THROWING AN ECO-FRIENDLY EVENT DOESN’T HAVE TO MEAN SACRIFICING STYLE.
From bakers to brewers, plenty of environmentally conscious vendors keep elegance in mind, so you both can commit to each other—and the planet. Here, our tips on ways to go green—any time of year.
INVITE RIGHT Choose recycled paper for your wedding stationery—save-the-dates, invitations, and programs. Invite Site, Of the Earth and Twisted Limb Paperworks specialize in gorgeous handcrafted paper made from 100 percent recycled material. Ask your printer to use soybased inks, which emit 70 percent less volatile hydrocarbons than petroleum-based inks.
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PICK PURE PETALS Ask your florist to use organically grown, pesticide-free flowers or order them yourself from Organic Bouquet (they ship nationwide). For destination weddings, stick to local florals to avoid the pollution created by transporting your blooms.
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SWEET SENSATIONS Consider serving an organic confection, like this three layered naked cake from Edith Meyer of Santa Cruz, California. Almost too good to eat, this floral decorated delicacy consists of three tiers of vanilla and chocolate cake and filled with
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By Patricia Canole
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