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Recycled Bride: The Eco-Bride Adorned

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Sustainable wedding day jewelry for your big day and your happily ever after Last week, I received an email from Erin, a Recycled Bride member who wanted to know where she could find the best heirloom-quality vintage jewelry. Erin's father wants to buy her a special piece of jewelry to wear on her wedding day and then to wear again every year on her anniversary. What a beautiful idea! A gift like this is thoughtful, meaningful, and will be a sweet lifelong...

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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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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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Once-Wed Maggie Sottero Wedding Dress For Sale To Help A Couple In Need

by Azure

Wedding dressesare expensive. This we already know. If the purchase of your beautiful, pricey, wedding dress helped out a couple in need, though, wouldn’t the splurge feel a whole lot sweeter? If you are still on the hunt for your perfect wedding dress, check out this beyond-gorgeous Maggie Sottero once-wed number. It’s being sold on RecycledBride.com for $1000, and the story behind this will warm your heart. 7 months before Maria and Evan were set to tie the knot, Evan was...

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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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Recycled Bride: Everything You Need to Know About Eco-Friendly Wedding Dresses, Part 2

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Welcome back to Recycled Bride's roundup of the freshest ideas in ethical bridalwear. Last week we talked about recycling and reusing your dress through online resale, and I shared some of the latest styles from the hottest eco-friendly wedding dressdesigners around. Today in Part 2, you'll learn even more exciting ways to wear the dress of your dreams and be kind to the planet. • Rent a wedding gown. Grooms have been getting married in rented tuxedos since the...

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For the Eco-Chic Green Bride—Check out Eco-Beautiful Weddings’ New E-Magazine!

by Azure

On the virtual newsstands this week, Eco-Beautiful Weddings premier e-zine chock-full of green wedding ideas. We, of course, are loving the eco-chic dress designers like Adele Wechsler and Cotton Bride, gorgeous photo spreads and tips & trends in this new online magazine. And who doesn't love a magazine that features some of our favorite bloggers like Always a Blogsmaid and Broke-Ass Bride, Ben's Chili Bowl (a favorite spot from my days living in Washington DC) and a step-by-step...

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Recycled Bride: Eco-Friendly Wedding Dresses: Everything You Need to Know, Part 1

by Azure

About Recycled Bride (Pssst... They don't have to be made of hemp, and can be fabulously glamorous- and affordable!) As the founder of RecycledBride.com, I'm often asked to help brides find wedding dresses that are sustainable and Earth-friendly. Many of them expect their options to be limited, and are surprised to learn that wedding dresses made from organic and sustainable fabrics are just the tip of the eco-wedding iceberg. There are lots of ways to choose ethical and responsible...

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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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Botanical Couture Décor, with an Eco-Friendly Twist!

by Azure

I happened to be on Twitter yesterday at just the right moment. I saw a tweet about the new holiday collection from JL Designs, clicked on the tiny url, and was instantly wowed. If you are a lover of all things couture, and sustainability is important to you, you’ll go wild over the “green” centerpieces, table accents, and more, in this fab holiday collection. Gorgeous green and grey succulents, creamy balsa wood flowers, and lush cedar trees take center stage as they sit in...

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Recycled Bride: The Inside Scoop on Eco-Friendly Invites

by Azure

About Recycled Bride The next generation of Earth-friendly wedding invitations can be delivered to your guests' mailboxes or their inboxes. Green brides can choose between zero-waste electronic invites, or paper inviations made by eco-chic stationers out of recycled and sustainable materials. Read on to discover elegant and affordable options, and a few of my very favorite sources for the latest and greatest in green invitations. The Wedding E-vite Has Arrived If you've never seen...

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Recycled Bride: Sustainable Wedding Favors that Wow

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Want to give your guests stylish favors that are thoughtful, ethical and beautiful -- just like you? Here are the 4 hottest trends in eco-fabulous wedding favors for 2010. 1. Ethical Sweets These chocolates are not your mama's Hershey bar. Heart-healthy, delicious organic and sustainable dark chocolates make a sweet and sophisticated wedding favor. Try mini boxes from Theo Chocolate, the only organic, fair trade, bean-to-bar chocolate factory in the US. Theo's...

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Green is the New White: 5 Ways to Create an Eco-Chic Wedding

by Azure

Get excited, ladies! We've got a new guest blogger that will be joining The Man Registry on Hump Day! Tracy DiNunzio is a popular expert on green weddings and eco-friendly lifestyles. She's also the founder of RecycledBride.com, a free marketplace where eco-savvy brides buy and sell wedding dresses, accessories, decorations and more. Tracy became interested in reducing wedding waste while planning her own nuptials in 2007, and has been dedicated to helping other couples plan green...

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Bridal Bling: Top Ten Ways to Support Ethical Jewelry

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Brilliant Earth Long after your big day has passed, your engagement ring, wedding bands, and other wedding jewelry will remain a beautiful reminder of your shared past, your values, and your dreams for the future. With so many brilliant options for ethical jewelry, there’s no reason to compromise style or quality on your special day. Keep the glamour, lose the guilt! Here are a few tips on how to do it: 1. Look for ethical origin diamonds The first step is...

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MightyNests’s Ideas for Green Flower Girl and Ring Bearer Gifts

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Kristen Conn of MightyNest Want to say thank you to your little munchkin attendants? Well, give them something they (and their parents) will love. Fun, non-toxic and eco-friendly toys! Just a few suggestions to keep your flower girls and ring bearers safe when showering them with appreciation: • Give your flower girl the gift of imagination with her own wooden tea set from Plan Toys. The set includes a teapot, two cups and saucers, a cream pot and sugar...

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Long Island Brides Do it Outdoors

by Azure

Special Feature by Claudia Copquin of Getting Married on Long Island Wineries …. Beaches …. Backyards… Lighthouses …. Parks ….Nature Preserves… Long Island brides frequently do it outdoors. Get married, that is. There’s something very special about exchanging vows surrounded by a natural setting – even for those of us who aren’t necessarily trying to have the greenest possible wedding. Based on my years of experience with Long Island weddings, I have some tips...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway: Recognize the Most Important People at Your Wedding in a Special Way

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway Tallu-Lah is a fabulous stationery company that designs especially for women with sass (we love sassy women here on the Savvy Scoop!). Combining sophisticated style and handmade flair, when I saw (and felt) cards from Tallu-Lah, I was an instant fan. From Tallu-Lah’s “Wedding Party Collection”, our Savvy Steals winner will choose 10 letterpress cards, printed on Italian-made paper, adorned with beautiful hand calligraphy. Each card...

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Ever After Wedding Market: On The Patio Wedding Inspiration

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market As long as the weather is pleasant, an outdoor wedding offers a wonderful opportunity to be inspired by nature. Consider holding your wedding in a botanical garden or near a field of wildflowers. Be inspired by this selection of artisan handmade items in pretty pastels and floral prints! The modern Lattice Wedding Invitation from Pink Lily Press is perfect for an outdoor wedding held in a field or on a patio. The Bees in Blossom Wedding Invitation...

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Buy and Sell Designer Wedding Dresses on whiteXchange!

by Azure

White Chicago is a fabulous consignment bridal boutique in Chicago that sells new, sample and once-wed designer wedding dresses. Allowing only the most pristine dresses, the entire shop (from the floor, to the walls, to the décor) is luminescent white. Brides-to-be take their shoes off before entering and are given, what else, white socks to wear, and dresses are touched only with white gloves, ensuring the gowns are kept in mint condition. Living in Chicago, I feel blessed to have...

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