Event PLANNING + DESIGN
An alternative event planning company in NYC, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C., Modern Rebel helps couples rewrite the rules of their weddings by emphasizing authenticity, fun, and the health of their partnership in the planning process. Their team is made up of women and queer feminists who believe your relationship always comes first as they help you throw a kickass celebration that dwells on the heart swelling, mind-blowing love stuff and not the light-airy-wedding-industrial-complex we- want-to-oversell-you-on-the-swans type of thing. Plus, they give back to local nonprofits through each and every event so that love extends far past the dance floor. Modern Rebel offers full planning and event design, partial planning, and coordination services. They are committed to a diverse client base and are constantly working towards being more inclusive with their language, planning process, and overall approach.
Supports: LGBTQ+ + Women’s Empowerment + Nonprofit Donations | Instagram: @modernrebelco | Locations available: NYC, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C.
A socially conscious company, Kay Mae Designs' mission is to design a better world one project at a time. They offer fully customized event production and planning services with an emphasis on sustainability and creating a positive impact. At Kay Mae Design they pledge to donate a portion of all profits to support local organizations making a difference in our towns, for our citizens, and for the world. When you design with Kay Mae, you can choose your favorite 501-c3 to receive the proceeds. In addition to this pledge, Kay Mae promises to use local vendors as much as humanly possible, and to implement waste-reduction practices like using green vendors, sustainable products, composting, and recycling.
Supports: Sustainability + Non-profit Donations
Locations available: Based in Vermont, but able to travel
A young and creative wedding design company that brings weddings you can only imagine to life, Open the Door Events provides couples with an incredible experience as well as an unforgettable wedding day. They are as passionate about eco-friendly living as they are weddings, and so their events are all designed with the natural, rustic beauty of their surrounding environment in mind. They style their weddings with upcycled, recyclable and sustainable materials sourced from independent, ethical and local suppliers. This means the materials used at their weddings are of high quality and original; affordable and unharmful to the community as well as our planet. In addition to their pledge to sustainability, Open the Door donates a portion of their profits to Eco System Restoration, a non-profit dedicated to transforming damaged landscapes into thriving, biodiverse ecosystems. Bursting with fresh ideas, Open the Door specializes in designing unique, personalized events for the unconventional couple. They offer different package options, ranging from elopement services, to styling and coordination, to soup to nuts planning.
Supports: Wildlife Conservation + Sustainability
Locations available: All over Spain, for couples from all over the world.
Offering event design services for the socially and eco-conscious consumer, Greater Good Events takes pride in working with eco-friendly vendors to reduce their lasting impact on the environment, while making a strong impact in communities. A women-owned, run, and led event planning, design and coordination company, Greater Good Events' commitments include: sourcing fair trade, ethical and locally-grown and produced products, using reused and recycled items where possible, and setting up donation opportunities, from remaining food and florals to decor and clothing. With experience at nonprofit events, wedding and elopements, conferences, and celebrations of all sizes, Greater Good offers a wide-range of fully customizable planning services.
Locations available: Offices in Jersey City, NJ and Portland, OR, but able to travel anywhere!
An NYC-based wedding planning company, Color Pop Events works to make your wedding undeniably, unforgettably yours. Color Pop Events is all about seamless coordination, focusing on the details, living in the logistics, eliminating the stress of wedding planning, and handling the soup to nuts of throwing a unique and spectacular celebration. True to their name, they also help their clients find that elusive, signature element that adds an essential "pop" of personality. Founded by former attorney Leah Weinberg, the Color Pop Events team leverages skills like organization, attention to detail, and client service from the business world to excel at event production. Color Pop Events also cares about giving back and donates a portion of their profits each year to organizations like Planned Parenthood, ACLU, Project Q, ASPCA, and Animal Haven.
Supports: Nonprofit Donations | Instagram: @colorpopevents | Locations available: New York + New Jersey
‘Cause We Can Events started with the idea of doing events for causes (see where the name came from?). While it morphed into something beyond its wildest dreams, giving back to the community is still a big part of the team's mission. ‘Cause We Can specializes in destination, adventurous weddings, creative corporate events, and nonprofit events. Their planners donate their time at the Red Bucket Horse Rescue, help run local networking events for entrepreneurs, and donate a portion of proceeds to local nonprofits. Their designs are inspired by nature and they always encourage clients to choose sustainable, locally-sourced, and eco-friendly elements as part of their event.
Supports: Sustainability + Nonprofit donations | Instagram: @causewecanevents | Locations available: Based in Los Angeles and Portland, Maine, but available for travel.
