A green wedding starts with ethical engagement rings, and we are loving these wedding bands from Do Amore that are more than just conflict-free.
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A reader wrote in asking where she could donate her wedding dress, and I bet there are other brides out there wondering the same thing. Not only are there places that take wedding dresses as donations, but many donate part or even all of the proceeds to worthy causes. Here are a few wedding dress donation options that look really good.
Just in case you’ve been totally off the grid in recent days, there’s a royal wedding on the horizon: Great Britain’s Prince William and long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton announced their engagement this week. While the royal family is already hinting that this wedding won’t be the extravaganza seen in 1981 when Prince Charles married Princess Diana, there’s no doubt this will be a big affair… with a big carbon footprint to accompany it.
Last saturday afternoon, Sunset Gower Studios played host to a different kind of show, created by the Green Youth Movement and produced by Gallery LA. The Green Youth Movement was started by Archer student Ally Maize, whose mission includes: “As founder of GYM, I hope to one day garner the support of politicians and educators […]
On Saturday, the most influential woman in my life is getting married. The love that radiates between her and her hubby-to-be is intoxicating- inspiring me to treat not only my boyfriend, but everyone in my life with as much respect and adoration as she does. With her wedding on my mind, I find my thoughts […]
If you’re about to be engaged, the engagement ring and wedding band can offer an excellent opportunity for true positive social and environmental impact. Check out these reputable “green” jewelers to start your search.
If you are looking for beautiful eco-friendly earrings to wear for your wedding or for upcoming holiday parties, then look no further than Rebekah Green’s sustainable styles. Rebekah Green has eco-elegant studs, leverback drops, dangling leverbacks, hoops, chandeliers, and even children’s earrings all made from 100% recycled 14K and 18K gold, along with fair trade gemstones […]
Selene and Alex Cole have a US-neighbor company, Little Foot Yurts, in Nova Scotia. Their style is based on traditional Mongolian and Kazakh yurt designs. Most regions in the US have some style of yurt company these days, so what’s the big deal? The answer is rental and setup services.
Are you planning a wedding in Michigan and you are hoping your big day will be a shade of green? Then look no further than the Traverse City area which boasts beautiful resorts, wineries, and bed and breakfasts-many that have gone green.
I love looking at Vintage wedding gowns and accessories and Etsy is a great place to do it. You can find such amazing deals on Etsy. Check out this amazing 1950’s Tea Length wedding gown. It is flirty, feminine and sexy. I just love the 50’s styles they are so cute. The same seller has […]
I always thought the name Portovert was a little off. Sure it means gateway to green or door to green but how many people are going to understand that. I think it was smart to change the name of the magazine to WedVert which pretty much means green wedding, which is what Portovert is all about. […]
Now here’s something truly creative for the guy who doesn’t want to wear flowers or for the couple who wants to add a little bit of personality to their wedding. Erin Rosenow of Rosenow Floral Design, has created the Fritts Rosenow line of Bespoke Boutonnieres. These are creative accessories that show off your unique style […]
Silver Moon is a wonderful Chicago-based vintage store with an online presence. Silver Moon features gorgeous perfectly in tact vintage bridal. By investing in a vintage garment, you are helping to extend the life of a fine hand-tailored luxury item that may end up in a museum costume collection one day (if it is cared for).
[social_buttons] Recently, I find myself adoring every eco-chic wedding site available. Daydreams of my wedding fill my mind, do-it-yourself projects collect on my list of “things never to forget” and wedding dress designer’s names are burned to my brain. But please, don’t tell my boyfriend. During my numerous hours spent drooling over my computer […]
Are you looking for some beautiful bling but can’t stand the guilt of buying newly mined gemstones? Consider lab created gemstones. Synthetic diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires are nearly identical to the real thing. In fact these sparkling beauties are physically, optically and chemically identical to the real thing. Minus the awful amount of mining […]
Designer Adele Wechsler, a South Africa native and current Toronto resident, doesn’t see green weddings as merely a passing trend, but “as more of a movement that’s here to stay.” Adele’s newest Eco-Couture Collection transcends preconceived notions of eco bridal wear by seamlessly blending high fashion luxury with organic fabric and fair-trade labor.
Paige Donner’s Greening Hollywood column can be found on The Huffington Post. She writes on all things green that intersect with Style, Fashion and Entertainment. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paige-donner
As part one of Eco-Guide: How I Turned my Wedding Green illustrated, it is entirely possible to green your wedding while still keeping the green in your pocketbook. Two mantras are tantamount — Think Household Items, not Wedding Items, and Invest Time, not Money . In last week’s guide, I brought these two principles to […]
Greening your wedding doesn’t automatically mean emptying all the green from your pocketbook. There are countless innovative ways you can have an eco-conscious wedding celebration — ways that go far beyond a hand-crafted wedding dress or an organic meal. In this eco-guide, learn how we minimized consumerism and pulled off a fabulously green wedding by […]
You may think that eco-conscious designers are way out of your price range but that’s not true. Several eco-friendly designers offer simple and sustainable wedding gowns for very reasonable prices. These beautifully green bridal gowns won’t bust your budget or break the bank. And the best thing…you’ll look gorgeous while being green.