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The paper is embedded with wildflowers seeds.

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One of the worst case scenario for your wedding ceremony...

Working with a florist for your Green Wedding

Confirm exactly what flowers you want and don't want for the wedding; some suggestions: bridal bouquet, bridesmaid bouques, nosegay for the mothers, boutonnieres for the groom, groomsmen, ushers, and father's centerpieces, entrance (for the reception and ceremony), restroom(s), additional wedding party rooms.
  • Find out if they ever work with organic and/or sustainable growth flowers/farms.
  • Will they tell you who their flower suppliers are; can they source locally
  • Are they willing to pick up and donate leftover flowers to charities for minimum fee
  • Can you use your own vessels (vases/bowls)
  • Ask them not to use the green gardeners foam, as this can not be recycled
  • Let them know you would like to be able to eliminate any unnecessary waste from your arrangements, using floral wire and other devices render the arrangements unable to be composted, so keep things simple.
(excerpt from Eco-Chic weddings, Emily Elizabeth Anderson)

Have you ever thought about recycled paper wedding invitations?

As beautiful, very eco-friendly and completly sustainable.

Most of you think of this kind of invite for 100% recycled paper.

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Timeless and elegant, these seeded paper wedding table cards will make a great impression.  

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The Top 10 Amazing Eco-chic Honeymoons! (part 3)

7. Bora Bora
Located on a private white sand in Bora Bora's turquoise lagoon, the Eden Beach Hotel opened in 2001 with just fifteen bungalows. This environtmentally friendly hotel relies on solar energy and practices recycling and autonomous water management. An ideal place to get away from it all.
www.borabora.net ~ 689-605760

8. Argentina
Yacuting Lodge is an environmentally friendly property featuring a private wildlife nature reserve located in the heart of the Argentinean rainforest, surrounded by the Iguazu National Park. The wildlife and nature reserve aera, covering 1400 acres, is part of the protected rainforest shared by Brazil and Argentina and known as the "green corridor". The lodge has comfortable and uniquely designed suites, a restaurant, bars, and a pool - all of which are designed to be in perfect balance with the surrounding nature.

9. St. John, Virgin Islands
The Maho Bay Camps have 114 ocean side tent cottages are the ultimate in environmental retreats. The island of St John is itself a veritable nature preserve, and this resort is considered to be the best eco-resort in the Caribbean. Enjoy beautiful beaches, hiking trails, and exceptional views of the ocean and Virgin Islands National Park.
www.maho.org ~ 1-800-392-9004

The Top 10 Amazing Eco-chic Honeymoons! (part 2)

4. Fiji
The Fiji Resort is owned by the son of the late Jacques Cousteau. Jean-Michel is dedicated to sharing his love of land, ocean, and culture, and his commitment to preservation. Jean-Michel's passion for his indigenous people of Fiji, their culture, traditions, warmth, and natural hospitality have led him to create an eco-friendly resort with a unique environmental philosophy. www.Fijiresort.com ~ 1.800.246.3454

5. San Francisco
The Hotel Triton in San Francisco has twenty-four rooms with organic cotton towels and energy-saving motion sensor lights. www.hoteltriton.com ~ 1.415.394.0500

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is located on Dhuni Kolhu Island in the Baa Atoll of the Maldives. Surrounded by white sandy beaches, the hotel comprises 98 luxury villas, including twelve lagoon villas with open-air garden bathrooms, private terraces, and large plunge pools. www.cocopalm.com ~ 960-23-00-11

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The Top 10 Amazing Eco-chic Honeymoons! (part 1)

1. Big Sky Country
The Papoose Creek Lodge in Cameron, Montana, is a gourmet experience in the great outdoors. With a main lodge and comfortable private cabins, you can spend your time exploring the beautiful terrain and dining on world class cuisine. Everything is done with eco-focus _ from naturalist talks, to horseback riding, to the local ingredients used in the meals. www.papoosecreek.com

2. Belize
Take an eco-approach to exploring coral reefs in Belize. You can be a part of the efforts to collect data about the coral reef environment along a piece of the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. Stay in beach cabanas with private bathrooms at Blackbird Caye, Belize. www.oceanic-society.org

3. Africa
High end tourism lodges that enable the local communities to work their way out of extreme poverty are cropping up in Africa. The Guludo Beach Lodge in Mozambique was the first of these lodges to open. You can dive in the pristine coral reefs, explore the islands, and soak up the rich local culture while taking in the vast African landscape. bespokeExperience.com

