Organic Weddings: Balancing Ecology, Style and Tradition [NOOK Book]

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Every year in the United States, over 2.4 million people get married, fueling a wedding industry estimated at -seventy billion dollars per year. Until now, there had been no readily available help for those wanting their wedding celebrations to reflect their environmental and social awareness by balancing ecology, style and tradition.

Organic Weddings fills this gap by providing alternatives to the excessive and synthetic wedding industry machine while still enabling couples to ...

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Organic Weddings: Balancing Ecology, Style and Tradition

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Overview

Every year in the United States, over 2.4 million people get married, fueling a wedding industry estimated at -seventy billion dollars per year. Until now, there had been no readily available help for those wanting their wedding celebrations to reflect their environmental and social awareness by balancing ecology, style and tradition.

Organic Weddings fills this gap by providing alternatives to the excessive and synthetic wedding industry machine while still enabling couples to incorporate time-honored traditions, as well as meaningful details, that celebrate the bride and groom’s own style and values. The book presents new ideas and product information, interviews with eco-leaders, real wedding stories, and tips from eco-brides that can be readily shared with relatives and other wedding decision-makers. Topics covered include:

planning and budgeting wedding attire from natural fibers holistic beauty and natural products tree-free invitations and stationery earth-friendly locations and décor ceremonies and vows organic food and beverages favors, flowers, and eco-gifts honeymoons, green hotels, and eco-travel newlyweds, sustainable living, values investing, and natural homes.

Packed with beautiful black-and-white and color photographs, this refreshing book will inspire those planning all varieties of wedding, from backyard to black tie. It will especially appeal to those wanting their valuable wedding purchases to reflect environmentally and socially responsible choices, while also showcasing the fun and style of conscientious celebrations.

Michelle Kozin is founder and president of Organic Weddings, Inc., the only comprehensive online wedding resource for couples living healthy, natural lifestyles with regard for the environment. An MBA, with experience as a change management consultant, event planner, and designer, she lives in Boston, MA.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550924039
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments IX
Chapter 1 Why Organic Weddings? 1
Ecology in the Balance
Your Style, Your Values
Keeping Traditions and Creating Purpose
Chapter 2 Planning Calendar and Budget Basics 11
Planning Calendar Checklist
Consumption Dysfunction
Budgel Basics
Chapter 3 Eco-chic--Brides and Beyond 25
Fashion Fundamentals
Natural Beauty: In and Out
Gems and Jewels
Eco-chic on the Go
Chapter 4 Tree-free and Recycled Invitations 43
Reasons for Recyded
Free-free is Terrific
Piece it Together
Think about the Ink
Chapter 5 A Ceremony to Cherish 55
The Purpose of Ritual
Ceremony Essentials
Location and Setting
Harmonious Music
Chapter 6 Receptions and Parties 71
Setting and Style
Fabulous Food
Organic Beverages
Music and Enter tainment
Zero Waste and Renewable Energy
Chapter 7 Delightful Details 91
The Power of Flowers
Fun with Favors
Green Gitts to Give and Get
Chapter 8 Honeymoon and Wedding Travel 113
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Understanding Ecotourism
Improving Conventional Travel
Chapter 9 Newlyweds and Natural Living 131
Lifestyles of the Sustainable and Stylish
The Eco-comforts of Home
Greener Money with Socially Responsible Investing
Eating for Health and Happiness
Appendices 159
Chez Panisse Seasonal Foods Calendar 159
Resources Directory 164
Click to Learn 175
Photo Credits 176
Index 178
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