We’ve been swooning over the twig jewelry pieces over at Kristin Coffin and we can’t wait to share new ones with you today! If you’re planning a nature inspired wedding or a wedding in the woods, these are for you! And we know you’ll enjoy these jewelry pieces long after the big day is over. Each piece is carefully made by hand just for you. Read on to be inspired…
Fall is right around the corner and with it comes autumnal and nature-inspired accessories! Today we’re sharing our favorite dried flower boutonnieres from The Sunny Bee. Take a look at let us know which one YOU like best. I’m really diggin’ #3 below. It’s such an interesting mix of textures. Enjoy!
We have an inspiring wedding to share with you today complete with a shabby chic theme, blush pink color palette, whimsical entertainment for guests, and handmade details you’ll want to steal for your own wedding! This beautiful day, captured by Shutterfreek, took place at a private location on the Animas River in Farmington, New Mexico. Morgan & Brycen didn’t miss a thing when it came to delighting and entertaining their guests. They included a breathtaking ceremony along a river, handmade signage, floral arch, guest book Jenga pieces, gorgeous floral arrangements, a romantically lit tented reception under the stars, music, dancing, yard games, and a sparkler send off. Our favorite detail is the different “bars” they set up everywhere for guests including a custom dessert bar, lemonade bar, and ice cream bar. Gather ideas for your own wedding with these inspiring details…
Hi lovelies, Emma here! Ah, it’s Friday in the fall and I have a hot cup of coffee in hand… you can say I’m happy as can be! Even though today is an unusually rainy and sticky day, fall is my absolute favorite time of year. And I promise I won’t start spouting off about pumpkin spice everything and jeans and sweater weather and boots (even though I do enjoy all of the above). I’m more in love with nature at its peak this time of year. The colorful trees. The crisp air. Andrew and I have been spending our evenings running (after) little Andrew in fields of wildflowers, through grassy knolls, and on sandy beaches as we take in the last few minutes of sun before it dips down at the water’s edge. His little hands are filled with rocks and leaves, treasures he has found and fully intends to keep. His other hand reaches out for mine with a smile on his face, and I take it as he leads me through playgrounds and grassy fields at full speed. Having a child gives you fresh eyes: everything is new and an exciting adventure. Through him, I’ve gained a new appreciation for the little wonders in daily life, so this time of year is especially eye-opening. There is so much to see. Anyway, I digress. Mamas will do that from time to time. ;)
Today we’re featuring some nature themed wedding ideas inspired by branches, twig, and vines. Fall weddings are extremely popular because Mother Nature chips in on some pretty serious decorating. ;) She takes care of the chilly but crisp air, romantic woodsy ceremonies, and jaw-dropping pops of orange, gold, and red on the trees. If you’re planning a fall wedding and want to include some handmade finds, you’ll love this post. We’ve rounded-up gold branch hair accessories, twig engagement rings, a unique nest inspired ring pillow, a must-see bouquet, and more. Browse our handpicked finds below and tell us: what’s your favorite?
Twig and Nature Inspired Wedding Ideas
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I love when wedding decor can be re-used as home decor. Loooove it. So when I (Emma here!) spotted these modern hanging air plant holders over at Handmade Sam Made, I couldn’t resist sharing their geometric awesomeness with you. But first, what is an air plant, you ask? Well, I’ll tell you!
What is an Air Plant?
These is an air plant? Here’s what it looks like:
An air plant — aka Tillandsia, if you want to get technical — is a sometimes rootless tropical plant with grasslike leaves, according to Google. Water and airborne nutrients are absorbed through its leaves.
Air Plant Wedding Decor
An air plant makes an exceptionally lovely flower alternative for wedding decor, especially for a modern wedding because it offers a minimalist look (similar to the succulent). If you want to decorate your wedding with air plants, we recommend using them as centerpieces, like so:
Or in a vase:
Another way to use air plants as decor is to hang them, whether from trees, rafters, or displayed on a back wall as a sconce or plant holder. These brass Himmeli designs are some of the prettiest I’ve seen yet…
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It’s no surprise that eco-friendly plantable wedding goods are so popular right now. I mean, when you can take a wedding essential — like invitations — and recycle them into the earth to make wildflowers, I’d say that’s pretty amazing. Well, that’s what we found when we popped into I Do Bliss and saw her beautiful plantable wedding invitations. And then we dug deeper and found other plantable wedding goods from all around the web we knew you would also love! Why stop at invitations when you can tie your love for nature-inspired finds throughout your big day, including favors, save the dates, and decor? Now you can give back a little to good ol’ Mother Nature when you tie that knot. Enjoy!
Plantable Wedding Invitations, Favors & More
1. Plantable Wedding Invitations
Let’s begin with the plantable wedding invitations that inspired this entire post. These beach inspired invites have certain portions that are plantable. Take a peek!
2. Chic Seed Packet Favors
These seed packet favors are a charming idea for a bridal shower or wedding reception.
3. Plantable Floral Decor
Use these flowers as tabletop decor at your cake table or guest book table. After the wedding, plant and you’ll see wildflowers bloom!
4. Plantable Save the Date
This particular save the date was designed for a destination wedding, but there are other styles available, too.
This state-inspired one is cute, too!
5. Plantable Wedding Place Cards
A place card + favor in one! Guests can find their seats and plant these cards at home after the big day.
