Eco-Chic Style

Dec
17
2014
groom with an antique pocket watch
To many, a wedding may seem to be all about the bride, but when it comes to planning an eco-friendly wedding, it’s important not to forget the men! Being a green groom is easy if you just keep the environment in mind and make sustainable substitutions wherever it makes sense. Here are some fun and easy ideas for grooms who want to give back:  Green Groom Attire  Just...
Dec
16
2014
Evergreen wedding cake decorations
For an eco-friendly winter wedding, what could be more beautiful, seasonally appropriate or festive than evergreen wedding decor? Unlike deciduous trees, evergreens do not lose their leaves in winter, so they can provide lush green (often delicious smelling) foliage for your winter wedding ceremony or reception. Even though they are all "green," there are many evergreen...
Dec
15
2014
ceramic wedding cards sign on a birdcage
For brides on a budget, finding great vintage pieces for your wedding in thrift stores and online can still end up being awfully expensive, especially for the bride with discerning tastes. Sometimes the answer lies where we least expect it—in our own family’s home! If your family is anything like mine, you won’t have to travel further than your mother’s attic to find some...
Dec
12
2014
hot attractive well groomed groom
Did you know that men use six personal care products a day - many of which contain toxic chemicals? When it comes to groom grooming, make sure the man you love is playing it safe and looking fantastic with non-toxic personal care products.  Hairstyles When it comes to hairstyles, brides get all the attention. But grooms have a lot of decisions to make too. For a scruffy...
Dec
11
2014
Christmas wedding on the beach in Hawaii
The winter holidays offer the perfect opportunity to bring your friends and family together for a Hawaii destination beach wedding in the sunshine. While you are scraping your car windows and layering on your hat and gloves this year, just imagine that you could be basking in the sun in 80 degree weather having the perfect Christmas beach wedding in paradise. Here are some...
Dec
10
2014
Eco Bride in Istambul, Turkey
Are you thinking about planning a green destination wedding in Turkey? In addition to the rich history and beautiful landscape, Turkey is known for amazing eco-friendly destination wedding venues. The nation has spectacular beaches and lovely weather in the fall and spring in particular if you want to have a city or town wedding instead of a coastal one. Here are the 10 most...
Dec
09
2014
eco friendly groomsmen gifts
Are you looking for the perfect gift for your bridesmaids or groomsmen? Something sweet to say thanks to the cutest flower girl ever? Buying green gifts is an easy way to give back to the earth, to support eco-friendly artisans and to ensure that the treasures you bestow on your wedding party will be enjoyed for years to come. Here are some easy and affordable ideas for...
Dec
08
2014
mason jar wedding beverage container
If you’ve been paying attention to the green wedding trends lately, you’ll notice a lot of brides using mason jars on their big day. We’re not surprised: mason jars provide a lot of fantastic uses that make them a great addition to any occasion, especially a green wedding! Mason jars are also commonly reused after weddings, either in the newlyweds’ home or passed on to...
Dec
05
2014
eco-friendly wedding
One of the greenest things you can do for your wedding is just to spend some time actually thinking about your celebration's impact on the environment. It  doesn't mean you can't have everything you want--it's more like considering what is really important and eliminating or refocusing certain elements. Even small steps add up, so here are some easy ways to love...
Dec
04
2014
bride and groom toast at the rehearsal dinner
A wedding rehearsal dinner party is an important tradition for the night before the wedding. This gathering provides everyone participating in the wedding with an excellent opportunity to get to know each other and relax before the big day. The wedding party, parents, and officient are usually the guests at the rehearsal dinner. Generally the bill for the rehearsal dinner is...