Our Favorite French Champagne

Krug Champagne

Krug Champagne Grand Cuvee, Sparkling Wine, Champagne, France, 750ml
Krug Champagne "Clos de Mesnil" 1995 Sparkling Wine, Champagne, France, 750ml
Krug Vintage Champagne 1995, France, 750ml

oet and Chandon "Dom Perignon" Champagne
Dom Perignon Champagne, Moet and Chandon, France
Dom Perignon Rose Champagne, Moet and Chandon, France, 750ml

Moet and Chandon Champagne
Moet and Chandon White Star, Champagne, France, 750ml
Moet and Chandon Nectar, Champagne, France, 750ml

Perrier Jouet
Perrier Jouet Champagne Flower Bottle and Champagne Flute Gift Set
Perrier Jouet "La Cuvée Belle Epoque", Flower Bottle, Champagne, France, 750ml
Perrier Jouet "La Cuvée Belle Epoque Rosé", Flower Bottle, Champagne, France, 750ml
Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut Champagne, Champagne, France, 750ml

Taittinger Champagne
Taittinger Brut La Française, Champagne, France, 750ml
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs, 1998, France, 750ml
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rose, France, 750ml

Veuve Clicquot Champagne
Veuve Clicquot "La Grande Dame", Sparkling Wine, Champagne, France, 750ml
Veuve Clicquot Champagne,"La Grande Dame" Brut Rose, Sparkling Wine, Champagne, France, 750ml
Veuve Clicquot Vintage Reserve, Champagne, France, 750ml
Veuve Clicquot, Brut "Yellow Label" Champagne, France
Veuve Clicquot Rose Vintage Champagne, France, 750ml
Veuve Clicquot Demi Sec, Champagne, France, 750ml

Eco-chic wedding beauty tips

Avoid Toxic Ingredients: Some perfumes and other fraganced beauty products contain phthalates, which are suspected of causing cancer, birth defects, and irritation, and are present in many personal care products.

Try hydrosols: a hydrosol is the water that remains after using steam or water distillation to create an essential oil, which can be used as facial toners or in other skin-care products. It can also be used as light cologne or body spray.

Find non-toxic products: There are a number of chemical-free beauty product alternatives. Some are in the form of essential oils, many of which have been used to trigger positive psychological and physical reactions. Aromas such as bergamot, grapefruit, jasmine, and lavender, for instance, all smell great and have also been reported to help reduce stress, while cypress and orange are support confidence. Organically grown essential oils are much healthier for the environment, the people who cultivate them, and the people who use them.

Support companies doing good
: Choose products from companies like Burt's Bees, Kiss my Face, Jasons products, Avalon Organics. All of these companies have signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, a pledge that their products are free of chemicals known or suspected of causing cancer, mutation, or birth defects.

Avoid Benzoyl Peroxide: This ingredient often causes excessive dryness of the skin, and salicylic acid is a notorious skin irritant - both of which are found in non-natural pimple creams.

Source: eco-chic weddings - E. Anderson

Plantable wedding invitations

ForeverFiances is proud to offer a beautiful collection of plantable invitations for wedding and marriage announcement, the world exclusive green invitation, with wildflowers seeds embedded paper! Made in California. Above, the Sea Shell collection.

Have you thought about a garden wedding?

One way to save money on wedding flowers is to get married outdoors in a flower garden or other natural setting, and use the natural beauty of the site in lieu of floral arrangements. Lovely surroundings (ocean view, flowers galore...) create magical wedding location. No other decoration is needed!

Ideas for San Diego: Mount Cabrillo in Point Loma, La Jolla Shores...

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Love Poems - Plablo Neruda

Here I Love you

Here I love you.
In the dark pines the wind disentangles itself.
The moon glows like phosphorous on the vagrant waters.
Days, all one kind, go chasing each other.

The snow unfurls in dancing figures.
A silver gull slips down from the west.
Sometimes a sail. High, high stars.

Oh the black cross of a ship.
Sometimes I get up early and even my soul is wet.
Far away the sea sounds and resounds.
This is a port.
Here I love you.
Here I love you and the horizon hides you in vain.
I love you still among these cold things.
Sometimes my kisses go on those heavy vessels
that cross the sea towards no arrival.
I see myself forgotten like those old anchors.
The piers sadden when the afternoon moors there.
My life grows tired, hungry to no purpose.
I love what I do not have. You are so far.
My loathing wrestles with the slow twilights.
But night comes and starts to sing to me.

