All exhibitors at the Mid-Atlantic Green Wedding Showcase have passed a rigorous review and offer green/sustainable services and products.
We are proud to tell you all about them…
Ampa Events provides full service event design, integrating multiple eco-friendly techniques, into a complete package. Our services and products include custom decor, draping, dance floors, LED lighting fixtures, designer bars, lounge furniture. Ampa Events is the Total Experience. www.ampaevents.com
Andy Kushner Entertainment
Andy Kushner Entertainment is an international award-winning entertainment production firm that specializes in customizing entertainment to fit the needs, vision, and budget of our clients. From bands, to DJs, to specialty acts we have what you need for your event. www.andykushner.com
Atlantic Services Group
We are the premier valet parking, transportation logistics & management consultants and parking lot management company in the Washington DC area. Atlantic's goal is to continue to do business with the highest possible standards and to do so in an environmentally responsible manner within each division of our company. asgpark.com.
Aveda Institute DC
Purely Aveda. Purely Affordable. Aveda Institute DC provides luxury for less. From our ingredients, to our responsible packaging and use of renewable energy, our products are 95% naturally derived. We offer a full range of hair, spa, makeup, and nail services using Aveda products within our green facility; making Aveda Institute DC the perfect location for all of your beauty needs! www.avedainstitutesbb.com.
balance photography (Photography/producer)
Balance is a full service photography studio based in Baltimore County, serving Maryland, DC and the world. Our style is a truly artistic blend of documentary reportage with a touch of edgy fashion. The feeling is immediate, honest, romantic and absolutely beautiful. We are a small boutique-style studio and accept limited commissions in any calendar year so that the couples who choose our services have our complete commitment on their special day. 2010 marks ten years for us and we are excited to be part of the area’s first green showcase. balance is proud to offer multiple green album and printing options for brides, as well as being a member of both Greener Photography and Chesapeake Sustainable Business Alliance (CSBA). We are committed to keeping our business bright green and feel that photographers especially must work hard to preserve and protect the natural beauty of the Earth that so frequently serves as a major element in our work. Learn more at www.balanceweddings.com.
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
A part of Baltimore’s newest neighborhood, Harbor East, we feature beautiful ballrooms, outdoor terraces and stunning Baltimore Inner Harbor views. We are the ideal location and facilities for small intimate weddings as well as large elaborate ones. Our earth friendly practices include a recycling program, on-line menus, food composting, and America’s Second Harvest program. www.baltimoremarriottwaterfront.com.
Bario-Neal Jewelry offers a collection of ethical engagement rings, commitment bands, fine jewelry, and custom design. Bario-Neal Jewelry is handcrafted in Philadelphia with reclaimed precious metals; ethically-sourced stones; and low-impact, environmentally conscious practices. www.bario-neal.com.
Blue Sky Films
We are a remarkable team of documentary filmmakers who all share the same passion for telling stories with extraordinary imagery. Every aspect of the wedding day coverage is tailored for the couples’ preference for style, content and cadence of their event. We provide a personalized, motion picture reflection of their wedding celebration. www.blueskyfilms.com.
Carbonfund.org is the leading nonprofit carbon reduction and climate solutions organization, making it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate impact by supporting third-party validated renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects. Carbonfund.org has over 450,000 individual supporters and works with over 1,300 business and nonprofit partners including Discovery, Motorola, Amtrak, Volkswagen, Dell, JetBlue, and Staples. www.carbonfund.org
CCI Creations Event Planning
CCI Creations is a full service event planning and design company, specializing in stylish, sensational, sustainable weddings and events. We are known for attention to detail, superb organization, eco-friendly practices, and incomparable client service. We also carry invitations, favors, décor and AV equipment rentals. www.yourweddingcoordinator.com.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's platinum level LEED Award-winning headquarters offer a stunning Bayfront location for your special event. Their BayRaisers program enables you to collect online donations, in lieu of gifts, through your own customized webpage. CBF is committed to protecting and restoring natural resources, improving fisheries, and reducing pollution. www.cbf.org.
Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company
Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company (CBRC) is devoted to making the world around us a better place. CBRC produces some of the region’s finest coffees with modern eco-technologies. We pledge 2% in support of our H2O-Initiative that contributes funding to local organizations devoted to restoring our regional treasure, the Chesapeake Bay. www.cbrccoffee.com.
Chocolate truffles from chocolaterra are made using organic ingredients and fair trade chocolate. We have a variety of packaging available for table favors and can also provide bulk chocolates for desert trays. www.chocolaterrashop.com.
