Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Eco-Chic Weddings!

Today in honor of Earth Day, a few resources for Eco-Chic Weddings!
Green and eco-chic weddings are becoming more and more important and popular. Many brides want to have a green wedding and there are more resources available to them, for all of it or for just portions.

Here are a few good websites and blogs on green weddings:
http://www.myecochicwedding.com/
http://earthfriendlywedding.blogspot.com/
http://tocolormegreen.blogspot.com/

And a few local vendors who might be able to assist you with your eco-chic wedding:
Twisted Limb Paperworks, for custom stationary on hand-made paper at their studio near Bloomington, its beautiful and earth friendly!
Harvest Moon Flower Farm , complete wedding flower service grown just outside of Bloomington, you can go to the Farm to pick your flowers!
Lemley’s Catering, Caterers out of Columbus, Indiana that can help with your green wedding. Their presentation are beautiful, selections are fresh and they are happy to customize a menu.
FARM Bloomington, a green restaurant in downtown Bloomington and their menus feature seasonal and local products, the FARM Root Cellar is available for rehearsal dinners and other private events.

There are also simple ways to consider Mother Earth in your wedding:
*Consider recycled or re-purposed items such as jars or canisters to add to your d├ęcor.
*Serve organic coffee and tea for after dinner.
*Use locally grown items in your menu, those are often favorites as well! What else is local—wine? chocolates? honey?—could those items be used as favors?
*Jewish couples can now marry under “green” huppahs.
*Check out eco-friendly linens for your tables.
*Have bridesmaids carry matching clutches or locally grown flowers.
*Choose beeswax or soy-based candles over those made with paraffin, a petroleum byproduct.
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Seeds of Life and The Magnolia Company, great gifts for parents or others, possible favors with seedlings or other beautiful products. Also the Magnolia Company has beautiful wreaths and magnolia blooms.

Happy Planning!

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