Eco-Chic Style

Aug
22
2014
bride with a single magnolia bloom bouquet
Magnolia wedding flowers are striking and simple. In fact, few flowers are as perfect for an eco-friendly southern wedding as beautiful white oversized magnolia blossoms. They are available from March to May, are grown locally, and because of their size you need very few branches to make a big impression.  Simplifying your wedding decor is one way to create an elegant...
Aug
21
2014
vegan food available at native foods cafe
Electing to have a vegetarian or vegan wedding menu at your reception doesn’t have to prompt a battle between non-vegans and plant-based foodies at the hors d'oeuvres table. And it definitely doesn’t have to entail a vat of fatty fip (that’s faux dip) with wilted veggies and little to nothing else. Acclaimed chef Steven Petusevsky was formerly the National Director...
Aug
20
2014
InterContinental Playa Bonita Resort and Spa in Panama
When you think of Panama City, you might not think of destination beach weddings - but it is a great place to get married! I recall the exact details of the moment my wife and I got married at the Intercontinental Playa Bonita Resort & Spa on the beach just outside Panama City. It was a beautiful and exciting place where we will be going again for sure. It was the best...
Aug
19
2014
reuse conserve eco-friendly gift bag wedding favor
Photo Credit: Studio 1923 Photographic Art Finding vendors that reflect your green values can be challenging task, but it is the key to making the green wedding of your dreams a reality. Sometimes, couples can hit a roadblock when looking for vendors, or ensuring the vendor follows through on green products or services. To help you navigate these challenges, here are some...
Aug
18
2014
levels of organic certification explained
What is eco-labeling and how do green certifications help us avoid greenwashing? Sometimes, despite our best efforts, being truly green can be a real challenge. Corporations hungry for our dollars shamelessly market their products as eco-friendly, using vague language (such as “natural,” “plant-based,” or “green”) or suggestive imagery (like a gas-guzzling car cruising next to...
Aug
15
2014
bride and groom kissing in the sun flare
  If you are planning an outdoor wedding, follow these simple sun safety tips to maximize wedding guest comfort. There is something so enchanting about an outdoor wedding - the natural scenery, the fresh air, and the moonlit first dance on a freshly cut lawn. We get it. It is those very sentiments that make outdoor weddings one of the top choices for brides of all ages...
Aug
14
2014
Jennifer ove hewitt loves mushroom quesadilla with guacamole salsa
Looking for wedding menu ideas loved by celebrities? Coast 2 Coast Catering & Events is a full service Atlanta event company that specializes in customizing menus specific to each bride’s taste. Whether that means gluten-free, vegan, organic or farm-to-table, their heirloom recipes feature the finest and
freshest ingredients, which is why Hollywood stars love them. We...
Aug
13
2014
organic wedding farm to table
Your wedding day is one of the biggest events that will happen in your lifetime, make the most of it by using some of these easy green wedding ideas! You’ve spent plenty of time thinking about the theme, color, dress, cake, but have you considered the benefits of turning your wedding into a green wedding? Make a statement by throwing a green wedding and you can have less...
Aug
12
2014
Sunflowers bridal bouquet and reused as a reception centerpiece
No matter what kind of wedding flowers you have you can save money and go green by reusing them throughout your wedding weekend. Repurposing, just like recycling, is a great way to keep both the cost down and stay "green" and there are many creative way to reuse flowers on your big day.  Image: Tammy Sue Allen Photography You can keep your flowers both budget and eco-...
Aug
11
2014
pineapple vase with flowers as a wedding centerpiece
Are you planning on having edible fruit arrangements as part of your wedding decor? What can you do with the leftover fruit decorations from your wedding? Using fruit is both beautiful and cost-effective, but without a plan for what will happen after your special day, that fruit could too easily be thrown away. How can you keep these green wedding decorations from becoming...