thegreenbrideguide's blog

Aug
29
2014

Unique Fall Wedding Bouquets For Woodland Weddings

If you are thinking about an organic woodland wedding theme, Tina Guidroz, Head Designer at Flowers & More By Dean in Lafayette, LA has the perfect fall wedding bouquet for you. Her work has a wild woodsy feel, but also a lush fullness that many fall wedding bouquets lack. Here she shares two of her design recipes that will inspire DIY brides and eco-friendly florists alike:

Aug
28
2014

8 Sustainable Wedding Appetizer Ideas From Eco Caters

Looking for unique and sustainable wedding appetizer ideas? Chef Nicholas Brune, the Co-Founder and Executive Chef of Eco Caters, an organic catering and event design company with locations in Los Angeles, San Diego and Washington D.C. shares some of his favorites:

Aug
27
2014

DIY Rustic Woodland Wedding Flowers

Couples that love the outdoors can capture the spirit of a rustic woodland wedding by using arrangements that mix fresh cultivated flowers (like rice flowers and garden roses) with forest elements such as birch wood and bark.

Aug
26
2014

Green Wedding Idea: A Tahiti Destination Wedding In Moorea (French Polynesia)

If you are looking to plan a fabulous green wedding in a tropical setting, a Tahiti destination wedding on the island of Moorea should be at the top of your list. It's not called the “Pearl of the Pacific” for nothing! The Islands of Tahiti are just eight hours from Los Angeles, CA yet they are exotic, authentic, and one of the greatest places on Earth to connect with your loved ones and celebrate your green wedding day.

Aug
25
2014

Personalized Photo Marshmallows Wedding Deserts And Favors

We've added personalized photo marshmallows to the wedding shop! Eating your wedding photos may not sound appealing, but when they are printed on oversized marshmallows, they can be a fun and delicious dessert or favor! Boomf, a London-based company, transforms your digital pictures from the screen onto all natural, vanilla marshmallows.

Aug
22
2014

Magnolia Wedding Flowers: Simple And Stunning

Magnolia wedding flowers are striking and simple. In fact, few flowers are as perfect for an eco-friendly southern wedding as beautiful white oversized magnolia blossoms. They are available from March to May, are grown locally, and because of their size you need very few branches to make a big impression. 

bride with a single magnolia bloom bouquet

Aug
21
2014

Vegetarian Wedding Menu Ideas From Native Foods Café

Electing to have a vegetarian or vegan wedding menu at your reception doesn’t have to prompt a battle between non-vegans and plant-based foodies at the hors d'oeuvres table. And it definitely doesn’t have to entail a vat of fatty fip (that’s faux dip) with wilted veggies and little to nothing else.

Aug
20
2014

A Panama City Destination Beach Wedding

When you think of Panama City, you might not think of destination beach weddings - but it is a great place to get married!

Aug
18
2014

Avoid Greenwashing With Eco-Labels And Green Certifications

What is eco-labeling and how do green certifications help us avoid greenwashing? Sometimes, despite our best efforts, being truly green can be a real challenge. Corporations hungry for our dollars shamelessly market their products as eco-friendly, using vague language (such as “natural,” “plant-based,” or “green”) or suggestive imagery (like a gas-guzzling car cruising next to a fresh green pasture) to promote their brands. This is called greenwashing, and it is a threat to truly eco-conscious behavior.

Aug
15
2014

Sun Safety Tips For Your Outdoor Wedding

 

If you are planning an outdoor wedding, follow these simple sun safety tips to maximize wedding guest comfort.

There is something so enchanting about an outdoor wedding - the natural scenery, the fresh air, and the moonlit first dance on a freshly cut lawn. We get it. It is those very sentiments that make outdoor weddings one of the top choices for brides of all ages around the world. But with the organic backdrop comes added concerns you will need to think about in preparation for your big day – and at the top of the list is the sun.