30 Sep Fall’s Red-Hot Wedding Trends Made Green(er)
According to Harper’s Bazaar, 2019 fall wedding trends are all about bucking tradition and blazing your own trail. This is great news for the eco-conscious bride who aims to embrace the modern and stay true to her earth-friendly values. This year’s “old-world glamour” with a chic “sense of minimalism” lends itself perfectly to today’s “green” bride – particularly as the vegan movement grows stronger in every aspect of wedding planning, from the venue and flowers to the fashion and food.
This week, we take a deep-dive into the top 3 hottest fall wedding trends and share how each can be made a part of the eco-conscious lifestyle.
Fashion Yourself Fearlessly
As far as personal fashion goes, the keyword to remember is “fearless” – not in the sense that you have to wear the most outlandish styles possible. Rather, fall wedding fashion is all about you doing you, fearlessly. What styles and trends are you loving this season: prints? High-low hems? Sky-high necklines? Find ways to incorporate them into your look.
Not sure where to find vegan-approved or eco-conscious bridal fashion? Look no further than our friends over at TheKindBride.com. They’ve put a lot of time, heart, and soul into compiling this green bridal fashion directory just for you.
Savor the Season
Fall has so much to offer in the way of flavorful fare. Take advantage! Vegans and non-vegans alike are jumping on one of the hottest wedding trends this season: featuring local and seasonal food options. From fresh fruits (think ripe golden pears, robust red apples, and hearty sweet potatoes) to versatile veggies (imagine deep purple beets, richly-textured cauliflower, and lightly-sweet carrots), fall’s menu is filled with colorful delights.
Even wedding cakes are enjoying a timely and tasty update. Fall’s confections are nothing short of artwork, showcasing seasonal ingredients and decor that give a nod to the deeply cultural and personal. Vegan caterers and full-service event planners, like West Coast-based Everlasting Vegan Events, make it easier than ever to ensure that everything – from the hors d’oeuvres to the desserts – stays true to your values without compromising on taste.
“Less is More” Decor
Rustic, simple touches and upscale, earthy vibes are all the rage this season… and perfect for the green bride. Minimalist tablescapes eschew the old-school tablecloths for a more communal feel. Ornate centerpieces are replaced with the simplicity of responsibly-made, chemical-free candles like these hand-rolled beeswax tapers from Beeswax Candles. Cut flowers are replaced with more sustainable dried versions, which can be embellished with the subtle flair of knotted lace and kept for years to come.
Even hanging decor is “going green” this year, as vibrant pine boughs and peeling birch branches bring the all-natural colors of fall to any space. Make this trend eco-friendly by going for a walk in the woods to find your own naturally-shorn branches and clippings.