Month: February 2014

Farm Fresh Flowers

Hanh Vo is the owner of the little flower shop at 2615 Soquel Ave in Santa Cruz.  If you pass this way, you are probably familiar with it, since it’s been there forever.  But what you may not know is that she supplies locally grown orchids and does flower arrangements for weddings … at a very reasonable price.  And doing a centerpiece with locally grown orchids, besides being very elegant, is also very “green”.

Nicole and Daniel’s wedding slideshow video

Nicole Bateman and Daniel Wetzel were married in the Rose Garden in San Jose on July 13, 2013, and celebrated with their children, family and friends. Photography: Tony Fitzgerald Photography | Wedding Veil: Spanish Mantilla | Florist: Country Essences Flowers | Ceremony Venue: San Jose Rose Garden | Hair/Make-up: Glammface Make-up and Hair Studio | Reception Venue: Fiorillo’s Restaurant

How to have a “green” wedding

The choices you make for your wedding can have a big impact on the environment.  But you can have a gorgeous wedding and protect the environment at the same time by considering these:  A local venue so your guests won’t have to travel Having an outdoor wedding to reduce the use of cut flowers and decorations Having the wedding and the reception in the same location Venders who are certified “green” Wedding invitations made from recycled paper  – or better yet, create a wedding website and send invitations by email  (check out  our  post about Greenvelope) A local flower designer and flowers that are grown locally and that will be in season for the wedding A digital photographer who is certified “green” and have your proofing gallery online, or better yet, have your photo album online A gown that has been used before, or donate the gown after the wedding A certified “green” caterer and locally grown organic ingredients