We are an event planning company with a boutique offering of a wide range of eco-friendly options. These include custom printed invitations and announcements from traditional to contemporary creations; calligraphy, by hand or machine; party accessories including favors, guest books, hospitality bags, bridal accessories, and loads of specialty gifts and items. www.creativeparties.com.
Design Cuisine/DC Rental
For the past 20 years, Design Cuisine and DC Rental have shared a partnership creating exceptional events. Now, both companies are focused on creating those same remarkable events without remarkable costs to our planet. From recycle programs and utilization of local organic food and beverage, to eco friendly linens and table top items, Design Cuisine and DC Rental’s commitment to saving the planet is real and in place. www.designcuisine.com. www.dcrental.com.
Boutique Catering Company with Personal Attention to Detail Ethnic - Vegetarian & Family Style Service Industry leader reducing waste making our events as green as possible. Local & Organic Ingredients - Water & Energy Conservation -Recycling - Donating Leftover Foods - Carpooling - Biodegradable Disposables - Supporting local farmers Consciously Green for Great Food and a Healthy Planet. www.dionysuskitchen.com.
ECO-BAR provides special event bar catering service for private events with a focus on organic cocktails, beer and wine. ECO-BAR plans cocktail menus for Eco-Chic Cocktail Parties, "Green" Weddings and also organic tasting events. Currently servicing the Mid-Atlantic region and will be expanding to major cities nationally! www.eco-bar.net.
Elegance and Simplicity
Elegance & Simplicity, Inc. is the world's largest eco-friendly wedding and event design firm. As publishers of Eco-Beautiful Weddings Magazine and Blog (the first eco-friendly wedding magazine), our clients have access to our in-house event planners, stylists & floral designers. www.eleganceandsimplicity.com.
Weddings that are as kind to the environment as they are stunning. We have been planning award-winning weddings in the DC area for fifteen years and have been ranked the top wedding planners by Washingtonian magazine for eight years. We are dedicated to designing events with plenty of impact without impacting the planet. www.engagingaffairs.com.
Event Origins is a unique eco-friendly décor service. We strive to create an innovative and beautiful event without the waste associated with large gatherings. We’ve been designing weddings for ten years and enjoy the opportunity to create environmentally sound décor without sacrificing our high standards of quality and originality. www.avistaevents.com.
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Baltimore Inner Harbor
The first LEED Green hotel in Baltimore with 124 guest rooms and 30 suites. 100% power supplied from green, sustainable, renewable sources. The hotel features complimentary breakfast, a green roof, a beautiful outdoor courtyard that leads into space for your rehearsal dinner or farewell breakfast. The perfect venue for your wedding guests! www.fairfieldinnbaltimore.com.
Federal City Caterers
Federal City Caterers is pleased to offer piece of mind as you plan your wedding. Green is not a trend and now, Federal City provides a Green Restaurant Association Certified green catering experience, along with the same great service, food, and hospitality that we’re known for. We ensure that your event will be first-rate, with a side of social responsibility. www.federalcity.com.
Good Tidings Catering
We are a full service catering division at the University of Maryland, College Park. Great design, great food and great service is our motto. We have the privilege of working in the first LEED inspired building on campus as we aspire to be one of the leading universities in the nation, pushing forward the green initiative. www.catering.umd.edu.
Green and Blue
Green and Blue is an upscale boutique located on Dupont Circle. We sell designer clothes and accessories. Under our ELA ELA brand we create unique jewelry and custom made clothes from a simple skirt to a wedding gown. We also provide an expert tailoring for your existing garments. www.greenandbluestyle.com.
The Green Bride Guide
The Green Bride Guide has everything you need to plan a green wedding! Here you can find pictures and stories from real green weddings, articles and advice on eco-chic decor, and a wide range of eco-friendly products including: organic flowers, 100% PCW recycled paper invitations, tree and seed favors and peace silk wedding gowns. We recently added a green wedding directory to help you connect with local vendors. If you can't find what you are looking for just let us know and we will add it. www.thegreenbrideguide.com.
Herrington on the Bay
A waterfront, Eco-Lifestyle Event Venue with full service Catering located at Herrington Harbour Resort. The waterfront bridal lawns feature an extraordinary blend of natural and exotic landscaping emphasizing the pristine and expansive water views. Guests enjoy relaxing, elegant surrounds while savoring the Culinary Team’s sustainable cuisine right here in Maryland! www.herringtononthebay.com.
Honest Tea creates and promotes delicious, truly healthy, organic beverages. We strive to grow with the same honesty we use to craft our products, with sustainability and great taste for all. Visit us at www.honesttea.com.
