Thank you for all of the love and support this little corner of the internet has received over the past several years. As friends and family members were getting married, their weddings fueled the inspiration for this blog. But as seasons of life change, my focus, along with those nearest and dearest, shifted away from the wedding planning stage and I began to neglect this blog.

I have decided to indefinitely retire Calligraphy by Shannon in an effort to pour my attention into my lifestyle blog The Scribble Pad where I will be merging past and future inspiration boards and parties. You will still be able to place orders for calligraphy, custom invitations, and hand stamped items through my etsy shop. And as always, you can stay in touch with me under my moniker, The Scribble Pad on my blog, etsy shop, facebook, and even twitter! I look forward to sharing this new adventure with you.

Quick Tips for a Green Wedding


Use Recycled Paper: check out some of the following planet saving paperies
Botanical Paperworks: You will find paper printed with seeds. Your guests will be able to plant your invitation{hopefully after your nuptials} in their garden and enjoy the beautiful blossoms.
Invitesite: Known for their environmentally invitations since 1995.
Earthly Affair: Check out the blog for many more green ideas!
Oblation Papers + Press: Provides a unique take on organic design.

Use Less Paper:
Skip the vellum, 2nd envelope, and make the RSVP a post card!

Berries and Foliage: Skip the elaborate bouquets of cut flowers grown overseas and opt for foliage that is local and in season. Fall provides a variety of beautiful foliage and berries. Some of my favorites for fall include: Oak Leaf Hydrangeas, Yellow Ripple English Ivy, Black Eyed Susan Vines, Grapevines, and Hypercium Berries. Visit The Flower Shop, where you can find a comprehensive list of fall foliage in their September 2006 Newsletter.

Buy 2nd Hand: Visit E-bay and Consignment stores for a dress. This is a great way to save money and the planet.
Buy sustainable: Check out a wide array of gorgeous frocks from Olivia Luca and while you are at it, check out her blog.

Serve Organic: Choose from a wide array of organic wines to serve your guests. {I need to do more research before I recommend any organic wineries to you. If you know of some great ones, please share!}

Note: Fellow blogger Jennifer from Earth Friendly Weddings covers this topic in her Eco Wine post today! {Thanks Jennifer, your post was perfect timing!}
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1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Hi Shannon! That was perfect timing, wasn't it!? Glad I could be of help. :)

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