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Don’t worry, be happy!
We all strive for ways to be more environmentally conscience as we go about our day-to-day lives. I know my fiancé and I are pretty diligent about recycling. We try to compost our food scraps and do our best to remember our reusable water bottles when we leave the house each morning.
In my wedding research it has been fun to see some of the unique ways people are making their weddings more eco-friendly. Here are a couple of the cool ideas we are considering as we go forward with our planning. I will share more of these in upcoming posts.
Bamboo disposable plates, cups and utensils:
These are really cute and I think perfect for a relaxed backyard wedding. Bamboo is a super sustainable resource and also very sturdy, making it much more practical then the standard disposable ware. It’s also a double bonus because it cuts down on the cost of renting china.
Ahh, composting. It’s an ugly job but I like to say, “We’re doing it for the worms”. There are companies that come after your event to pick up your food scraps and even those bamboo dishes! That way nothing really gets wasted and you don’t have dozens of trash bags to dispose of.
Bennett Compost is a local company here in Philly that offers compost pick up for events and even weekly pick ups at home.
Embrace the change coming your way.
Grow in new directions.
Explore, discover, reach and risk.
Change creates an energy inside of you that you didn’t realize you had.
Father, on your Birthday
All the guidance you give,all the strength you show,and all the love you provide…
is always more than appreciated!
Happy Birthday with lots of loveand gratitude.
From the Happiness collection by Kathy Davis.
We chose a date in late May for one very specific reason. FLOWERS! I, like so many, am a flower junkie. I pick them, I buy them and I can’t seem to walk past a pretty bloom without giving a little sniff. They just make me happy When we chose to hold the wedding outdoors (weather willing) at my Mom’s house, we knew it had to be a May wedding simply because the most flowers would be in bloom.
What better décor for a wedding then naturally blooming bushes and trees! Check out some of my favorite May blooms I hope to see here in Pennsylvania at my wedding next spring.
Lily of the Valley
All images via Better Homes and Gardens.
Hello Sunshine by Kathy Davis!
Father,You are always there for me…to lend a hand, to make me smile, to understand.
You make it easy to take you for granted, Father,but I want you to know that I treasurethe gift of “you” in my life.
Happy Birthday with love.
Being a wonderful Father doesn’t just happen…It takes a heart filled with love and patience,and a special kind of understandingto help, hope, and inspire…
…Thank you for being the kind of Fatherwhose love lights up every day of my life.
Happy Father’s Daywith love.
“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do.” ~Helen Keller