Eco-Chic Style

Apr
17
2014
white paper wedding flower bouquet
Paper wedding flower bouquets are exquisite. They are reusable or resalable and, when made from recycled paper, 100% eco-friendly. If you are crafty, you can find a number of DIY paper wedding flower projects online (like the one below) or you can buy pre-made ones from paper flower artists.  Image: DIY Origami Flower Bouquet from www.capitolromance.com As many...
Apr
16
2014
peacock wedding theme inspiration board
Looking for peacock feather wedding ideas? Peacocks shed their feathers naturally, making them ethical as well as eco-chic. Because of their beauty, peacock feathers make fabulous wedding accents and you can include them (or images of them) in everything from your wedding invitation to your cake frosting.  Image: blog.tbdress.com Here are some of our favorite...
Apr
15
2014
Marley Coffee Beans
Rohan Marley, the son of Bob Marley, is the Founder and Chairman of Marley Coffee. He explains how incorporating organic, ethical or shade grown coffee into your wedding day is a simple way to go green and give back: Love is everywhere on your wedding day—in the eyes of your partner, in the vows you’ll speak to each other, and in the hearts of your friends and family. That...
Apr
14
2014
bride holding picture of her mom in the same wedding gown
Traditional dry cleaning uses toxic solvents to remove stains, impurities and overall grit from garments and bridal gowns. Environmentally-friendly dry cleaners exist, and can help restore a vintage wedding gown or clean and preserve a new wedding dress with less environmental impact. Image: Hilary Heard Gurley in her mom's gown via tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com Co2...
Apr
11
2014
DIY potted wedding favor or reception centerpiece craft
Are you thinking about making your own eco-friendly flower seed wedding favors? If so, you might consider giving your guests potted plants in fun and stylish homemade containers that can double as table décor for your reception. This DIY “Cast Your Own’” flower pot project from NativeCast is beautifully simple. Founder Ricky Giacco shares the simple steps behind his...
Apr
10
2014
black-lace-vintage-eco-friendly-wedding-inspiration
Sometimes love really is black and white! If you are a fan of this classic wedding color combination but want to go green on your wedding day, these stunning black and white wedding decor ideas are for you!  Image Credits: Mae Bustier, Black Lace Candles, Cake, Black and White Cookies, Black Tie Wedding Invitation, Black Lace Necklace Wedding Hats Walk down the aisle...
Apr
09
2014
eventiques antique wedding show
Are you looking for vintage style wedding ideas? Eventiques is a wedding and event flea market taking place May 3rd and May 4th in Easthampton, MA. Details are below, but even if you can not make it, you can enjoy some of the charming vintage and antique wedding details and ideas from last year's show. Image: Vintage trunks can make the perfect wedding...
Apr
08
2014
two different daisy wedding bouquets
  If you are planning to use a professional florist to arrange the bouquets for your wedding, it is essential for both of your benefits to have as clear a contract as possible in place. Flowers are not as standard as you might expect.The same variety can vary significantly in size, shape and color. For example, both of these bouquets are "daisy" bouquets: Collage via...
Apr
07
2014
moss wedding save the date in a box
Every couple wants their wedding to be special and as perfect as possible without breaking the bank. The good news is that pulling off a romantic celebration doesn’t have to be wasteful or unafforable. Going green is a wonderful way to celebrate your big day perfectly without having a negative impact on the environment. Planning a green wedding is also a smart way to cut...
Apr
04
2014
bride and groom under pose petal confetti
If you would like to have some beautiful flower petal confetti at your wedding and don't want to buy a freeze-dried petal mix, you can make your own from fresh rose petals. Petal confetti is completely biodegradable, venue-friendly, fun and simple to make. It reduces waste from rose cut flower bouquets and making confetti yourself is a great way to save money too! Way To Use...