Ethical Wedding Jewelry by Kind Karma

It’s so exciting to see ethical jewelry brands like Kind Karma expanding into the wedding scene. The wedding industry needs more socially responsible brands and it’s wonderful to see brands I work with leading the way. Kind Karma is a meaningful, minimalist jewelry line empowering at-risk and transitioning homeless youth in Toronto . With their recent expansion into wedding jewelry Kind Karma is working to make social impact part of celebrating special days!

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6 Tips for Taking Photogenic Engagement Pics for the Anxious Bride to Be

Believe it or not I’m extremely uncomfortable in front of a camera. I know our engagement pictures look like we’re perfectly comfortable in front of the camera….but yes, even as a blogger I’m camera shy. I’m lucky to be surrounded by creative friends who are able to make me laugh and help me out when it comes to photography for my blog. And lucky for me, I had a similar situation with engagement photos. BUT I know not everyone has a Sarah in their life who happens to be your best friend and a lady boss running Our House Photography. Here are a few tips & tricks for taking photogenic pics & feeling confident in front of the camera.

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A Conscious Bride's Bridesmaid Ask

We’re a little less than a year away from our wedding day and I wanted to do something special for my bridesmaids & ask them to be part of my special day. Since my bridal party is spread out between six different states, I put together some fun, socially responsible bridesmaid ask boxes that I mailed out to some of my favorite ladies. Check out the goodies I included.

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6 Things I've Learned In 6 Months of Living with my Significant Other

This summer Jake & I moved to Seattle together! Here are a few things we are learning from being engaged and living together. 1) It’s important to make time for each other. What? But you’re living together…despite the fact that you live together and see each other everyday, it’s still so important to carve out time to do things together. Life is chaotic and with jobs + pets + the craziness of life. It can be easy to let quality time go by the wayside because you see each other everyday. But just simply seeing each other isn’t enough. Spending quality time together & doing things as a couple helps keep the spark alive.

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4 Eco-friendly Wedding Invitation & Stationery Brands

Eco-friendly and sustainable wedding invitations (and save the dates) are a great way to kick off your conscious wedding planning. Let your guests know you want to celebrate your love with some love for the planet. Here are four eco-friendly wedding invitation brands that are serious about sustainability and design. These brands have other wedding paper goods and stationery products as well which is great. For the simplicity of this post I’m just chatting wedding invites, but definitely check out their eco-friendly thank you notes, menus, save the dates, and all the other paper products you might need!

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How's the Wedding Planning? A Sustainable Wedding Update

As most of you know Jake & I got engaged over the summer! And I’ve made it my mission, as The Honest Consumer, to plan a sustainable & socially responsible wedding…or at least as conscious of a wedding as I can plan because I’m not so sure that the wedding industry is 100% there yet. From the ring (learn about my MiaDonna ethical engagement ring here.) to the reception, I’m trying to make responsible decisions and support businesses who care about people, the planet, and the greater good. We finally settled on a date in March 2020…if you’re going to try to lecture me on having a long engagement please refer here. Now that you’re caught up and the sass is out of the way here’s an update on the sustainable wedding plans….it’s a slow process!

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