Archive for November, 2011

Win your green wedding

The Green Wedding Givaway is a breath of fresh air in amongst the ‘don’t tell the bride’-type programmes where the catch is that you loose all control over your wedding (as handing the reins to the groom is pretty much losing control, right!)

Clay Hill Farm in Maine, US, wants to give a couple a chance for a gorgeous wedding with green credentials, at their venue, all expenses paid. The grand prize includes outdoor wedding venue, ceremony, reception, wedding photography, bridal jewellery, wedding video, flowers and voucher for a green gift list. Anyone can enter and couples just need to answer 3 questions and submit a creative piece demonstrating their commitment to the environment.

The venue who are putting on the competition, Clay Hill Farm, are certified as a natural wildlife habitat and bird sanctuary. They hope the competition will showcase the collective small steps of real people committed to reducing environmental impact, leading to big change in our local and global community – a big ask, but as has been said: ‘one small step for a man…’

If only the whole wedding industry would have this commitment to change – either toward positive environmental care, or at least to helping couples have a unique and personal day.


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If you are setting up your wedding gift list then you are probably on the look out for exciting, contemporary, greener home wares, decorating materials and home basics.

Greener Abode is an online retailer offering products which are handmade or manufactured by small, independent designers and companies that are committed to creating modern, innovative designs with greener credentials. From small utensils to benches, beds and desks, you could furnish your entire new home here.

Choosing only the most stylish pieces, there is none of the hair-shirt image of previous eco design. As many of the pieces are handmade or unusual, each one has a story to tell and will make your home unique and styled with imagination.

Other pieces don’t wear their eco credentials on their sleeve. These stealth sustainability supporters include wallpaper, upholstered vintage chairs and contemporary beds – your friends won’t believe you when you tell them how green they are.

Adding some of these pieces to your online gift list will spread the word – enabling your guests to see the bredth of eco design out there, whilst also creating your ideal eco home from the wedding gifts they buy for you.

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