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April 21, 2013

Earth Day 5 Rs

Earth Day 5 Rs

More wedding couples are going green.  Emerald is the Pantone 2013 color of the year, yet it is not only color when we say “going green.”

April 22nd is Earth Day.  Earth Day was organized by Gaylord Nelson, a former U.S. senator from Wisconsin, in 1970 as a way to bring environmental protection onto the national political agenda.  On April 22 of each year people around the world plant trees, pick up trash in their neighborhood, and bike to work.  Earth Day was intended to raise the awareness of climate change, pollution, pesticides, and much more.  Pollution harms our world and ecosystem.

As a wedding planner here are some “how to tips” which reduces carbon footprint to have an eco-friendly wedding.  For more tips, hire Kim Horn, MBC™ as your wedding planner.:

–         Ceremony and receptions at the same site reduces travel

–         Outdoor venues have gorgeous gardens and scenery at no additional cost

–         Local catering, cakes, and beverages supporting local family farms and wineries.

–         Florists repurpose your in season florals from your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, cocktail reception, dinner/dance, and brunch.

–         Vintage is in, recycle and repurpose for décor and photo props

–         Reception sites recycling and re-purposing

–         Hotels for out-of-town guests recycling and re-purposing

–         Recycled paper and non-toxic soy and vegetable inks for invitations

–         Wedding websites help reduce printing

–         In lieu of favors, couples donate to their favorite charities ( – which provides favor cards and plants trees all over the country)

–         Green décor

–         Green lifestyle by having gift registries with energy saving appliances

–         Use environmentally-friendly reusable shopping bags (

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Sylvia Weinstock is an incredible cake designer.  The pastry chef you select to design your wedding cake is crucial to the final appearance and taste of your cake.  Arrange a tasting with your pastry chef.  Each bakery has their own “signature recipe”  for flavors, fillings, and icing.  Find out if your cake will be made from scratch or if it will be frozen at any time.  Find out if your bakery will deliver and setup your cake, including your cake topper.  For your initial cake consultation, take photos to share with your pastry chef so they see your vision of your cake style, shape, and color preference.  Make sure you get a color swatch to take with you for your pastry chef to keep in your cake file.  Your only limitation is your imagination.  Use a design from the bodice of your wedding gown, a monogram from your invitation, or another detail which may be enhanced to create a design thread for your wedding theme.  You may want to have different flavors and fillings on different layers so your family and friends get a variety.

Buttercream – icing made of butter, sugar and eggs, and may be used as a filling, or to create details and flowers which are edible.  

Fondant – icing which coats the entire cake and makes a seamless canvas for decorating.  You either love it, or could live without it – taste it.  You will love the look, and many brides prefer the taste to get the versatility in their design.

Whipped Cream – heavy whipping cream and sugar, the same whip cream you know and love. 

Royal Icing – icing which is strictly for decorating complex patterns and details.  Used for a lot of ornate cookies – the hard icing you see on top.

Copyright 2011, Kim Horn, Master Bridal Consultant

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