All Guild members have made the following pledge:

We believe that we can all do more to reduce the waste generated by weddings, and that sustainable choices are within reach of all vendors and couples. We strive to make these choices accessible to our clients, and to become better environmental stewards through education and community. We may just be beginning our journey, we may not have achieved zero-waste, or we may already be green leaders in our field, but we are committed to learning, and to sharing what we learn with other vendors and clients along the way. By educating ourselves and our clients, we pledge to move toward creating a more environmentally sustainable wedding industry. We do this not only for ourselves, but for our clients and our planet. We pledge to be respectful, professional, and non-judgmental toward other vendors and clients. We will lead by example and support others on their own quest toward more sustainable weddings. We are not here to judge, but to inspire! 

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Always Faithful

Always Faithful

North Carolina, USA

Donna Brown, wedding officiant.

-Contracts and other documents are all digital.
-Promotes local and sustainable vendors.

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Backyard Bees

Backyard Bees

Long Island, New York

Skin Sweetness... Inspired by Nature

-Contracts and other documents are digital.
-Promotes local and sustainable vendors.
-Focuses on environmental education with clients & vendors.
-Packaging is plastic free.
-Packaging is recycled and up-cycled when possible.
-Materials are sourced sustainably and locally.
-Uses an green energy web hosting provider.

Contact:

Bovara Studios

Bovara Studios

North Carolina, USA

Artistic, cinematic wedding video.

-Contracts and other documents are digital.
-Majority of final product is delivered digitally.
-Batteries are rechargeable (in camera and lighting).

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Celebration Sidekicks

Celebration Sidekicks

Wake Forest, NC

Bartending and event staff for any occasion.

-Contracts and other documents are all digital.
-Offers reusable cups/barware INSTEAD of disposable.
-Offers compostable disposables INSTEAD of plastic.
-Properly sorts and disposes of recycling.
-Sources ingredients seasonally and locally when possible.
-Provides a living wage to all employees.

Contact:

Cupcakes d'Amour

Cupcakes d'Amour

Raleigh, NC

Homemade, Natural Cakes.

-Contracts and other documents are digital.
-Uses reusable totes for cake transportation & delivery.
-No artificial sweeteners.
-Sources local fruits when possible (especially strawberries!).

Contact:

Eco-Friendly Events

Eco-Friendly Events

Ontario, CA

Event Sustainability Consulting

Contracts and other documents are all digital.
Promote local and sustainable vendors.
Create waste disposal plan for each event (eg: recycling, composting, donating leftover materials).
Provide a living wage to all employees.
Focus on environmental education with clients & vendors.
Offers Sustainable Business Consulting.

Contact:

Event Flouret

Event Flouret

Carrboro, NC

Simple, Beautiful, Elegant

-Contracts and other documents are all digital.
-Composts organic scraps.
-Foam-free floral designs available.
-Sources from local wholesalers or flower farms.
-Donates flowers after events.
-Rents vases instead of purchasing new for every client.

Contact:

Fireside Farm

Fireside Farm

Efland, NC

Local Organic Flower Farm + Custom Floral Design

-Contracts are digital.
-Organic scraps are composted.
-100% foam free floral design.
-Sources from their own farm or other local flower farms.
-Uses organic pest management.
-Irrigate from a farm pond.
-Rents vases to clients.

Contact:

Joint Venture Jewelry

Joint Venture Jewelry

Cary, NC

Consignment Jewelry.

-Contracts and other documents are digital.
-Provides a living wage to all employees.
-Secondhand/consignment attire is available.

Contact:

Kay Mae Design

Kay Mae Design

Maine, USA

Sustainable Wedding Experiences

-Contracts are digital.
-Promotes local & sustainable businesses.
-Creates waste disposal plan for each event.
-Provides a living wage to all employees.
-Focuses on environmental education with clients & vendors.

Contact:

Magnolia Collective

Magnolia Collective

North Carolina, USA

Event Coordination, Design, & Event Staffing Services

-Contracts are digital.
-Promotes local & sustainable businesses.
-Creates waste disposal plan for each event.
-Provides a living wage to all employees.​

Contact:

Melissa Maureen Photography

Melissa Maureen Photography

Hillsborough, NC

Wedding and family photographer.

-Contracts and other documents are digital.
-Majority of final product is delivered digitally to encourage minimal/intentional printing.
-Works with sustainably sourced materials when printing (eg: recycled paper content).
-Batteries are rechargeable.
-Provides a living wage to all employees.
-Works only within a 2.5 hr radius to reduce carbon emissions.
-Donates a % of monthly income to GreenPeace​.
-Hosts "portraits for the planet" mini shoots with all profits going to The Sierra Club.
-Work attire is mostly second-hand.
-Home office uses solar power.

