Eco-Friendly Flowers and Details
Dreaming about your wedding day but worried how to keep it stylish, fresh and eco-friendly at the same time? This 4th Installment for Earth Day Week is about how to keep the flowers and the details green! That is what we specialize in. Eco-friendly flowers and details is what makes your wedding yours. If you are like most couples, hundreds (if not thousands) of them have gotten married at your venue before – so the only way to make it special is with floral designs and personal touches.
Working with a logistical team and local farmers, distributors and nature itself, we design an overall design scheme for you to help fit your style! From flowers that are grown in the US, Canada, New Zealand and Holland (the last two have some of the toughest fair trade and wage laws in the world and Holland practically invented the cut flower trade). Using a combination of carbon offsetting, commercial flights (as opposed to Fedex or UPS) and sheer information and research – we are able to provide you with the best possible options. Our inventory boasts thousands of pieces of glassware from small to large. We don’t charge a “rental” fee for them like most florists do – we just simply pick up our stuff at the end of the night. With most weddings – we will take any leftover flowers to a nursing home (complimentary). If not – we also compost! Our in-house paper and glass lantern inventory is extensive and in every color imaginable. And…if we don’t have it in stock – we will get it for you! We have even used leftover beading from Christmas tree decor for a bridesmaid’s bouquet! We love to upcycle and reinvent weddings.
In conjunction with our flower department and lighting, we have all sorts of decor and favor options available for you. We have LED lights for our paper lanterns, in-house glassware (like mason jars for serving lemonade on a sunny wedding afternoon). We also have over 500 pieces of vintage and modern glassware just for candy and food bars. If your venue or caterer only has trays – we have trays, footed candy bowls, 3-tiered petit four/cupcake plates and more. We have our own carpentry team in house to custom design mandaps, chuppahs, arches, trellis’, chalkboards, directional signs and more.
We help take your dreams and ideas and make them a reality with the extensive collection of items we have in our inventory to the extensive reach of vendors that we work with in the DC area. We have an extensive information database gathered from around the world with our magazine team of writers, photographers, interns, researchers and photo editors (Eco-Beautiful Weddings). There is simply no other event design firm in the DC/Baltimore area that has as much experience, inventory and knowledge about going green as our team here at Elegance & Simplicity, Inc.! Go green for your wedding today – email us inquiries @ eleganceandsimplicity.com!
(Photo Credits from Top to Bottom – 1st Bouquet – The Observatory, 2nd bouquet – Marta Locklear, Beaded Bouquet – Documentary Associates, Praying Mantis – Amy Deputy, Triple Centerpiece – Documentary Associates, Hanging votives – Marta Locklear, Blue/Green Lanterns, Candy Bar, Lemonade Stand and Cake photos – Documentary Associates (cake by Cakes by Design), Paris Photo – K Thompson, Blue/green votives + Trellis with paper lanterns – Jennifer Hughes, Escort “card” Chalkboard (with calligraphy from Meant to Be Calligraphy – K Thompson)
We are gearing up for the Eco-Beautiful Spring Mini Mag! Stay tuned tomorrow as it is filled with green contents that you will need to jump on!