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Monday, June 20, 2011

A cotton wedding

Bring agriculture to the wedding 

This past weekend the boy and I worked on a little more wedding planning. Location, guest list, etc. We also attended the Iowa Junior Hereford Preview Show - pictures to come.

I have been using Pinterest to help collect and gather wedding ideas. And although Cotton won't be apart of our wedding day decorations I still had to share this with you.

via GreenWeddingShoes.com 
The bride and groom used raw cotton throughout their ceremony and reception. I remember seeing Cotton for the first time on a leadership conference in Alabama. At that stage the crop was flowering, and I thought it was one of the most pretty things I had even seen.

via GreenWeddingShoes.com 
I love the boutonnieres for the guys. Did you know that Texas, California, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina and Arizona are the top cotton-producing state - kidsarus.org

via GreenWeddingShoes.com 

The cotton chains are probably my favorite part. How many of the guests do you think wore cotton that day? They would have fit right in. It actually takes 10 oz. of cotton to make one men's shirt, and 350 ladies knit & woven dresses can be made from a bale of cotton - a bale of cotton lint typically weights 500 lbs. - cottonsjourney.com

And did you know that there are wedding dress designers that focus solely on cotton wedding dresses

via thecottonbride.com
For more general information about cotton check out jplovescotton. She is an awesome blogger that has worked in the cotton industry for a long time. Her Cotton 101 series has loves of really great information about this crop.

14 comments:

  1. I LOVE this! I have always said I would have cotton in my wedding bouquet. I come from a long line of West Texas cotton farmers and I currently work in the cotton industry. Thanks for posting this and for sharing the other cotton blog.

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  2. Too cotton cute! For your wedding, I'm picturing cowhide vests and turquoise dresses. I don't know why!

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  3. Thanks for the shoutout to the blog Crystal! I love it when cotton is part of weddings. Not only have friends of mine had it as part of their flower arrangements, but a few have planned weddings & harvest time for outdoor weddings!

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  4. Great blog post! I had no idea you could incorporate so much cotton into a wedding. Obviously we don't grow cotton in Manitoba. So someday I would love to travel down south and see the crop in the fields.

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  5. I would never have thought to use cotton flowers and decorations for a wedding....but LOVE the idea!

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  6. That is the best idea ever!

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  7. Super fun!! I love the cotton chain too!

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  8. Thanks, Crystal, for sharing Pinterest with me. I can only imagine how many wedding ideas you are finding.

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  9. It's amazing what you can use to decorate these days.

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  10. AnonymousJune 20, 2011

    This is awesome! Love it! My friend grew up on a wheat farm and at his wedding the center pieces had wheat in them and were so awesome! I am sensing some corn themed decor for you.... :)

    ~Tiffany

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  11. Wow.........beautiful dress.
    Thanks for share.
    Wedding Love Songs

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  12. I absolutely love this! What a really unique idea!

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  13. www.floralcotton.com

    We love it!

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  14. Great pictures..some more information on cotton at www.cottonacres.com

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