Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Real Green Wedding: Personal Choices, Perfect Celebration

Rebecca Rice and Greg Brensilver were married May 9, 2009 at a private residence in Carmichael, CA.

About the Couple
Both social workers, the bride and groom were introduced by a professor of social work who accurately suspected they would be a perfect match. They maintained a long distance relationship for two years, Greg in Los Angeles and Rebecca in San Francisco. Instead of letting this interfere with their romance, the couple instead used it as a way to share their mutual love of the outdoors. They met every two weeks at a campground or hiking destination somewhere in between their two homes. Rebecca says their "first night together was spent in a tent at 9,000 feet in the Eastern Sierras."

The Decision to Go Green
Rebecca put it simply: "We wanted our wedding to reflect who we are and the lives we lead. We wanted our celebration to be a relatively accurate representation of [our life together]." Like so many eco-friendly couples, Greg and Rebecca realized that a wasteful celebration was not the way to begin a sustainable marriage. They also made other choices that were meaningful to them but might have broken with more traditional wedding practices. The result was a very special event for all who attended.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sayidaty: The American Wedding Goes Eco-Friendly

The Green Bride Guide was part of this article on green weddings in Sayidaty - a popular Middle Eastern magazine. Click here to read this article on global green wedding trends.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Real Green Wedding: Lakefront Love Story

Stephanie Calhoun and Shane Guitar were married on May 8, 2009 at the Killarney Lake Lodge in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

About the Couple
Stephanie and Shane's wedding has been a long time coming. They met in high school, when they were introduced by Stephanie's best friend, and were friends for three years before they started dating in University. All told, the couple was together for seventeen years before they finally decided to make it official! "The wedding was truly a celebration of our friendship, our love, and all of those people who supported us along the way, and continue to support us now," says the bride.

The Decision to Go Green
The couple decided on a "semi-small" wedding to minimize their celebration's footprint as much as possible. Since both the bride and groom have always been concerned about the environment, they opted for a simpler wedding and made eco-friendly choices. With several family members traveling to the wedding from out of town, Stephanie and Shane were also committed to neutralizing the impact as best they could.

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Monday, August 10, 2009

5 Green Wedding Tweets to Follow

Thanks to TreadLight for including us in this article on green Twitters. You can follow The Green Bride Guide's tweets by clicking here!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Real Green Wedding: Love on The Lawn

Hedda, who is from New Hampshire, and Ben, from Brooklyn, met in Anthropology class at Bates College. Now, Hedda is studying to be a veterinarian and Ben has started his own software company, Workstreamer.

The Decision to Go Green
As a couple, Hedda and Ben are inherently mindful of their impact on the environment. Hedda attributes that largely to the proactive and progressive attitude at Bates, which promotes recycling, and urges students to have a “green conscience.” Because of this, the bride and groom made their wedding day choices carefully. As Hedda says, “We mostly did only the things we REALLY wanted. I think our attempts to be green were driven by our attempts to not be wasteful.”

Ben and Hedda chose Amanda Herzberger, from Orchard Cove Photography. The bride raves, "Amanda is the best EVER! I cannot emphasize this enough!"

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