Green Wedding Blog

Apr
22
2014
bride and groom DIY monogram photobooth backdrop
Emily Machi and her husband John threw a surprise green wedding on April 20th at their home in Healdsburg, California. The couple had purchased an acre of land to build a new home, and after a very protracted construction process they invited their friends and family to a housewarming party to celebrate this important milestone with them. “Our construction deserved major celebration. We planned a...
Apr
21
2014
free wedding websites
We are thrilled to announce that Green Bride Guide is now part of mywedding.com family!  This association gives so many new advantages to our brides. Here are just 5 of the features we are positive you’ll love: Free Wedding Websites Just wait until you see all of the gorgeous designs! With over 600 designs to choose from, your free wedding website is one more way you can show off your...
Apr
18
2014
wedding day arch
If you're planning a backyard summer wedding and betting on sunshine, chances are that you might still be rained on for at least a portion of your day. Little summer rain squalls are common, so you should be ready with a backup plan if the rain drops persist. Spring and summer outdoor weddings are full of greenery, song birds, flowers and fresh seasonal foods. It would be a shame to miss out on...
Apr
17
2014
white paper wedding flower bouquet
Paper wedding flower bouquets are exquisite. They are reusable or resalable and, when made from recycled paper, 100% eco-friendly. If you are crafty, you can find a number of DIY paper wedding flower projects online (like the one below) or you can buy pre-made ones from paper flower artists.  Image: DIY Origami Flower Bouquet from www.capitolromance.com As many brides are pressed for...
Apr
16
2014
peacock wedding theme inspiration board
Looking for peacock feather wedding ideas? Peacocks shed their feathers naturally, making them ethical as well as eco-chic. Because of their beauty, peacock feathers make fabulous wedding accents and you can include them (or images of them) in everything from your wedding invitation to your cake frosting.  Image: blog.tbdress.com Here are some of our favorite peacock feather wedding...
Apr
15
2014
Marley Coffee Beans
Rohan Marley, the son of Bob Marley, is the Founder and Chairman of Marley Coffee. He explains how incorporating organic, ethical or shade grown coffee into your wedding day is a simple way to go green and give back: Love is everywhere on your wedding day—in the eyes of your partner, in the vows you’ll speak to each other, and in the hearts of your friends and family. That love is best captured...
Apr
14
2014
mr and mrs etched recycled wine glass cups
When you think of things to do with empty wine bottles, the first thing that pops into your head is probably not a wedding. However, there are a lot of glass bottle craft ideas you can do (or buy) with upcycled wine bottles and liquor bottles to make your wedding décor unique.  Image: Cuctus Centerpiece But where to start? Glass bottles are plentiful in the “waste world.” For example, ...
Apr
14
2014
bride holding picture of her mom in the same wedding gown
Traditional dry cleaning uses toxic solvents to remove stains, impurities and overall grit from garments and bridal gowns. Environmentally-friendly dry cleaners exist, and can help restore a vintage wedding gown or clean and preserve a new wedding dress with less environmental impact. Image: Hilary Heard Gurley in her mom's gown via tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com Co2 Dry CleaningFor those...
Apr
11
2014
DIY potted wedding favor or reception centerpiece craft
Are you thinking about making your own eco-friendly flower seed wedding favors? If so, you might consider giving your guests potted plants in fun and stylish homemade containers that can double as table décor for your reception. This DIY “Cast Your Own’” flower pot project from NativeCast is beautifully simple. Founder Ricky Giacco shares the simple steps behind his unique design, built for...
Apr
10
2014
black-lace-vintage-eco-friendly-wedding-inspiration
Sometimes love really is black and white! If you are a fan of this classic wedding color combination but want to go green on your wedding day, these stunning black and white wedding decor ideas are for you!  Image Credits: Mae Bustier, Black Lace Candles, Cake, Black and White Cookies, Black Tie Wedding Invitation, Black Lace Necklace Wedding Hats Walk down the aisle with European style...