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Feb
27
2015

Eco Weddings In Maui, Hawaii

"Malama o ka aina" means caring for the land in Hawaii, and when it comes to planning a wedding in Hawaii it’s more than a phrase, it’s a way of life and a fundamental belief. If you’re planning a wedding in the Aloha State, you’ll want to be considerate of the land and ocean. After all, you chose Hawaii for its phenomenal scenery, crystal-clear waters, and awe-inspiring environment; the decisions you make for your wedding can help preserve that beauty. Here are some ways to help ensure the only footprint you leave is in the sand at your stunning Hawaiian wedding.

Feb
26
2015

Brides Against Breast Cancer's March Trunk Show Schedule 2015

Buy a green wedding gown that also supports a great cause at a BABC trunk show this month! Stops include: New Jersey, Kansas, Illinois, California, Alabama, North Carolina, Florida, Texas and Colorado. Full list of venues below.

Feb
25
2015

The Do's And Don'ts Of Celebrating Your Wedding Anniversaries Together

It's easy to keep up your enthusiasm for your marriage over the first few years. Each day is a celebration, and every anniversary is an over-the-top party. It can be hard to keep up the excitement forever, though.

How to celebrate your anniversary every year

Feb
24
2015

A Vintage And Recycled Real Green Wedding In Portland, OR

Lane and Jeff Bigsby were married on August 13 at Hoyt Arboretum in Portland, Oregon.

Feb
23
2015

Digital Wedding Invites: Print Your Own Custom Wedding Invitations

For eco-friendly couples looking for an easy way to go green and save money, while having stylish wedding stationery, digital invitations are a fabulous option. While there are some good free wedding invitation options, like evite, and some more elegant online options like Paperless Post, if you want the experience of having a truly customized artisanal wedding suite without the environmental footprint, check out the whimsical designs of Lovely Little Paper Company.

Feb
20
2015

Grown Up Drinks To Pair With Girl Scout Cookies For Your Green Wedding

Okay, okay. We know. There is almost nothing healthy or eco-friendly about girl scout cookies. However, the reality is that the girl scouts and their sweet treats dominate the American cookie market. Many people love them, and a lot of DIY brides want to serve them at their wedding because they are both delicious and nostalgic.

Feb
19
2015

Vegetarian Wedding Menu Ideas From STARR Catering

Spring is a beautiful time of year to get married, and because so many things are growing, finding locally-sourced organic fruits and vegetable for your spring wedding menu is easy - as long as you pick the right caterer.

Feb
18
2015

How To Freeze DIY Cookies For Your Wedding

For DIY brides, making cookies can be a great wedding project for a dessert reception, an after-party treat or as wedding favors for guests to take home. Cookies are easy to "green" as you can find bulk organic ingredients at every major supermarket chain including organic milk, organic butter, organic sugar, organic flour (or at least un-bleached flour), and organic eggs. As these ingredients make up the bulk of most cookie recipes, just substituting the greener versions is a quick way to produce a more natural dessert.

Feb
17
2015

5 Eco-Friendly Mardi Gras Wedding Ideas

Are you thinking about planning a wedding with a Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) theme? Carnival is a wonderful time to get married. The traditional colors of purple, green and gold are rich and regal, and the other Mardi Gras elements (wearing masks, dancings and drinking), make for a fabulous  wedding reception. If you want to embrace the spirit of Mardi Gras while protecting the planet, here are some fun eco-friendly wedding planning and decor ideas. 

Wear Awesome Masks

Feb
13
2015

Green Hotels And Wedding Venues In San Francisco, California

If you are planning a green wedding in San Francisco, California, a quick way to significantly reduce the environmental footprint of your event is to book a green hotel for your guests. The following eco-friendly accommodations have qualified for the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders badge.