Created for the conscientious bride, Kryshana Madrid specializes in design and sourcing decor, floral, food, and services from ethical, independent and local businesses without sacrificing on the client's aesthetic. We all know waste is a huge issue when it comes to weddings and parties. We have a choice to impact this earth as little as we can when we decide to throw these shindigs. Kryshana Madrid provides elopements packages, full event planning, and wedding design, as well as custom backdrops and signage, all with sustainability in mind. Kryshana Madrid donates a portion of all profits to One Tree Planted, a non-profit organization focused on global reforestation in North America, South America, Asia, and Africa.
Supports: Sustainability + Nonprofit donations | Instagram: @kryshanamadrid | Locations available: Based in New Mexico but available for travel
An event planning company that's not simply following the status quo, Clearwater Events is on a mission to reduce the amount of waste events generate, and to creating events that are ethically and locally sourced. Built on the values of transparency, authenticity, sustainability, education and support, accessibility, giving back, and community, Clearwater works with their clients to ensure events are planned as intentionally and as zero waste as possible.
Supports: Sustainability | Instagram: @clearwaterweddings | Locations available: Serving Greater Vancouver, Sea to Sky, Cancouver Island, and beyond!
As an eco-friendly event consultant, Maria Karagiannis works closely with clients to help them achieve a balance between their vision, traditions, and values, while reducing the environmental impact of their event. While the ultimate goal is for events to be zero-waste, sometimes life is about meeting in the middle and finding a way to have your cake and eat it too! East Coast Zero is there to help clients at any point in their eco-journey, whether they already live a zero-waste lifestyle, or are just trying to make their event a little less wasteful - it doesn't have to be all or nothing!
Supports: Sustainability | Instagram: @east.coast.zero | Locations available: Based in Raleigh, NC, but often travels to Long Island, NY, and is available for virtual consultations online!
Simply put, Loveworks' intention is to inspire and create eco-friendly weddings and celebrations in order to minimize environmental impact. Being in the industry for almost a decade, the Loveworks' team has experienced unnecessary amounts of single use items and event waste firsthand. To break away from this, they focus on simplicity and mindful consumption to strive for 'leave no trace' events. Together with their clients, Loveworks challenges traditions and breaks habits to create more meaningful and intimate moments. They team up with like-minded vendors and passionate service providers to compost properly, minimize plastic waste, and provide resource recovery. Loveworks also donates a portion of its proceeds to Plant with Purpose, a non-profit dedicated to supporting sustainable agriculture, economic empowerment, and reversing deforestation.
Supports: Sustainability | Instagram: @loveworks_la | Locations available: Based in Los Angeles but open to travel
A sustainable events consultant and speaker specializing in waste diversion and zero waste events, Julia Spanger love events-- but she hates the waste they often generate. By incorporating sustainability into events, Julia helps people plan meaningful events that generate as little waste as possible, and help cut costs and make a positive impact in the process. With her practical and easy-to-follow recommendations, you will be able to reduce the environmental footprint of your event no matter where you are in the planning process. Julia's team are your experienced partners to handle all aspects of sustainable event design and waste management, to help make sustainability a part of your event’s success story.
Supports: Sustainability | Instagram: @juliaspangler | Locations available: Based in Indiana but available to travel
Loblolly Organic Farm provides bespoke floral arrangements and high-end event-planning services. Founded and run by a husband and wife team who met at a non-profit community garden, Loblolly offers truly custom services that take an organic, sustainable, and artful approach to event design. As farmers and florists they work in harmony with their surrounding landscape, and their aesthetic reflects the rhythms of nature and the cycles of life they experience through their organic farm, which is home to 50 species of flowers in over 100 different varieties. Fully aware of the abundant waste often involved in event design, Loblolly never uses harmful sprays and their flowers arrive to your event only hours after harvest.
Locations available: Greater D.C. area, Maryland + Virginia
Dedicated to creating beautiful, relaxed and authentic events, Tobey Nelson provides floral design, event design, and planning and coordination services. Tobey's business is founded on five core principles: beauty matters; every couple deserves a beautiful, fun, meaningful, and stress-free wedding day; business practices can have positive impacts; the best weddings are a reflection of the couple; and floral design is a craft. A passionate advocate of sustainable floristry, Tobey and her team specialize in florals and plants that are locally grown, sustainably-farmed, and in-season. She never uses floral foam, and aims to make her methods as low-waste and eco-friendly as possible. Tobey is proud to hire local businesses for every event, and to pay employees a living wage. Beyond her design and planning services, Tobey also runs the Whidbey Flower Workshop to promote sustainable floristry and to empower creativity and success for floral entrepreneurs.
Locations available: Whidbey Island + Greater Seattle Area