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Kate L. Harrison
Kate L. Harrison has a JD in Environmental Law and a Master's from Yale in Environmental Policy. She planned her own green wedding in 2007 and wrote the best-selling green wedding book The Green Bride Guide: How to Plan an Earth-Friendly Wedding on Any Budget (Sourcebooks, 2008). In 2009, she founded to help couples use their weddings to promote social and environmental change and support the local green economy. She now works as the Director of Merchandising and Eco-Friendly Marketing for

Entries by Kate L. Harrison

Is Technology Taking the Romance Out of Weddings?

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 12:21 PM

Remember the days when couples anxiously awaited pictures from their photographer for their first glimpse of the special day when they exchanged vows? Ya, me neither. For better or worse, it seems like cell phones and selfies have been woven into the fabric of wedding day celebrations. Don't get me...

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Wedding Fever: How Young Is Too Young?

(5) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 11:23 AM

Working in weddings affords me amazing opportunities to chat with nearlyweds about the inspiration for their upcoming nuptials. Just last week I was chatting with Sarah about her wedding vision -- she will wear a sparkling white dress there will be a three tier chocolate cake with raspberry filling, and...

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Top 5 Green Winter Wedding Trends

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2013 | 10:30 AM

Just because a winter wedding is considered "off-season" and "nontraditional" doesn't mean it can't be as festive as a ceremony in spring or summer. All you need is a little imagination, some do-it-yourself skills, or an amazing collection of costumes for a themed wedding. Pull out all the stops this...

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Will Your Wedding Survive The Drought?

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2012 | 7:53 PM

This summer, America has been plagued with very little rain and scorched crops. In fact this summer marks the poorest corn crop yield in a decade. As temperatures soar into the double digits in many areas, people are dragging out their hoses to salvage what's left of their...

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Top 3 Reasons Celebrities Should Have Green Weddings

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2012 | 11:09 AM

When a high-profile couple like Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes get divorced, it's hard not to think about the outlandish resources that went into their wedding. Tom and Katie had their $2 million celebration in a grand castle in Bracciano, Italy, surrounded by their closest celebrity friends who flew from...

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50 Shades Of Frosting (And Other Green Baking Tips)

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2012 | 11:29 AM

Wedding cakes are large, expensive, and often do not taste as good as other desserts. The cupcake craze has been around for a while and shows no signs of stopping! Now that the green and DIY movements are joining forces, the cupcake has been reinvented in more than one way....

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Add Green To Your Red, White And Blue Party!

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2012 | 1:49 PM

I love attending a fun holiday wedding! Not only do I take full advantage of all the seasonal foods spread out before me (think 4th of July summer fruit salads, free-range chicken shish kebabs on the grill and fresh organic desserts) but I also love repurposing holiday décor from years...

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Using Pinterest As Your Digital Wedding Book

(1) Comments | Posted May 8, 2012 | 8:25 PM

Planning a wedding requires a surprising amount of research and organization. There are a lot of decisions to be made, and having a centralized wedding book is incredibly useful. Wedding organizers retail for about $15, but in addition to being bad for the environment, they are rather impractical...

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GreenBrideGuide's Tips To Plan Your Dream Eco-Chic Wedding

(1) Comments | Posted May 1, 2012 | 5:36 PM

As an engaged couple, you have a nearly infinite number of choices to make. Incorporating earth-friendly elements takes little, if any, additional effort when you have the right resources.

At we offer tips to plan your dream eco-chic wedding. Here are key things to consider for...

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