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Going to the Chapel: Green Wedding Design

C5 Company Custom RingIt’s that time of year again: wedding season! Here are a few companies helping brides say eco-chic on their big day.

Here are a few tips for going green while wearing white:

The Rings: Make sure you choose conflict free diamonds and recycled gold bands if you aren’t inheriting a family ring. C5 Company, Todd Reed and Brilliant Earth are excellent designers that use recycled gold and raw diamonds thatare responsibly sourced.

The Dress: Check out ANGeLRox, Natural Bridals or Deborah Lindquist for gorgeous bridal collections that are made with organic and eco-friendly fabrics, such as hemp and silk. Heirloom dresses and vintage are also excellent choices and can be a really nice touch for your special day.

For your Bridesmaids: Consider letting each girl pick her own dress in one color. Typically, your bridesmaids will know what works best for themselves and will end up in something very flattering that they can wear again and won’t have to donate (which, of course, is always an option).

And of course, once you’ve gotten all dressed up, and it’s time to dress down:

  • Under the Dress: Look to the Oko Box for lovely lines of lingerie for that special night…including the very sassy Enamore line.

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Written by Courtney Carlisle Bolton

When she isn't writing or in the library, this tech savvy ecophile can usually be found glued to her mobile or macbook ogling the latest gadgets, scouting the newest designs, traveling or out enjoying the Colorado terrain.

Courtney holds two masters degrees in Psychology and Communications and received her BA from Vanderbilt University in Psychology and English. She recently relocated from Los Angeles to Denver, CO where she is pursuing her PhD in Family and Child Psychology.

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