Green Wedding Blog

Jan
26
2015
Spiced and spirited hot winter wedding drink
Winter weddings are the perfect occasion to serve hot organic drinks. Whether you are planning an DIY wedding reception or will hire a professional bar tender, these toasty treats made with Prairie Organic Spirits are easy to make and will delight your guests. Prairie Organic Spirits crafts a clean and clear certified organic vodka "made with respect from seed to glass." Here are...
Jan
23
2015
DIY sweet and salty organic popcorn bark
If you are thinking about including DIY elements in your green wedding, it is easy to make your own low-calorie, organic sweet & salty popcorn bark dessert. This bark can be broken up and placed in bags, making it a great edible wedding favor to take home as well. The recipe below, from GH Cretors Popped Corn, is easy and creates beautiful results. It blends whole grain organic...
Jan
22
2015
Two brides with a vintage pickup truck
Emily and Kristen were married on July 17 at The Webster Barn at Sterling Meadows Farm in Hyde Park, VT.Emily, of 4 Real Equality Weddings, and her beautiful bride Kristen, tied the knot at a rustic barn nestled in the Vermont Mountains. The charming barn, parried with the Vermont backdrop, were the visual focal points of Emily and Kristen’s big day. Tying together their...
Jan
21
2015
Picking colors for a wedding theme with the color wheel
Choosing a color palette for your wedding is one of the most important design choices you’ll make in the wedding planning process. Colors are powerful—they create ambiance all on their own.Decorative objects complement your wedding colors, not the other way around. If you have a favorite palette, like sunny yellow and burnt orange or this year's hottest Pantone favorites, you’re already well on...
Jan
20
2015
Wedding cake on a bed of real ferns
When my husband and I were planning our fall wedding in New England, we wanted to find a way to create an elegant eco-friendly woodland wedding cake using natural materials other than leaves. Our baker suggested real dried ferns - and we loved the idea! In the weeks leading up to our October wedding, we collected and dried ferns from our shade garden, and used them to create both a bed for our...
Jan
19
2015
resell your wedding gown online and recoup the cost of your wedding
Looking to recoup some money from your recent wedding? Consider selling your wedding dress online and help another bride to save on her wedding budget.By selling your wedding dress, wedding accessories and wedding décor items online, you can:Recoup about 50% of the cost of your itemsClear up space to make room for shared closetsLove the Earth! Recycling a wedding gown reduces carbon emissions...
Jan
16
2015
hanging bird cage wedding decor
Birdcage wedding décor is a unique way to capture a bohemian and offbeat effect for your wedding day. These decorations have a very antique and distinct look, setting a timeless tone to your special day. From invitations to favors, here are some cool birdcage wedding products made from eco-friendly materials. Birdcage Wedding Invitations And StationeryUsing invitations, place cards or thank...
Jan
15
2015
Recycled titanium wedding bands
While the average American couple spends $1,500 on their wedding bands, many are looking for smaller, simpler, more affordable bands to say "I Do" with. The good news for green brides is that many eco-artisans now offer recycled gold, silver and titanium wedding bands for less than $200 - ranging from modern clean lines to more organic forms. Here are some of our favorite budget wedding...
Jan
14
2015
organic peppermint patty hot wedding drink
There’s no better way to warm up in the cold weather seasons than with a hot ‘n’ toasty tipple. Green your winter wedding drinks with organic liquors, fruits and spices. Look for seasonal and local fruits to guarantee the freshest tasting winter beverage. If the drink requires a garnish, use some from your indoor garden or buy organic. Sugar on the rim? Use raw sugar instead of white processed...
Jan
13
2015
Vegan eyelet white wedding shoes
Many green brides are looking to be eco-friendly from head to toe, but finding ethically-made wedding shoes can be a challenge. Many shoes are made in sweatshop conditions in China, are manufactured from non-renewable resources and held together with animal-based glues. If you want to step down the aisle in sustainable shoes style - here are a few great options for you: As you can see, there are...