Eco-Chic Style

Jul
06
2015
Gorgeous gluten-free bread for an eco-wedding
Our digestive system is the key to our vitality; bodily inflammation and intolerances, stemming from numerous leading allergens, are greatly affecting our health. While nuts and shellfish are more commonly recognized allergens amongst our population, many Americans have also become more aware of the negative effects of gluten, corn and soy products found in seemingly...
Jul
02
2015
Lion pride on an eco safari in cape town
Some brides hear the words luxury safari and think “pricey” or “frivolous”; however, the travel industry has redefined luxury travel to encompass not only elevated comfort and service but also environmentally-friendly tours that offer the rich and famous – and not so rich and famous – a real sense of adventure, with Mother Nature in mind. If you are thinking about...
Jul
01
2015
Eco caters in LA is a green catering company for your wedding or event
For many, the 4th of July marks the official start of summer. Aside from Independence Day being a beloved classic American holiday, it is also a popular green wedding date. And, if you were to ask us, there is no better way to celebrate July 4th than by supporting the local economy, community, and especially local farms. Eco Caters (in Southern California and the DC area...
Jun
30
2015
How to apply a non-toxic safe tint for your wedding makeup
Even though lead was outlawed as an additive in gasoline and paint in the 1970s because of it's toxicity, it is still pervasive in many cosmetic brands. In 2007, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics tested dozens of lipsticks (ranging from drugstore to luxury to natural brands), and found that over half the brands contained lead. As a follow-up, the Food and Drug...
Jun
29
2015
plant-based gluten-free starters
Many brides get nervous when considering a plant-based gluten-free wedding menu. They worry about what the "meat and potato" loving guests will think, and may get pressured from their family to stick to the basics (usually chicken or steak and fish). Chef Mya Zeronis, from Lean Chef en Route Catering in Pittsburgh, PA, is a health food chef who runs a raw organic juice/ vegan...
Jun
26
2015
Monogrammed eco-friendly wedding gifts
Nothing says "customization" like a monogram, and when it comes to your wedding, weaving your new (or combined) initials into your decor is a fun way to celebrate your union. Monograms were originally used for royal signatures and currencies, but in the Victorian era their use grew and came to represent the aristocracy. Perhaps it is for this reason that...
Jun
25
2015
The Real Environmental Impact Of Cut Flowers May Surprise You
Shopping for flowers for your wedding?  There are lots of decisions to make — from color, to kind, to cost. But have you considered the cost to the environment? If you are ecologically-minded and try to keep things green, you probably have heard that you should never buy cut flowers; their cost to the environment is just too high. Greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs...
Jun
24
2015
flower infused ice cubes in elderflower spritzer
Celebrate the summer with these five fun eco-friendly fruit-based cocktail recipes. All the organic and local ingredients you need are fresh, ripe and ready to delight your guests. From sweet juicy watermelon sangria to ice cold lemonade jello shots, you can find the perfect flavor for every style wedding. When you include seasonal produce in your cocktail...
Jun
23
2015
Vintage wedding gown
Are you a bride who loves vintage style? From wedding gowns to bridesmaid dresses, it’s easy to bedeck your bridal party in vintage duds for your big day – often for a fraction of the cost of buying new. Vintage gowns have the advantage of being totally eco-friendly too, as nothing new has to be created. Retro styles are a great way to decrease the impact of your big day on...
Jun
22
2015
crostinis with local cheese and greens
There’s something dreamy about a summer wedding. While lush, green scenery and bright flora in full bloom are usually the draw for warm weather nuptials, we can’t help but notice that some of the tastiest things to eat are in peak flavor during summer. Choosing a caterer who takes advantage of the season’s freshest offerings is one of the best ways to cut waste at a wedding,...