Contact:

Primrose + Lily

Primrose + Lily

North Carolina, USA

Wedding and Event Planning.

-Contracts are digital.
-Promotes local & sustainable businesses.
-Creates waste disposal plan for each event.

Contact:

Raleigh Wedding Minister

Raleigh Wedding Minister

Raleigh, NC

Rev. Kayelily Middleton.

-Promotes local and sustainable vendors.
-Offers customized green unity ceremony themes.

Contact:

Royal Lewis Music Services

Royal Lewis Music Services

Raleigh, NC

Music on Another Level.

-Contracts and other documents are digital.
-Equipment is energy efficient and setups have been designed to run on minimum power.
-All batteries used in Mics and other devices are rechargeable.

Contact:

Silk Stem Collective

Silk Stem Collective

USA, Online

Rent-and-Return Flowers

-Contracts and other documents are all digital.
-100% foam free floral design
-Floral return program ensures arrangements will be reused.
-Provides living wage to all employees.
-Rents vases instead or purchasing new for every client.

Contact:

The Petal Exchange Floral Design

The Petal Exchange Floral Design

Long Beach, CA

Eco-Friendly/Foam-Free Floral Design for Events

Contracts & other documents are all digital.
Composts organic scraps.
Offers 100% foam-free floral design.
Sources from local wholesalers or flower farms.
Participates in a floral share program or donation service to give arrangements another life.

Contact:

Watts Filmmaking

Watts Filmmaking

Greensboro, NC

Your Story, Illuminated.

-Contracts and other documents are digital.
-Majority of final product is delivered digitally to encourage minimal/intentional printing.
-Batteries are rechargeable.
-Old gear is sold, donated, or recycled.

Contact:

Woodland + Wildflower Weddings

Woodland + Wildflower Weddings

Westlock County, AB, Canada

Outdoor Wedding Weekend Venue.

-Contracts and other documents are digital.
-On-site recycling available.
-On-site composting available.
-Provides a living wage to all employees.
-Facility includes reusable tableware and decor items
-Native flowers and plants grown on-site, which are reused for multiple events.
-Solar-powered lighting.

Contact:

American Party Rentals

American Party Rentals

Durham, NC

Family Operated Event Rentals

-Contracts and other documents are digital.
-Delivery crates are washed and reused.

Contact:

(919) 544-1555

Bill Scott Pavilion

Bill Scott Pavilion

Raleigh, NC

Outdoor, lakeside reception venue

-Contracts and other documents are all digital.
-On-site recycling available.
-Partners with local, sustainably minded vendors.
-Reusable decor included with rental.
-Low VOC paint products used in remodeling.
-Grounds maintained using natural cleaning methods.
-LED lighting.

Contact:

Bri by Design

Bri by Design

North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland USA

Wedding Coordinator & Event Planner.

-Contracts are digital.
-Promotes local & sustainable businesses.
-Creates waste disposal plan for each event (eg: recycling, composting, donating leftover materials).
-Focuses on environmental education with clients & vendors.

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Color Fields

Color Fields

Chapel Hill, NC

Organic, Artful Floral Design​.

-Contracts and other documents are all digital.
-Composts organic scraps.
-100% foam-free floral design.
-Sources from local wholesalers or flower farms.
-Provides a living wage to all employees.
-Rents vases instead of purchasing new for every client.

Contact:

DeeJays Event Rentals

DeeJays Event Rentals

USA- NC

Party and event rental shop.

-Contracts and other documents are all digital.
-Provides a living wage to all employees.
-Rentals are delivered in reusable packaging.
-Rentals are cleaned/laundered on site.

Contact:

Emily Katherine Events

Emily Katherine Events

North Carolina, USA

Focusing on sustainable and locally sourced weddings.​

-Contracts are digital.
-Promotes local & sustainable businesses.
-Donates leftover flowers to Meals on Wheels.
-Focuses on environmental education with clients & vendors.

Contact:

Farm to Florist

Farm to Florist

Godwin, NC

Locally Grown Flowers.

-Composts organic scraps.
-Practices eco-friendly farming as much as possible.
-Practices water conservation.
-Minimizing fertilizer use.
-Manages pests as organically as possible.

Contact:

For Wild Love

For Wild Love

Asheville, NC

Elopement photographer.

-Contracts and other documents are digital.
-Avoids printing marketing materials, offers info digitally.
-Majority of final product is delivered digitally to encourage minimal/intentional printing.
-Batteries are rechargeable (in camera and lighting).
-Focuses on local elopements to encourage fewer guests flying and create less waste.
-Drives an electric vehicle to weddings.

