A sustainable wedding, a commitment for a brighter future

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The pinnacle of a romance, a wedding is a unique opportunity to bring family and friends together to celebrate love and kindness. On this very special day, it seems essential to affirm one’s beliefs. How to organize a chic eco-responsible wedding while ensuring this event remains a timeless moment of elegant simplicity?

Bewitching decoration Villa Rustica (Byron Bay) by stylist Heidi from The Romance captured by photographer Megan Kelly.

Chosen with care, every detail, every object and every dish will celebrate natural materials and precious savoir-faire. Those gestures are dear to Olistic the Label which advocates a return to craftsmanship and natural fibers through timeless sustainable fashion collections. Minimalist or bohemian chic: each nuptial desire comes to life sustainably. While The Lane  and the French website La Mariée aux Pieds Nus  are two must-see references when it comes to wedding planning, Olistic honors brands and entrepreneurs sharing its vision of an aesthetic and conscious lifestyle.

A love match as a true promise of attention

To invite your guests to share your vows and bring the message of your commitment, an invitation favoring textures and play of materials will sublimate a natural nude pastel color palette. The Letterist, artistic or custom-made models are a tribute to paper and to the art of typography. They instantly transform invitations, save the date or menus into works of art to poetically convey the news of a unique wedding.

This day built around the value of sharing can be extended through original solidarity initiatives that allow you to put your wedding at the service of others. Beth Helmstetter Event, a wedding planner based in Los Angeles, offers an online registry (The Good Beginning) as an alternative to wedding lists. Newlyweds can select the NGOs that will benefit from the generosity of their guests.

Wedding and event stationery designed with precious natural elements by The Letterist.

A natural romantic wedding

More than ever, an elopement (a romantic escape in small groups) seduces couples looking for intimacy. In Mexico, a few steps away from the wild jungle, Coqui Coqui Cobá Papholchac Residence & Spa offers a total change of scenery and a perfect wedding scenary. The scent of tropical flora and the mystical atmosphere of the adjoining Mayan ruins favour the reconnection of a couple. 

Coqui Coqui Coba, an exclusive one-of-a-kind hideaway designed to awaken the inner explorer and innate sense of adventure, while serving as a true sanctuary to create moments of peace and serenity.

While waiting to travel again, no need to fly far away for a successful marriage in the purest nomadic spirit. Several places promise an idyllic setting for a ceremony and a local reception in communion with nature: an ideal serenity for a bride-to-be. On the banks of a quiet pond, a few steps away from the Rambouillet Forest, the l’Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay built in the 12th century, provides an unusual setting adorned with a slightly old-fashioned charm. A perfect location for a natural wedding lulled by the lapping of the water and the cooing of the birds.

The bridal bouquet and the floral compositions also assert their eco-responsible commitment. Seasonal flowers, harvested in France, will bring a country note to the ceremony while avoiding the importation of foreign flowers. Mary Lennox floral design studio offers Berlin brides highly poetic feminine botanical compositions ranging from a bouquet to the decoration of a reception area. 

The pleasure of the senses in full consciousness

Bohemian weddings or personalized luxury weddings will marvel every guest thanks to a delicate authentic staging. For a sophisticated wedding decoration of vintage or bohemian inspiration, antics will give a second life to vintage objects. Candlesticks, vases and tableware in Limoges porcelain, ceramics and crystal champagne glasses adopt a unique charm. These items can even be rented for the D-day. Right down to the table plan, every detail contributes to a warm atmosphere, conducive to complicity. 

A true work of art, the cakes of the talented Jasmine Rae mix with excellence poetry and gourmandise.

If the wedding theme is a feast for the eyes, the menu also calls for celebration. Chefs or caterers, such as Prime Sautier,  a French Locavore vegetal caterer based near Nantes, offer responsible organic menus cooked with local ingredients. Vegetarian and vegan zero-waste menus are available to give meaning to your receptions. The highlight of a wedding dinner, the traditional wedding cake pays homage to nature by adopting organic textures and shades. A breath of modernity currently shake pastry, like the creations of Jasmine Rae Cakes, which sublimate seasonal fruits and ethical vanilla in gourmet sculptures.

 A sustainable bridal look 

Jewelry embodiment of eternal love, wedding rings and engagement rings crystallize common wishes for a more sustainable future. This is the promise of JEM creations made of Fairmined ethical gold. Named Harmony in homage to the elements, the engagement collection imagined by the Australian brand James & Irisa is crowned with diamonds, opals and sapphires locally sourced from ethical mines and set manually. For a sustainable luxury wedding, why not succumb to the charm of a vintage ring? The eternal spark of a diamond becomes the reflection of love and the desire to give a second life to a family jewel or a vintage ring chosen from a professional.

In endless pursuit of these unique and quality stones, Melbourne duo James & Irisa are bound by their passion for Australian opals and sapphires, creating eclectic and locally crafted jewelry.

A sensual modern reinterpretation of the wedding dress, the white backless Bombycidae dress in ahimsa silk satin evokes the metamorphosis of the butterfly: a poetic allusion to a bride-to-be. The immaculate white Caelum skirt in flowing peace silk also lends its lightness to a future bride. This long skirt can be worn for a wedding with Mulberry, a strapless camisole in cruelty-free silk satin or with the Caelum long-sleeved blouse with deep neckline made of silk chiffon. The pure white outfit, made from certified natural materials, reveals the diaphanous beauty of the Olistic woman.

Wedding look Olistic The Label: Top Mulberry made of organic satin silk and the skirt Caelum with delicate muslin organic peace silk.

If the bride and her wedding dress are undoubtedly the highlight of this memorable day, the bridesmaids and witnesses are not to be forgotten. Olistic 2021 spring-summer collection brings together outfits ideal for both weddings or engagements. The sophisticated poetic colors blends summer shades such as aquatic green with ocean blue hues evoking the freshness of an iodized wind.

Sustainable wedding look 2021: JEM Étreintes earring in ethical 18k yellow Gold certified Fairmined and the iconic Amazonite open back dress designed with organic cruelty-free silk.

Guests in search of an elegant wedding dress will fall in love with the Ulva mid-length dress. Its wrap neckline affirms the femininity of this chic split dress that frees movement and reveals the curve of a leg to the rhythm of an exhilarating dance. Wearing Loeffler Randal, ballerinas or heeled sandals, brides and bridesmaids will adopt a light step perfect to get through this unforgettable day with style. The family brand offers handcrafted feminine shoes, such as the Camellia sandal adorned with no less than 400 pleats.

Women looking for a romantic silhouette will be seduced by the Amazonite long dress with an open back and a deep neckline. This timeless cocktail dress in soft peace silk, sensually undulates over the body to transform the woman into a bewitching mermaid. This light summer dress will be a must for upcoming tropical weddings. 

Stella Maris & Ulva dresses developed in organic peace silk, ideal pieces for summer weddings. Soon available for pre-order on Olistic website.

For the most daring women wishing to dance until dawn, the Sirocco jumpsuit, a tribute to the hot desert wind, brings a bohemian-chic touch to a wedding ceremony. Worn nonchalantly, this belted women’s jumpsuit adorned with a tuxedo collar favors comfort. Falsely classic, Stella Maris, a gorgeous dress with balloon sleeves highlighted by a silk drape, fulfill the desires of women looking for a timeless evening gown to wear for a wedding and any other occasions.

On this very special day, passion takes nothing away from reason. At a time when we are called upon a return to basics, as we carefully surround ourselves and limit the number of our guests, it seems more important than ever to celebrate a wedding with a special attention to those standing by our side. The union of two souls then truly becomes the promise of a radiant future for oneself and for our planet.