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Eco-friendly ideas for your wedding


We’ve created this section in WED to help you find products and services for a Green Wedding.


In each issue, we’ll feature articles from our content


partner the Green Bride Guide, as well as great ideas from Eco-friendly vendors and Real Green Weddings.


Whether elegant and lovely or funky and fun, the wedding cake is a sweet tradition that has become almost as iconic as the dress. Just like any other aspect of your wedding planning, the cake you share with your guests can be created with the earth in mind. Best of all, you don’t have to sacrifice style, tradition or taste!


Going Traditional You want it all--a gorgeous, show-stopping, multi-tiered wedding cake that reflects that unique style of your wedding day. No problem!


The best way to go green with your amazing wedding cake is to find an organic and/or all- natural baker. Not only will these natural, high quality ingredients lessen your cake’s impact, but they’ll also result in a more moist and delicious confection. For custom cake makers, “not an egg is cracked until it’s time to make an order,” says Chef Marney White, of Marneycakes, Inc. “A custom cake designer will use the best ingredients for your cake, which of course means that you're going to end up with a far more flavorful, moist product than you would otherwise.”


More Than Icing on Top Now that you’ve got your delicious custom cake baked with organic, all natural ingredients, you’ll want to find the perfect eco-friendly adornments. A cake topper can add more personality to your wedding, and a vintage topper is a sustainable choice. Vintage wedding cake toppers have graced another


WED The Magazine


Have your cake AND Make it Green too!


Eco-friendly cake ideas from


Stephanie Nash of the Green Bride Guide


Jacklyn Greenberg, JAG Studios


couple’s wedding cake, and what’s more romantic than mixing an old love story with your more modern, new one? Ask your parents or other beloved family members for their wedding cake topper to make a special link to previous generations.


A timeless choice for cake decorating is flowers, and fresh blooms do add a special beauty to an elegant wedding cake. Unfortunately, conventional fresh flowers are grown with tons of toxic pesticides that you certainly don’t want touching food at your wedding! The best choice is organic if you’re set on having fresh flowers on your cake.


January 2011


Green My Wedding


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