Eco-Chic Style

Jan
29
2015
bride and groom getting married on the beach in tulum mexico
Olivia and Guillaume were married on March 23rd  at Aki'in Beach Club in Tulum, Mexico. This wonderful couple met in New York about 10 years ago. Olivia is American and Guillaume is French-Mexican. They came to Tulum when it was still a hippy spot with its simple “cabañas” on the beach and shared bathrooms. When Guillaume proposed to Olivia, they were both...
Jan
28
2015
fashion lounge at indie wed where you can sample eco bridal gown designers
Indie Wed is the country’s longest-running independent wedding show and they’re gearing up for the annual winter show and marketplace. Chicago’s Ravenswood Event Center will host the 6th annual Indie Wed show January 31 with over 100 independent vendors on 2 floors of this unique, restored billboard factory. Even better, most of our vendors are committed to being eco-friendly...
Jan
28
2015
Help Brides Against Breast Cancer by purchasing a wedding gown during their 2015
Help Brides Against Breast Cancer by purchasing a wedding gown during their 2015 trunk show tour.  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 cause. Brides Against Breast Cancer sells all brands of new designer and “gently worn” wedding gowns in all shapes and...
Jan
27
2015
green wedding in chicago
Are you thinking about planning a green wedding in Chicago? Chicago has a lot to offer couples planning an eco-friendly wedding in “The Windy City.” Here’s one event planners take on how to walk your partner down the aisle while reducing your carbon footprint:   Green Weddings Start With A Clear Budget Making a firm budget for your wedding is easy when you go green. Most...
Jan
26
2015
Spiced and spirited hot winter wedding drink
Winter weddings are the perfect occasion to serve hot organic drinks. Whether you are planning an DIY wedding reception or will hire a professional bar tender, these toasty treats made with Prairie Organic Spirits are easy to make and will delight your guests. Prairie Organic Spirits crafts a clean and clear certified organic vodka "made with respect from seed...
Jan
23
2015
DIY sweet and salty organic popcorn bark
If you are thinking about including DIY elements in your green wedding, it is easy to make your own low-calorie, organic sweet & salty popcorn bark dessert. This bark can be broken up and placed in bags, making it a great edible wedding favor to take home as well. The recipe below, from GH Cretors Popped Corn, is easy and creates beautiful results. It blends...
Jan
22
2015
Two brides with a vintage pickup truck
Emily and Kristen were married on July 17 at The Webster Barn at Sterling Meadows Farm in Hyde Park, VT.Emily, of 4 Real Equality Weddings, and her beautiful bride Kristen, tied the knot at a rustic barn nestled in the Vermont Mountains. The charming barn, parried with the Vermont backdrop, were the visual focal points of Emily and Kristen’s big day. Tying...
Jan
21
2015
Picking colors for a wedding theme with the color wheel
Choosing a color palette for your wedding is one of the most important design choices you’ll make in the wedding planning process. Colors are powerful—they create ambiance all on their own.Decorative objects complement your wedding colors, not the other way around. If you have a favorite palette, like sunny yellow and burnt orange or this year's hottest Pantone favorites, you’...
Jan
20
2015
Wedding cake on a bed of real ferns
When my husband and I were planning our fall wedding in New England, we wanted to find a way to create an elegant eco-friendly woodland wedding cake using natural materials other than leaves. Our baker suggested real dried ferns - and we loved the idea! In the weeks leading up to our October wedding, we collected and dried ferns from our shade garden, and used them to create...
Jan
19
2015
resell your wedding gown online and recoup the cost of your wedding
Looking to recoup some money from your recent wedding? Consider selling your wedding dress online and help another bride to save on her wedding budget.By selling your wedding dress, wedding accessories and wedding décor items online, you can:Recoup about 50% of the cost of your itemsClear up space to make room for shared closetsLove the Earth! Recycling a wedding gown reduces...