Green Weddings: Going green for your wedding is not only trendy it is environmentally responsible! Planning a green wedding doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style! Easy ways to make eco-chic decisions for your wedding include: Organic food: Plan an dinner menu that features 100% organic foods. Hire a cater or chef that can create a delicious organic dinner for your guests. Green stationery: Choose recycled or cotton paper for your wedding invitations. Add natural embellishments such as dried flowers or natural fiber (cotton, silk ) ribbon instead of synthetic materials such as satin ribbon or rhinestones. The Classic Invitation offers a variety of options for eco friendly wedding stationery. We also are proud to offer beautiful recyled and FSC certified papers and are happy to say that we have our paper delivered to our studio using carbon neutral shipping! Visit www.theclassicinvitation.com to request more details on “green” wedding invitations. Center pieces: Use potted plants such as seasonal flowers, sculpted bushes or herbs that can be replanted by your guests after the wedding is over. Favors: A great favor are small trees that can be planted by your guests to help reduce the planets carbon load. Visit the National Arbor Day Foundation’s website to order bulk trees and support a great non-profit organization. Plantamemory.com also offers a great selection of eco wedding favors. Gift Ideas: A great idea is adopting an Olive tree in the name of the couple, they get a bottle of olive oil from the orchard and your gift supports an olive orchard www.texashillcountryoliveco.com. Create a wedding registry for organic linens and household goods that are made from bamboo and other sustainable materials.
Furniture for your Wedding Reception: Comfortable gathering areas for wedding pictures and lounging during the reception have become very trendy for 2009 weddings and is sure to be hot look for 2010 weddings…couches, chaise lounges, pillows, ottomans and even beds create a chic, relaxed environment for your reception. Canopies help to create an intimate setting for an outdoor wedding reception. They also help to provide relief from the sun during a daytime reception.
Purple!! This wedding season Purple is sure to be the “it” color! It is after all the color of royalty and what bride doesn’t want to feel like a Queen on her wedding day! The most fabulous find this season is the absolutely gorgeous purple Vera Wang wedding dress featured in the picture below. It is a great alternative to the traditional white or ivory wedding gown and is sure to be a show stopper! Or if the purple wedding dress is too bold for your taste, why not try purple bridal shoes? When choosing flowers for your wedding purple roses are my absolute favorite! If you have never smelled a purple rose it has a fragrance like no other rose. Choosing purple roses for your wedding is truly a decision that you will never regret.
All White Wedding: An all white wedding is a chic theme for 2010. In your wedding invitations ask guests to wear all white attire to the wedding. Request formal or informal attire based on the type of wedding you have chosen to have. Select white flowers, white linens, white center pieces, white isle runners and even white stationery to complete the look.
Colorful Bridal Shoes! A trend that we are really digging for the 2010 wedding season are colorful shoes! Instead of the traditional white or ivory bridal shoes to match the wedding dress, colorful shoes are making a big statement this season. Express your personality with colorful heels while still honoring tradition in a classic wedding dress. My favorite heels are the Zebra print Manolo Blahnik’s. The best reason for selecting a non-white bridal shoe is that because it is your wedding shoe you can splurge a little more than you would on a normal pair of shoes and with fabulous heels like these you can actually wear them again!
By: Sheila Elizabeth www.theclassicinvitation.com