While wedding cake is still the most popular wedding dessert, the truth is that most adults don't like the reality of wedding cake nearly as much as the idea of it. There is something about those beautiful tiers of frosting bedecked with flowers or fruit that just scream "wedding." If you love the look of a traditional wedding cake, but really prefer the sophisticated and healthier savory option of a fruit and cheese plate dessert, you can have your "cake" and eat it too by buying (or creating) a cake made out of cheese wheels.
Does the idea of literally saddling up to your loved one on your wedding day thrill you? Are you one of those couples that loves "big sky" country, the look of weathered paint on old barns, and the smell of freshly bailed hay. Is your perfect wedding reception party a hoedown - cowboy boots and all? If so, a dude ranch or Western-themed wedding might be the perfect style for your eco-friendly event. Going green on the great plains can be easy. Here are some fun rustic ranch wedding detail ideas to get you started:
If you love the mountain air and dramatic natural vistas, you should consider having your green wedding in Steamboat Springs, CO. Steamboat is both a fabulous ski town and authentic ranching center. It has a reputation for being more "down home" than glitzy, making it the ideal location for a relaxed wedding weekend with your friends and family any time of year. During the Spring, Summer and Fall, activities in Steamboat include golf at Haymaker Golf Course, kayaking, floating or fishing the Yampa and Elk rivers, and hiking in Routt National Forest.
As “going green,” continues to rise in popularity, it’s no surprise that this is the road that weddings are headed down. I started my company, Cornelia Guest Events in Old Westbury, NY in 2009, and have catered countless special occasions and weddings since that time. Throughout my catering career I have definitely learned a thing or two about "greening up" a wedding. Here are a few simple tips for the green bride to be:
Tip 1: Mix It Up With Place Cards
Are you and your fiance bibliophiles (book lovers) - especially of antique books with worn cloth covers and slightly yellowed pages? Perhaps you both majored in English, love to read poetry or are actors with a deep appreciation for Shakespeare. If the written word in black in white print delights your senses, you can easily include antique books and upcycled book pages into your wedding decor to create some really unique DIY styles. If you are looking for some literary wedding inspiration, you have come to the right place.
Alex and Max had a green Art Deco wedding on September 20th in Boston, MA. As two former Green Bride Guide employees, the couple was committed to having a wedding that was as much about them as it was about minimizing its impact on the environment.
If you love the natural bohemian wedding look, nothing tops an over-the-top flower crown accessory.
If you are planning to have a green wedding in Washington, DC or the surrounding area, a great way to decrease the environmental impact of your event is to have your guests stay at one of the green hotels in the District. These Washington-based accommodations have taken significant steps to reduce their impact on the planet and have qualified for one of the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders badges.
If you are planning a spring or early summer wedding and are looking for a signature drink (or two or three), these artisan cocktail recipes from Art In The Age will have your guests sipping seconds. Art In The Age crafts a line of historically-inspired and USDA certified organic 80 proof liqueurs in ROOT, SNAP, SAGE and RHUBARB Tea. Here are four fabulous spring cocktail recipes featuring these unique alcohol blends.