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Friday Favor of the Day : Stylish & Eco Friendly Favor Tags
Plantable Wedding Seed Favor Tags : they're stylish and eco-friendly
These stylish and eco-friendly favor tags are made using seed paper, which is embedded with high quality North American wildflower seeds. So, after the event, your guests can take them home and plant them to create a beautiful bouquet of flowers, which will remind them of your special day. The favor Tags may be personalized with your names, date and one custom line. They are available in a variety of design styles to match any favor and compliment any occasion. Coordinating place cards are available too.

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Eco-Friendly Wooden Cutlery : DIY stamping kits

This has to be one of the best ideas . . . eco-friendly wooden cutlery that's actually a DIY. Now you can customize your bridal shower or wedding with cutlery from Favor Days that not only matches your theme's colors, but you can select a coordinating pattern too. Each kit includes either 50 forks, spoons or knives depending on which kit you purchase, along with stamping tools and easy-to-follow instructions. With this kit, you will be able to get "crafty" as you will be stamping on the design. Pattern choices include the ever popular chevron, hearts, filigree, polka dots, stripes, and more in your choice of 25 bold and vibrant colors.

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Wedding Save the Dates : from magnets to eco-friendly options

With engagement season in full swing, it's time to think about your Save the Dates. At Daisy Days you will be able to choose from several options that fit your budget and style.

The DIY Printable Save the Date Magnet Kits are a great choice as the recipient can then place the reminder right onto their fridge so they won't forget your special day. You will receive the save the date magnets as blank white stock {with envelopes} so you can create your very own unique design. You can either print the design on your home computer or at a local printer for only a few cents.

The eco-friendly, plantable save the dates are the perfect way tell your guests about your day without taking a toll on the Earth. These save the dates recycle themselves once your guests plant them and they are left with either beautiful wildflowers or fresh herbs {parsley, oregano and basil}.

There's also the professionally printed Save the Date Cards where you can choose from cards with themed graphic illustrations or photos of the happy couple.

Friday Favor of the Day : Eco-Friendly Paper Straws

Whether you are a stripes or dots fanatic - you will love these eco-friendly paper straws from Favor Days. These biodegradable vintage paper straws will let you go green in style at your next event. Add some fun pop of color to your drinks or you can even use these retro paper straws as the holder for cake pops. I even love seeing them used as the holders for cake bunting/garland. There are so many wonderful possibilities with these straws and you can easily choose the perfect color to match your party decor. They are sold as a set of 25 paper straws.

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Photo Shoot : an eco-vintage fall themed bridal shower with mini cakes

color palette:
red, orange and brown
theme: bridal shower or wedding

I can't believe it, but it's already time for the October Wedding Vendor Challenges {if you are interested in signing up for challenges starting again in January, please let me know, I'd love to have you}. To kick things off this month - I have a lovely eco-vintage shoot from eco-stylist Michelle Savin. In this bridal shower inspired shoot Michelle decided to go vintage and use the natural colors from apples and pears. Invite Site provided paper free invitations that a bride can actually create herself. 

The location brought this fall bridal shower to the sea, at McKenna's on the Bay in Long Beach, CA. Michelle used a beautiful birch centerpiece by Nisie's Enchanted Florist. Natural wicker, autumn orange glassware, and natural palm wax candles from the Goodlight Natural Candles gave the table an autumn glow. The orange glassware illuminated with good ol’ fashioned sweet tea to accompany. 

The rich pomegranate red juice was presented in an antique milk jar, which Michelle found at a local vintage shop, along with much of the wood pieces. Michelle used many varieties of apples and pears to achieve color in her presentation. For dessert she presented minature wedding cakes, a cake trifle, and candied apples from Creatively CaramelIn this vendor challenge, Michelle proves that not everything has to be brand new for your bridal event and color can be achieved from natural sources.  

Vendor Credits:
Eco Stylist: Michelle Savin
Bridal Shower Invitations: Invite Site
Venue: McKenna's on the Bay
Event planner: Debbie Haggar and Christine Davies of McKenna's on the Bay
Birch flower arrangement: Nisie's Enchanted Florist
Candied Apples: Janine at Creatively Caramel
Minature cakes and trifle: Michelle Dozal
Palm Wax Candles: Goodlight Candle Company
Vintage finds: Orange Avenue Estate Salvage and Garden
Photography: property of Michelle Savin