6. Plantable Pots
These are completely biodegradable, plantable pots with plantable paper confetti (THREE PER FAVOR). Guests receive instructions on how to plant. It’s eco-friendly and easy, all rolled into one pretty box.
7. Plantable Guest Book Wishes
Instead of a traditional guest book, have your loved ones write on these plantable pieces of paper. After the wedding, read the notes and plant them. It turns wishes into wildflowers.
8. Plants as Decor + Favors
Easy tip: arrange plants on your wedding tables and have guests take them home as their favor. This is an excellent dual-purpose way to cover decor and favors at once.
9. Herb Garden Kits
I need this for my own garden! Give guests the gift of herbs, like cilantro or chives, so they can have them readily available!
I also thought this ‘gardening’ box was a cute idea! I spotted it at Paper Sprouts:
What do you think of these plantable wedding ideas? Will you be using them for your big day?
Engagement season is upon us, and you know what that means: beautiful new engagement rings popping up all over the place! We love sharing the most gorgeous, custom-made engagement rings around, which is why we couldn’t help ourselves when Kristin Coffin made this little gem. The twig and leaf engagement ring is ideal for the nature-lover, the bride-to-be who loves nature inspired jewelry paired with an exceptionally unique rose-cut diamond. As Kristin puts it, “It is a celebration of our environment and a great alternative to a traditional engagement ring.” It is a perfect everyday piece and one you’ll get compliments on for years to come.
Twig and Leaf Engagement Ring
Here, take a look!
You can find this gorgeous engagement ring and others at Kristin Coffin.
Hi, loves! Emma here. Do you love unique, totally-handmade jewelry? Do you crave gold in particular, made with nature-inspired pieces in mind? Then you’ve come to the right place! We spotted this beautiful gold pebble jewelry collection at Andrea Bonelli Jewelry and we’re pretty obsessed with its pieces. To be honest, the gold pebble wedding band shown below in #1 is one of the prettiest rings I’ve ever seen! And I’ve seen many beautiful handmade rings. Take a peek at the diamond eternity band, followed by a wedding band that can be paired with your engagement ring, as well as a matching necklace and pair of chic gold pebble studs below…
Gold Pebble Wedding Jewelry
1. Diamond Eternity Band
Up first, the diamond eternity band!
2. Gold Pebble Wedding Band
3. Gold Pebble Necklace
4. Gold Pebble Earrings
These pieces are handmade with love from Nevada, a made-in-the-USA kind of handcrafted feel you can’t get everywhere! Plus, Andrea herself is amazing to work with, so you’re in good hands. Take a peek at more of her work at her website. Plus, a little birdie told us you can score free shipping in her shop until November 30th with special code ETSYFREESHIP (Etsy shop only) or on her website with code freeship10 :)
Hey, nature-loving brides: this one’s for you! Have you seen the incredible ways nature can be tied into jewelry pieces today? I mean, you already know how awesome handmade is, but these particular pieces are awe-inspiring. If you’re planning a nature-filled wedding, love the great outdoors, or just happen to be looking for a pretty nature inspired jewelry piece for spring, we’ve found six of ’em. Read on to see what we’ve uncovered PLUS enter for a chance to win one of the lovely items shown below!
Nature Inspired Jewelry Pieces
1. Moss Necklace
Who says moss is limited to decor alone? The fantastic Mr. Lentz has created a new way for moss to steal the show as a jewelry embellishment. This moss necklace is one of our favorite finds to date.
And here’s a sneak peek of other pieces he’s created, aptly named ‘plant jewelry’:
2. Silver Carved Rock Stud Earrings
Next up: rock stud earrings. Crafted with love by the inspiring Andrea Bonelli, these new pebble earrings are a favorite of ours from her new collection. These earrings are hand-carved from wax and made to resemble the facets of rock. In case you’re wondering, they’ve also been hollowed out in the back to reduce weight (so you can wear ’em everyday). See ’em in silver…
… and 14k gold, too!
3. Twig Stud Earrings
Who says twigs have no role in the fashion world? Kristin Coffin turned an everyday twig into a daily fashion statement with these twig stud earrings. These real twigs are cast in solid recycled 14k gold.
4. Twig Engagement Ring
If you’re hoping for a nature inspired engagement ring, we’ve found it! Have you considered a twig engagement ring? Check out this lovely one made by Barbara Nichelle Jacobs, whose love for nature inspired jewelry is reflected in nearly all of her pieces. This particular ring is one of my favorites: it is made of 100% recycled gold and is cast from real branches, formed into golden rings, and accented with a white diamond. Gorgeous.
5. Leaf Bracelet
You’ve seen leaf bracelets in the past, but this one is a favorite of ours for two reasons. First, it’s a pretty accent for your wedding day (especially with the addition of pearls) but it also works well for everyday wear, too. It’s handmade by the lovely ladies of Rustic Gem Jewelry and is our favorite from their collection.
6. Tree Bark Necklace
Nature Inspired Jewelry: Giveaway!
Between 1/24-1/30/14 (11:59pm EST), enter for a chance to win a pair of silver rock stud earrings by Andrea Bonelli Jewelry! Prize value: $62. No cash value. Measure 8mm. Winner randomly selected and announced on 1/30/14. Winner must respond to winning email within 72 hours or a new winner will be randomly selected. No purchase necessary. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Use entry form below to enter. Winner must ‘claim’ prize within 6 months. Good luck!