Green Wedding Blog

Sep
02
2014
bride wearing a succulent floral crown
One of the hottest trends for wedding décor this summer is the use of simple and sustainable succulent wedding flowers. Used in everything from bouquets to centerpieces, these beautiful ornamental plants come in every shape and color and are a great choice for the eco-conscious bride. Image: Matt and Jentry Aside from their modern aesthetic, one of the main benefits of using succulents in floral...
Aug
29
2014
fairytale fall wedding bouquet
If you are thinking about an organic woodland wedding theme, Tina Guidroz, Head Designer at Flowers & More By Dean in Lafayette, LA has the perfect fall wedding bouquet for you. Her work has a wild woodsy feel, but also a lush fullness that many fall wedding bouquets lack. Here she shares two of her design recipes that will inspire DIY brides and eco-friendly florists alike: The fall...
Aug
28
2014
organic chicken skewers from eco catering for weddings
Looking for unique and sustainable wedding appetizer ideas? Chef Nicholas Brune, the Co-Founder and Executive Chef of Eco Caters, an organic catering and event design company with locations in Los Angeles, San Diego and Washington D.C. shares some of his favorites: Eco Caters is dedicated to providing the highest quality catering with handcrafted foods made 100% from scratch while minimizing...
Aug
27
2014
birch bark wedding vases for woodland DIY wedding flowers
Couples that love the outdoors can capture the spirit of a rustic woodland wedding by using arrangements that mix fresh cultivated flowers (like rice flowers and garden roses) with forest elements such as birch wood and bark. The results are stunning organic arrangements that look as good outside as in their natural environment. Rita Dancyger, Owner of Joan's Flower Shop in...
Aug
26
2014
bride and groom in Tahiti having a green wedding
If you are looking to plan a fabulous green wedding in a tropical setting, a Tahiti destination wedding on the island of Moorea should be at the top of your list. It's not called the “Pearl of the Pacific” for nothing! The Islands of Tahiti are just eight hours from Los Angeles, CA yet they are exotic, authentic, and one of the greatest places on Earth to connect with your loved ones and...
Aug
25
2014
Edible wedding cake topper with images on marshmallows
We've added personalized photo marshmallows to the wedding shop! Eating your wedding photos may not sound appealing, but when they are printed on oversized marshmallows, they can be a fun and delicious dessert or favor! Boomf, a London-based company, transforms your digital pictures from the screen onto all natural, vanilla marshmallows. Present your wedding party with Boomf’s box of nine...
Aug
22
2014
bride with a single magnolia bloom bouquet
Magnolia wedding flowers are striking and simple. In fact, few flowers are as perfect for an eco-friendly southern wedding as beautiful white oversized magnolia blossoms. They are available from March to May, are grown locally, and because of their size you need very few branches to make a big impression.  Simplifying your wedding decor is one way to create an elegant ambiance. When I work...
Aug
21
2014
vegan food available at native foods cafe
Electing to have a vegetarian or vegan wedding menu at your reception doesn’t have to prompt a battle between non-vegans and plant-based foodies at the hors d'oeuvres table. And it definitely doesn’t have to entail a vat of fatty fip (that’s faux dip) with wilted veggies and little to nothing else. Acclaimed chef Steven Petusevsky was formerly the National Director of Creative Food...
Aug
20
2014
InterContinental Playa Bonita Resort and Spa in Panama
When you think of Panama City, you might not think of destination beach weddings - but it is a great place to get married! I recall the exact details of the moment my wife and I got married at the Intercontinental Playa Bonita Resort & Spa on the beach just outside Panama City. It was a beautiful and exciting place where we will be going again for sure. It was the best wedding ever. First...
Aug
19
2014
reuse conserve eco-friendly gift bag wedding favor
Photo Credit: Studio 1923 Photographic Art Finding vendors that reflect your green values can be challenging task, but it is the key to making the green wedding of your dreams a reality. Sometimes, couples can hit a roadblock when looking for vendors, or ensuring the vendor follows through on green products or services. To help you navigate these challenges, here are some tips to find your green...