April 22, 2010, 3 p.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Green Weddings: How Green Will You Go?

TAGS: GREEN WEDDINGS, ECO-CHIC WEDDING, GO GREEN FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY, TALEN EVENTS

How big is the carbon footprint that my wedding will leave behind?


This is probably one of the last questions you will ask yourself while you attend to numerous details and plan your big day, so I have some tips for you in order to make your carbon footprint smaller without having to spend too much time worrying about it.


Chocolate Creme Brulee is decadent and organic


Photo Courtesy of Garden of Eade Organic Catering



Here are some quick and easy things you can do to shrink your wedding’s carbon footprint:

April 29, 2010, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Green Weddings: Give Your Wedding That Special Green Touch

TAGS: GREEN WEDDINGS, ECO-CHIC WEDDING, GO GREEN FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY, TALEN EVENTS

Want to use green elements in your wedding? Instead of looking at this as a challenge view it as an opportunity to design a unique and beautiful wedding, the likes of which your guests have never seen before!


Create an inspired eco-chic theme or concept, use unexpected green décor, or have a catered dinner that includes delicious local foods and ingredients.


Green Wedding Elements

Jan. 20, 2010, 7 p.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Tip from the Expert: How to Know if You Need a Planner

TAGS: TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS, WEDDING PLANNER, TALEN EVENTS

For the month of January, SmartBride Boutique is showcasing various wedding tips from the experts. Check back daily for helpful tips and advice as you plan your wedding.


Today's tip is from Talen Events.


You're engaged! Congrats! Now it's time to sit down and plan your special day! For some of us, freeing up the 250 hours it takes to plan a wedding from scratch can be tough. We get it. If you've ever gone through a day and forgot whether you ate or not, planning a wedding might seem overwhelming. Don't be discouraged: A wedding professional might be just what you need.


Talen Events

Jan. 10, 2012, 6 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Expert Tip: Wedding Trends 2012: Table Settings

TAGS: WEDDING TRENDS 2012, EXPERT TIPS, TABLE SETTINGS, TALEN EVENTS


What’s Old is New Again…..Wedding Table Setting Trends for 2012!


Table Settings for weddings in the past 5 years have drastically changed; there seems to be an ebb and flow to how table settings are used as part of the overall decoration of the wedding reception.


For 2012, the big trend in wedding table settings is vintage.


More and more couples are opting for a vintage look, incorporating older family photos; sepia photos of themselves, vintage frames and handwritten place and menu cards. Everything that was once old is new again.


Vintage Table Setting


Other trends we’re seeing are the use of long rectangular tables rather than the round tables. This gives the feeling of weddings of old, where guests would sit at the very long tables and all guests could see each other.


Couples are also moving away from have table settings that cover every inch of the table top surface; making it difficult to even fit dinner on the table! ...