Recycled Bride: Arrive In Sustainable Style- Green Wedding Transportation

by Azure

About Recycled Bride 5 ideas for eco-wedding transportation What's the #1 cause of a big carbon footprint on your wedding day? Travel! The carbon emissions from taking planes, trains and automobiles to shuttle to and from events can add up to take a huge toll on the environment. So the most eco-friendly thing you can do for your wedding is to find green transportation solutions for you and your guests. Here's how you can make eco-transport a fun and interesting part of your...

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Recycled Bride: Floral Alternatives for Eco-Chic Brides

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Couples typically spend up to 20 percent of their wedding budget on cut flowers. From bouquets and boutonnieres to centerpieces and aisle decorations, many weddings are awash in mountains of roses, lilies, hydrangeas and orchids. But aside from being terribly expensive, conventionally produced flowers also leave a giant carbon footprint, are grown with tons of pesticides, and are tended by workers who aren't protected under Fair Trade guidelines. It's a little bit...

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Bride Chic: Etsy Bridal Designer Showcase

by Azure

About Bride Chic A few weeks back we explored the Etsy designers as today's new genre of trendsetters. Today we're going to be focusing in on some of the most pivotal and talented of those designers, and just plain enjoying the beauty each and every one of them produces... Most all of the wedding dresses you see are made to order and if you contact the designers, chances are you can talk to them personally about customizing the design to your own specifications Above and below are...

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Recycled Bride: Reinventing the Registry

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Creative and Earth-Friendly Ways to Get Your Gift On Think your wedding registry options are limited to stockpots, blenders, and china? Think again! There are tons of innovative ways to make your wedding registry more creative, more personalized, and yes-- more eco-friendly. Nearly 70% of couples live together before getting married, and if you're one of them, it's likely that you already have the things you really need for your home. Luckily, the wedding...

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Indie Wed Wrap Up: An Edgy, Unique Bridal Event Done Right!

by Azure

I had the pleasure of attending Indie Wed this weekend, a fabulously unique wedding show for couples taking a modern, edgy, or eco-friendly approach to their special day! If you are a Chicago hipster planning your wedding, you were probably there! And for our non-Chicago gals who love the Etsy-Anthropology-Green wedding thing, I wanted to share some highlights from this rad event! Fashion... - Love Damask? Check out the adorable cocktail frock (for your 'maids or for you- a...

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Recycled Bride: Green Your Nest

by Azure

About Recycled Bride 4 easy ways to bring sustainability into your marital home Every week in this space, I bring you the latest trends and tips to turn your white wedding green. But what about showing love for the planet after the big day? It doesn't have to be expensive or inconvenient to make changes that will have a big impact on the environment. Here are four simple, affordable steps you can take to make your home better for the Earth, and a healthier place for your family and...

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Green Wedding Idea: Plant Your Wedding Invitation!

by Azure

Happy Monday! Here’s a sweet new trend for wedding invitations, place cards and party favors, plantable paper. These adorable papers have flower seeds in them and can be planted indoors or out. I love these colorful daisies that can be used as place cards or favors (available from OneWed's online store). But, I also like the sweet rustic look of these invitations from The Chocolate Lily. Have you ever gotten a plantable invitation, place card or party favor? Did you actually...

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Go Green With Your Wedding Photography!

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Kerry Brooks Photography Becoming “Eco-Green” and environmentally friendly is a priority that all of us should consider as a responsibility. Even if you don't believe in global warming, it does not make economic, environmental or even plain-old common sense to do things inefficiently and ineffectively. Many couples are doing their part by planning an eco-chic wedding! One of the things that couples might consider is finding an Eco-Friendly Photographer....

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Recycled Bride: Great Ideas for Bridal Party Giving

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Greener gifts for your best girls & guys! Choosing gifts for your bridesmaids and groomsmen is a fun part of wedding planning. Bridal party gifts show your appreciation for the friendship, support, and wedding-emergency rescues provided by your attendants. And thoughtful, personalized, sustainable presents are a great way to express love to your peeps and the planet. The very greenest gifts are charitable donations, or "experiential" gifts, like massages or...

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Recycled Bride: Beyond the Diamond Ring

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Alternatives to the standard wedding bling for eco-gals and their eviro-men. Have you ever questioned the logic of spending 3 months salary on an engagement ring? Through-the-roof jewelry prices, combined with the ugly realities of the diamond trade and the gold mining industry, are enough to make any smart couple choose alternative jewels. Here are four ways to find sustainable wedding bling: Vintage and antique rings are always my personal favorite, because...

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