Winter weddings present an opportunity to spice up your cocktail hour and reception with both warm and cool drinks.
Welcome guests in from cold with warm, mulled cider, flavored chai teas or delicious hot cocoa, all of which can be made from organic and fair trade ingredients. Then, once the party is well underway at the reception, invite everyone to cool their dancing heels with chilled drink options, infused and garnished with winter favorites like sugared cranberries and peppermint.
Be it warm or cool, your drink menu will be a hit!
31 Bits has added a little glitz to their socially-conscious jewelry line just in time for the holidays!
The pieces in their new Give With Glam collection use beads rolled out of recycled paper, coated in holiday shades of glitter, to exude dazzling holiday flair.
31 Bits teaches women in Uganda how to make jewelry out of 100 percent recycled paper. The final pieces are then purchased from each woman on a monthly basis, providing them with an immediate, consistent and fair income. A beautiful concept and way for you to give back during the holidays!
Start shopping the Give with Glam collection here…
Some little girls have visions of grand weddings, surrounded by lots of family and friends, while others dream of a simpler day, with a celebration made just for two. This week’s featured bride, Natalie, was that girl with the simple dream, so she and her groom, Brett, opted for a small, intimate ceremony atop the mountains in Costa Rica…
Many Eco-Beautiful Wedding wishes to Natalie + Brett!
Photographer: Sara Kauss Photography
Wedding Location: Pura Vida Gardens and Adventure Dining in Jaco, Costa Rica
Hotel Location: Villa Caletas
Wedding Planning Services: Karen Ogden at Tropical Occasions
A beautifully-crafted headpiece is the statement accessory for your wedding day. Designer Myra Callan is an expert at these creations, and her online Etsy shop, Twigs and Honey is just heavenly. From simple and understated to bold and fancy, Myra’s designs will add that touch of glamour and gorgeousness every Eco-Beautiful bride needs.
See the collection here!
American designer Vera Wang unveiled her 2014 bridal collection this fall, and it was stunningly pink! With lots of tulle, organza, silk and feminine details, Vera gives the classic wedding gown a new twist with shades of pink.
Daring brides have been thinking pink for some time now, hitting the aisle in blush gowns by designers such as Claire Pettibone. But perhaps the Vera Wang collection will bring new inspiration, and more brides will choose to go blush…or bashful.
Would you choose pink as the signature color for your wedding gown? If you have, we love to see pics!
Center: Vera Wang