How to Be An Eco-Chic Bride

How To Be An Eco-Chic Bride

Eco-chic is here to stay and we’re excited for all the possibilities going green has to offer. So we went ahead and rounded up a few tips and tricks on how to reduce your carbon footprint without sacrificing style and comfort on your big day. From organic flowers, to conflict-free diamonds, you’ll be the ultimate eco-chic bride in no time! See it all here.

How To Be An Eco-Chic Bride

Ottawa Pink and Navy Whimsy Wedding

Sweetheart chairs for bride and groom

Oh my pretty! This next wedding takes place at the lovely Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, and it’s full of whimsy and romance. The bride’s soft color palette of pink, navy, peach and gold enhanced the natural elements of the space for a romantic garden party vibe that’s almost too perfect for words!

There is so much romance to be had at this Ottawa pink and navy whimsy wedding perfectly captured by Eryn Shea Photography, and we have even more must-see photos in the full gallery here for you to enjoy. Also, don’t miss the brides budget breakdown below to see how much a wedding like this may cost you.

Satin blue Badgley Mischka heels

Bridal getting ready robe and mug

Bridal hair and make up ideas

Boho elegance

From the bride: I chose a neutral colour palette that would blend and enhance all of the natural elements outside — blush, ivory and navy, with hints of peach, gold and wood. I loved the bridesmaid dresses. They were all long flowy chiffon in a light neutral blush shade and each bridesmaid wore a floral crown to keep with the whimsical garden theme. The dresses paired perfectly with the groomsmen’s’ fitted navy suits and pale blue plaid bow ties. The entire wedding was visually stunning. It was like a dream come true!

Bridesmaids in long blush dresses

Bridesmaids in long blush dresses

Wedding bouquet in pastel colors

Groomsmen in navy blue

Earthy whimsy

We wanted a casual outdoor wedding that was equal parts romance and elegance with just a dash of earthy whimsy – something that resembled a whimsical garden party where everyone could relax and enjoy themselves. For the style, I envisioned an al fresco event with luminous candlelight, floor to ceiling florals and lots of soft, demure, romantic details that enhanced the natural beauty of our venue, without taking away from it.

Bride and groom style

White chapel wedding

White chapel I dos

Welcome and guest book table

Floral wedding invite

Wedding invitations

Minted offers beautiful paper goods for your most special events. Browse their collection here and see all the design options they offer, you’re sure to find the perfect invite to showcase your perfect day.

Table number idea

Garden party flowers

From the centerpieces, bouquets, floral hedge, garland, floral chandelier and ivy hanging from the wooden beams – our florist perfectly brought our floral vision to life! We wanted the flowers to compliment the already picturesque grounds at the museum – to look as though they had been handpicked from the garden and perfectly arranged. Everything about the flowers was perfect and really contributed to the feeling of an elegant whimsical garden party.

Flower box centerpiece

Outdoor garden reception decor

Head table decor

Hanging flower garland above headtable

In hindsight

I wish that I had splurged on my wedding planner’s full wedding planning service as opposed to the “day of” service that I chose. When I first started planning my wedding, the cost of having the full wedding planning service deterred me from taking the plunge as wedding related costs just kept climbing and climbing. In hindsight, while my “day of” service was excellent, the cost of the full wedding planning service would have been money well spent!

Dessert table with donut bar

White wedding cake with wood topper

Photography in Ontario

Eryn Shea Photography aims to create images that are fresh, bright and full of your great style and personalities. Give her some great light, a lovely couple, some good vibes, and she’s ready to make some photo magic.

Ottawa pink and navy whimsy wedding

 Ottawa Pink and Navy Whimsy Wedding

Photographers: Eryn Shea Photography
Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Minted

Coordinators & Stylists: The Design Co.
Flowers: Story & Rose Floral Studio
Fashion: Pearl Bridal House (Toronto)
Bridal Gown Designer: Modern Trousseau
Cakes & Catering: Thimble Cakes & Tulips & Maple
Suit Designer: Joseph Abboud
Make-up & Beauty: One Fine Beauty & Show Pony Hair
Bridesmaid Dresses: Donna Morgan
Venue: Cumberland Heritage Village Museum
Photographers: Quality Entertainment


Napa Valley Elegant Blush And Pink Wedding

romantic pink and white bride look

This lovely California wedding is bursting with soft shades of pink, blush and burgundy giving the whole day a dramatically romantic feel! And to top it all off the brides cathedral length veil was also unique. PINK!

Not that we are judging, but this Napa Valley elegant blush and pink wedding will have you swooning. So swoon away with all the images from Onelove Photography in the full gallery.

burgandy and soft pink bouquet

pink and deep red bridesmaids

groom boutonniere and suit

fairytale wedding kiss

Organic Napa Valley Beauty

From the Bride: We wanted our wedding to be organic Napa Valley and reflect the surrounding beauty. We also really wanted the wedding to be about us and our families. Above all, what really mattered to us was that our friends and family were there to witness our love and commitment to one another. It’s all about love!

rustic wedding welcome sign

ecalyptus garland wedding decor and rustic sign

wedding dogs

here comes the bride

bride in soft pink wedding veil

Make your decor POP!

To go along with our organic feel, we used wine barrels, redwood bar tops and wine bottles for our table numbers. We wanted the colors to pop, but at the same time blend in with the surroundings, so we took inspiration from the wines of the Napa Valley.

We used lots of blush, burgundy, olive tree green and champagne. We both work in the restaurant industry, and my husband’s parents own a winery, so we wanted to include all those different elements in the design.

vintage mirror wedding bar sign

wedding placecard wine cork display

burgandy wedding reception

wine bottle table number and centerpiece

sweetheart table idea

flower topped wedding cake


Have fun! This is one of the best moments in your life, cherish it! There is no need to stress, this is a joyful time, have fun with everything. Always, always, always let your family help! I was a little hesitant at first, but in the end, they are the reason that we were able to pull off this wedding.

wine wedding favors and sparkler exit

Napa Valley Elegant Blush And Pink Wedding

Photographers: Onelove Photography
Coordinators & Stylists: WINK!
Health & Beauty: Sisters Boutique
Cakes & Catering: The Model Bakery
Wedding Films: Justin Smith
Dress: Nicole Miller
Flowers: EV Floral Design
Veil: Veiled Beauty
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini