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Jul
20
2015

DIY Watermelon Wedding Cake PLUS Two Other Refreshing Watermelon Recipes

Nothing beats biting into a juicy piece of watermelon on a hot summer day. Watermelon is the perfect blend of crunchy and sweet, and is one of the healthiest foods you can serve at your wedding. Watermelon is available all year at the supermarket, but most of the year it is imported, which means it has a large carbon footprint. Domestic, seasonal watermelon is available May through August, making it a delicious, eco-friendly choice for your summer wedding.

Jul
17
2015

4 Green Hotels For Your Hawaii Island Destination Wedding

Kailua is a small town served by Kona International Airport in the North Kona District of the Island of Hawaiʻi. It is known for its lovely tropical temperatures (which range from lows around 70°F to highs in the mid-ninties depending on the time of year) and is home to two parks - Laʻaloa Bay (also known as Magic Sands or White Sands Beach) and Kahaluʻu Bay, which has some of Hawaii's best snorkeling.

Jul
16
2015

DIY Wedding Hair Beauty Treatment Recipe With Lavender Infused Coconut Oil

When getting ready for your wedding, you want your hair to look its best. However, after a summer in the sun, your hair can be dry and a bit like straw - not the most romantic texture! Coconut oil is a natural ingredient that can do wonders for your hair when applied topically. As beauty expert Wendy Rose Gould of Latest-Hairstyles.com explains, "First, it nourishes the hair shaft to create a vibrant sheen. It also conditions the hair to restore moisture and repair damage. When applied at the scalp, it can help reduce dandruff and soothe sensitive or itchy skin, too."

Jul
15
2015

Summer Wedding BBQ Recipe: Beef Brochette With Garlic-Thyme Marinade

If you are hosting your own BBQ wedding or pre-wedding event at your home, you have to try this fantastic recipe for Beef Brochette with Garlic-Thyme Marinade by best-selling cookbook author Zov ​Karamardian. Easier than the sophisticated title might lead you to believe, these satisfying skewers are great for a last-minute dinner. Pick up some locally-raised beef or buy hormone-free organic beef at a natural grocery store in your area for the tastiest and greenest version of this dish:

Jul
14
2015

Want To Ride A Horse To Your Wedding? Read This Bride's Tips First!

Want to ride a horse down the aisle at your wedding? This bride did it with a rescue horse and shares her tips!

Ride a horse to your wedding with these easy steps

Jul
13
2015

How to Tackle Alternative Diets With Your Wedding Menu

Diet is an intensely personal decision, and now that so many alternative diets have broken into the mainstream — gluten-free, low-acid, raw, sugar-free, vegan, and more — it is easier than ever for individuals to follow highly specialized nutrition plans. Unfortunately, this makes any party with a meal particularly difficult to organize. 

How to Tackle Alternative Diets With Your Wedding Menu

Jul
10
2015

3 Eco-Friendly Kimpton Hotels For Your Green Wedding In Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, Virginia is located on the western bank of the Potomac River, just a few miles (and one easy metro ride) from downtown Washington D.C. - making it the perfect green wedding destination for city-lovers who want the charm of an Old Town wedding. If you are planning a green wedding in Alexandria, an easy way to reduce the carbon footprint of your event is to have your guests stay at a green hotel - and there are several excellent options to choose from!

Jul
09
2015

14 Sapphire Blue Eco-Friendly Wedding Details

If you are thinking of expanding your “something blue” to be one of the signature colors for your wedding, the deep saturated shade of sapphire blue is a stunning choice. If you are a bride who wants to be eco-conscious on her big day too, there are some beautiful sapphire blue details you can include without harming the earth.

Eco-friendly sapphire blue wedding ideas

Jul
08
2015

Wedding Dogs: Best Tips For Including Your Dog In Your Ceremony And Reception

Maybe it’s the adorable dog wedding outfits, or the idea of little fluffy wearing a dog wedding dress, but the number of dogs attending and participating in weddings is on the rise. However, before you sign Fido up as your doggy ring bearer, take a moment to review these important tips from the experts:

Jul
07
2015

6 DIY Watercolor Wedding Cake Tutorials

One of the hottest wedding trends this year is watercolor cakes featuring layers of soft pastel colors made from beautifully painted frosting.  Painted wedding cakes are a great way to go green on your big day, because they require no additional adornment, and if made from organic and fair trade ingredients, the entire cake can be completely eco-friendly and ethically-made for just a few dollars more. If you love this trend, and want to try to brave a DIY painted fondant cake, the following websites offer step-by-step tutorials to inspire you.