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Miss Oklahoma Earth / Eco-Ethical Wedding Inspiration

Updated: Nov 30, 2021

This blog post comes to us from Michelle Ray Photography, a vegan photographer and Green Wedding Guild member. Enjoy the inspiration she shares from this eco-ethical shoot!

Michelle Ray Photography recently captured an eco-ethical shoot in Dallas at the Discovery Gardens. This triple header intimate elopement styled shoot featured three sustainable gowns and three models, including Miss Oklahoma Earth. Miss Oklahoma Earth (Jessi)'s mission is to bring environmental awareness to her platforms- in particular the beauty/pageant world.

The gowns showcased in this shoot were provided by Silviyana- Wedding Boutique. For modern vegan and eco-ethical friendly wedding gown options - follow Silviyana! Did you know that you can create organic gowns made from plants like pineapple and banana leaves? Silviyana considers the carbon footprint of the process of creating, shipping, and delivering her gowns. Now that is eco-conscious!

Kolbijane is the Native American artist behind the gorgeous necklace and earrings exclusive collection that honor Jessi’s Native American heritage.

With assistance from a friend, Michelle pulled together a whimsical romantic feel which matched the vibe of this garden backdrop! She found amazing pieces like the wine glasses at a second-hand store and florals were created with the support of a locally sourced wholesaler!

Besides the amazing models, gowns, jewelry, and florals, they also had amazing VEGAN cupcakes for this intimate elopement themed eco-friendly styled shoot! Unrefined Bakery is one of Michelle's favorites for her family, and she loved showcasing this lovely and tasty addition (and sharing with the rest of the shoot team!).

Models for this shoot were styled by Brittany Bailey of She is Art Beauty. She did an beautiful job!

The groom model is Darwyn Walker II (on IG -@darwynwalker.model) and he provided his vegan-friendly wardrobe (no silk/no wool) and accessories. THX Darwyn for lending your talents!

Participating Vendors:

Venue- Discovery Gardens

Photographer- Michelle Ray Photography

Hair & Makeup- She Is Art Beauty

Cupcakes- Unrefined Bakery

Jewelry- Kolbijane

Gowns- Silviyana

Design/Florals- Kristine Wellborn

Michelle is a Dallas-based wedding photographer who is passionate about green living! Her hope is to inspire couples and wedding vendors to plan eco-elegant weddings!  Favorite past-times include exploring new areas in Texas with her two boys and cultivating relationships with friends near and far.

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