Green Wedding Blog

Sep
15
2014
microfinance project with energy efficient stoves
If you want to use your wedding registry to support social good, consider setting up a microfinance gift registry. Katrina Majkut, founder of www.TheFeministBride.com, explains why this is her top choice for going green on your big day: It can be a little awkward creating an elaborate list of items you want other people to buy you sometimes. It’s not like they’re Santa Claus and you’re still...
Sep
12
2014
Organic bedding on a field of grass
If all that you want to do when you come home after a hectic day of work is hit the sack, then registering for soft organic bedding for your wedding just makes sense. We need (and love) sleep so much, that most people spend one-third of their lives sleeping! Your wedding is the perfect time to register for luxurious new bedding that you will enjoy for years to come as a married couple. However,...
Sep
11
2014
lamb sausage meatball gluten-free wedding appetizers
Being gluten-free is still perceived as a choice, not a health decision, but gluten-free wedding appetizers are delicious and healthy – so why not plan a gluten-free menu that all your guests can enjoy? Here are the top 5 gluten-free appetizers that guests can’t get enough of: Lamb Sausage Meatballs with Caramelized Onion Relish This is a twist on the cocktail party classic: Meatballs....
Sep
10
2014
dried hydrangea wedding centerpiece
If you are looking for tips for sustainable wedding flowers with stunning organic style you have come to the right place! It is a daily challenge to conserve, use all we have at our disposal, and create beautiful floral wedding bouquets while minimizing waste and pollution, but Tara Grand, Owner of By The Bloom flower shop on wheels in California, is committed to doing just that. Here she shares...
Sep
09
2014
dhalias and roses in an organic bouquet
A couple of weeks ago, we ran a post called, "DIY Rustic Woodland Wedding Flowers." While DIY wedding flowers appeal to many, there are a number of drawbacks you have to consider. Brooke Wetzel, owner of The Plum Dahlia in Beverlywood, CA, shares her top reasons why you might want to think twice before rolling up your bridal sleeves and jumping in to the bouquet business: Image: Rachel...
Sep
09
2014
man dumping wedding flowers in to a landfill
Recycling your wedding decorations is a great way to go green! Candles, vases, and fabrics all make gorgeous wedding decorations, but what do you do with your hard-found, uniquely you wedding decor items after the wedding? Without a clear plan, it is easy for these extras to disappear into the garbage or find their way into a basement - never to be used again. However, with a little organization...
Sep
08
2014
Heirloom tomato tart for a wedding with a 100 mile menu
Planning a 100 mile menu for your wedding is a great way to make sure your guests get the freshest and tastiest food, while also decreasing the impact of your wedding on the planet. Liz Neumark, Founder and CEO of Great Performances in New York, shares her passion for locally-sourced seasonal menus along with tips on how to go green for your wedding, no matter where you are in the country: Image...
Sep
05
2014
Kandy in sri lanka for a honeymoon destination
Looking for a unique honeymoon destination? Check out this eco-luxury Sri Lanka honeymoon package from Elevate Destinations: “Where are you going for your honeymoon?” It can be a stressful question. For your union (extraordinary, in the way that only you two are), you don’t want to answer with just any old humdrum seaside. Especially not if the asker is: that snarky relative your bitter high...
Sep
04
2014
Tea bar wedding favors
If you are looking for a unique, natural and affordable wedding favor, a signature wedding tea flavor or DIY wedding tea bar favor could be the perfect solution. When it comes to teas, buying organic makes a huge difference. Imagine all of the chemicals that come off into your cup otherwise. Fair trade takes it one step further, ensuring that the growers make a livable wage. Dozens of tea...
Sep
03
2014
Spring wedding menu with local food and fiddlehead ferns
Want your wedding catering menu to be local and seasonal? Catering by the seasons can be a tricky, yet utterly rewarding experience. In Maryland, Chef Kyle Vermeulen is gaining a reputation for being a leader in seasonal, sustainable, delectable and award-winning meals utilizing the incredible local resources the area has to offer. The east coast is notorious for hot muggy summers and bitter...