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Fun, functional and free, Minted’s wedding websites are a wonderful place to show off your creativity and fast-track information directly to your guests at no additional cost. Think of it as your very own personalized digital hub for all things related to your special day. Plus, you don’t have to be tech savvy to create one. Whether you consider yourself a modern couple or not, there are many perks of this unique wedding technology to take advantage of throughout your wedding planning journey!

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Locally Grown Weddings Week: Get to Know JennaBeth Photography

Welcome back to Locally Grown Weddings week, our series dedicated to the SF Bay Area based collective of eco-chic wedding artists! (If you haven’t already, check out our interviews with the group’s planner, hair and makeup artist, caterer, and florist.) Today we’ll be getting to know Jenna, the group’s Photographer. Enjoy!

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I began shooting when my grandpa put my first camera in my hands in highschool. Although I have to admit, I think in the beginning, I just loved the purple paisley strap that accompanied it. Gradually though, I loved seeing peoples joy and happiness. I love this quote by Elliott Erwitt, “photography is an art of observation, it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” I also experienced being a bride in 2011 when I married my best friend and for once was on the other side of the camera. It was an amazing day for so many reasons but it also taught me a lot about my own approach to wedding photography. I realized the impact of my images and how important that day was and the people that made the day. It wasn’t about my Pinterest board or the crafts that I had spent HOURS on…it was about the people that gathered around us that day, that is what I will remember and what my brides to cherish as well.

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Locally Grown Weddings Week: Florist Angella

We hope you’re enjoying Locally Grown Weddings Week; our spotlight on the SF Bay Area collective of chic, eco-minded wedding artists. (If you’re just joining us, check out our interviews with the group’s planner, hair + makeup artist and caterer.) Today we’re getting to know the group’s florist Angella. Enjoy!

Tell us about yourself and your company.

I have been a Marin based floral designer for the past eleven years. A few years ago I began working with my own brides and it has been so incredibly satisfying. I am completely hands on and enjoy every part of the process. Recently, I have partnered with Locally Grown Weddings and I am so excited to be working together with them in the coming season.

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Locally Grown Weddings Week: Chef Stephanie Culinary MistressPhoto Credit: Holley Schumacher

Welcome back to Locally Grown Weddings week! (If you’ve missed our previous posts spotlighting the group’s planner and hair/makeup artist, be sure to check them out!) Today we’re joined by Chef Stephanie, culinary mistress and one of the founding members of Locally Grown Weddings. Enjoy!

Tell us about your company and how you got started. Tell us about what you do at Locally Grown Weddings and how you got started in your line of work.

I am the Chef/ Caterer on the Locally Grown Weddings team. I got my start in restaurants & food over 25 years ago. I found myself interested in the diversity of catering and special events after several years in restaurants. I was excited about the opportunity to work in changing locations with a variety of clients and changing menu concepts. After some time, I realized I loved the idea of being part of life celebrations specifically.

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Locally Grown Weddings Week: Get to Know Lee Stewart Makeup

Welcome to day 2 of Locally Grown Weddings week! (If you missed the first post, you can see it here.) Today we’re joined by Lee, the group’s talented hair and makeup artist. Enjoy!

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

As an artist with locally grown weddings I am able to bring my experience working with countless brides, film, national commercial campaigns and publications as well as world famous designers to realize the eco conscious brides’ conception of herself on her wedding day. I am able to offer 100% vegan high performance makeup and hair styling products using organic ingredients to achieve a desired look.

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Locally Grown Weddings Week: Get to Know One Big Fish Events

Hello, and welcome to Locally Grown Weddings Week! To start things off, we’d like to introduce Sadie, a founding member of Locally Grown Weddings and wedding planner at One Big Fish Green Events. Enjoy!

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I am from England originally, however my family and I lived in Germany, Texas and Italy from the time I was 1.5-12 years old. My parents finally settled down in California and I have been in the Bay Area ever since. After completing my physical geography degree I knew the work I would do had to involve taking care of our environment. Co-founding Locally Grown Weddings allows me as a Wedding and Event Planner to work with an amazing collective of female owned, sustainable businesses.

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Happy Earth Day! When I was a kid, I would plant a tree every year with my Dad. I celebrated early this weekend by planting a new tree in my front yard (and here’s hoping it stays alive.) I’m also (of course) a HUGE fan of eco-friendly weddings, and Simply Bridal provided an awesome infographic on more ways to go green in honor of Earth Day!

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Eco-Friendly Wedding

See our other previous infographics here!