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Mar
26
2015

5 Appetizers To Brighten Up Your Winter Wedding Menu

Having a winter wedding is not only possible, it is really fun - and you can still offer a delicious, locally sourced wedding menu. It’s easy to imagine a locally sourced wedding feast in August, but February and March offer magnificent opportunities to focus on the flavorful, fun and cozy. Birchtree Catering is an eco-friendly catering company that specializes in customized, seasonal wedding menus and sustainable events in Philadelphia.

Mar
25
2015

25 Nautical Wedding Decor Ideas For Your Green Ocean-Themed Wedding

For mariners, sailors, and ocean-loving couples, nautical wedding details can be a fun theme to weave throughout your beach-side or marina wedding event. You can use boating decor elements (like anchors or ropes), beach finds (like sand, shells and sea glass), and/or focus on specific sea life that you connect with as a couple (e.g. Maryland crabs, lobsters, fish or whales).

Mar
24
2015

An Eco-Friendly Destination Wedding In Mexico

Andrea Correa and Andrew Arentowicz had an eco-friendly destination wedding on June 21, 2014 in Tulum, Mexico at the Ziggy Beach Club at The Beach Hotel

This couple had a sustainable wedding on the beach in Mexico

Mar
23
2015

Locally-Grown DIY Spring Wedding Flower Bouquets

Spring is here and everything is coming up roses and daffodils - so why not include these and other seasonal blooms into your DIY wedding bouquet? Local flowers are fresher, they smell better, have a smaller carbon footprint, and they often cost less as you can buy them directly from the farm (visit localharvest.org to find growers in your area). Spring flowers also make amazing colorful flower arrangements and can look very sophisticated standing alone!

Mar
20
2015

Green Hotels And Wedding Venues In Asheville, North Carolina

If you are planning a green wedding in Asheville, North Carolina an easy way to reduce the carbon footprint of your event is to have your guests stay at a green hotel. If those eco-friendly accommodations can also host your ceremony and reception, eliminating the need for extra transportation, all the better!

Mar
19
2015

You Don't Have To Compromise Your Health In The Name Of Beauty

Have you ever thought about how many products you put on your body everyday before you leave your house?  Maybe you are a simple girl or a product junkie! Either way…do you actually know what’s IN your products?

 Europe has banned over 1,300 toxic ingredients in cosmetics. By contrast, the U

Mar
17
2015

Green Green Drinks For St. Patty's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! To celebrate in eco-friendly style, why not pour yourself and your wedding guests one of these five green color organic drinks? We have included a video and the recipes below to make is easy to green this naturally verdant holiday.

green green drinks for st patricks day

Mar
16
2015

An Urban Chic Green Wedding With Grass And Succulent Details In Los Angeles, California

Monica and Gary Kelly had an urban chic green wedding with green grass and succulent details on July 24th in Los Angeles, California. The couple first struck a chord when they both were working for the same company within the music industry. After building a friendship, the relationship reached a crescendo in July with their stunning organic wedding. 

Mar
13
2015

4 Green Hotels For Your Eco Wedding In Charleston, South Carolina

If you are planning a green wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, an easy way to reduce the environmental impact of your event is to have your guests stay at a green hotel. If that eco-friendly hotel is also a green wedding venue that can host your ceremony and reception - all the better! Here are four properties in Charleston that have taken significant steps to reduce their impact on the planet and have qualified for the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders badge.

Mar
12
2015

5 Fabulous Open Back Eco-Friendly Wedding Dresses

Nothing radiates bridal confidence at a spring or summer wedding like a low-back wedding dress. Maybe you have been hitting the gym and working those latissimus dorsi muscles, or have awesome rhomboid muscles from all that rock climbing you like to do, or just want something that will peek-a-boo your shoulder tattoo. No matter the reason, if your back is one of your favorite body parts, why not show it off on your big day with an open-backed eco-friendly wedding dress?