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Green weddings: Be an eco bride with wedding flowers made from recycled materials

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Weddings can be very hard on the environment, what with all the flowers, ribbons and printed invites that go with making it a memorable day.

If you want to enjoy your wedding with the satisfaction that you're not making the environment and flowers suffer unnecessary, how about choosing to have your wedding flowers made from recycled materials?

Crafty and creative Tennessee artist Lauren Karnitz makes plastic flowers from materials most of us throw away: milk cartons, straws, medicine bottles and sweetie wrappers. Crafts roses, peonies, magnolias, sunflowers and other flowers, Karnitz have been working in the wedding flowers business for around two years, helping out brides with their bouquets, corsages and wedding cake flowers. And they prove to be relatively affordable as well!

Prices range from $45 for boutonnières and corsages, while flowers from cakes range between $150 to $450 per cake depending on the size and design.

Now that's a wedding bouquet that will last forever...

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All images: Lauren Karnitz

This article first appeared on Bridalwave.tv


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