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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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Unique Thank You Notes and other Wedding Stationary

by Azure

When screenwriter Sean Abley and his husband were getting married they wanted to find unique items that expressed their personalities. Sean has a love of many things retro, especially B Movies, and 1950s and 1960s music. The couple is also passionately devoted to recycling and reusing. So, Sean came up with the idea of creating his own Thank You notes out of reclaimed books and album covers. Sean now sells these cards (and some funky shirts) on the Etsy site, Jenneration Fix. Each...

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Save Some Green On Your Wedding While Being Green With Bride$hare!

by Azure

The fabulous Broke-Ass Bride just launched a fantastic site to help make your wedding more budget AND eco friendly. The concept behind Bride$hare is so clever, innovative and unique… I couldn’t wait to spread the word! Dubbed “the carpool of wedding planning”, if you were taught to share when you were a little girl dreaming of your fairytale wedding, then you are going to love this site. Through the recycling and reuse of everything wedding related, you can save some serious...

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Top Wedding Invitation Trends: Colors, Patterns, Silhouettes and More!

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Jeanne & Joyce of Invitations4Less.com Your wedding invitation is more than a piece of paper inviting guests to your event. In addition to setting the tone for your special day, your wedding invitation is an extension of your individuality, style, and taste. The wedding invitation is the first glimpse your guests will have of your wedding day. Because the design and color used on your invitations will set the mood for your special day, you may be curious as...

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Your Wedding Colors: Pull Inspiration from Wedding Invitation Designs

by Azure

Special feature by Leah of1st Class Wedding Invitations Okay. I’ll admit it. I was stalking wedding blogs and wedding products online in the summer of 2008, long before a wedding proposal was even in the works. Little did I know I would be engaged just 5 months later. Imagine my shock when my longtime boyfriend proposed to me on our three year anniversary! On that Tuesday, I left my office to go pick up my future fiancé for dinner, but he instead surprised me with a ring before we...

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A Green Idea for Taking Care of Your Wedding Dress

by Azure

If you’re using an heirloom wedding dress, or you’d like your future daughter to have the option of doing so, you need to have your dress properly cleaned and stored. The Association of Wedding Gown Specialists is an organization of dry cleaners that specializes in restoring and preserving wedding dresses. As you know, we like to keep things as green as possible here at onewed, but regular dry cleaning is anything but environmentally friendly. That’s why we’re glad The...

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Featured Wedding: Christina and Andy

by Azure

Special Feature by Sarah Sloboda, New York Photographer I had the honor of photographing Christina and Andy's wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, in Tarrytown, New York. When Christina and I first spoke on the phone, she and Andy had planned to "elope" in Central Park, but family members' opinions weighed in strongly, and soon a full-fledged wedding was in order. After we spoke, Christina and I found ourselves in the same ceramics class in my neighborhood in Brooklyn -...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Everything Green wedding ideas

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Earth Day (April 22nd) is the perfect opportunity to consider the environmental impact of your wedding celebration, and we wanted to continue the celebration to help keep the earth beautiful. You can significantly reduce your wedding’s ecological footprint by selecting products created by environmentally aware merchants. Many invitations, rings and accessories are eco-friendly, making it easy to have a green wedding! Nansglam repurposes vintage items...

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In Honor of Earth Day, Another Green Wedding Idea

by Azure

Happy Earth Day! If you’re a regular reader of the Savvy Scoop, you know that the environment is important to us and we try to give you a variety of green wedding ideas. Here’s a new one, why not start your green wedding planning at the very beginning? Hire a wedding planner or event organizer who specializes in green weddings. Wedding planners are a great resource in general, but if keeping things environmentally friendly is important to you, a planner who has given some thought...

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Always A Blogsmaid: Green Gifting with your Wedding Registry

by Azure

About Always A Blogsmaid If green living is a way of life for you, you should consider starting a registry with 3R Living. This Brooklyn Based company has items for the home from cookware to bedding, all of it eco friendly and most of it pretty design friendly as well. Started by an actual couple, they have filled their catalogue with items that are design friendly and useful. For the couple looking to live green and not break the bank, this is an amazing option, as the products...

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Calling All Boston Brides Planning a Green Wedding!

by Azure

Hurry all you eco-friendly, Boston nearlyweds! Only five days left to visit GreenBostonWedding.com for a chance to win over $10,000 in green products/services for your Boston area wedding! Good luck!!

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Bride Chic: YOUR GOWN: 5 WAYS TO GO GREEN

by Azure

About Bride Chic Have you any idea the impact the production of clothing and textiles has had on the environment? Well check this out: In the UK alone according to 2006 statistics, clothing and textiles contributed in producing up to two million tons of waste, 3.1 million tons of CO2 and 70 million tons of waste water. Whoah! Time for a reality check: Have we become so used to fast food, fast technology and now fast fashion that we've created a manufacturing monster like this? No...

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Hostess with the Mostess: Spring & Summer Decorating Inspiration

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess Since spring has finally sprung, I thought it would be fun to celebrate the imminent arrival of warmer weather with some spring-and-summer-appropriate decorating inspiration from one of my favorite entertaining books: The Perfect Wedding Details by Maria McBride. Whether you are planning an outdoor wedding or just looking for cute ideas for your bridal shower, this book is a great resource to draw creative inspiration! This adorable strawberry &...

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Green Weddings: All the Fun, Half the Guilt

by Azure

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Here in Chicago, the holiday is a good excuse to turn everything green, from the river to the beer, to the way you feel around the gills the next morning. But, last month I had the chance to interview Wenona Napolitano, the author of The Everything Green Wedding Book and ever since then I’ve been stuck on green, as in environmentally helpful. Even if you wear a gown made of 100% organic hemp grown in your neighbor’s backyard and made on a solar-powered...

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