27 March 2012

Eco Friendly Wedding Dresses

This post is written by contributing author Paige Ronchetti. 

One of my BFFs just started planning her wedding (yay!), so naturally I've been eyeballing all sorts of pretty dresses lately. Which just makes me wish I could have my wedding all over again, but since it's silly to have a vow renewal after 2.5 years of marriage, I have to live vicariously through her for now.

But for ladies actually IN the market for a wedding dress (or a vow renewal), I found some fabulous ones from Janay A. Handmade.

This tea length, made-to-order dress features pockets and is available with an optional tie-on underskirt to make it longer. The shorter version we have above is $1,600....

And the longer version is $2,800.

For ladies who want something more nature-inspired, this gown has a gorgeous petal motif on the back:

And again with the pockets, which is just about the smartest thing you can put in a wedding dress. Hello, Kleenex and lip balm. $2,500.

All gowns are made from vintage and organic fabrics, and you can view the entire collection on Etsy or the Janay A. website. Ladies in the Kansas City area can pop into their showroom, too! And if you don't see exactly what you're looking for, custom orders are always welcome.

Did you have an eco friendly wedding dress? Or are you thinking about going that direction?

All photos posted with permission from Janay A. Handmade.

Paige Ronchetti lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband. They have no kids and no pets, which gives them a lot of time for eating spicy food and looking for bargains. Paige's blog is Little Nostalgia is a collection of projects and pretty things. There you can find DIY tutorials, home decor inspiration, and affordable fashion ideas. When she is not blogging, Paige is working on her vintage-inspired jewelry lines, Little White Chapel and Oh Nostalgia. Connect to Paige via twitter or pinterest.