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Happy Earth Day!

In celebration of Earth Day, I wanted to do a post to celebrate all that’s green and earth friendly!

ECO-FRIENDLY WEDDING TIPS:

To start, here’s a couple of my favorite green vendors in here in Vegas!

– Earth Limos & Buses: Earth Limos & Buses is a limo company committed to minimizing their impact on the environment. One of the main ways they do this is using vehicles that run on eco-friendly fuel sources such as biodiesel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). And not only are their limos earth-friendly, but they are also super comfortable and stylish! I especially love their luxury limo bus.

– The Springs Preserve: This 180-acre environment-centered preservation is tucked away in the middle of the city, just 10mins outside of the busy Las Vegas strip. Whether you’re looking for something a bit different for your Vegas wedding or just looking for a place to explore and have a little fun while in town, the Springs Preserve is wonderful. For weddings images from here, check out a few of my recent features on Style Me Pretty – Whitney & John’s Wedding and the Vegas Inspiration to Reality.

Also, for a great resource on more green wedding vendors, be sure to check out Juliet Douglas of Green Orchid Event’s blog – The Las Vegas Wedding Planner, which is updated frequently with great information for brides.

MY PART:

While I’ve never been the hugest tree-hugger on the planet, I do have an appreciation for the little things and products that attempt to make a difference. And I’m always looking for ways of incorporating more earth-friendly things into my own business. Here’s a few:

–  All proofing, ordering for prints, albums, etc. is done online via Pictage.com, which is much more convenient for me and my couples and really cuts down on printed forms and paperwork for product selections.

–  The album company I use and LOVE like crazy should seriously win an award. Not only do they offer the most gorgeous high-quality albums, they are the greenest album company I know. They take great care in selecting the materials they use. They take great care in how they package their products. And they even have an extensive office recycling program.

Chelsea Nicole Photography - Flushmount Wedding AlbumsSome specifics:

  • Their “pleathers” are all PVC free, and they wont use hides that have been tanned in Asia because of poor working conditions.
  • Their product packaging is completely green: hand-made recycled pineapple leaf paper used for wrapping, hand-made recycled mulberry leaves used for the ribbons, mulberry skeleton leaves used for decoration, natural kraft tissue used in wrapping and packaging, corn starch peanuts used as packing materials, paper tape used to seal all boxes, completely recyclable cardboard used for packing and shipping,
  • All their other packing is made from all natural organic materials that can be reused and recycled. Every possible scrap of paper, glass, metal and plastic is recycled.
  • Everything is made by hand. If it weren’t for building lighting, a power failure would hardly effect their production.
  • JUST FOR FUN – MY FAV THINGS:

    – Simple Shoes: My newest craze! Their tag line “Shoes for a Happy Planet” says it all. And my feet are also quite happy wearing them. They are colorful, stylish, fun and oh-so comfortable! I made Jayse take a couple photos of them for me – thanks love!

    Simple Eco Sneaks | Earth Friendly ShoesCould one ask for a more perfect sneaker? :-) Here’s a cool video about their bio-degradable soles:

    • April 22, 2010 - 6:20 pm

      Juliet Douglas - Thanks for the plug! That was a surprise!  I don’t claim to be an eco-friendly wedding planner either but I’m learning more and more everyday and try to strive to be as green as possible.
      Love your pictures. You can be the face of Simple Shoes!

    • April 24, 2010 - 7:32 am

      Rene - Very cool post chelsea! Your albums are gorgeous! Also, cute new shoes. :-)

    • April 28, 2010 - 6:38 am

      Sarah - Hey Chelsea! If you don’t mind me asking, who do you use for your “green” albums?

    • April 28, 2010 - 9:18 am

      chels - Hey Sarah! I do my albums through Finao. LOVE them for many many reasons!

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