The moon turns its clockwork dream.
The biggest stars look at me with your eyes.
And as I love you, the pines in the wind
want to sing your name with their leaves of wire.

- Pablo Neruda

Back from France

To Celebrate our wedding anniversary, Brande & I went to the South of France, Cassis. You will find below pictures of the hotel Roches Blanches in Cassis, where we had our reception. An extraordinary place on earth!

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Indian Wedding Invitations

Indian Wedding Invitations

Are you having an Indian Wedding? We have you covered. Come see what we have to offer in our unique wedding invitation selection, specifically tailored for your Indian Wedding. Full personalization to make a unique and custom invitation, however you may like it!

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Floral Grace - Watercolor Wedding Invitations

Our watercolor wedding invitations are gorgeous. A beautiful collage of wildflowers, leaves and ferns are sure to brighten up your special day.

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Eco-chic wedding invitations

# Invitations and Other Paper Products Use invitations made of biodegradable, seed-embedded paper that can be planted to grow flowers.
# Opt for tree-free paper such as that made from hemp, bamboo, banana stalk, sugarcane, coffee beans, organic cotton, and recycled denim.
# Use recycled paper, processed without chlorine, for your invitations, programs, placecards and thank you notes, and ask guests to recycle them.
# Go digital! Send your save-the-date cards and invitations by e-mail, and request RSVPs by the same method, or by phone.
# Instead of the traditional multi-component invitations and reply cards, use a self-mailer format such as a postcard.
# Forego the personalized napkins, matchbooks and wedding favor gift tags at your reception tables. The printing can be environmentally harmful, not to mention expensive for you. Go with plain white napkins or those made of linen.

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Eco-chic wedding: what about flowers?

Most people are not aware that commercially grown flowers often have been propagated with heavy doses of chemical fertilizers and herbicides. Fortunately, organic growers and florists are now on the rise. Seabreeze Organic Farm located in San Diego offers many different types of flowers, depending upon the season.

Consider using potted plants and flowers as decorations instead of single-use, cut flowers. Using succulents in your table decorations and pieces is not only unique, but succulent cuttings can be potted after the event and live on in the garden for many years. Plus, succulents are low water use plants!
"San Diego Natural Guide, 2008)

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Have you said eco-friendly ring?

The ring, a symbol of a committed relationship, poses a problem for eco-conscious couples. The production of one simple gold ring can be the product of over 20 tons of mine waste! A diamond may have been mined under unethical conditions and the profit from its sale may go to fund arms trades in war ravaged countries. When shopping for rings, ask how you can purchase gold mined in ways to reduce both the pollution of the environment and the exploitation of workers. Many online stores such as www.greenkarat.com and www.eco-gold.net offer ecologically and socially responsible created wedding rings that include rings that are Certified Fair Trade, made from recycled gold, "eco-gold & Platinum", and diamonds that are Certified Conflict Free. Rings previously owned by family members often have a vintage appeal as sentimental value. Buying a pre-owned rind is also an option that saves both money and environmental resources. (Source San Diego Natural Guide, 2008)

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- Wedding Prayer - by Stuart Macfarlane

As we come together through marriage,

May we stay together through love,

And in the twilight of our years,

May our love sustain us,

Companionship nourish us,

And bless us with happiness,

And when heaven claims our souls,

May our love continue for all eternity.

What are rain cards?

These cards are enclosed when guests are invited to an outdoor ceremony and/or reception, informing them of an alternate location in case of bad weather. As with other enclosures, rain cards should be placed in front of the invitation, facing the back flap and the person inserting them. They should be printed on the same quality paper and in the same style as the invitation itself.

Seating / Place cards

Seating/place cards are used to let guests know where they should be seated at the reception and are a good way of putting people together so they feel most comfortable. Place cards should be laid out alphabetically on a table at the entrance to the reception. Each card should correspond to a table -- either by number, color, or other identifying factor. Each table should be marked accordingly.

Options: Select a traditional or contemporary design for your place cards, depending on the style of your wedding.

Regardless of the design, place cards must contain the same information: the bride and groom's names on the first line; the date on the second line; the third line is left blank for you to write in the guest's name; and the fourth line is for the table number, color, or other identifying factor.

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Pew Cards - do you need them?

Pew cards may be used to let special guests and family members know they are to be seated in the reserved section on either the bride's sidhttp://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gife or the groom's side. These are most typically seen in large, formal ceremonies. Guests should take this card to the ceremony and show it to the ushers, who should then escort them to their seats.

