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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

Jul
17
2014

5 Mix And Match Beauty Trends For Your DIY Wedding Makeup

For a more natural day, you can DIY wedding makeup at home with products that have already been vetted for safer ingredients – for you and for the planet. Here are some tips for popular DIY wedding makeup looks, paired with inexpensive non-toxic products you can pick up at your local Whole Foods Market.

Jul
16
2014

Real Green Wedding Story In Portland, Oregon

Portland-based newlyweds Dan and Aimee Levens' green wedding story illustrates their commitment to simple and sustainable living. When the couple began planning for their wedding, making the event eco-friendly was a must. “We wanted to make sure our day was about us first and foremost,” says the bride, “and we wanted to keep everything else incredibly simple. To me, green and simplicity go hand-in-hand.”

Jul
15
2014

Eco-Friendly Yellow Wedding Ideas

Looking for yellow wedding ideas? You can have a sunny yellow palette for your event while going green. There are hundreds of eco-friendly wedding details to pick from in every shade of yellow including butter, cadmium, canary,  citron, lemon and saffron. In every shade of yellow, bright wedding details add sunshine and cheer to any wedding ceremony or reception - no matter the season or weather. Here are a few beautiful ways to add a pop of yellow to your wedding decor without harming the earth. 

Jul
14
2014

Fabric Wedding Invitations And Decorations For A Green Wedding

From fabric wedding invitations to fabric wedding bouquets, there are dozens of ways to use eco-friendly fabric as an alternative to paper at your wedding. 

Jul
12
2014