Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wedding lanterns can help set the scene for your natural wedding.

Give your wedding reception a romantic look with natural paper wedding lanterns. 

The heart patterns shining through these paper lanterns (paper-bag luminaries illuminated by votive candles) provide a natural touch when you group your wedding lanterns in different sizes on the guest-book table or dinner tables for a beautiful, glowing display.  Set the beeswax candles in heavy round glass votive holders to help anchor the bags and prevent any accidents.

At Biome Eco Stores we have a lovely selection of wedding lanterns to help set a natural theme.

Choose from the following styles: 
Set the scene with these just married paper votive kits
Your guests will know they have arrived with these WELCOME paper votive kits
Add flowers to create a natural paper vase with these square paper hurricane luminary - set of 3
Japanese-style luminary candle bags in sets of 2 provide a rustic look

How to Instagram your wedding in sustainable style!

Gone are the days of wasteful disposable cameras being placed on each table at the reception for guests to take photos. The concept of inviting your guests to get involved might have been good, but the waste was so last millennium! Now days you can get everyone involved while saving precious resources using Instagram! It's a great way to share everyone's experience of your special day.


Create a specific hashtag # (that hasn't been used before) to view shots only from your day. Provide your guests with the 'tag' on a blackboard so they type your tag on their Instagram photos, your photos will be tagged specifically so that everyone can view photos from your special day with your unique tag.

If you are less inclined to pick a hashtag for your wedding day another option is to create a set profile that people can follow and also tag photos to. If you already have an Instagram profile, simply log out and create a new account with a title related to your wedding day. Provide guests with your unique tag to tag the photos they take.

Other ways to integrate Instagram into your wedding are a low budget photobooth option. Use an iPad to  let your guests take photos. The larger screen will make it easy to see and there is always the option for retaking photos that you don’t like. You can create a DIY background or simply rent a backdrop, rather than spending a lot of money on an actual photobooth. Using hashtags or uploading the photos directly to a wedding profile will give your guests something to search for or follow when the celebrations are over.

You can also run a slideshow of the Instagram photos  at your wedding reception with your hashtag by using the Evenstagram app.

Even though everyone has a camera in their pockets these days, I still believe in hiring a professional wedding photographer. They are professionals after all, and a good one should capture you in your best light and help you to remember the mood of your gorgeous green wedding.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Wedding fashion with compassion - finding the perfect shoes

Have you been searching for the perfect wedding shoes for your natural wedding? Are you finding it hard to find an ethical pair that is made with compassion?

How about these beauties made from cork embroidered in white cotton?  The inner is made from breathable anti-allergy microfiber. These shoes are ecological, and manufactured in Portugal with a CO2 free manufacturing system. The Insole is paperboard agglomerate and microfiber lined. 

Ethical grooms shoes are also available. These shoes are not leather but are made from waterproof and breathable Microfiber, antibacterial,  washable (up to 60ยบ), light and extremely tough. The lining is made from breathable anti-allergy microfiber, the same ecological, CO2 free manufacturing system has been used in the manufacturing. The insole is made from paperboard agglomerate and they are microfiber lined with the sole being 40% recycled rubber.

Whatever your style, NAE (No Animal Exploitation) shoes provide shoes that are made with compassion.

For more ideas and ethical products to help you plan your natural weddings visit Biome's Green Wedding pages for more inspiration.

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