Options: Pew cards may indicate a specific pew number if specific seats are assigned, or may read "Within the Ribbon" if certain pews are reserved but no specific seat is assigned.

Things To Consider: Pew cards may be inserted along with the invitation, or may be sent separately after the RSVPs have been returned. It is often easier to send them after you have received all RSVPs so you know how many reserved pews will be needed.


Wedding Poem by Kabir Helminski

This Marriage - Ode 2667

May these vows and this marriage be blessed.
May it be sweet milk,
this marriage, like wine and halvah.
May this marriage offer fruit and shade
like the date palm.
May this marriage be full of laughter,
our every day a day in paradise.
May this marriage be a sign of compassion,
a seal of happiness here and hereafter.
May this marriage have a fair face and a good name,
an omen as welcome
as the moon in a clear blue sky.
I am out of words to describe
how spirit mingles in this marriage.

Kabir Helminski "Love is a Stranger" Threshold Books, 1993

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Announcement cards, what you need to know

Announcements are not obligatory but serve a useful purpose. They may be sent to friends who are not invited to the wedding because the number of guests must be limited, or because they live too far away. They may also be sent to acquaintances who, while not particularly close to the family, might still wish to know of the marriage.

Announcements are also appropriate for friends and acquaintances who are not expected to attend and for whom you do not want to give an obligation of sending a gift. They should include the day, month, year, city, and state where the ceremony took place.

Things To Consider: Announcements should never be sent to anyone who has received an invitation to the ceremony or the reception. They are printed on the same paper and in the same style as the invitations. They should be addressed before the wedding and mailed the day of or the day after the ceremony.

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Personalized Invitations

All of our invitations at ForeverFiances have the ability to be personalized. Add your own text, colors and font choices. There are so many options, you may have a difficult time narrowing it down! Come browse our extraordinary invitations today!

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Thank you notes - part 2


Regardless of whether the bride has thanked the donor in person or not, she must write a thank-you note for every gift received.

Things To Consider: Order thank-you notes along with your other stationery at least four months before your wedding. You should order some with your maiden initials for thank-you notes sent before the ceremony, and the rest with your married initials for notes sent after the wedding and for future use. Send thank-you notes within two weeks of receiving a gift that arrives before the wedding, and within two months after the honeymoon for gifts received on or after your wedding day. Be sure to mention the gift you received in the body of the note and let the person know how much you like it and what you plan to do with it.

Don't forget to budget stamps for response cards as well as for invitations!

Things To Consider: Don't order stamps until you have had the post office weigh your completed invitation. It may exceed the size and weight for one stamp. Order commemorative stamps that fit the occasion.

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The art of Thank you cards

Thank you notes should be personally handwritten and remember they are "notes", so don't feel like you have to write individual letters to everyone. Because each thank you will be different, we're not going to tell you what to put on it. We're just going to give you a couple of suggestions on what should be on it.


* The date that you are actually writing the note.
* For an informal thank-you, use the name as it is written on the gift card given to you. Example, the individual's name is Robert, but on the gift's card he wrote "From Bobby", then on your thank you it would be "Dear Bobby..."
* On a formal thank you, you would put "Dear Mr. & Mrs. Smith..."
* Mention the gift in your thank you "Thank you very much for the lovely candle sticks ..."
* Mention what you'll use the gift for "We'll have many romantic nights with those lovely candles ..."
* Whomever is writing thank you is the one to sign the card "Love Ashley"
* Include both of your names in the card "John and I will think of you every time we make a toast ..."
* Closing terms could be , "Sincerely Ashley", "Love Ashley", "Affectionately, Ashley".

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Secret Garden Wedding Invitations - Enchanting Times

A new favorite All in One invitation, Enchanting Times has been causing a buzz around the blogosphere. Imagine a beautiful secret garden at night, you and your fiance, surrounded by your friends and family, the perfect love scene. Some say the key to happiness is finding your true love. Celebrate your blessings with these unique wedding invitations.

Enchanting Times

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Hand Drawn Poppies Wedding Suite

Our hand drawn poppies wedding suite is perfect for couples with a romantic and vibrant style. J. Prats studio designed a classic wedding suite with you in mind. This eye catching design features a pair of beautiful hand-drawn poppies in gorgeous colors. The featured colors are Deep Purple and Wild Berry.

Hand Drawn Poppies

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