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We're so excited to have Pilar Zuniga, founder of Gorgeous & Green Events, blogging on our site. Gorgeous & Green Events is a San Francisco-based event planning company that relies on green and sustainable business practices, from using fair trade flowers to supporting local businesses. Pilar says, "I want to help clients create an event that illlustrates the joy, love, or happiness that they feel and minimize the negative impact on the environment and its inhabitants."
From easy ways to go green on your wedding day to chic eco-friendly wedding reception ideas, Green.Weddings.com is your go-to source for finding the best green wedding tips and ideas to plan an earth-friendly wedding without sacrificing style. Top searches include: alternative wedding flower ideas, all-natural bridal beauty tips, green wedding invitations, and eco-friendly wedding forum.
Gorgeous and Green created another gorgeous wedding bouquet using local succulents and local dahlias. Many of the succulents were grown by me, and others came from local bay area gardens. As usual, I tried to use as many locally grown and non-sprayed flowers as possible in the wedding decor. Most...read more
by Pilar Zuniga
This Spring Gorgeous and Green had the pleasure of working with a bride and groom who walked into my boutique the weekend before their big day. They decided to have an impromptu wedding at a local winery called Testarossa Winery, and I have to admit that their quick decision making and planning was...read more
Here's a recent post from my gorgeousandgreen.wordpress blog that I thought I would share here as well. I hope to share more lovely pics when I get them!The bride and her fatherI haven't gotten the full photos yet from the Photographer, Amy Ellis, but I thought I would just share some sweet pics from...read more
Simple succulent weddings. I love including succulent rosettes in bouquets and arrangements. These succulents were grown here in Oakland, and the dahlias were grown in Half Moon Bay. Photos courtesy of www.MicheleBeckwith.comI also love simple weddings like the one featured here. The client asked...read more
Last year Gorgeous and Green had the fortune of being able to help decorate a grand affair at the Piedmont Community Center, and the outcome was fantastic. I whole-heartedly reccomend Community Centers for events when a budget is on the line. And when you spend less on the venue you have all the more...read more
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As if buying a diamond wasn't tough enough on your wallet -- there's also your conscience to consider. Though outcry about "blood diamonds" (ones whose trade yields profits for warfare in unsettled regions) and environmentally poor mining practices has led many jewelers to adopt higher standards, it's...read more
by The Knot
We don't expect you to wage war against your venue if it doesn't have low-flow toilets, but we're all for helping the earth -- and you can do it without sacrificing your budget, vision or sanity. Check out our tips for going green without walking down the aisle in a paper dress (yes, brides have done...read more
by Tia Albright
Get a Not-so-new Gown Purchase your gown secondhand -- reducing fuels used in creating a new gown and lessening demand for overseas labor. One option is the Brides Against Breast Cancer campaign, run by MakingMemories.org, which hosts trunk shows across the country featuring donated gowns as well as...read more
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