Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

First Comes Love, Then Comes Links: 4/14/11

First off, thank you to everyone for your kind comments on my letter to my wife. You give me a lot of hope for marriage and for marriage equality.

Earth Day’s coming up on April 22, so for this week, a few links green links:

Using Succulents for Your Wedding

This alternative to the traditional bouquet lends a sweet and earth-minded air to the walk down the aisle.

Dirt Cupcakes for Earth Day

The woman I’m married to is essentially a twelve-year-old boy, so she thinks these cupcakes would be the best thing ever for a wedding. For the less adventurous, (that may or may not include me…) make them to honor Earth Day. (If you’ve got a TJ’s in your area, try Joe-Joes for the cookie crumbs.)

The Recycled Garden

A few tips from a professional groundskeeper to give your garden a smaller carbon footprint.

DIY Chalkboard Tutorial

I can’t stand the feel of holding chalk, but for the cute look of chalkboards, I might make an exception. The eco-friendly part: no need for menu cards, and the chalkboards can be reused in your home to add charm to dinner, or for you and your partner to leave each other love notes.

14 Sentences on Goodwill Wedding Dresses

Secondhand dresses are an oft-mentioned way to green your wedding, so in that spirit, here are Diana Heideman’s beautiful thoughts on Goodwill gowns. As a bride who’ll be wearing a thrift-store find, I love the idea of the whole life my dress had before we met.

Eco-Friendly Lingerie

How about an eco-friendly wedding, right down to the wedding night? Green Cheeks brings together lingerie from a handful of designers, in earth-friendly materials like bamboo and organic cotton.


When Anna-Marie isn’t searching the blogs, she’s writing romance stories, cooking for her wife, or freelancing as a cake decorator and floral designer.

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1 comment:

Anna Auva said...

I think your idea on giving my garden a smaller carbon footprint is brilliant.Thanks for the links!Very useful...

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