Wednesday, October 29, 2008
For those who don't know Pear and Peony is a fabulous company with a high dedication to craftsmanship. Their products are all produced and assembled by hand and all of their tea, salt and sugar products are organic.
They have a beautiful and unique selection of wedding favors available. Drop by Pear and Peony today to check out their beautiful assortment.
I got it wrong, sorry.
It is actually a Full Service Wedding Package valued at $6000 but they are offering it for $2000. That's a big discount of $4000.
Anyway, just to clear things up The Wedding Hub prize is not free, it is $2000.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The Grand Prize Package consists of:
A signed copy of The Everything Green Wedding Book: Plan an Elegant, Affordable, Earth Friendly Wedding, other prizes include a $200 Gift Certificate from Encore Bridal as well as an organic cotton bridal tank top and a $25 gift certificate for eco-friendly gown preservation, $100 Gift Certificate from designer Rene Geneva redeemable at EcoChicClothing.com, $100 Gift Certificate from My Good Greetings, and a $100 Gift Certificate from Earthly Affair invitations, coasters and a reusable shopping bag from Eco-Artware, a 2009 calendar, plantable journal and plantable cards from Botanical Paperworks, 150 wedding favor seed packets from the Tender Seed Company, a recycled book journal from Ex Libris Anonymous, natural blush and a brush from Alima Cosmetics, milk paints from The Real Milk Paint Company, sexy eco-lingerie from Enamore, a complete line of earth friendly cleaning products from EcoDiscoveries, eco-confetti from EcoParti, a $50 gift certificate from Global Handcrafters, a sample kit of organic body products from Terressentials, an organic cotton t-shirt from GenGreenLife, a $50 gift certificate to the The Bamboo Fabric Store, a premium wedding website from MomentVille, a premium wedding photo sharing package from The Wedding Lens , a copy of the book How to Get Married in Green by Suzan St Maur and EcoSMART bug spray.
The Second Place Prize Package Consists of:
A signed copy of The Everything Green Wedding Book: Plan an Elegant, Affordable, Earth Friendly Wedding, a $100 gift certificate from eco-chic wedding gown designer Tara Lynn, $100 gift certificate from Oblation Papers who create eco-friendly letterpress invitations, a plantable journal and plantable cards from Botanical Paperworks, a sample kit of organic body products from Terressentials, milk paints from The Real Milk Paint Company, a recycled book journal from Ex Libris Anonymous, a $50 Gift Certificate from Earthly Affair and a free premium wedding website from MomentVille.
The Third Place Prize Package Consists of:
A signed copy of The Everything Green Wedding Book: Plan an Elegant, Affordable, Earth Friendly Wedding, $100 Gift Certificate from Smock -eco-friendly letterpress invitations, a recycled book journal from Ex Libris Anonymous, and a free premium wedding website from MomentVille.
There are other donations from sponsors that I am awaiting confirmation on as well as some other prizes that may be added throughout the contest. I will post everything as it is confirmed.
Remember to enter the contest brides-to-be need to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, in the email include their name, address, and email address, fiancés name and date of wedding and a paragraph or two about why they want to go green for their wedding and what steps they have already taken or would like to take to have an eco-friendly wedding. Please place “Green Bride” in the subject line.
Contest open to US brides only.
Friday, October 24, 2008
While not a green wedding blog, it does focus on all aspects of the wedding including being green. It's pretty nice all your brides to be out there should drop by and chekc it out.
Friday, October 17, 2008
I've received a couple new sponsors and more keep showing interest. The Bamboo Fabric Store and Pear and Peony have added prizes to the list as well as Smock Stationery.
To enter the contest brides-to-be need to send an email to email@example.com, in the email include name, address, and email address, fiancés name and date of wedding and a paragraph or two about why you want to go green for their wedding and what steps you have already taken or would like to take to have an eco-friendly wedding. Please place “Green Bride” in the subject line.
Contest open to US brides only.
Sponsors are still being accepted, if you would like to donate a product or service for The Green Bride Giveaway please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
The Green Bride Giveaway is a contest for brides to be that are considering going green for their weddings.
In addition to giving away three signed copies of The Everything Green Wedding Book: Plan an Elegant, Affordable, Earth Friendly Wedding, prizes include a $200 Gift Certificate from Encore Bridal, $100 Gift Certificate from designer Rene Geneva redeemable at EcoChicClothing.com, $100 Gift Certificate from My Good Greetings, and a $100 Gift Certificate from Earthly Affair. Other contest sponsors include: Eco-Artware, Botanical Paperworks, Tender Seed Company, Ex Libris Anonymous, Oblation Papers, Alima Cosmetics, The Real Milk Paint Company, Enamore, EcoDiscoveries, EcoParti, Global Handcrafters, Terressentials, designer Tara Lynn, GenGreenLife and The Wedding Lens.
