Monday, September 29, 2008

Win a Free Premium Photo Album from The Wedding Lens

There's a new photo sharing site, The Wedding Lens, and they are offering the chance for one lucky couple to receive a free premium album.

The Wedding Lens is a photo sharing site specifically designed for weddings. They are relatively new and they are trying to help couples make their weddings a bit greener while collecting more photo memories.

They are a replacement for the plastic disposable wedding cameras that many people use at weddings to get guests to take photos. Disposable cameras are not very "green", even the ones that are recyclable or reusable need plastic to be made, they take up a lot of cost and resources. Plus the photos that are taken all need to be printed, many of which are not photos the couple generally want. That all adds up to a lot of waste.

The Wedding Lens works this way:
  • The bride and groom can customize a FREE or premium ($49.95) album with their relevant details
  • Then they upload the email addresses of their guests.
  • About a week before the wedding, The Wedding Lens sends their guests an email encouraging them to bring a digital camera to the wedding to take plenty of photos.
  • The day after the wedding The Wedding Lens sends out another email reminding the guests to upload all of the cool photos they took of the bride and groom to their album. Average albums get about 500 to 600 photos and some get as many as 1200.

    Get more details and check out the features here.

The Wedding Lens is offering a free premium album to one of my lucky readers. All you have to do is email me right away at and give me some details about what efforts you are taking to green your wedding, either a little or a lot it doesn't matter, just send me an email before Friday, October 10th and I'll pick a winner from the entries and announce the winner on Monday October 13.

The free album must be redeemed by January 1st, 2009 so this is perfect for any green brides out there getting married this fall and early winter.

Again to enter just send me an email at with "The Wedding Lens Contest" in the subject line.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

How to Get Married in Green by Suzan St Maur

UK brides you now have a wonderful resource to help you plan your green wedding. How to Get Married in Green: Have an Eco-Friendly Wedding Without Compromising on Style is a fabulous green wedding planning book by Suzan St Maur.

You might think it strange that I'm promoting another green wedding planning book when my own comes out in December but every writer, while still offering some of the same basic green information, has their own voice and their own take on green weddings. You'll find something different in every book. So far I've read every book on green wedding planning (except The Green Bride Guide which isn't out yet) in addition to writing my own. Each one has wonderful and unique advice. Some offer how-to advice, DIY sections, recipes and more.

Suzan's book is geared toward British brides, full of British resources, companies and websites that are not in my book, since my book was written from an American point of view with mostly American websites and resources though I do include the UK site Ethical Weddings and several UK retailers as well as some Canadian ones like Botanical Paperworks. (Which by the way, since I live in Michigan, Canada is my closest neighbor, it takes me 30 minutes to get to Canada but over an hour to get to the nearest neighboring US State, so to me Canada is more a nice neighbor than another country).

In Suzan's book you'll find great green advice on: jewelry (jewellery to you UK brides to be), pre wedding parties, the location of your wedding and reception, stationery, clothing, cosmetics, gifts, flowers, decorations, the ceremony, the reception, the food, drinks (even recipes for organic cocktails), photography, transportation and the honeymoon. Everything you need to help you plan a green wedding in the UK but most of the information is can be used to help you plan a green wedding anywhere.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Botanical Paperworks for Your Eco-Friendly Wedding Needs

Looking for something beyond recycled paper or tree free paper choices for your wedding? How about paper that blooms into beautiful flowers?

Botanical Paperworks has a beautiful selection of handmade seeded, plantable invitations, plantable favors, guest books, and beautiful quill pens and dipping ink to go along with your unique guest book.

Botanical Paperworks also has a DIY section full of craft projects and articles for the bride (or groom) to be.

Drop by Botanical Paperworks today and see for yourself how your wedding stationary needs can be blooming with love.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Drop by Creatively Green

Hello everyone. Make sure you drop by my new blog, Creatively Green, for all kinds of posts about my green life including product reviews, advice, and all kinds of links to green stuff, plus posts that consist of my miscelaneous ramblings. :-)

There you will also find links to all my Prevention Buzz Blog Posts and my Green Options Media Posts.

So far on the Green Options Media family of sites I have posted: Biogas is Coming to Flint, Flint's Green Future, Green Weddings in Galinburg Part 1, Boy's Life Features Green DIY Pojects, and Check Out the Free Kids DIY Projects at Lowes and Home Depot.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Searching for Green Brides

Hello past and present green brides and brides to be. I am looking to chat with some brides that have had a green wedding or are planning a green wedding in the future.

And when I say green, I mean even if you are just implementing one or two eco-friendly things into your wedding or if you went all out and had an eco-extravagant event from gown to honeymoon.

I'd love to hear your story.

Please email me at

Article Featured on the Ethical Weddings Blog

My Totally Vintageous article was featured on the Ethical Weddings blog yesterday (Friday September 5th). I forgot to post a link to it. It has been hectic around here lately. Kids back in school, trying to get use to schedules, etc, etc... Anyway, if you get a chance to drop by and check it out, it is all about vintage wedding gowns being a very green option. It includes links on where to find them and tips for what to look for when shopping for a vintage gown.