Sustainable Wedding Menu? There’s an App for That!

by Azure

As I mentioned before, I’m on a mission to justify the fact that I bought an iphone by using it to help you with your wedding. I have a new justification! If you’re interested in eating in a way that’s not just healthy for you, but also healthy for the planet then you’ve probably already seen the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s guide for eating sustainable seafood. For a while now, they’ve had great pocket guides that you can download for free. There are guides for different...

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Ask the Experts: A Tale of Two Caterers

by Azure

I found today's Ask the Experts question really interesting. Here's the question: Dear Ask the Experts, My fiancé and I want a mix of Caribbean and Filipino food at our wedding. We are going to have a buffet for 150 guests, and are ordering food from two different places. I need advice in making this happen. The food itself won't cost a lot of money, but I need some ideas about how to get this coordinated and set up on the day of the wedding. I'm trying to plan everything but it...

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Recycled Bride: The Flexitarian Wedding

by Azure

About Recycled Bride A Sustainable Way to Eat, Drink and Be Merry Your guests are coming to your wedding to celebrate, and they're coming hungry. How can you feed them an ecologically sound menu that's truly delicious- and do it all for just peanuts? Serve what I call the "Flexitarian Wedding Menu". What's a flexitarian menu? Well, a flexitarian is a person who eats mostly vegetarian, but occasionally incorporates small amounts of meat or fish into their diet. Taking a cue from...

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Spotlight on Chicago: Chicago Weddings and The Food Network

by Azure

What is it about Chicago and the Food Network? First, the Second City’s favorite wedding caterers The Hearty Boys won the first season of the Food Network’s hit series “The Next Food Network Star,” leading to their own series, cookbooks, and a new restaurant. More recently the Cake Girls of Roscoe Village competed in the network’s Food Network Challenge Series and now have their own show on WE. Located nearby, the somewhat punkier and totally organic Bleeding Heart Bakery....

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Bubbly Bride: Falling into Autumn for your Wedding

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride As the weather turns chilly, kids go back to school and the leaves start changing colors, we begin to see the signs of fall right around the corner. September is here and we are officially ending summer and entering fall. Pumpkins are always associated with autumn and can be used in a variety of ways at weddings. If you are a bride who is considering a fall wedding and wants to incorporate these colorful vegetables, I have a couple of ideas for you! Greet your...

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