Today’s bride, Jennifer, planned her destination wedding (she and John live in New York; the wedding was in California) in a environmentally sustainable way – an impressive feat. And as these photos show, doing it yourself and going green don’t have to mean sacrificing style!

Some of Jennifer’s best girlfriends made this advent calender for her to open the week before the wedding. Jennifer says, “It was beautiful and very well done, a collage of clippings from bridal magazines and a book about love glued onto two pieces of stock board with windows cut out.”

The weekend’s events were planned within walking or biking distance which allowed the couple to ask their guests to avoid using cars.


Jennifer purchased flowers in bulk and did the arrangements herself. The groom’s family lives in Bermuda, and they printed this on the dinner menu: There is a Bermudian wedding tradition of a cedar tree atop the grooms cake. The tree is planted immediately after the wedding as a sign of their future together. In lieu of a Cedar tree, we have planted a tree in the name of each of our guests through the American Forests. We hope to not only honor the Bermudian tradition but also gently offset some of the environmental tax of your trip to Mendocino.

After dinner, guests walked to Crown Hall and danced the night away.


Photographer: Gertrude & Mabel / Ceremony Venue: Portuguese Point in Mendocino, California / Dinner Venue: Jennifer Taylor Property / Dancing Venue: Crown Hall / Bride’s Dress: Selia Yang / Catering: Cafe Beaujolais / Invitations: Good On Paper DesignSoho Letterpress / Flowers: Village Florist, 707-927-0907 / Band: Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers /

  • Eco-Friendly Wedding in Mendocino

    5 April 2008
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