Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Wedding Green

by Eco-Beautiful Weddings

Special to OneWed by Katie Martin of Eco-Beautiful Weddings For every vendor you have at your wedding, there are amazing ways to keep it green. However, to get the biggest bang for your eco wedding buck, we're sharing the top five ways to keep your wedding green. Remember that being green is not just about carbon emissions, it is also about keeping things local and supporting the community you live in. Transportation - The key to keeping your wedding as green as possible is to...

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Eco-Friendly Wedding Flowers for Earth Day: 3 Ideas to Go Green!

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Lisa W. for FiftyFlowers.com Even if you want to be 100% Earth-friendly on your wedding day, there is no need to forgo fresh cut flowers. While it’s true that imported blooms may create a larger carbon footprint, you have options. The key is to ask the right questions to know exactly where your flowers are coming from. Keep an open mind and consider the many varieties of natural greenery to choose from. Simply ask your wedding florist to source flowers and...

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Stunning Sustainable Letterpress Wedding Invitations

by Azure

Luxe. Check. Chic and stylish. Check. Earth-Friendly. Check! These sustainable wedding invitations by Smock Paper are too gorgeous for words! First off, you can get the luxury of letterpress while being kind to the environment. Smock is the first U.S. stationery shop to offer printing on luxurious bamboo cardstock, and we love bamboo because it's a sustainable and renewable resource. And it makes some pretty delicious wedding paper, too! Smock's eco-chic wedding invitation...

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Top Sustainable, Eco-Chic Wedding Trends for 2011!

by Azure

Our fabulous weekly guest blogger, Recycled Bride, is an expert when it comes to eco-friendly weddings! So when I saw her top 11 sustainable wedding trends for 2011, I couldn't wait to share! And it looks like a few of our top 10 wedding trends for 2011 match up perfectly! 1. Diamonds are no longer a girl’s best friend: Since Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with a sapphire engagement ring, alternative gemstones are all the rage for popping the question in 2011. Brides...

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Five Fabulous Green Gifts for Winter Bridesmaids by Recycled Bride

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Your winter wedding is near, and your bridesmaids are hard at work making sure to support you through last-minutes planning and see that your big day goes off without a hitch. How will you thank them? With eco-friendly gifts that keep them warm all winter and help contribute to a happier, healthier planet! Here are my top five picks for green gifts for winter bridesmaids: 1. Deliciously warm alpaca shawls from Global Goods Partners are Fair Trade treasures that...

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Eco-Friendly Wedding Inspiration from Recycled Bride- A Tree-free Wedding

by Azure

About Recycled Bride You don't need paper to make a wedding pretty! New ways to save trees, time & money Most weddings include plenty of paper. From hundreds of save-the-dates and wedding invitations to miles of wrapping paper and packaging, your big day could mean serious waste for the planet. Want to cut back on paper and save big bucks in the process? Here's how: 1.Glosite is the newest, hippest destination for online wedding invitations and stationery, and digital wedding...

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The Greenest Wedding Around: Couple Collects 400,000 Recyclable Cans To Fund July Nuptials

by Azure

On a scale from 1 to 10, how green are you?? And to what lengths would you go to make your wedding happen? A couple from Spokane, Washington set a July 31, 2010 wedding date, and because of their non-existent wedding budget, they got creative in an eco-friendly way. They didn't auction off their nuptials on E Bay, or hit up a big brand like Dr. Pepper to sponsor their wedding... Instead, they took to the streets and started collecting cans! Recyclable aluminum cans that is. ...

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Wedding Flower Friday: Moss, for an Eco-Friendly Wedding Feel

by Azure

Moss is usually thought of as something to walk over, or get rid of, not as part of a decoration plan for a wedding. But as backyard chic takes center stage in weddings this summer, moss is being seen more and more often in decorations, centerpieces and even boutonnieres. What do you think? Does moss have a place at your wedding table? By the way, the first picture is from an engagement shoot by Studio B Photography, the boutonierre pictured here was created by Stylish Blooms...

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Turn Something Old Into Your Something New: Refashioned Bridal Jewelry And Accessories!

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Renee Pawele, CEO & Creative Director, Renee Pawele Bride Everything Old is New Again! So your great aunt is hoping that you will wear her pearls, while your mother-in-law would just love for you to wear her veil, but your bridal style is more than decades different than theirs. What’s a bride to do? Simple – make old new again! Refashion vintage pieces or even leftover scraps from alterations into new accessory pieces that perfectly suite your look. DIY...

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Recycled Bride: Eco-Friendly Wedding Paper And Stationery

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Programs, menus, and wedding invitations that are sustainable and spectacular! Thousands of acres of forest are destroyed every year to make paper products, and the papermaking process pollutes the environment. So what's an eco-bride to do when it comes to wedding invitations, progams, menus, and other paper and stationery needs? While I love the idea of nixing paper altogether and using evites, an emailed invite may not formal enough for most weddings, and some...

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