Three lucky brides-to-be that enter the contest will receive green prize packages. The grand prize winner will receive a prize package currently worth around $1000 with everything she needs to help her start planning her great green wedding, including: a signed copy of The Everything Green Wedding Book, gift certificates to go towards a gown from Encore Bridal, invitations from Oblation Papers and Earthly Affair, and announcements or bridal shower invitations from My Good Greetings, wedding accessories from EcoParti, favors from the Tender Seed Company, plantable calendars, journals and cards from Botanical paperworks, online photo albums and storage from The Wedding Lens, plus green living items like a whole line of cleaning products from EcoDiscoveries, and natural VOC free paint from The Real Milk Paint Company.
To enter the contest brides-to-be need to send an email to email@example.com, in the email include their name, address, and email address, fiancés name and date of wedding and a paragraph or two about why they want to go green for their wedding and what steps they have already taken or would like to take to have an eco-friendly wedding. Please place “Green Bride” in the subject line.
Contest open to US brides only.
The contest starts Friday October 17th 2008 and will go through Friday December 12, 2008. The winners will be announced Monday December 15th, 2008 on Everything Green Weddings and More, http://www.everythinggreenweddings.blogspot.com/, the companion blog for the book. This will help kick off the release of The Everything Green Wedding Book on December 17th, 2008. Plus it will be an early Christmas present for a couple lucky brides.
Sponsors are still being accepted, if you would like to donate a product or service for The Green Bride Giveaway please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or for a complete list of prizes, more information about the Green Bride Giveaway or The Everything Green Wedding Book please contact me at the above email address
Monday, October 13, 2008
After reviewing all the entries, bride to be Jessica is the winner.
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding, I hope you enjoy The Wedding Lens premium album.
I will have a much larger contest starting soon for green brides to be, full of fabulous green prizes. I might be announcing it as soon as the end of this week, I just have to put a few finishing touches on everything.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Eco-Couture for the Environmentally Conscious Bride
If you go to the homepage about halfway down you'll see a box that has smaller boxes at the bottom, click the third that says eco-expert and it'll show you my article and byline.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Celebrate Green: Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the Whole Family is a fabulous new book by mother and daughter team Corey Colwell-Lipson and Lynn Colwell.
The idea for the book came into being when they were talking one day. Daughter Corey wanted to make Halloween a healthier and more earth freindly celebration and the idea of GreenHalloween.org was created. Mother Lynn said why stop with Halloween? Let's create something to help make all holidays and celebrations more eco-friendly, and just then Celebrate Green was born.
It's been a journey, after they landed the book deal and worked so hard on the book...the publisher went out of business seven weeks before the book was due to go to print. After contacting other publishers who offered to print the book but not until 2009, they decided to publish it themselves. And now it's here.
In Celebrate Green you'll find advice to green all your holidays and celebrations: Christmas, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Birthdays, and Weddings.
Read what people have to say about Celebrate Green:
"Creating annual holiday traditions, while being respectful of our impact on the world, gives our children a gift that is worthy of being handed down for generations. Celebrate Green! is filled with creative eco-friendly ideas and resources you can use to celebrate holidays and make lasting memories with your family."
~Alan Greene, MD, FAAP, author Raising Baby Green and From First Kicks to First Steps, founder, DrGreene.com
"This is more than about green. It's about our lives, our choices, how we behave, who we are, how we showlove, how we live, what we identify love with and what we call success. It's about saving our planet, saving our finances, and saving our souls...and having fun doing it. It's about giving our children a completely different world without having to hide them from the truth. Instead, it's opening their eyes to a great new way of thinking. It's so easy, it's brilliant."I can't wait to give this to my daughter, friends and family. So much of what we do happens without oureven thinking about it. This is an easy, straightforward, not-preachy, informative, intelligent, fact-fi lled, reference guide...and so much more." ~Marylee Martin, writer and actress
"Corey and Lynn make creating eco-savvy celebrations a cinch. Packed with powerful information and practical strategies, Celebrate Green! maps out simple and straightforward ways to honor what's good for people, the planet, and communities throughout the year. I love how the authors balance fascinating statistics and the "why" behind going green with some of the most creative and "doable" ideas I've ever seen. They have proven that making memories and making a difference can blissfully coexist in our holidays and traditions. Celebrate Green! is an ideal guidebook to help you live-and celebrate-with intention.~Deanna Davis, PhD, author of Living With Intention
"For those of us who sit at parties and worry about all those paper plates and excess gift wrapping, this book is an amazing resource! To have a beautiful celebration, one need not sacrifice anything -- especially the planet." ~Cambria Gordon, co-author of The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming
"For years I thought there had to be something more to eco-friendly parties than newspaper gift wrappingand brown recycled napkins. Corey and Lynn found it and created a green gold mine full of stylish and creative ideas. Celebrate Green! doesn't just give you a way to celebrate. It gives you a reason to celebrate."
