Can you imagine coming to the end of the night, newly married to your soulmate, while every detail and bit of decor had purpose and value? That’s Farah and Andrew — two lovers from LA who dashed off to the golden hills of Andalusia for their I do’s. And once the vows were sealed, nothing used to decorate the event was tossed away afterward. It’s a totally magical, totally beautiful, totally waste-free wedding.
Farah, a sustainability advisor, wanted her celebration to align with her beliefs and be an ethical, waste-free, eco-friendly event. Andrew, a writer and director, had just finished filming his upcoming movie The Last Shift which was to premiere at the Sundance film festival in 2020. When F and A came out to Spain, they left their commitments to work behind and really immersed themselves in the present moment. Their wedding was emotional and raw and many tears were shared as well as deep words from thirty of their dearest friends and family.
For the day’s florals by Andaluflor, about 70% were local foraged dried leaves and blooms that could be reused. Fresh flowers served as a pop of color against the natural earthy backdrop of the Andalusian mountains. Poems by Rumi and Rupi Kaur were written in beautiful calligraphy by Cristina Tipagrafia on natural organic linen. The dinner was set beneath a tunnel of earthy palm leaves over one long dining table and dreamy lights hung low for an even cozier experience. All the spaces were filled with organic soy wax candles and led lighting from Eclectic Rentals. All the signage was handmade with kaddi paper from India that had been tinted with flowers.