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eco-friendly

We know that your vow to help save the planet is one of the most important vows you’ve ever made… until this second vow thing entered the picture. Learn how to combine your wedding day and your eco-ethics!

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Cotton wedding dresses

So you’re planning a summer wedding, or a destination wedding, or you’re just into comfortable, natural fabrics and don’t want to feel suffocated in a sheath of polyester blends and scratchy tulle?

Enter The Cotton Bride, a contemporary couture bridal collection from designer Chris Kole.

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Rosemary & Christopher’s hippie pagan eco diy celebration of love

The offbeat bride: Rosemary, graduate student Her offbeat partner: Christopher, graduate student Location & date of wedding: June 21, 2008 in a friend’s wild back yard and forest, near Montreal, QC What made our wedding offbeat: We made up our own ceremony to be exactly what we wanted it to be, which meant throwing out […]

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Kristen’s green, eco-friendly wedding

The offbeat bride: Kristen / Retail Manager, but trying to get out Her offbeat groom: Todd / Production Assistant Location & date of wedding: Miami University Campus, Oxford, OH. Oct. 13, 2007 What made our wedding offbeat: It started with Todd proposing without a ring, saying we should pick one out/design it together. And that […]

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The ultimate eco-wedding invitation?

How great would it be to apply this business card concept to your wedding invitations? Thanks to Scunshine for the idea!

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Sarah’s green budget wedding in St. Louis

The offbeat bride: Sarah, barista My offbeat groom: Josh, architecture student Location & date of wedding: County park in St. Louis, MO (May 20th, 2007) What made our wedding offbeat: I know “green” weddings are quite popular on the coasts, but here in the Midwest, people were stunned. We did our best, on our budget, […]

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Rei & Bryan’s forest elopement

“My husband & I eloped in my woodman friend’s backyard, which was a huge tract of natural land. We were married between a shagbark hickory (signifying solidity & strength) and a beautiful white pine, the Tree of Peace among the Iroquois Indians.”