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the paris wedding blog tour: le quatrieme jour

Eco-Beautiful Weddings (the daily blog for stylish green weddings) are celebrating their sassy new make-over this week, so I’m very flattered that they chose to participate in The Paris Wedding Autour du Monde Blog Tour before the new coat of paint even had a chance to  dry.  I’m loving the bold floral pattern and the strong splashes of red on the banner and menu. As they themselves said in a post earlier this week, “Being “green” for your weddings and your life does not mean you need to be married to the color green”.  So true…  For this Fourth Day of the blog tour, I share an excerpt from The Paris Wedding with Eco-Beautiful Weddings readers, called:  Top 5 Ideas for an Eco-Friendly Wedding in Paris.

Earlier in the tour, I guest posted on BonjourParis.com with the story of how I ended up being an American wedding planner in Paris.  Over the years, I’ve found that a “Paris Wedding” can mean different things to different people, and in my second guest post on BonjourParis.com, I explain a bit about why I think this might be. Take a look at the article here.

Remember, The Paris Wedding Autour du Monde Blog Tour runs through Monday, April 15. Check out what’s already been said, as well as the upcoming stops on the tour here, and don’t forget to enter Lost in Cheeseland’s give-away to win your very own copy of The Paris Wedding.

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an eco-friendly, eco-fabulous paris honeymoon hotel

Here’s a tip for eco-friendly couples planning an eco-fabulous honeymoon or romantic getaway in Paris.  Sitting at the nexus of the Triangle d’Or in Paris, the luxurious 5-star Hotel Fouquets Barrière has become one of the most environmentally friendly hotels in the world. A member of the Leading Hotels of The World,  Fouquets Barrière is also one of the rare hotels to be Leading Green Certified.  Their commitment to Dignified Luxury is supported even further by their “triple-threat” ISO certifications: for environmental initiatives, respectfulness towards human rights and the rights of children, and for its superior quality of service.   In July 2010, Hotel Fouquet’s Barrière was the first hotel in Europe to receive the distinguished Luxury Eco Certification Standard (L.E.C.S.) from Sustainable Travel International.

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At Hotel Fouquet’s Barrière, eco-conscious newlyweds can reserve their stay through the hotel’s Make a carbon neutral booking program,  which allows clients the opportunity to fully offset the carbon emissions generated by their travel.  Once in Paris, couples can dine on bio ( “organic” in French) produce at Le Diane, the hotel’s gourmet restaurant, sip organic Pop Earth champagne (Pommery’s first “eco-citizen” champagne which is made from grapes harvested from sustainable vineyards, bottled in lighter bottles that use only half the glass and labelled with recycled paper and printed with solvent-free inks) enjoy fair trade flowers and fruit juices in the hotel’s U-Spa, or whisk around the city in one of the hotel’s electric E-solex bikes or hybrid limousines.  It’s all part of what Fouquet’s Barrière calls “Dignified Luxury”-living in an environmentally friendly manner while focusing on environmental issues.

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Hotel Fouquet’s Barrière
46, Ave Georges V
75008, Paris
+33 (0) 1 40 69 60 00

how to plan a green wedding in paris: eco-beautiful weddings

eco-beautiful weddings, spring 2011

Over the past few years, Green Weddings have quickly gone from quirky trend to established norm, as today’s couples realize that it is possible to have a chic, trendy wedding that’s both affordable and eco- and socially responsible. Books, blogs and magazines have popped up all over the globe with information and inspiration on planning Green Celebrations. And leading the pack is the fabulous e-mag Eco-Beautiful Weddings, who,  in a short time, have established themselves as the “go-to” guide for stylish eco-friendly weddings. So you can imagine how excited I was to be asked to contribute to their Spring 2011 issue’s Green City Wedding Guide. From organic wedding cakes to ethically mined wedding bands, I share some of my favorite picks for planning the perfect green wedding in Paris. Whether a Parisian wedding is on your horizon or if you’re simply planning a home-grown celebration, just be sure to check out Eco-Beautiful Weddings for all of your “greening” inspirations.