Eco Chic Wedding Dresses That Are Far From Frumpy
Not so long ago, finding an eco chic wedding dress was a challenge. But with a rise in couples looking to celebrate their love with a green and eco-conscious wedding, has come an increase in demand for wedding dresses that not only wow the groom but also go some way to saving the world! Allowing creative designers to flourish with a focus on sustainable by using textiles such as hemp, peace silk, organic cotton and bamboo, as well as repurposing beautiful vintage gowns and fabrics. So today’s stylish yet eco-conscious bride has a choice of designers and wedding dresses that are far from frumpy. Here are 4 Eco Friendly bridal designers I have come across that you should most definitely know…..
Hand-made in Vancouver, Canada since 2009 by Designer Patty Nayel, Pure Magnolia uses sustainable fabrics to create couture gowns in a range of prices. Their collection, distinct in its simplicity, is made up of a range a styles to flatter every body type and suit every bride’s style; from vintage inspired tea-length dresses to simple modern silhouettes and elegant tulle creations. Each gown is crafted from the finest eco fabrics including European laces, Organic cottons and luxurious silks with vintage and recycled trimmings. The Pure Magnolia bride seeks luxury and beauty in simplicity and harmony with the earth.
Photography ~ Laura Rowe
To see more of their work take a peek at the stunning short number in this mid-century wedding inspiration or head on over to their website www.puremagnolia.ca. You will also find them on Etsy and can keep up to date with all of their latest work and news by following along on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
Celia Grace, you may remember from a few months ago, when I shared their beautiful 2015 collection. Known for America’s first eco & ethical #giveback Fair Trade wedding dress collection; each Celia Grace wedding dress is exquisitely handcrafted using vintage-inspired lace, exclusive hand woven silks, and stunning beading and detail work. Celia Grace collections not only include many of the key trends from the catwalks including: colour, separates and portrait backs, but each wedding dress is made in safe, fair, and empowering Fair Trade conditions. And because empowering women and saving the environment isn’t enough, Celia Grace also donates a water filter to a family in need in Cambodia with every dress they sell.
Pop across to their website www.celia-grace.com to see more of their gorgeous gowns and to read more about the companies great work! You can also keep up to date with all of the latest collections, trunk shows and news from Celia Grace by following on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
TARA LYNN BRIDAL
Tara Lynn Bridal offers a unique collection of alternative wedding dresses (including boho, vintage, ethereal goddess and wedding dresses with color) inspired by owner and designer Tara’s love of nature and her research in flora and fauna. In the mountains of Vermont, working in her solar-powered studio, surrounded by a lifelong collection of colorful vintage lace, beads, buttons and trim, Tara Lynn works by hand and on vintage sewing machines, to create one-of-a-kind wedding gowns from natural, organic and re-purposed fibers. Tara Lynn hand embroiders butterfly dresses, macrames trains of seashells and believes in wedding dresses with pockets. An ethical fashion designer at heart she’s been making custom wedding dresses with unique stories since 1999 and she dreams of fairies, goddesses, and medieval courtships when she is designing!
Janay A delights in handcrafting & co creating custom eco wedding dresses for brides far and wide, and have been doing so from their studio in Kansas City since 2005. They waive their magic wand creating truly personalised gowns that reflect each brides unique style, making their dream wedding dresses a reality. While loving all things expressive of their brides individuality, from clean and simple to fun and colorful, their current design obsessions are hidden pockets and surprise low and detailed backs. They breathe new life into heirloom laces and use luxurious eco-friendly & organic materials to tread lightly on mother earth. Striving to be “Green” in all ways possible, they also work hard to reduce their waste by reusing their packaging and boxes.
Pop across to Janay’s website www.janay-a.com to see more of her beautiful dresses. You can also see keep up to date with all of her latest work and news by following on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
So you see, vintage can also be green whether you are reworking an heirloom dress or buying a new one, and green can be oh so stylish!
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