Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Eco-Wedding Photo Shoot: Inspired By Boardwalk Empire

This wedding photo shoot, sent to me by Carlene of Naturally Yours Events and inspired by the hit show Boardwalk Empire, is so creative and unique. I love how they carried the art deco theme throughout, collaborated with eco-friendly wedding vendors, and featured real life same-sex couple Amanda and Katrina Miller. The only thing missing is Steve Buscemi officiating! (See full links and eco-details at the bottom of this post.)


Carlene's own words: For this Boardwalk Empire-themed shoot, we transformed real couple Amanda and Katrina Miller into a glamorous pair straight from the Roaring Twenties.  

The theme was echoed perfectly by the stunning cake from Celestial Kitchens with architectural motifs. Eco-friendly paper goods and event ticket invitations provided by Spilled Ink Press added more drama with multiple textures and vintage buttons. The classy looking candies in cut-glass jars from Amy’s Candy Bar and eco-chic truffle escort cards handmade by Katherine Anne Confections really set the tone as guests began to arrive for the ceremony.

Guests were seated in elegant mismatched chairs while the couple said their “I love you-s” in front of stunning floor-to-ceiling windows accented by a vintage suitcase alter. Afterwards, our "green" caterer, Fig dished up pork loin onto elaborate china with cut-glass chargers from Tablescapes. The pewter pintuck tablecloths and napkins added an element of glamour that was complimented by in-season flowers from Marguerite Gardens.

Bride Amanda’s gowns and dresses were made by Mignonette Bridal with at least 50% vintage materials and paired with beautiful Swarovski pearls and sterling silver pieces from Due Sorelle. Bride Katrina’s suits, shoes, and pocket squares were designer vintage from Humble Collective and Fresh and Proper. Our green beauty team at Karen Marie Salon styled Amanda's 1920's hairstyle while the fabulous Pamela with Makeup By Pamela added the finishing touches.

You can really see their love for each other, and all the gorgeous details of this shoot, in these amazing photos by Tuan Bui Photographer! 

(This shoot features six Green Wedding Alliance Members and our florist did all in season flowers. Due Sorelle hand makes all their jewelery. Brimfield uses all repurposed/vintage items for their decor. Humble Collective finds vintage suites and Celestial kitchens bakes wedding cakes and favors out of a LEED Gold shared kitchen.)

photography: Tuan H. Bui Photographer // planning & styling: Naturally Yours Events*  // wedding dress and other dresses: Mignonette Bridal*  // suit & accessories: Humble Collective // jewelry: // invitations: Spilled Ink Press* // rentals: Tablescapes // food: * // cake: // truffles: Katherine Anne Confections* // candy: Amy's Candy Bar // flowers: Marguerite Gardens // hair: Karen Marie Salon* // makeup: Makeup By Pamela // brides: Amanda M Miller and Katrina Miller// venue:

*Member, Green Wedding Alliance


Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza) said...

Wonderful ambiance in this shoot! Love the mismatched chairs used in the ceremony!



chicago boudoir said...

What a chic wedding. Love all of the unique ideas.


Beautiful flowers!! Great table setting too.

Lauryn said...

love the invitations design :X