February 16, 2007

Organic Weddings: Balancing Ecology, Style and Tradition

Thinking about planning a "green" wedding? You may want to pick up a copy of Michelle Kozin's book Organic Weddings: Balancing Ecology, Style and Tradition.

Kozin, a professional event planner and founder of Organic Weddings, Inc., has written a book for couples interested in creating a wedding that reflects their environmental and social values.

Buy it at Amazon.

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February 13, 2007

Organic Wedding Flowers

Vendela-1dz.jpgOrganic or locally grown wedding flowers are just one way couples are saying "I about the environment." has helped established a national market for organic flowers, working with small and large growers to encourage farming and harvesting methods such as organic, biodynamic, green label, and wildcrafted. Each of these practices aims to improve the quality of farm working conditions, minimize damage to ecosystems, conserve biodiversity, and enhance environmental quality for future generations.

Check out their bouquets at

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February 12, 2007

Green Weddings II: Bride's Magazine February-March 2007 Issue

015_primary.jpgThinking about a green wedding like the ones described in Sunday's NYTimes? Check out the February-March issues of Brides magazine, which features a planning guide for a green wedding.

According to Brides editor Millie Martini Bratten, interviewed for the NYTimes article,

(O)ver the last five years the interest in green weddings has blossomed from a desire to incorporate a few green elements, like a vegan menu, to making sure the entire celebration won’t contribute to the depletion of natural resources. This may include finding halls that recycle, hiring caterers who use locally grown ingredients, decorating with potted plants that can be transplanted and using soy-based candles, rather than those of petroleum-based wax.

Pick up the latest issue of Brides at your local newstand.

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February 12, 2007

NYTimes on Green Weddings

11green.2.190.jpgMireya Navarro has an article in the Sunday Styles section of yesterday's New York Times on green weddings. She writes:

People in the wedding business say the eco-friendly or "green" wedding has arrived, its appeal having expanded to spur a mini-industry of stores and Web sites offering couples biodegradable plates made of sugar cane fiber and flowers grown according to sustainable farming practices.

The quality and choice of products has so steadily improved that the green concept is spreading to other kinds of parties, allowing hosts to embrace the earth without sacrificing style, party planners and others say.

Read the whole article.

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