Eco Friendly Wedding Inspiration

If there’s one thing we’re passionate about here at The Bride’s Tree, it’s being eco-savvy and mindful of the environment and implementing sustainable practices. That’s why our magazine is completely online – no paper!  That way, only those who wish to have a paper copy need download and print it. Otherwise you just enjoy its pretty splendour online. 

Get ready to be inspired by these great eco-friendly wedding ideas for your Sunshine Coast wedding! Details below the images. 

1.  Custom made, fabric flower wedding bouquet with rhinestone and pearl brooches from Cultivar.

2. Eco Friendly Wedding Invitations made from recycled paper from Beacon Lane.

3. Argyle Cognac diamond from Ethical Jewellery Australia.  This company only uses diamonds and stones sourced from traders that are against child labour, where all workers experience fair working conditions, where they have the right to not be exposed to toxic chemicals and that guarentee communities directly benefit from the sale of their natural resources.

4. Picnic baskets from Love My Food. These picnic baskets are a unique alternative to traditional table decorations and your guests will LOVE them!  Each picnic basket is filled with gourmet delights such as lebna cheese marinated in olive oil, smokehouse paprika salamis and Moroccan cheese logs with peas and dukkah.  All their food is made from scratch and brimming with local seasonal ingredients and contain no preservatives, additives or genetically modified foods. Photography by Kate Green Photography.

5. Ditch the plastic packaged bombonieres and give your guests a potted herb plant.  Not only will it be a cute table decoration and make your reception venue smell a treat, but your guests will also love taking these home to plant in their own garden. This lavender plant bomboniere is from Flourish Bombonieres

6. Instead of asking your guests to choose a gift from a registry, ask them to make a donation on your behalf to a local charity like Australia Zoo Wilidfe Warriors.  Every year their Wildlife Hospital treats over 8,000 native animals and they rely soley on donations to keep this wonderful facility operating.

7. Head down to your local second hand shop and pick up an old window or doorframe which you can recycle into a unique table seating plan.  Alternatively CL Wedding & Events have sourced a fantastic range which are available for hire. Photography by Julian Beattie Photography.

8. Nominated four times as the “Best Destination Spa” in Australia, Ikatan Day Spa in Doonan is an environmentally friendly day spa that uses natural and organic products.  Kick back and relax on the ergonomic spa treatment beds amongst the lush Balinese inspired tropical gardens.  Ikatan Day Spa support and give back to local Sunshine Coast and Balinese community groups such as the Noosa Hospital Club Chemo, Sunshine Coast Oncology Clinic, Cambodian School Project and the Balinese Street kids Community and Orphanage.

9. Secrets On The Lake, Montville is perfect for your wedding ceremony, wedding night accommodation or for your entire honeymoon.  It is nestled beneath mountainous rainforests and next to a tranquil lake and the grounds feature beautiful carvings, rock pools, love seat swings, lush lawns and an antique style boat house.  They also have a bunch of creatively themed treehouse cabins which provide a range of accommodation styles, each exquisitely decorated and carefully constructed to preserve the pristine rainforest environment. 

10. Limited edition, handmade vintage garter by The Forever Dress. This clever Sunshine Coast Designer creates individually designed garters by incorporating pieces of beautiful vintage laces and fabrics. The garter pictured is an Ivory silk and tulle garter with an antique limoge porcelain centre.

Hi, I’m Sally, Founder and Editor of The Bride’s Tree. Over the past 13 years I’ve written thousands of articles about all things wedding from tips and trends to etiquette and ideas. On this blog I bring you the best of Sunshine Coast and Brisbane weddings.