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Although we're nowhere near certified wedding planners, we do try to stay atop what's trendy and fresh these days. Consider this a mood board for a wedding theme, a place for you to get your creative juices flowing and make your big day as unique as you are.
Since LA is home to more dubiously-legal medical marijuana dispensaries and potfans than you can shake a stick at, we figured we'd have no problem finding cannabis wedding cakes. No dice. (Could this be why Matthew McConaughey still isn't married?) And it made us start to think about hemp wedding dresses. Hemp is embraced by all kinds of designers as a miracle fabric , and of course, it's sustainable and environmentally friendly. Which is a huge draw in these times.
Hemp doesn't have to mean fugly or fashion-backward: we've sought out some flat-out gorgeous wedding dresses and shoes.
Dresses: Designer Wai Ching makes dresses that combine hemp with other eco-friendly fabrics and materials. We love the unexpected pop of color at the hem of this very non-traditional wedding number. The La Sirena, by Get Conscious, is probably pretty close to the first wedding dress you can remember yourself imaging: a cascade of ruffles at the bottom, sleek bodice, and shiny shiny shiny. And we found two simple ballet-inspired gems by Andie McGuire on Etsy.
Shoes: The Theyskens' Theory white hemp wedge is something you'd wear long past your wedding day. It's something of a non-traditional silhouette -- but we're guessing if you're doing a head-to-toe hemp wedding, you're probably a non-traditional person. ($425, available at Theory). And if you're not able to commit -- at least not to an entirely 420-themed wedding, but still want to be veggie-friendly consider UK brand Beyond Skin?or these Stella McCartney scene stealers. And they may not be hemp, but there is nothing that will make you look more like a stoner bride than a pair of plastic Melissa shoes, especially if you get a pair encrusted with Swarovski crystals.