Recycled Bride: 5 Fabulous Eco-Chic Bridesmaids Gifts

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Five unique and eco-chic gift ideas for your girls! Unlike most of the guests attending your wedding, bridesmaids actually have a job to do. So how will you thank them for all of the rehearsing and planning, the moral support and hugs, the dress fittings and hours of photos and train bustling and holding your dress up while you make a big-day bathroom run? With bridesmaids gifts! And the very best presents are the ones that nurture the planet while making your...

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

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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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Recycled Bride: Bridal Hair Dos and Don’ts

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About Recycled Bride Green 'n clean hair products for lovely wedding-day locks A few weeks ago, we talked about the best eco-friendly makeup to get you bridal beautiful. But we can't leave your tresses in distress! Like your skin, your hair should be cared for with natural, sustainable products for several months before your big day in order to ensure the most gorgeous, shiny, healthy wedding hair possible. But before I tell you about the best-kept secrets in natural haircare, let's...

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Recycled Bride: Vintage Jewels for the Green Bride

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About Recycled Bride Haskell, Trifari, Eisenberg and Weiss are not your seating chart... they're the vintage jewelers you should know! Vintage jewelry is a hot bridal trend for 2010. It's not only unique and stylish, it's eco-friendly too! Vintage costume jewelry pieces stand the test of time. Many are collector's items, yet are surprisingly affordable. Going vintage jewelry shopping can be a bit of challenge, unless you know some tricks of the trade. First, be aware that...

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Ask the Experts: Earth Day Tips for a Green Wedding

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In honor of Earth Day we asked our Ask the Experts panel to share some of their favorite tips and suggestions for Green Weddings. Thea of Rose of Sharon Event Florist in Fayetville, Arkansas says: My favorite practice that I've seen recently is to re-purpose the florals after the wedding.  By collecting the flowers and donating them to a hospital or live-in care facility rather than throwing them away, arrangements can be enjoyed for the full life span of the flowers, residents of...

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Question of the Week: How Green Are You? How Green Is Your Wedding?

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Earth Day is Thursday (actually, I guess now the whole week is Earth Week). Obviously, it's very fashionable and popular to be eco-friendly or green with your life and your wedding. But, I'm just curious, how eco-friendly are you really? How important is having an eco-friendly wedding to you? Are you doing the basic reduce, reuse, recycle or are you going the extra mile and spending the extra dollar to make your wedding eco-friendly? Are you asking questions of your vendors, and...

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Recycled Bride: The Green Groom, And His Eco-Chic Formal Wedding Attire

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About Recycled Bride How your man can walk down the aisle in eco-friendly style Green isn't just for us girls! Eco-friendlygroomswear comes in all kinds of styles, and your faves will depend on you and your groom's personal values. Earthy dudes can pick a suit or tux made from natural materials like hemp, bamboo, or organic cotton. For animal lovers, formalwear may make use of vegan-friendly synthetics that eliminate wool and other animal products, and non-leather shoes. Locally...

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Recycled Bride: Greener Wedding Photography

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About Recycled Bride Preserve your memories and the Earth Wedding photography has gone almost entirely digital, which makes the entire industry relatively eco-friendly. Eliminating film and prints saves tons of resources, but there's still a lot more that you can do to minimize waste, conserve, recycle, and support your local economy when choosing a wedding photographer. Greener Photography is a great place to start. This trusted non-profit resource can help you find green wedding...

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Another Eco-Chic Fresh Flower Alternative: Felt Bridal Bouquets!

by Azure

I am officially obsessed! As "going green" becomes a priority to many, this eco-friendly focus has opened up a whole new world to wedding planning couples. We've already dished on stunning vintage-chic brooch bouquets and paper wedding decor and flowers. Here's another eco-chic wedding idea to consider... Felt bridal and/or bridesmaids' bouquets! One of our stylish OneWed staffers scooped me on Princess Lasertron, an incredible vintage felt and button design shop. If you are...

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Recycled Bride: Eco-Wedding Cakes

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About Recycled Bride Satisfy your sweet tooth sustainably with these delicious wedding cakes Go ahead -- splurge! Earth-friendly wedding cakes are just as delicious, rich, and beautiful as their conventional counterparts. We've got some of the world's sweetest ideas for kinder, gentler wedding cakes and desserts. Vegan bakeries like Sweet and Organic and BabycakesNYC are popping up everywhere, and it's no wonder -- their cakes are even tastier than conventional sweets, and they're...

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