Eco-Chic Style

Sep
22
2014
Rustic country fall wedding centerpieces
Looking for some rustic fall wedding centerpiece inspiration? Stephanie Morris, the Head Designer of Creative Floral Designs in Warsaw, IN, shares her version of DIY wedding flower centerpieces for a casual country wedding:  Reducing our carbon foot print and taking care of our Earth is vital to the sustainability of not only our mental health, but our...
Sep
19
2014
celebrity make-up artist beverly fink non-toxic beauty picks
Both celebrities and brides these days are opting for eco-conscious, safe and non-toxic skin-care and cosmetics because they are better for their skin and for the environment. But which eco-chic products are best for Fall brides? Celebrity MUA Beverly Fink’s top green beauty picks are the perfect array of products to create that beautiful autumn wedding look while leaving...
Sep
18
2014
happy couple making a heart with their hands
Want your first year of marriage to be your best year yet? Your wedding registry can play a key role in making it happen. Image: 4ever.eu Think of what’s on a typical registry – stuff like linens and silverware, right? Well, that stuff’s not too fun! Wouldn’t guests rather get you something that will truly make you happy and give you a lifetime of memories? Now they can! With...
Sep
17
2014
Baby's breath halo wreath from dried flowers
Floral wedding crowns are getting increasingly lush and elaborate, but if you want to capture the beauty of real flowers in your hair without the risk of wilting, dried flower crowns are the perfect solution. From simple baby's breath clips to halos of roses, dried flowers make lasting hair accessories perfect for eco-friendly brides, bridesmaids or flower girls.  One...
Sep
16
2014
dhalias and roses in an organic bouquet
A couple of weeks ago, we ran a post called, "DIY Rustic Woodland Wedding Flowers." While DIY wedding flowers appeal to many, there are a number of drawbacks you have to consider. Brooke Wetzel, owner of The Plum Dahlia in Beverlywood, CA, shares her top reasons why you might want to think twice before rolling up your bridal sleeves and jumping in to the bouquet business...
Sep
15
2014
microfinance project with energy efficient stoves
If you want to use your wedding registry to support social good, consider setting up a microfinance gift registry. Katrina Majkut, founder of www.TheFeministBride.com, explains why this is her top choice for going green on your big day: It can be a little awkward creating an elaborate list of items you want other people to buy you sometimes. It’s not like they’re Santa Claus...
Sep
12
2014
Organic bedding on a field of grass
If all that you want to do when you come home after a hectic day of work is hit the sack, then registering for soft organic bedding for your wedding just makes sense. We need (and love) sleep so much, that most people spend one-third of their lives sleeping! Your wedding is the perfect time to register for luxurious new bedding that you will enjoy for years to come as a...
Sep
11
2014
lamb sausage meatball gluten-free wedding appetizers
Being gluten-free is still perceived as a choice, not a health decision, but gluten-free wedding appetizers are delicious and healthy – so why not plan a gluten-free menu that all your guests can enjoy? Here are the top 5 gluten-free appetizers that guests can’t get enough of: Lamb Sausage Meatballs with Caramelized Onion Relish This is a twist on the cocktail party...
Sep
10
2014
dried hydrangea wedding centerpiece
If you are looking for tips for sustainable wedding flowers with stunning organic style you have come to the right place! It is a daily challenge to conserve, use all we have at our disposal, and create beautiful floral wedding bouquets while minimizing waste and pollution, but Tara Grand, Owner of By The Bloom flower shop on wheels in California, is committed to doing just...
Sep
09
2014
man dumping wedding flowers in to a landfill
Recycling your wedding decorations is a great way to go green! Candles, vases, and fabrics all make gorgeous wedding decorations, but what do you do with your hard-found, uniquely you wedding decor items after the wedding? Without a clear plan, it is easy for these extras to disappear into the garbage or find their way into a basement - never to be used again. However, with a...