Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Green Bride Guide

I decided to take a stroll through my local library today. I love the whole vibe of libraries - they are quiet, scholarly, and chock full of knowledge, life lessons, recipes, gardening tips, you name it. Google be damned, give me my libraries.

As I was searching for Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, I stumbled across a smallish green book binding with black text. The words "Green" and "Bride" literally jumped out at me. Holy guacamole! A green wedding planning book right there only two shelves down from Mike's book! (Yes, I'm on a first name basis with him. We are totally BFFs.)

The Green Bride Guide: How to Create an Earth-Friendly Wedding on Any Budget, authored by the lovely Kate L. Harrison, is a fantastic tutorial on how to make your event as green as can be. Kate provides lots of real world advice on how to make eco-friendly choices when planning your wedding. 

(c) Hudson Valley Green

I haven't read through the book in its entirety but I'm really liking what I've read so far. The Green Bride Guide is divided into sections for easy readability and referencing. If you needed some guidance on how to make your invitations a bit more eco-conscious, just flip to page 76. Need more info on organic wedding cakes, turn to page 186. Easy peasy! 

In conjunction with the book, Kate has created a really informative website to use as an online resource. Visit to find vendors and services in your area, "tips of the week", and other green event ideas. 

The Green Bride Guide retails for $14.99 but I found used copies online for as little as $4.16 on

...Or you could just borrow it from your local library for free.   :) 

Happy Planning,

Disclaimer #1: I'm not really BFFs with Mr. Michael Pollan. I've never met the man; however, I do believe that he's very awesome.

Disclaimer #2: If you would like to borrow The Green Bride Guide from the Kent Public Library in Putnam County in the next few days, you're out of luck....'cause I already have it. ;)


  1. Thanks for reviewing the Green Bride Guide book - I hope you continue to enjoy it! Did you know that we also have a green gift shop and registry? We have an affiliate prgram if you are interested in helping us get the word out about that too! Just email

    Thanks again!

    P.s. Love being in the same post as Mike. ;)

  2. Kate, thanks so much for visiting my blog! It is an honor to have you comment on the post.

    I will definitely email Elizabeth about the affiliate program soon!

    Thanks again,

  3. Thanks so much for this! ! You have got it, whatever that means in blogging. Keep on inspiring the people!