really love how even friends and family got involved. This is what weddings should be about.

Vermont Wedding Rentals on Jun 28, 2010

I never imagined that taking wedding pics at the forest is a perfect attraction...I was inspired by the photos above...Thanks for sharing those pictures...

Lou ~ Whimsical Wonderland Weddings Blog on Jun 28, 2010

This is grogeous - so fresh and vibrant and i adore the bride's dress xx

lyndsay on Jun 28, 2010

awww! love how beautiful the mums are surrounding the cake... and an adorable topper... really sweet wedding.

cakes to vijayawada on Jun 28, 2010

how romantic... i wish to be there

Lori on Jun 28, 2010

Wow. One of my favorites ever. I love chiffon dresses and green and white. Adore the setting.

Lori on Jun 28, 2010

Oh. And the couple isn't half bad either. Really cute. Love her hair.

Carolyn on Jun 28, 2010

She looks absolutely gorgeous! Love the dress! I was looking at wedding dresses on a recent trip to the UK and saw an almost identical version of this one for sale at Coast for less than $500. It's not on their website at the moment but for those of you who like this dress (I love it but I don't want to wear strapless), you might keep your eyes open to see if it comes back into stock.

Lorena on Jun 29, 2010

Where did you get the green and white little pom-poms? Did you make those? Adorable! :) Lorena Molina

Emily on Jul 2, 2010

Oh, these images are wonderful! Just the thing to inspire Kelly - I hope! (I linked to this post in my Wedding Inspiration: Pretty Greens post) :-)

Ana on Aug 5, 2010

What a lovely wedding Stephanie! Such thoughtful and creative details. Congratulations to you and Bobak :)

Minneapolis Wedding Photographer on Mar 29, 2011

Have to agree with everything above. Very pretty... definitely a prime example of how 'less is more'. :) Her gown is stunning. Vera Wang is an automatic win!

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