Eco-Chic Style

Oct
31
2014
Bride and groom second wedding older couple tips
Second time’s the charm - that’s what they say, right? You’ve been through one wedding already and, like most people, you don’t need a lot of the glitz and glam for your second wedding. You just need a thoughtful ceremony and a small reception with your closest friends and family. At the same time, you want your wedding day to be special, beautiful and even more meaningful...
Oct
30
2014
bridal slumber party bachelorette idea
When planning a green wedding, it’s easy to think of the big day and how to cut back on your environmental impact. But taking steps toward a green wedding can begin before the wedding day actually arrives. There are more options for a fun bachelorette party than a long weekend in Vegas. Consider eco-friendly options closer to where you live that still create a valued...
Oct
29
2014
Ethical engagement ring on a fall leaf
Day Merrill and her husband had a simple mission: to plan a fun socially-conscious wedding for 90+ guests on a $12,000 budget (including their honeymoon). They pulled it off in style and were thrilled with the results.Here is what they did:  An Ethical Ring It was important to Day that her wedding be kind to the earth and socially responsible. For an engagement ring...
Oct
28
2014
brides against breast cancer
If you want to buy a wedding gown for a cause this month, Brides Against Breast Cancer might be in your area! Here is their November 2014 trunk show line up, dates and locations:   Minneapolis, MN November 1 - 2, 2014 Millenium Hotel Minneapolis   Annandale, NJ November 1, 2014 Beaver Brook Country Club   Henderson, NV November 1 & 2,...
Oct
28
2014
Wedding vampire teeth seating cards
Image source: Offbeatbride.com Halloween is right around the corner and that means your Halloween wedding is almost here! If you’re still feeling like you need some decorative pizzazz, you’re in luck. There are lots of creative and easy Halloween decorations you can make in an hour or two that will add some spooktacular dimension to your celebration. Here are some...
Oct
27
2014
Rent a romantic wedding gown
When you think of getting an eco-friendly wedding dress, you might not be thinking about renting a wedding gown – but buying or borrowing a pre-owned gown is definitely worth consideration. With approximately 2.7 million weddings in the United States annually, it’s no secret the production of wedding gowns— which are typically worn only once—has quite an impact on the planet....
Oct
24
2014
gift registry for honeymoon travel
Got enough “stuff”? Then the perfect gift for you is an experience! More and more people are realizing that more clothes, electronics, and other goodies just don’t provide the same happiness as new experiences and the memories they bring. What makes a great experiential gift? Read on to find out! Travel Think back to your last vacation – doesn’t it make you smile? You probably...
Oct
23
2014
couple kissing with the fall leaves
Image: Tessa MarieAutumn seems to have a certain specificity that other seasons lack. Sure, winter has the holidays, but the season is so much more than mistletoe and Santa Clause. But autumn, with its apples and changing leaves is so focused on the harvest and the seasonal transition it loses some of its versatility, at least in our popular consciousness. Obviously this doesn...
Oct
22
2014
Pumpkin patch wedding
If you are planning an October or November wedding, pumpkins are abundant, inexpensive and make attractive fall wedding decor. Image: Syracuse.com  Pumpkins are synonymous with the fall. They adorn stoops from Maine to California as the weather cools off, the trees change color, and the kids dress up for Halloween. Pumpkins are both delicious and decorative....
Oct
21
2014
vegan wedding in Las Vegas
Lindsay Bray Pope and Jeffrey Eric Dahlberg had an eco-friendly wedding on April 17th at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. The couple met in San Diego when Lindsay was in law school and Jeff was in the navy. They soon found their way into green careers: Lindsay is the Purchasing Director for a certified green community in Massachusetts and Jeff is an Engineer for an eco-friendly...