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Monday, April 12, 2010
Imagine spending your honeymoon hiking to waterfalls, visiting hot springs, taking awesome yoga classes and at the spa. For all that and more check out the Jungle Bay Resort and Spa in naturally stunning Dominica!
Jungle Bay Resort & Spa offers plenty of on-site activities and facilities. The property is located on 55 acres of lush tropical Jungle ready to be explored.
Jungle Bay's Mission is to enhance the natural environment and improve the livelihood of surrounding communities so that the region is improved in a sustainable way, while providing quality, comfortable nature-based experiences for their guests. Jungle Bay Resort & Spa was built and is operated in alignment with international sustainable tourism guidelines. As an alternative to traditional Caribbean tourism, the focus is on enjoyable nature-based activities and wellness of guests with quality service, guided by the principles as set by The International Ecotourism Society (TIES): TIES defines ecotourism as "responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people."
There are some different choices for you to green your honeymoon. Choose to stay in a green hotel that is supporting the local community or having corporate social responsibility.
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts's key brand value is Corporate Social Responsibility. It integrates green practices into both the physical and communal environment in countries where the resorts are located. Check out the website and find your honeymoon destination.
When people talk about green or greenish weddings they shy away from talking about the wedding dress. I think that’s because when people think “green clothing” they think hippie, and they don’t see how to reconcile their desire for a beautiful, elegant wedding dress with the image of a barefoot bride with daisies in her hair (not that there’s anything wrong with that, but it isn’t for everyone).Wearing a GREEN gown doesn't mean sacrificing style. You will be surprised when you find out how amazing these "eco-friendly" dresses are.
Inspired by several famous designers' SS2010 work, I find some similar work with eco-friendly fabrics.
All pictures above are from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
#1. Stacked Skirt Gathering and Layers
Designers focus on bunched layers and bulky fabrics sitting at the hips and thighs. This is fantastic news for the straight-framed bride, as this style creates a feminine hour glass effect.
WHERE TO GET IT
Puridee's adorable “Shanda” convertible bridal gown (above) crafted from organic fabrics and peace silks.
#2. One Shoulder Dress
Runways were awash with sassy styles, from Lanvin’s many bold, colorful pieces in everything from leopard print to huge shoulder bows, to Alexander McQueen’s short sharp shapes. Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka and Valentino also embraced the trend.
Where to get it
The cotten bride offers several one shoulder gowns. Check them out!
Moreover, I saw RecycledBride.com on the Eco-Beautiful Blog . RecycledBride is the world's first eco-friendly wedding resale website. They give brides a free, fun place to buy and sell new, sample, and gently used wedding dresses, accessories, bridesmaids gowns, decor, and more.
Do you think that selling your wedding dress can help save the world? There are 2.4 million weddings every year in the U.S. If half of the brides buy used wedding dresses, it would make a difference.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
How far will people need to travel to attend?
Do you want to send something that can remind them to save the date or just announce your engagement?
You may need a save-the-date. It is the first communication can let people know how formal your wedding will be. It also shows your taste and sense of the style---the first impression of the couple you will be. There are a lot of ways to make your save-the-date card. It can be as simple as a postcard. Couples do collect postcards and chose a different one for each person they invited. If you would like to have some privacy, you can send a mail with the save-the-date card in side. You may also combine it with a holiday card. For example, it could be a new year’s card or a Valentine’s Day card. You can take a photo of yourselves holding a sign with the date and send it with your card. You can also find chic vintage cards on Esty.com.
I have a recommendation here. Let me show you how to create an eco-friendly interlocking announcement. I found this inspiration in “the paper bride”—A book about how to do wedding D.I.Y. with paper.
Construction Paper/ Tissue Paper/ Recycled Paper
Step 1. Cut a rectangle from a piece of paper. Make sure it would fit in your envelope after being folding. Here I use the purple construction paper. (4 dollar for 96 sheets with 8 different colors) You can use a tissue paper as well.
Step 2. Fold the rectangular paper as it is showed in step 2.
Step 3. Fold the paper towards the middle line of the paper as it is showed in step 3.
Step 4. Draw 2 hearts on the paper. The one on the right is slightly larger than the one on the left.
Step 5. Cut off the half portion inside each heart. Cut the half heart on the outline of each heart just like the picture above.
Step 6. Plan your words, typesetting or hand writing, and write onto the paper. Or print several copies of your words and attach it to your cut-out card. You may also put a bit of tape or glue and paste your photo onto the card.
Step 7. Interlock the card as it is showed in step 7.
Step 8. Fold and insert the card into the envelope.
This is an easy D.I.Y save-the-date card template. You can figure out how to make it look good once you’ve figure out how it works. Your save-the-date experience will let you know how involved you want to be with your actual invitation. By sticking to the theme of this blog, just remember to use recycled materials to send out a message to your guests that your wedding is going to be a green wedding or you want to give them a green bride or groom image.
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Saturday, April 10, 2010
Source:“Cherry Blossom Elegance” Mini-Pillar Candle
History of National Cherry Blossom Festival:
The blooming of the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. has come to symbolize the natural beauty of our nation's capital city. The famous trees, a gift from Japan in 1912, signal Washington’s rite of spring with an explosion of life and color that surrounds the Tidal Basin in a sea of pale pink and white blossoms. Thousands of city residents and visitors from across the nation and around the world come here to witness the spectacle, hoping that the trees will be at the peak of bloom for the Cherry Blossom Festival.
Spring is in the air, and you can bring it to your table with these beautiful, cherry blossom themes inspired by Japanese Sakura in bloom. You can make this theme as subtle or overpowering as you like, but here are a few item you might want to introduce to your green spring wedding:
Some nice pictures of the bride and gloom together under the cherry trees, a stunning hand-crafted sakura tiered cake, lovely sakura invites from Etsy, customised wine bottles with these cute sakura stickers, cherry blossom crockery,sandalwood fan and pink Cherry Blossom light from blend boutique.
Fill your home with the decadent, light floral fragrance of Japanese Cherry Blossom using a decorative and natural scent diffuser from Body Shop. Get a stunning cake taste as good as it looks. L'OCCITANE Cherry Blossom Eau de Toilette uses the Luberon cherry. The extract obtained is very rich in AHA fruit acids and sugars. It therefore has hydrating properties.
The picture on the top left was taken by me. I like the small flowers. They look so lovely.In Japan, the cherry tree is a symbol of integrity, modesty and courtesy. The unique window cling on the right top can be used on any glass surface. Here is a great way to personalize the windows of your getaway car in a sophisticated manner. Also, consider using these on the windows of church doors or reception halls to help direct your guests. Check out Cherry Blossom Window Cling at Bliss Wedings Market .
The cherry blossoms are so lovely that you may want to decorate your tables with cherry blossoms, don't break the branches of the lovely trees. You can make Origami Cherry/Sakura Blossoms. See the pattern and instruction on Flirty Guide or you can purchase high quality imitation cherry blossoms (sakura) from Bliss Weddings Market. The Silk Cherry Blossom Petals Toss make a lovely flower toss for your cherry blossom wedding! Whether scattered down the aisle by your adorable flower girl, tossed by your wedding guests as you exit or sprinkled on tabletops, the effect is fresh and romantic.
Hey, if you are getting married this spring, why not have a Cherry Blossom theme wedding?