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Dec
19
2014

Boll & Branch: Organic And Fair Trade Luxury Bedding Review

Looking for the ultimate in luxurious eco-friendly textiles for your new home gift registry or the perfect gift for your new sister-in-law? Boll organics has some of the softest and most ethically—produced textiles I have ever seen.

Dec
17
2014

Easy Ways To Be An Eco-Friendly Groom

To many, a wedding may seem to be all about the bride, but when it comes to planning an eco-friendly wedding, it’s important not to forget the men! Being a green groom is easy if you just keep the environment in mind and make sustainable substitutions wherever it makes sense. Here are some fun and easy ideas for grooms who want to give back: 

Green Groom Attire

Dec
16
2014

Spruce Up Your Event With Evergreen Pine Tree Wedding Decor

For an eco-friendly winter wedding, what could be more beautiful, seasonally appropriate or festive than evergreen wedding decor? Unlike deciduous trees, evergreens do not lose their leaves in winter, so they can provide lush green (often delicious smelling) foliage for your winter wedding ceremony or reception. Even though they are all "green," there are many evergreen species you can choose from including conifers like hemlock, blue spruce and cedar as well as trees from other families like live oak, holly and even eucalyptus.

Dec
11
2014

How To Plan The Perfect Christmas Beach Wedding

The winter holidays offer the perfect opportunity to bring your friends and family together for a Hawaii destination beach wedding in the sunshine. While you are scraping your car windows and layering on your hat and gloves this year, just imagine that you could be basking in the sun in 80 degree weather having the perfect Christmas beach wedding in paradise. Here are some excellent tips on how to create the perfect Christmas Beach Wedding simply and wihtout stress.  

Dec
10
2014

Amazing Places To Have An Eco-Friendly Wedding In Turkey

Are you thinking about planning a green destination wedding in Turkey? In addition to the rich history and beautiful landscape, Turkey is known for amazing eco-friendly destination wedding venues. The nation has spectacular beaches and lovely weather in the fall and spring in particular if you want to have a city or town wedding instead of a coastal one. Here are the 10 most remarkable locations to hold a wedding ceremony in Turkey next year:

Dec
09
2014

Eco-Friendly Bridal Party Gift Ideas

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your bridesmaids or groomsmen? Something sweet to say thanks to the cutest flower girl ever? Buying green gifts is an easy way to give back to the earth, to support eco-friendly artisans and to ensure that the treasures you bestow on your wedding party will be enjoyed for years to come. Here are some easy and affordable ideas for everyone on your list. 

Green Gifts For Your Groomsmen

Dec
05
2014

7 Simple Ways To Plan An Eco-Friendly Wedding

One of the greenest things you can do for your wedding is just to spend some time actually thinking about your celebration's impact on the environment. It  doesn't mean you can't have everything you want--it's more like considering what is really important and eliminating or refocusing certain elements. Even small steps add up, so here are some easy ways to love nature while celebrating your love!

Dec
04
2014

Eco-Friendly Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Ideas

A wedding rehearsal dinner party is an important tradition for the night before the wedding. This gathering provides everyone participating in the wedding with an excellent opportunity to get to know each other and relax before the big day.

bride and groom toast at the rehearsal dinner

Dec
03
2014

Eco-Friendly Winter Wedding Arrangements For Any Type of Weather

Most times of the year, getting eco-friendly flowers for a wedding is relatively easy to do. There are many locally grown varieties of popular flowers available in the spring, summer and early fall. But as the ground begins to freeze in the north, frost kills plants in the south and the sun isn't out long enough to support local cultivation of flowers.

Nov
26
2014

Wood Wedding Décor Ideas

Whether you are planning a rustic country wedding or a seaside affair, wood wedding details can provide wonderful eco-friendly decor elements to your big day. From wood wedding invitations to wood cake toppers, wood provides a natural touch with a beautiful organic feel.