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Green Wedding Guide

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GREEN WEDDING INVITATIONS

Twisted Limb Paper offers handmade and 100% recycled invitations from a carbon-neutral studio.

Woman Craft offers handmade paper made by women working to create new beginnings.

Of The Earth Custom Paper is a husband and wife team creating eco-friendly wedding invitations as well as offering DIY compostable seed invitations that will turn into flowers after planting!

Green Field Paper makes plantable seed paper, hemp paper and custom invitations.

Online invitations are the greenest, see this Care2 post for several options.

GREEN BRIDESMAID DRESSES

Conscious Clothing – Santa Fe

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GREEN AND ORGANIC FLOWERS

Loop Event Arts & Interiors – Wedding Flowers and Event Design in the Bay Area – Servicing San Francisco, Napa Valley, Sonoma, Marin, East Bay and the Peninsula.

Gorgeous and Green – Berkeley. They also offer some support in planning a sustainable wedding and they offer sustainable favors and gifts.

Grandiflora – Serving San Francisco, Wine Country and the greater Bay Area.

Oak Hill Farm – Located in Sonoma. Chemicals have not been used on the property since the 1950s.

Organic Bouquet has been leading the charge in organic flower farming to curb pesticide use for the health of growers, farmers and florists.

GREEN WEDDING JEWELRY

Sustainable jewelry is a post of mine highlighting facts you might not know about diamonds and their richly colored alternatives, as well as California-based sustainable jewelers.

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GREEN OR ORGANIC WEDDING CAKE

Edith Myer – San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas. The only certified organic wedding cake designer in the Bay Area.

Ghalia Organic Desserts – Los Angeles

Swiss Delices – Castro Valley

Whole Cakes – Online. One hundred percent organic and natural cakes.

GREEN OR ORGANIC WEDDING CAKE ALTERNATIVES

Coco Zen – Pacifica. Organic, sustainable handmade chocolates.

Kara’s Cupcakes – San Francisco, Palo Alto. Organic ingredients and sustainable storefronts and office.

Wholesome Bakery – San Francisco. Vegan baked goods and special orders.

GREEN WEDDING FAVORS

Bliss Weddings Market – Online

Gorgeous and Green – Online

OTHER GREEN WEDDING RESOURCE SITES

Green Wedding Shoes

10 Steps to a Green Wedding by The Green Life, Sierra Club’s blog

Bride Share

Greener Photography

Green Weddings California

A Green Bride

The Discerning Brut - “Fashion, food and etiquette for the ethically handsome man.”

Eco-Beautiful Weddings

Eco Wedding

The Green Photographer

Real Simple’s Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist

Wedding Cram Planning Timeline

Etsy – There are many handmade, organic products to be found on Etsy.

I intend to update this guide and welcome any information, resources and comments you have!

-Jocelyn Broyles

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7:03AM PDT on Jul 26, 2012

nice info

3:33AM PDT on Aug 2, 2011

Anything Green I will normally support, but don't go crazy for Green wedding, as we see the big picture, we might only have once a life time wedding, (or for some maybe 5 times...) but we are talking about 30,000 times of showers, 600,000 times of dinner & supper, 400,000 times of travelling to work or to school etc if we can cut those items, it will be thousands time more substantial in saving the planet. p.s. We should always balance between economy and green.

2:26PM PDT on Aug 1, 2011

thanks!

10:42AM PDT on Jul 31, 2011

Here's what I did for my lower carbon wedding!
http://www.1010global.org/global/here-comes-the-1010-bride

11:17AM PDT on Jul 30, 2011

Thanks

11:11AM PDT on Jul 30, 2011

Thanks!!

9:53AM PDT on Jul 30, 2011

Thanks.

1:03AM PDT on Jul 25, 2011

super ideas. I am in Greece and am planning to do weddings and receptions here in my Yurt, and garden, if anyone wants something different, for that special day. Anything can be arranged.Diane

7:13PM PDT on Mar 21, 2011

I'll definitely have to look into these options and create a green wedding when I get married. Thanks for the article!

1:50AM PDT on Mar 16, 2011

Thanks for sharing.

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