Earth Day: What we do here at HC to support the cause!

Hi lovely friends of HC! It's Earth Day!

Here at HC, you might be surprised to know that we are really passionate about lowering our carbon footprint! It's a passion for the whole team (in and out of the workplace), and especially over the past year with the new branding - we took the time to implement eco-friendly packaging where ever we can.

Read on to hear about how we are doing our part, we hope to inspire you!

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Always recycled paper boxes!


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Using stickers that don't have a glossy finish and printed with eco-friendly inks, means you can recycle them!


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Dissolves in water! We said GOODBYE to harmful styrofoam and switched to these biodegradable fillers!


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Un-used scraps at the studio? We use FabSrap to reuse the pieces that don't work for us...but might work for someone else! Check them out here

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Paper packing tape!


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Mailers in fun metallics look nice, but they are terrible for the environment - so we have switched to paper mailers!


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Stamps! We used a local artisan to create custom stamps for us. These little guys can be used over and over again!

Plus, you can decorate boxes without plastic....



Tada! An entirely recycle-able box and we encourage our brides to do exactly that!


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To round things out, here are a few of my favorite things to use in my day-to-day life to support keeping the Earth clean and healthy! 

Speaking of iced coffee...I've got one more trick for you! How many of you hate holding that cold plastic cup that sweats all over your hand? ME TOO. I used to grab one of those paper cup holders, but not any more! I've got this

p.s. yep, it works great in the winter too!

It's Iced Coffee season! Did you know that Americans use an estimated 500 million straw A DAY?! Yikessssss.  Skip the plastic straw...and carry your own metal straws! I seriously keep these in my bag, plus they keep the iced coffee really cold!

Snag them here!

Or, try a fun colorful glass straw from SimplyStraws!

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My other favorite easy-to-implement product is...beeswax storage paper! STOP USING CLING WRAP.  This company from Australia has the coolest prints, and great quality!


Save the world, look good doing it!


Thea's Favorites Spring '18 #HCinBloom

Here at the studio we are very excited about our Spring '18 collection! We have added new elements to the line and look forward to seeing how brides rock these pieces at their wedding days to come! When starting to search for the perfect accessories for your big day sometimes it can be tough to know where to start.

We are here to help by breaking down Thea's top picks from Spring '18 just for you! 

 

First up is the Kenzie Earrings! These are just one of the many new laser cut earrings we have added to the collection for the season. Kenzie is great because it is a wedding day READY... or perfect for your post wedding brunch! The Kenzie earrings are also fun for everyday or a night out, the clean minimal lines and just a touch of gold & crystal compliment any outfit.

*Can be worn both facing inwards or outwards. 

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Katie is our new marbleized floral tiara - that can be worn both on the top of your head or at the back under an updo or gibson roll. We are having so much fun with this new marbleizing technique! We love it on this piece because it is a tiara that incorporates florals but still feels super modern, easy and fresh.

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Here at the Hushed Commotion studio we are always looking for the perfect mix of textures within pieces. Brides as of lately really love subtle details that are still super special. The Heather belt from Spring "18 is the perfect combination of just the right amount of finishing touch & sparkle with these new irridescent crystals! 

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For this collection we added two veils with custom HC embroidery! We love the Gavrielle veil for it's ivory floral detailing with touches of gold. This veil combines what we love about traditional bridal with the elegance that's the right fit for a modern bride. 

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Our new James headband with gold speckled tulle is literally Thea's favorite obsession and she is probably wearing it right now as she responds to your inquiry email! This turban inspired headband is perfect for getting for your big day or to wear while you dance the night away. We also offer it in black and a full range of other fun colors! 

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Let us know what your favorite pieces from the collection are!

Photography by Amber Gress / Model Miz Mutto / Hair by Whitney Lauren / Makeup by Natalia Beauty / Dresses Chana Marelus / Location Williamsburg Hotel