Contact:

kelseymcgovernphotography.com

Joy Filled Ceremonies

Joy Filled Ceremonies

Raleigh, NC

Ann McKenzie, Interfaith Minister.

-Contracts and other documents are all digital.
-Promotes local and sustainable vendors.

Contact:

Kindred Hall

Kindred Hall

Graham, NC

Intimate, industrial wedding and event space.

-Contracts and other documents are all digital.
-On-site recycling available.
-On-site composting available.
-Requires rentals or compostables.

Contact:

Mami's Baking Co

Mami's Baking Co

Raleigh, NC

Gourmet Cookies.

-Contracts and other documents are digital.
-Composting in kitchen.
-Reusable totes for cake transportation & delivery.
-Provides a living wage to all employees.
-Bottles & boxes are recycled.

Contact:

mamisbaking@gmail.com
(919) 656-0724

Michelle Ray Photography

Michelle Ray Photography

Texas, USA

Eco-ethical Wedding Photographer.

-Sources vegan-friendly albums & prints.
-Contracts and other documents are digital.
-Majority of final product is delivered digitally to encourage minimal/intentional printing.
-Batteries are rechargeable (in camera and lighting).

Contact:

RTP.Studio

RTP.Studio

Raleigh, NC

Moment-Driven Photojournalism.

-Contracts and other documents are digital.
-Majority of final product is delivered digitally to encourage minimal/intentional printing.
-Batteries are rechargeable.
-Provides a living wage to all employees.
-Client meetings are done virtually.
-Uses LED lighting.

Contact:

Recycle Bridal Online

Recycle Bridal Online

Online, CA

Pre-Adored, New and Vintage.

-Contracts and other documents are digital.
-Provides a living wage to all employees.
-All items are sourced second-hand (even those that are new with tags).

Contact:

Sage & Swift

Sage & Swift

Durham, NC

Gourmet Catering.

-Contracts and other documents are all digital.
-Offers compostable disposables INSTEAD of plastic.
-Sources ingredients seasonally and locally when possible.
-Offers plant-based and/or vegan menu options.
-Provides a living wage to all employees.
-Staff prepared to sort & properly dispose of trash AND recycling (and compost, if service is in use).​

Contact:

SmartPack USA, Inc.

SmartPack USA, Inc.

Online / Holbrook, NY

Disposable and Eco-Friendly Party Supplies

-Focuses on environmental education with clients & vendors.
-Offers compostable products.
-Offers reusable products.

Contact:

Tiwa Lawrence Makeup Artist

Tiwa Lawrence Makeup Artist

North Carolina, USA

Bridal Makeup Artist + Beauty Educator​

-Contracts and other documents are digital.
-When possible, tools are sanitized & reused.
-Uses products with a packaging return program.
-Recycles product packaging when possible.
-Uses some organic and vegan products and tools.

Contact:

Wicked Sweet Cakes

Wicked Sweet Cakes

Cary, NC

Wedding Cake Designer.

-Contracts and other documents are digital.
-Sources eggs ethically, locally when possible.
-Tasting boxes & utensils are recyclable or compostable.
-Uses reusable totes for cake transportation & delivery.

Contact:

wickedsweetcakes.com

An Event to Remember

An Event to Remember

North Carolina, USA

Wedding & Event Planning.

-Contracts are digital.
-Promotes local & sustainable businesses.
-Provides a living wage to all employees.

Contact:

Blue Satin Bee

Blue Satin Bee

North Carolina, USA

Effortless, Enjoyable, & Kind to the Earth.

-Contracts are digital.
-Promotes local & sustainable businesses.
-Creates waste disposal plan for each event.
-Focuses on environmental education with clients & vendors.

Contact:

Cannon Catering

Cannon Catering

Raleigh, NC

Enjoy the Moment, Remember the Food.

-Contracts and other documents are all digital.
-Sources ingredients seasonally and locally when possible.
-Offers plant-based and/or vegan menu options.
-Staff prepared to sort & properly dispose of trash AND recycling (and compost, if service is in use).
-Leftover food is packed up rather than disposed of.

Contact:

Copper Key Photo

Copper Key Photo

Durham, NC

Photographer and Urban Farmer, Zero Waste Advocate.

-Contracts and other documents are digital.
-Majority of final product is delivered digitally to encourage minimal/intentional printing.
-Batteries are rechargeable (in camera and lighting).
-Provides a living wage to all employees.
-Office is energy efficient- computer keyboard & mouse are charged via cable, home office is solar powered.
-Business cards are made with repurposed paper & ink from the flea market.
-Clothing is 100% organic cotton, fair trade and sustainably made.
-Zero waste at events- bring own reusable napkin and water bottle.

