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Ethical and Sustainable Wedding and Engagement Rings for the Conscious Couple

Ethical and Sustainable Wedding and Engagement Rings for the Conscious Couple

It's a symbol of your love, something that you will wear and look at for the rest of your life. Your wedding and engagement rings, then, have to embody your values, not just aesthetically, but the kind of spouse and person you want to be. So make it sustainable and ethical and compassionate.
  • The Best Sustainable Wedding Florists in New York

    The Best Sustainable Wedding Florists in New York

    If you’re serving local, organic food at your wedding, then make sure that ethos extends to your flowers! Just like asparagus and strawberries, flowers are agricultural products that have seasons where they are the most beautiful and fragrant. And conventional flowers suffer from the same ethical quandaries and poor quality as conventional food. Most flowers sold...
    The 7 Types of Sustainable Wedding Lingerie a Conscious Bride Needs

    The 7 Types of Sustainable Wedding Lingerie a Conscious Bride Needs

    This post is sponsored by Azura Bay, a curated collection of luxurious and socially conscious lingerie, swim, and loungewear brands.  “Did you bring that white lacy bodysuit?” my now-husband eagerly asked, as I rifled through my duffle in our minimoon cabin in the Hamptons. I turned and raised my eyebrow at him. “Yes.” “Yay!” How...
    11 Tips for Non-Toxic Wedding Makeup (Even With a Conventional Makeup Artist)

    11 Tips for Non-Toxic Wedding Makeup (Even With a Conventional Makeup Artist)

    What if you’re a clean beauty devotee, an adherent to the gospel of non-toxic makeup, but you want a professional to do your makeup on your wedding day? There aren’t many non-toxic makeup wedding artists out there, so chances are you might not be able to secure one for yourself, especially if you don’t live...
    The Only Non-Toxic Makeup Artist in NYC That I Would Trust With My Wedding Makeup

    The Only Non-Toxic Makeup Artist in NYC That I Would Trust With My Wedding Makeup

    All photos by Lydia Hudgens  Yes, I want to look radiant and beautiful on my wedding day. I want my makeup to cover blemishes so perfect it’s like they never happened. (#flawless) I want my skin to glow like I’m an angel descending from heaven. I want any under eye circles resulting from the welcome...
    5 Surefire Ways to Find Your Dream Eco-Friendly Wedding Dress

    5 Surefire Ways to Find Your Dream Eco-Friendly Wedding Dress

    When I set out to find myself the perfect, sustainable and ethically made wedding dress, I thought it was just about finding an eco-friendly wedding dress designer I liked and picking out a favorite. It was not that simple. Yes, there are several designers proudly proclaiming their eco-friendly bonafides. But there aren’t enough to fulfill...
    Weekend Reading: How to Make Yourself Heard

    Weekend Reading: How to Make Yourself Heard

    The nightmare continues this week. But it’s good it’s still a nightmare. As soon as we start thinking all of this is normal, that’s when this becomes a certified autocracy. Stay mad. Stay shocked. Stay horrified. Stay safe. Action Nichole’s 5-step plan for the Trump presidency is on point. | Green or Die Make yourself...
    Weekend Reading: What to Do About Your Sweat Stained Blouse

    Weekend Reading: What to Do About Your Sweat Stained Blouse

    Hey readers, I’m going to try something new today. Instead of just talking at you (which I feel like I do often, on this blog and in life) I want to make this more of a conversation. Maybe, maybe! it could someday be a real community. So let me start small with a small request: Will...