Today is your last chance to dress up your drinks with these cute, reusable glass straws from Simply Straws! These straws are perfect for the rest of your warm winter drinks, and the cool ones for the summer (yes, we’re thinking ahead!)
Major giddiness ensued as we worked to put this fun floral layout together for this issue! We really wanted to share an Eco-Beautiful collection of some of the most lovely eco-friendly bouquet and boutonnière designs that we could find. So we searched high and low, and the result was six full pages of floral goodness! And even better, many of the featured designs use flowers from nearby Maryland farms!
In addition some fresh and creative florals, you’ll also find some fun alternatives as well as great ideas for incorporating antiques and family heirlooms into your bridal bouquets.
Texture and color through and through, we hope that our Eco-Beautiful Floral Designs will inspire you!
Blending two cultures for a wedding celebration often produces some of the most creative events ever, and Po Chi and Jeremy’s day is such proof of that! Their wedding was a perfect blend of both Chinese and American cultures, and we were fascinated by how they were able to incorporate both and keep it all beautifully green. From kimonos to S’Mores to handwritten love notes, Po Chi and Jeremy layered details upon details to create an Eco-Beautiful wedding day. And that image of the two of them on pages 84-85…stunning!
See it all here…
Dream of exchanging vows on an apple farm, a spa resort, near a beach or in the snow? Believe it or not, you have all of these options in Victoria, British Columbia! Once you’ve settled on one of these spots (and a season), Victoria also offers all of the other green elements to make your day complete, including organic caterers, eco-gown boutiques and beautiful pesticide-free florals by our tour guide, Clare Day.
Follow Clare through all of the eco-friendly loveliness that Victoria has to offer (and find out where these yummy cocktails are from) starting on
page 40 of the new issue!
Sea Cider Farm
Don’t be stumped when it comes to gifts for your ring bearer or flower girl! There are so many eco options out there, and thanks to our kid expert Stephanie Frazier Grimm, it will be hard to choose just one. Thank the littles with something playful, something pretty or even something you can make for your flower girl with some DIY magic! Find it all starting on page 28 of our Winter/Spring 2013 issue! Yay!
In our latest issue, dynamic planning duo Aleah and Nick Valley of Valley and Co., share their insight on planning a green destination wedding. Yes, a destination wedding can require a bit of extra planning and organization, but the end result of having your loved ones together with fun, sights, and of course your wedding day is all worth it. Planning a wonderful wedding away from home is truly doable, and with a low carbon footprint to boot (no pun intended!). If you’re planning an eco-destination wedding, get some inside tips on how to get the word out to your guests, greet them at the destination locale, and ensure they have the time of their lives on page 26!