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Apr
24
2015
Tree Planting And Tree Decor Ideas For Your Green Wedding Or Arbor Day Party
It's Arbor Day, the national day dedicated to planting trees and celebrating the Earth. The traditional Arbor Day tree planting ceremony works well for green weddings, and provides a beautiful symbolic act you can take as a newly married couple. Plus - visiting that tree a decade later can be really powerful and help you visualize how your relationship has grown, changed and...
Apr
23
2015
Parasol bridesmaid
Summer is a delightful time to get married. The world is in bloom, the weather is warm and inviting, and lots of working professionals have available vacation days! This is especially true if you have any teachers, professors, or students on your guest list. Summer is the perfect time to get everyone together outdoors for some fresh food, refreshing beverages, and cute wedding...
Apr
22
2015
Seeding, bulb and seed packet wedding favors for earth day
When people think of Earth Day the first things that comes to mind are usually recycling and tree planting activities. You can weave both into your green wedding by giving guests plantable tree or seed favors to take home in 100% recycled or eco-friendly packaging. While seed wedding favors work well all year long, April and May are the perfect months to plant seeds in most...
Apr
21
2015
DIY maple cranberry scones for your wedding brunch
Spring is here, which means that in Vermont (and New England) the maple sap we use for maple syrup and maple candies has begun to flow. If you love the taste of maple, it offers a wonderful regional flavor profile to weave into your big day, especially if you are making some of the dishes for your own brunch wedding reception.  Real maple lovers know that "Grade B" maple...
Apr
20
2015
Wildflower wedding reception centerpiece in antique glass bottles
A growing number of couples are looking to use local and organic flowers for their wedding decor - and spring is the perfect time of year to go green when it comes to wedding florals! If you are planning a farm or rustic ranch wedding, flowers that look natural (as if they were just picked from a field the morning of the wedding) will perfectly match your theme. Celebrity...
Apr
17
2015
wedding in the garden at the eco friendly equinox resort in manchester vt
Vermont has long been known for being one of the greenest states in The Union. For example, the city of Burlington recently made news when it switched to 100% renewable energy. So it is no wonder that many eco-friendly couples choose to say "I Do" in this verdant and generally green-minded state. One of the most popular wedding destinations in southern Vermont is Manchester,...
Apr
16
2015
Asparagus, Yellow Beets, Sugar Snaps & White Beech Mushrooms with Curry, Radish
Last year we featured Liz Neumark, Founder and CEO of Great Performances in New York and her tips for planning a locally-sourced wedding menu (within a 100-mile radius). What will be available within 100 miles of your wedding will depend entirely on your event location and the season. However, Spring is a popular time to get married, and many of...
Apr
15
2015
DIY ombre wedding cake frosting tutorial
Making your own wedding desserts is a great way to save money. Desserts are notoriously expensive. I spent more on my desserts (excluding the cake) than I did on the entire dinner! You don’t have to be a master baker to engineer a spectacular dessert table. Just give yourself plenty of time to experiment with recipes. I made a recipe a week starting a few months before...
Apr
14
2015
How To Hire The Perfect Wedding Photographer For Your Style And Budget
Wedding photos aren’t something you want to mess around with. You want spectacular ones because you only get one shot at them. But, many couples choose to have their friends shoot their weddings or have guests take most of the photos. Is the risk worth it or should you hire a professional for the night?  Why You Should Hire A Professional Wedding Photographer Poor quality...
Apr
13
2015
DIY wedding flowers kit inclusions
If you are thinking about DIY wedding flowers, but are worried about sourcing sustainable blooms and creating the perfect arrangements yourself, this post is for you! A new company, Bloominous, offers affordable and professionally designed flower kits for weddings and events. While not all organic, all of their blooms are grown in California, so you don't have to...