Eco-Chic Style

Feb
27
2015
Bride and groom getting married on the beach in Maui
"Malama o ka aina" means caring for the land in Hawaii, and when it comes to planning a wedding in Hawaii it’s more than a phrase, it’s a way of life and a fundamental belief. If you’re planning a wedding in the Aloha State, you’ll want to be considerate of the land and ocean. After all, you chose Hawaii for its phenomenal scenery, crystal-clear waters, and awe-inspiring...
Feb
26
2015
Help Brides Against Breast Cancer by purchasing a wedding gown during their 2015
Buy a green wedding gown that also supports a great cause at a BABC trunk show this month! Stops include: New Jersey, Kansas, Illinois, California, Alabama, North Carolina, Florida, Texas and Colorado. Full list of venues below. If you are on the hunt for the perfect designer wedding gown but want to go green, you can have your cake and eat it too by buying a gown for a good...
Feb
25
2015
husband and wife snuggling on the couch
It's easy to keep up your enthusiasm for your marriage over the first few years. Each day is a celebration, and every anniversary is an over-the-top party. It can be hard to keep up the excitement forever, though. By the time you reach your seventh or eighth anniversary, the joy of being with the one you love can blend into the background; your anniversary celebration may turn...
Feb
24
2015
A real green recycled and vintage wedding in portland OR
Lane and Jeff Bigsby were married on August 13 at Hoyt Arboretum in Portland, Oregon.Jeff and Lane met on an online dating site after growing tired of the local dating scene in Portland. After one late night date to a local bar, they were nearly inseparable. Jeff appealed to Lane’s good/bad boy image and Lane, well, she was a tall, honest brunette that won Jeff over...
Feb
23
2015
The Pink And Gold Chevron Digital Wedding Invitation Suite
For eco-friendly couples looking for an easy way to go green and save money, while having stylish wedding stationery, digital invitations are a fabulous option. While there are some good free wedding invitation options, like evite, and some more elegant online options like Paperless Post, if you want the experience of having a truly customized artisanal wedding suite without...
Feb
20
2015
This Dirty girl scout martini with organic vodka and thin mints is vegan
Okay, okay. We know. There is almost nothing healthy or eco-friendly about girl scout cookies. However, the reality is that the girl scouts and their sweet treats dominate the American cookie market. Many people love them, and a lot of DIY brides want to serve them at their wedding because they are both delicious and nostalgic. So, if you are thinking about incorporating...
Feb
19
2015
Shitake Mushroom Spring Rolls
Spring is a beautiful time of year to get married, and because so many things are growing, finding locally-sourced organic fruits and vegetable for your spring wedding menu is easy - as long as you pick the right caterer. If you are looking to green your wedding appetizers, entrés or desserts, here are some delicious ideas from Stephen STARR Events & Catering, the...
Feb
18
2015
Love is sweet wedding cookie bar
For DIY brides, making cookies can be a great wedding project for a dessert reception, an after-party treat or as wedding favors for guests to take home. Cookies are easy to "green" as you can find bulk organic ingredients at every major supermarket chain including organic milk, organic butter, organic sugar, organic flour (or at least un-bleached flour), and organic eggs. As...
Feb
17
2015
bride and groom wearing mardi gras masks for their wedding photos
Are you thinking about planning a wedding with a Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) theme? Carnival is a wonderful time to get married. The traditional colors of purple, green and gold are rich and regal, and the other Mardi Gras elements (wearing masks, dancings and drinking), make for a fabulous  wedding reception. If you want to embrace the spirit of Mardi Gras...
Feb
16
2015
Bride trying to hit a pinata at her wedding
Nothing makes a wedding party fun like a piñata. When I was a kid, I begged my parents for a piñata for my birthday party. I couldn’t imagine anything more fun: an awesome cartoon-like character you get to smash with a bat until candy flies out. It’s every kid’s dream. Scratch that: it’s every human being’s dream! My parents came through. They brought me to a party store and...