Sustainable Boho Vintage

Windy Hill Farm, North Carolina

 

 

Photography | Rose Trail Images | @rosetrailimages

Venue | Windy Hill Farm | @windyhillfarmnc

Event Designer | Kay Mae Designs | @kaymaedesignxo

Floral Designer | Bowerbird Flowers | @bowerbirdflowers

Design and Decor | Southern Vintage Table | @southernvintagetable2

From the Event Designer

Eco-friendly weddings are as beautiful as they are impactful. Kayce Mae, owner and lead planner of Kay Mae Design, wanted to create a unique, whimsical, and timeless design reflective of the beauty that can found in something old, something blue, to make a little something new. Inspired by the idea of boho meets travel meets vintage, Kayce Mae created an elopement space that is truly something the 1920’s fashion icon Josephine Baker would have adored.

 

Kayce Mae is a certified wedding planner and original member of the Green Wedding Guild, a collective of eco-friendly wedding professionals. The Green Wedding Guild hosted a shoot out on  September 29th in the natural setting of Windy Hill Farm in Cedar Grove, North Carolina. Kay Mae Design is founded on sustainability, community, and charity. All events are created to be zero-waste, we hire locally only, and for every event done with us, we’ll donate to a charity of the client’s choice. We believe in making the world a better place through the art of celebration. This design was brought to life with vendors local to the Raliegh-Durham market only and focused on utilizing strictly reusable pre-loved items. Even the bridal gown was a used ready to be rented item generously provided by the photographer, Audrey, of Rose Trail Images.

Bowerbird Apothecary was the florist for this shoot. Diane, the owner, took Kayce Mae’s desire for a very textured asymmetrical wild grass bouquet and brought it to life. A baby’s breath crown was crafted for the flower girl featured here, and Bowerbird’s own special herbal elixirs were highlighted in the shoot. Floral foam is detrimental to the environment and therefore is never used in eco-friendly design, however, the specialty array’s floral foam can create are often sorely missed. Kayce purchased a special piece of handmade pottery from Bowerbird that consisted of a plate with an inverted frog in the center. From there, a series of dried and preserved flowers were inserted into this special plate creating a unique, highly textured, and unusual centerpiece that was both beautiful and sustainable.

 

Vintage is the queen in this design, as all decor seen here are pieces from the A Southern Vintage Table’s collection. The lace table cloth, the microscope, camera, and clock resting atop of the trunks stacked up to display the tiers of macarons – are all curated pieces from A Southern Vintage table. Kayce wanted this design to boast timelessness and so the gorgeous blue place settings, candles, and candelabras from A Southern Vintage table were a must-have.