Friday, September 25, 2009

Spruce Up your Wedding Reception

A popular trend for green weddings is giving guest a tree sapling to plant after the wedding. It is a lovely idea because of the meaning behind the growth and strength or trees. Here are few of my favorites packaged. I also love the idea of not just doing a pine or spruce.. but branching out (pun intend) into other varieties.

I love the use of more organic packaging like burlap and rough paper. Also if you have a lot of out of town guest you may want to do the tubes so the travel better.

You can get trees through the Arbor Day Foundation, or check with your local Arbor group or nurseries.

Also remember there are a lot of great quotes about trees to include on your tags ;)

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. ~Martin Luther

We can learn a lot from trees: they're always grounded but never stop reaching heavenward. ~Everett Mámor
This past weekend while helping a bride in Alaska we put together her Blue Spruce tree favors using simple tissue paper and ribbon. (we put a few small rocks in the bottom to help establish weight for a base). I loved what she wrote on her tags.
" We would like to thank you for helping to make this day a special and memorable one for both of us. Please accept this tree as our gift to you. As you watch it grow, we hope that it will remind you of the love you have seen rooted here today. Trees, like love, need to be nurtured in order to grow. It is our wish that with contant attention and nurturing, our love (like your tree) will continue to grown and blossom in our new life together"

1 comment:

Ellen said...

Great post, and great idea to share! I love the idea of eco friendly and nature-themed weddings and receptions. Re-use of vintage items is another way to repurpose something for your wedding and gives a great unique style as well.


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