Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Introducing ~ The babies of Green with Envy Events

Today I'm keeping it short and sweet. It was a busy weekend here at Green with Envy Events! Our co-founder Laura was visiting San Diego from Washington DC with her darling baby Siena! This was my first time meeting Siena, and Laura's first time meeting my baby (puppy)...Rita. I just had to share these adorable pictures of Siena and Rita getting to know each other. With these two cuties laying at our feet, how on earth are we supposed to get any work done?

It's never too early to instill a good work ethic. Siena was helping Laura send emails, and pretty soon she will be a guest writer on our blog. Seriously, can she be any cuter?

Have a great week everyone! And don't forget to spend some time with the ones you love...even the furry ones. xxoo Carlee

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Def Leppard Green Wedding

Def Leppard Goes Green!

Yes, you heard me correct. On Friday, July 16, 2010, Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen wed costume designer Helen Simmons in Eco-friendly fashion! Taking place at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida...this wedding naturally evolved into an Eco-friendly celebration! "We didn't intentionally start out trying to have green wedding," Collen told People magazine, "But since it's a natural part of our lifestyle to respect the environment, everything flowed pretty naturally."

Left photo via Ash Newell ~ Right photo via Kerika Fields Photo

Article via Tinder

The rocker and his ladylove opted out of sending paper invitations, and invited their guests via email. And Collen has been a Vegan for 27 years, so they featured an all organic, vegetarian and vegan menu. Yum!!!

The gorgeous bride wore the Nomsa (Faith) Dress from Eco-friendly wedding gown designer Adele Wechsler’s Hello Africa collection. The Hello Africa Collection incorporates beading done by Zulu women who would otherwise be unemployed and are paid Fair Trade wages.

Adele Wechsler designs her stunning gowns for "the bride who cares about the world in which she lives". This mantra inspired her to create the ECO COUTURE collection, a collection with an Eco-conscience. By infusing elements like organic hemp and silk, vegetable dyes, remnant fabrics, and hand cut designs, Wechsler is able to offer brides an Eco-friendly option with all the luxury of a couture gown.

It gives me such joy to hear about any Green Wedding, but especially celebrities who can use their fame to set a responsible example to newly-engaged couples all over the world. Making simple choices during the planning of your wedding can make the biggest difference!

If you are getting married, or know someone who is...please encourage them to make Eco-conscience choices while planning their wedding. With all of the resources available today, Weddings can be Eco-friendly without losing any style or elegance.

Green with Envy Events says Congratulations to Phil ♥ Helen...and THANK YOU for going green!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Have your Cake...and Eat it too!

Friday Fun Day!!! No reading required...just pictures. In the world of Wedding Cakes, there is no such thing as TOO MUCH! Check out these 10 truly unique themed cakes:

Vegas Baby

(via The Wedding Ideas Blog)

UP inspiration

Under the Sea

(via Baker's Man Inc)

Sushi Anyone?

(via Free People Blog)

Go Steelers!

(via Cake Central)

Bon Voyage

(via Hand Bag Guru.com)

Tim Burton


(via Luxury Blog)

Ummmm....Deer Hunting

and last but certainly not least....

Maryland Crabs!!!!

i ♥ this cake

You CAN have your cake...and EAT it too! Have a great weekend everyone!


Thursday, July 8, 2010

What will you Register for?

Today I'm very excited to share with you a new way to setup your wedding registry with The Green Bride Guide. Their brand new registry system offers hundreds of products for you to choose from...and the best part - They are all GREEN! This dynamic, one-stop shop allows you to furnish your new life with 100% Earth-friendly items! And unlike other registries out there...this site features a variety of different brands, it's easy to use, and they offer FREE carbon neutral shipping! When you enter the shop you have four different ways to shop:

  1. By Category
  2. By Color
  3. By Certification
  4. By Eco-Strategy

Each product gives you a full description of the item, as well as an explanation on how the product was made and why it's Eco-friendly. You can even read reviews by other shoppers!

The Green Bride Guides definition of Green Products are products that are made from environmentally friendly materials or use production processes that reduce the impact on the environment. I am certain you will be pleasantly surprised at how many options they have. You won't need to set up any other registries...The Green Bride Guide has got you covered! Take a look at just a few of the amazing Green items you can register for:

For the Bedroom

For the Bathroom

For the Kitchen

For Entertaining

For the Home

For your Pets

For all you jet-setters out there, The Green Bride Guide now offers custom designed Green Honeymoons through Elevate Destinations, a boutique travel company that specializes in high-quality, philanthropic and Eco-friendly tourism. Being a “responsive honeymooner” does not mean you have to give up style or comfort. All of their green honeymoons include environmentally responsible and luxurious amenities. Aesthetics, amenities, service, and security are never compromised. Enjoy gorgeous Eco-friendly lodging, delicious regional cuisine and comfortable travel accommodations everywhere you go. Your wedding guests will be elated knowing they gave you exactly what you wanted from your honeymoon registry list.

And if giving back is more your style, use the Green Bride Guide's partner - I Do Foundation to set up your charity gift registries! This will ensure that every dollar spent on your wedding gives back. You can use their site to set up registries with stores like Target, REI and Cooking.com - where up to 10% of every purchase will support a worthy cause. You can also use their site to create a charity registry, so guests can give donations in your honor in lieu of gifts. These options are easy win-wins and make a huge difference!

The Green Bride Guide is on online resource for anything and everything you could ever need to plan a Green Wedding! Visit their website to find vendors, tips, planning tools and of course...your Green Wedding Registry! Let the shopping begin!

Have a great weekend everyone! xoCarlee

Monday, July 5, 2010

My Big Fat Green Wedding: Engagement Party Photos

Hope everyone had a lively 4th of July weekend filled with good spirits, sun, remembrance and fireworks galore! I just wanted to quickly update everyone on our My Big Fat Green Wedding Series. The couple had their engagement party a few weeks back, and I wanted to share some photos from the soiree.

Location: Pourtal Wine Tasting Bar in Santa Monica, California

Date: Saturday, June 21, 2010

Photography: Leo S. Delati Photography

Attire: LA Casual

In Attendance: Family, friends, well wishers and all around lovers of good times

Our happy couple, Janine and Ken!

Love, Love, Love!!

Babies just wanna have fun (and snack on a finger or two)!

That better be an important text!

Old friends and partners for life; Scott and Ken, from The Crystal Method

Janine with a couple of her girls...

Plenty of Smiles and Love to go around

Thanks to everyone in attendance, the couple felt plenty of love that night! And, this is only the beginning... Have a great week! Xoxo, Laura