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