~Hannah Keeley, author of Hannah Keeley's Total Mom Makeover: The Six-Week Plan to Completely Transform Your Home, Health, Family and Life
"For every occasion, you can find great ideas for green gifts, decoration tips and even recipes for organic andhealthy snacks and drinks. Everything is very well organized, simple, and practical. Pick up a copy of this book to be assured you have a fabulous resource guide to celebrate green through the whole year."
~Christopher Gavigan, executive director and author of Healthy Child Healthy World
"The green movement can feel overwhelming. We all know we need to make some changes, but where tostart? Leave it to two moms to find simple solutions to empower the entire family, young and old, starting with making holidays more about green and less about sugar and overconsumption. I am green with envy that I didn't think of that! Brilliant!" Stacey ~Kannenberg, author and publisher of Let's Get Ready For Kindergarten! and Let's Get Ready For First Grade!
"Wow, wow, WOW! The book Corey and Lynn have created is itself a glorious celebration-of imagination,innovation, and most important of all, beauty. With their savvy guidance we discover how to celebrate in loving ways that nourish our souls and enrich our relationships, while also tending to the health of our global future. What a wonderful way for a new generation to learn to celebrate "with small footprints" on our shared mother, planet Earth!" ~Marcy Axness, Ph.D., author of Raising Generation PAX
"I thought Celebrate Green! was just going to be about green entertaining but it's so much more than that.I loved the recipes, all the tips about basic lifestyle changes anyone can make, mindful traveling, and evenways to recycle that simply never occurred to me."
"It's not only a great read but a great reference book to have on hand all year round. I really can't recommend it enough." ~Theresa McKeown, author of The ABC's of Being Me
"This book is an essential antidote for those of us who are overwhelmed by the excesses of American holidays, but are not quite sure what to do about it. The authors' wise advice will help anyone realize healthier, environmentally sound holiday celebrations while continuing their own valued family traditions – and quite possibly starting some new ones. Filled with useful and creative recommendations, meticulously researched and up-to-date, Celebrate Green! is an invaluable and comprehensive resource not just for the holidays, but for the entire year." ~Simeon Hutner, filmmaker
"Because sustainability begins with respecting life, and a huge part of life is celebrating, mother and daughter team Corey Colwell-Lipson and Lynn Colwell's easy-access and idea-filled Celebrate Green! offers a refreshing, varied perspective on honoring special occasions in a way that respects all life on our planet, all year long." ~Kimberly Danek Pinkson, EcoMom founder
Download a Sample Chapter of Celebrate Green for Free.
Watch Lynn and Corey on YouTube
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Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Is it Possible for a Mom to Get A Great Night’s Sleep?, CGKidz Eco-Friendly Water Bottles, and Blue Sky Bridal Seattle's Eco-Friendly Wedding Shop.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
I have or will be reviewing cleaning products, organic food for kids, organic (and adorable) sock monkeys, organic cotton kids clothing, and stainless steel reusable water bottles designed for and by kids. Soon I'll also be posting info on the book Celebrate Green.
To check out some of my reviews, click on the links.
New Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products: EcoDiscoveries
Review of Green Christmas: How to Have a Joyous, Eco-Friendly Holiday Season
Books to Help You Plan Your Green Wedding
Plum Organics for Kids
Maggie's Organics Adorable Sock Monkeys
Drop by often or subscribe to the blog so you know when new info and links are added.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Clay Hill Farm’s Green Wedding Giveaway is a contest of commitment.
"The contest challenges couples on the verge of a major life commitment to explore the parallel of a commitment to each other and a commitment to the earth. This is not a contest measuring green. Not at all. This is a creative challenge of exploration and awakening.
Marriage is about commitment and compromise, so is green. How can these two concepts be explored in conjunction? Is there a place for green at your table? Tell us your story in a play, a video, a painting, a poem, a song, an essay or whatever suits your fancy. Be creative, be poignant, be green (or not). Pick your shade and shout it to the world. Do this and you could win a green wedding prize package with contest prizes valued at over $40,000."
The contest is open to everyone who is engaged and will not be married as of June 21, 2009.
So what do you have to do?
Fill out the online form and tell them your story with a play, a poem, a song, a painting or whatever creative expression suits your fancy, along with a two-minute video or a photo and 200-word essay.
Click here for the official rules.
"This is a contest encouraging couples to explore the true spirit of green and celebrate all shades. So get started and enter today." Click here for the online entry form.
Challenge others. Challenge yourself.
Do this, and you could win a complete Green Wedding Ceremony & Reception at Clay Hill Farm on the Summer Solstice June 21st 2009 for up to 100 guests . (11 am-4:30 pm) This grand prize package is valued at over $40,000. Rehearsal dinner, ceremony, catered reception, Hand-painted watercolor invitations, flowers, photography, DJ services, live cocktail music, cake, hybrid bridal transportation, spa services, organic beverages, tuxedo rentals, wedding-night suite and honeymoon week…are all part of the Grand Prize package.