We’re back with another guest post from maker and storyteller, Praise Santos of ComePlum Photography! For those of you who haven’t heard of her yet, she is a San Francisco based photographer that we have a MAJOR crush on.  Please hop over to her site, ComePlum, and soak up all the beauty of her photography that creates more awareness around the Ethical Weddings movement. But in the meantime, we’re excited to have her share this Ethical Styled Shoot inspired by the movers and shakers of the Mid-Century Modern aesthetic, Charles and Ray Eames. Check out the original post here.

I get excited about a lot of things (Tuesdays, all the fake National Instagram holidays, the rumor of Miss Frizzle and the Magic School Bus making a come back, etc.), but the one thing that really gets me up in the morning? A generation of people who want to make a positive difference in the world through their wedding day. This is Ethical Weddings.

Allow me to break down the buzzword of ethical (which is in the same pool party as sustainable, impactful, conscious, etc.): Ethical Weddings collaborate with ethical vendors (local, small business or vendors that donate their time, product, or profit), incorporate ethical products (thrifted, up-cycled, fair trade, charitable, or from a social enterprise), donate to a good cause in lieu of gifts, and/or appreciate the environment by reducing waste in innovative ways.

And the groovy part?
There are a many, many ways to make one’s wedding day ethical, to make it an investment back into a community and the environment instead of simply consuming it!

Who wouldn’t want that? I see all your digital hands raised!

But, I get it, we barely know where to start sometimes.

So, I’ve collaborated with some of the most talented makers and creatives to put together this styled-shoot to help you dream of what an Ethical Wedding could look like.

Inspired by the movers and shakers of the Mid-Century Modern aesthetic, Charles and Ray Eames, this shoot has splashes of the 1950s and 1960s sprinkled throughout and highlights sustainable, impactful, and hellah cool products and vendors.

Grab a drink, enjoy, and show my fellow creatives some love!

Photographer/Creative Director

Praise Santos |


Liza Bourkard |


Desmond Nunn | 
Stacey Ann De Leon | 
Chanel Fu |

Hair & Makeup

Farrah Taher |

Floral Design

Claire Xue |


Chanel Fu | 


Kali Made Garments |
Celia Grace Wedding Dresses |
Brevity Brand |
Ermis Nava |


Hotel G |


Chairs + Cups |


Parker Clay |
Soko |


HomeGrown |

Beverage & Dessert

Sutherland Distilling |
Proyecto Diaz |
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