Contact:

646-207-8642

Dogwood Gatherings and Events

Dogwood Gatherings and Events

North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina USA

Event Planning & Stationary

-Contracts are digital.
-Promotes local & sustainable businesses.
-Provides a living wage to all employees.
-Offers website creation & digital stationary.

Contact:

Emily Ruth Prints

Emily Ruth Prints

Crozet, VA

Custom prints inspired by nature.

-Sources fabric from local fabric shops.
-Upcycles materials from vintage & thrift stores.
-Inks are water-based.
-Scraps are reused, recycled, or burnt, rather than trashed.
-Focuses on environmental education with clients.

Contact:

Fernrock Farm

Fernrock Farm

Hillsborough, NC

Specialty Cut Flower Farm.

Contracts and other documents are digital.
Composts organic scraps.
Full service florist services available as well; bouquets, arrangements, delivery, etc.
Irrigates from farm pond.
Organic pest management.

Contact:

Happily Desserted

Happily Desserted

Durham, NC

Handcrafted Gourmet Cakes

-Contracts and other documents are digital.
-Offers compostable disposables.
-Reusable totes for cake transportation & delivery.
-Sources ingredients seasonally and locally when possible.

Contact:

KaraMia Events

KaraMia Events

North Carolina, USA

Eco-Ethical Event Planning​

-Contracts are digital.
-Promotes local & sustainable businesses.
-Creates waste disposal plan for each event.
-Focuses on environmental education with clients & vendors.

Contact:

Lovestruck Beauty Co

Lovestruck Beauty Co

Durham, NC

Colorist. Precision cutting. Bridal & Makeup.

-Contracts and other documents are all digital.
-Uses products that are EWG verified, organic, or vegan.
-When possible, tools are reusable and sanitized rather than disposable.
-Product packaging is recycled.

Contact:

Website Contact Form: http://www.lovestruckbeauty.info

Meg's Ceremonies

Meg's Ceremonies

Davis, CA

Handcrafted, Unique, All You!

-Contracts and other documents are all digital.
-Promotes local and sustainable vendors.
-Focus on environmental education with clients & vendors.
-1% of fees donated to One Tree Planted.
-Home office incorporates LED lights, solar, composting, & recycling.

Contact:

Petals & Twist

Petals & Twist

Raleigh, NC

Creating spaces and moments that are felt, not just seen.

-Sources from local wholesalers or flower farms.
-Provides a living wage to all employees.
-Rents vases instead of purchasing new for every client.
-Incorporates repurposed goods in floral designs.

Contact:

Rabbit Foot Floral

Rabbit Foot Floral

Durham, NC

Fresh, Local, Sustainable Floral Designs​.

-Contracts and other documents are all digital.
-Composts organic scraps.
-100% foam-free floral design
-Sources from local wholesalers or flower farms.
-Donates flowers after events.
-Rents vases instead of purchasing new for every client.

Contact:

Rose Trail Images

Rose Trail Images

Rolesville, NC

Love, smiles, and everything in between.

-Contracts and other documents are digital.
-Avoids printing marketing materials, offers info digitally.
-Majority of final product is delivered digitally to encourage minimal/intentional printing.
-Works with sustainably sourced materials when printing (eg: recycled paper content).
-Batteries are rechargeable.
-Work shoes are made from plastic bottles!
-Couples' gifts are local products and usually organic.

Contact:

Sellebrate App

Sellebrate App

Online

An app for sustainable & creative ways to buy and sell items for life's special events.

-Contracts and other documents are all digital.
-Promote local economies.
-Encourages sustainability through reuse of goods.

Contact:

Southern Vintage Table

Southern Vintage Table

North Carolina, USA

Vintage Tableware Rental Services.

-Contracts and other documents are digital.
-"New" items are sourced second-hand.
-Delivery crates are washed and reused.
-Rentals are cleaned and laundered onsite.

Contact:

Unearthed Events

Unearthed Events

North Carolina, USA

Eclectic. Earthy. Authentic.

-Contracts are digital.
-Promotes local & sustainable businesses.
-Creates waste disposal plan for each event.
-Provides at living wage to all employees.

Contact:

Windy Hill Farm

Windy Hill Farm

Cedar Grove, NC

Focusing on conservation and stewardship.

-Contracts and other documents are all digital.
-On-site composting available.
-Solar powered amenities.
-Low-water restroom facilities.
-Partners with local, sustainably minded vendors.
-Maintains permeable surfaces (i.e. no paved surfaces.
-Farm & venue are in conservation (protected from future development)

Contact:

919.439.4638

visitwindyhill.com

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