Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Eco-Friendly Event Products

Yesterday I brought a table of products with me to Breakfast Television, so I could talk about some of my favourite Winnipeg companies that provide eco-friendly products and services. Here's a little bit more information about those companies:

Jewelry: Dayle Goertzen of Vintage Bling takes vintage jewelry which is broken or needs a face lift and takes it apart and then reassembles the pieces into her very own creations, which are contemporary, but still have a vintage flavour. Dayle is one of the first wedding vendors that I met, over a year ago, and I am so excited to keep up with her company and see where it is headed. She even had the opportunity to take her pieces to the Oscars this year, and although she couldn't go, she is looking forward to possibly going next year. How cool is that! One more thing: Dayle has a Swarovski & Pearls line, which is what the necklaces in the photo are from, a Hollywood Glam line and a Spring & Summer line. Her pieces are not just for weddings. They range from simply pretty to pretty luxurious and can easily be worn to work or to an event. I have a couple of pieces and I really do wear them almost every day.

Dessert: The cupcakes and cake cookies are from Sweet Impressions. The bakery is peanut free and the creations are custom made - the "cookie girls" work with you to design cupcakes and favours that are perfect for you and your wedding. They are incredibly creative and you can see more of their work and their green menu on the website.

Invites: Yoko from Pulp & Circumstance has started a new brand called Vert Yoko Chapman that includes 6 vintage-inspired designs which are printed on FSC-certified paper and printed on with soy-based inks. This new line is co-branded with a company called WedVert (or Portovert) in the states. WedVert is a great resource for planning an eco-friendly wedding, and works with top designers in the stationery, wedding gown, floral, etc. markets to produce high quality, eco-friendly products with a "go green, save green" mentality.

Candles: The candles on the sample table were Manitoba made at Wild Dog Farms. They are beeswax candles and they smell SO good. I picked them up at Blue Earth Organics (1851 Portage Ave), my very favourite organic food store, which you already know if you've been reading this blog for a while!

I also wanted to talk a bit about flowers, but haven't got the space today. Check back on Friday for some info. about fair-trade/organic flowers. I'm off to see Yoko speak at the Women Business Owners of Winnipeg meeting tonight. Happy Wednesday!

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