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Jul
31
2014

Bridal Beauty Tips For A Stress-Free Wedding

Creating the perfect look for your wedding day can be very stressful, but these bridal beauty tips can help! Decrease your wedding stress level by planning in advance. Try and spice up your look by using eco-friendly products that are much healthier for you and your skin. Follow these bridal beauty tips from holistic aesthetician and makeup artist, Traci Reazer, to assure the perfect look for you.

Jul
30
2014

Vegan Budget Destination Wedding In Australia

Each wedding story is unique as the couple, and for vegans Chay and Felicity (Flik) making their destination wedding in Australia exemplify their vegan lifestyle was a top priority. "From the very beginning, I knew I wanted my wedding to be as affordable and environmentally and ethically responsible as possible," said the bride. The Australian couple met twelve years ago through a mutual friend. Chay moved to the UK and the two remained friends. As time progressed and Chay returned to Australia, they started dating, and have been together for three years.

Jul
29
2014

8 Brides Who Looked Fabulous In Non-Traditional Wedding Gowns

We’ve talked about non-traditional wedding gowns and how they can reduce your carbon footprint by being reused and recycled. Also, it’s nice that an offbeat wedding dress or wedding dress rental can be significantly less expensive than buying a traditional wedding dress.

Jul
29
2014

Win A Pair Of Bridal Ballet Flats From Soft Star Shoes

Looking for comfortable bridal ballet flats that are not made in China?

Bridal ballet flats made in the USA

Image: Carolyn Scott Photography

Soft Star Shoes is a company in Corvallis, Oregon that was founded twenty-five years ago by Tim Oliver and his wife Jeanie.

Jul
28
2014

Conflict-Free Non Diamond Engagement Rings

Are you thinking about buying a conflict-free non diamond engagement ring? The 2006 movie Blood Diamond turned the spotlight on conflict diamonds - diamonds mined in Africa that fund devastating civil wars - and brides across the nation have since been searching for alternatives. The perfect ring should represent an eternity of happiness with your partner, not pain and suffering for others and the environment.

Jul
25
2014

Green Destination Wedding Venue: Hamanasi Eco-Resort In Belize

You’re dreaming about a destination wedding but that nagging voice in your head is concerned that the carbon footprint is starting to cause more stress than the Big Day itself. Stop worrying because Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort in Hopkins, Belize will give you the green destination wedding of your dreams. This eco-friendly wedding venue and honeymoon escape offers the romantic, hassle-free experience nature lovers are looking for. 

Jul
24
2014

DIY Wedding Manicure And Pedicure With Non-Toxic Nail Polish

While there is no truly “green” nail polish for DIY wedding nails, according to eco beauty expert Traci Reazer, the Mineral Fusion Nail Polish ($7.99 each) comes close. The long-wearing and chip-resistant formula is free of formaldehyde, toluene, camphor and dibutyl phthalate and developed with the highest ingredient standards to ensure a safe and effective product.

Jul
23
2014

DIY Homemade Face Mask Recipe For Your Wedding Detox

This non-toxic homemade face mask recipe can make all the difference when prepping your skin for your green wedding. 

Jul
22
2014

A Money Wedding Registry Makes Going Green Easy

A money wedding registry offers the flexibility to go green for your honeymoon, your home and your life beyond the big day. 

Jul
21
2014

4 Wedding Dress Myths And Traditions That Keep Brides From Going Green

How much of what you think you know about wedding dress traditions is actually myth? Most brides think that a “traditional wedding dress” is white, long, with a train, undoubtedly expensive, newly bought, chosen by the bride, and meant to be worn only once. Right? Wrong.

Image: Pure Bliss Bridals