Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day!

Today is Earth Day, and while every day should be Earth Day, we wanted to remind you of a few fun ways to keep in mind your event impact on our planet.

Looking for out of the box ways to go green? The industry is making big strides, so take note!

The Cotton Bride by Chris Kole takes the comfortable, classic fabric of cotton and makes is classic, couture, and perfect for the eco-chic bride.Go tree-free for invitations. Couture letterpress studio Hello!Lucky is a trend-setting design studio and going green certainly doesn't mean sacrificing beauty...their work is inventive and environmentally sound.Location is key, we all know that. So select a natural setting that pays homage to our earth and doesn't destroy it.Photo by Isabel Lawrence Photographers.

On the beach? In a park perhaps? Why not wed in the day. End your fete at sundown and save on electrical output at your event. You've got the whole evening to spend with your new husband that way...Photo by Isabel Lawrence Photographers.

With this elegant daytime event, you have the ability to create a rustic-chic tablescape for your guests to enjoy. Opt for a wooden table top that requires no linen (less chemical cleaning required) and dress with minimal florals (locally grown and organic of course) and embellish with soy-based candles and reclaimed containers and accessories. Classic Party Rentals makes a fantastic collection of "descanso" furnishings to fit the bill. The result will be a unique conversation-starter and a detailed decor backdrop your guests will love.Photo by Isabel Lawrence Photographers.

When your guests sit down to dine, make sure their food is fresh, locally grown, responsibly-harvested, and from an organic and eco-friendly catering company if at all possible. And if you end up with leftovers, look for your local charity like Angel Harvest to donate the excess to a food bank or shelter.Photo by Robert Evans Studios.

We've barely scratched the surface, so stay tuned for more tips. But we will leave you with one more...when Honeymooning, stay in eco-style at properties that participate in environmentally responsible practices like those of the Leading Hotels of the World Green Initiative and the Fairmont PropertiesPhoto by Robert Evans Studios.

1 comment:

Simply Modern Weddings said...

Great post! (plus, a green vacation doesn't sound too bad right now)