All posts tagged: eco-friendly

Vintage Wedding Finds

Today I was doing some vintage hunting and found a lot of amazing items but my absolute FAVOURITE is this Demetrios wedding gown! The embroidery on this dress is stunning. The colour combination of the vintage ivory fabric with the classic pastel embroidery is eye catching  but does not detract from the elegance of the gown. I LOVE this dress! What do you all think?? Love it or leave it? -Britney

New Year’s New Beginning

Happy New Year! I have to admit that I’m a total sucker for New Year’s! I love the idea of wrapping up everything (good and bad) from the previous year, letting it go, and moving forward. “And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.” –Rainer Maria Rilke Looking back at 2016 there were some AMAZING things! My husband and I bought out first home, sent a sister off to University, watched three more siblings graduate, helped my brother and his Fiancé move into their first home, found out my husband’s diagnosis was incorrect and actually non-existent and so so much more! There are, of course, the not so awesome things but these come with the good. Now, 2017! My biggest goal is to minimize. Minimize things (we’ve been in this house since May so HOW is it already full of crap!?), minimize stress, minimize workloads, minimize worries etc. I’ve realized that until I make some extra room in my life that I can’t possibly take on anything else. So …

Eco Friendly Wedding Vendors Wanted

Calling all Canadian Eco Friendly wedding vendors! As 2016 wraps up I am preparing for the New Year with plans on expanding Eco Bride Project and I am looking for some help from you wonderful Eco Friendly artisans out there! I’ve been in contact with many of you over the past few years offering item highlights to show my followers and now I’d like to take our relationship to the next step (lol)! If you are a vendor who makes/sells eco-friendly products online and you’re intrigued and want to get in touch please leave me your e-mail in the comments below or e-mail me at ecobrideproject@gmail.com and I will send my project proposal. If you’re on board, this is a business opportunity to help us both expand and reach more clientele. The eco-friendly community is wonderful but is still growing (especially in the wedding industry) and I’d live to use our business relationship to reach more people and spread the word. Looking forward to speaking with you all! As always, thank you for reading and …

Eco-Friendly Bridesmaid Gifts

  Having your friends stand beside you on your wedding day is truly an honour. These people have been a part of your life (maybe for a lifetime or a short time… doesn’t matter) but these are the people (or person) that you’ve asked to stand with you—so how do you say thank you? The “thank you” aspect of the wedding process is crucial. The “thank you” etiquette as stated by Emily Post’s 18th edition (highly recommend this book for anyone interested in etiquette) the “thank you” should be done in writing and done quickly (Post 630). For the bridal party gift giving timeframe there are typically two times that are traditional to give the gift. The first is on the morning of the wedding while you’re all getting ready together and the second is at the rehearsal dinner where you would give the gift after you toast each of your attendants. Now that you know the importance and the traditional etiquette of the “thank you” you might still be at a loss as to what to …

Press Release: Eco Bride Project’s Green Wedding Certification

The Green Bride Guide, the country’s leading green wedding resource, announced today that Britney Blomquist, owner of the Eco Bride Project, will help make Fort Saskatchewan’s wedding’s greener as the area’s first Certified Green Wedding Professional. Certified Green Wedding Professionals help brides make simple substitutions that decrease the impact of their events on the planet. The average wedding produces 63 tons of CO2 and 400- 600 lbs of garbage, but the number of couples seeking eco-friendly alternatives is growing rapidly. According to a recent report by David’s Bridal, 78% of brides are taking steps to include eco-friendly elements in their weddings – from using recycled paper for their invitations and programs, to incorporating local food into their menus and taking green honeymoons. Kate L. Harrison, Founder of Green Bride Guide, created the course because her company was having trouble finding vendors to meet the growing demand of the 400,000+ brides using her site every year. “Green has become mainstream,” said Harrison, “but wedding professionals have been slow to catch up. Britney is a real leader in the …

What is a “Green Wedding?”

When people ask me “what does it mean to plan a Green Wedding” they kind of have these perplexed looks on their faces as if they are expecting this long and complicated explanation when really, it’s pretty simple!   The simple answer is this: Choosing to plan a green wedding means that you and your partner have made the decision to plan a celebration with a smaller negative impact on the environment. For some couples this means that the invitations are made from 100% pcw or are sent via e-mail to skip waste all together, that they are wearing completely eco-friendly attire, that the bouquets are locally grown without pesticides, that their guests carpool to the venue in electric cars, and that they show up in a horse drawn carriage, that the venue is in one location to lower gas emissions, that the dinner is locally sourced, organic, and vegan, that there is little to no waste at the end of the evening (and the waste that is left is recycled and donated) and then …

Guest Blogger Wanted

We’re looking for a few guest bloggers to add to our blog in the next coming weeks! If you’re a Wedding Blogger or are interested in Weddings, Sustainable Living, or think you’ve got something related then please e-mail Britney at ecobrideproject@gmail.com with the header “Guest Blogger.” Entries will be subject to approval.  Looking forward to hearing from you! Eco Bride Project