Hotel Monaco Baltimore
Our Kimpton EarthCare® program works because each one of us is making critical behavioral changes on a daily basis. We started out recycling trash, phones, batteries, buying organic coffees and teas and serving organic wines at our evening wine hours. Now, Kimpton maintains and updates our efforts every day! www.monaco-baltimore.com.
The Inn at Tabbs Creek
A truly breathtaking and eco-friendly waterfront property to hold outdoor wedding events and receptions. Also an ideal location for honeymoons or just a quick romantic getaway, we are a full service bed and breakfast nestled on a secluded creek off the Chesapeake Bay in Mathews County, within a 3-4 hour drive from the DC area. www.innattabbscreek.com.
Irvine Nature Center
If you have already vowed to live green, then a wedding at Irvine Nature Center is the perfect choice for your nuptials. Irvine Nature Center is the premiere site for eco-friendly weddings in Maryland. Our new, state-of-the-art, green facility in Owings Mills accommodates green wedding ceremonies and receptions, and includes breathtaking views of Caves Valley on 116 bucolic acres. www.explorenature.org.
Local Color Flowers
Local Color Flowers is a Baltimore-based floral design business. We create personalized arrangements and bouquets from fresh, seasonal, and sustainable flowers cultivated by local specialty growers. We are committed to responsible use of resources, supporting the local economy and promoting neighboring farms. www.locoflo.com.
lori hill event productions, inc. (Planner/producer)
We are an award-winning event production company committed to the belief that sustainable events should be a standard, not an option. From the venue, catering, décor, invitations and more, we work with our clients to select the most sustainable option for every component of their special event. Learn more at www.lorihillevents.com.
Main Event Caterers
Main Event Caterers is a carbon-neutral, wind-powered catering company that has received multiple awards for its accomplishments. We have become a leader in the catering industry through our dedication to environmental practices. Our talented chefs prepare innovative and artful dishes using fresh and seasonal ingredients. We provide a variety of free-range, organic meat, sustainable seafood and vegan and vegetarian catering. We take pride in supporting local businesses and organic farmers. Let our eco-friendly business assist you in going green while planning your dream wedding. www.MainEventCaterers.com.
Marriott Inn and Conference Center, University of Maryland, University College
Providing a lovely ballroom, spacious guest rooms and VIP suites, and its own catering services with organic and locally provided options, we are making strides for the environment. The country's first environmentally friendly hotel, this lodging option makes certain guests will experience the utmost comfort with luxurious services. www.umucmarriottgreen.com.
MyDeejay is a boutique-style entertainment firm offering an exclusive roster of creative, artistic, and professional disc jockeys. Our sophisticated, unobtrusive performing style and commitment to impeccable customer service has earned us the area's best reputation. Visit our website to learn more about what makes us different. www.mydeejay.com.
Particle Wave Creative
We offer a comprehensive service including Lighting and Event Design, Technical Direction, Event and Production Management. We understand the power of lighting. It creates an ambience that influences the mood of the entire event. PWC is a sustainable company using low powered lighting and local vendors for all events. www.particlewavecreative.com.
Perfect Wedding Guide
Marry a complete 4x7" pocket planning guide with savvy interactive Internet tools to maximize efficiency, minimize stress and wear-and-tear. Visit www.perfectweddingguide.com, join our webinars, for more green ideas! www.perfectweddingguide.com.
We are a party rental company that makes every effort to reduce our carbon foot print. We recycle all plastic linen bags and cardboard, offer recycling services to events through the rental of recycling bins, we purchase 100% wind power and we have the most environmentally friendly tables and coverings in the special events industry. Check out our new camilion tables at the Showcase. www.perfectsettings.com.
Putting on the Ritz
Putting on the Ritz draws on over 20 years of catering experience when creating the perfect menu for your special occasion. Our focus on the needs and wishes of our clients enables the team at Putting on the Ritz to exceed expectations, regardless of the size or scope of event. www.puttingontheritz.com.
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center/University of Maryland (Venue Sponsor)
There are endless possibilities when you host your special day at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. With an ideal location, free parking, top caterers to choose from and unique event space – our staff is here to assist you in planning the wedding of your dreams.
The Riggs Alumni Center is dedicated to protecting the environment while producing high quality events. Learn more about our green initiatives at our website, www.riggs.umd.edu
Seaside Collections makes beach and destination weddings memorable by providing elegant, engraved, earth-friendly recycled glass bottles for you to save sand and shells from your wedding or honeymoon beach. Centerpieces • Unity Sand Ceremonies • Place Card Holders • Wedding Party and Guest Thank You Gifts • Honeymoon Souvenirs. Many unique shapes and sizes are available! www.seasidecollections.com
Sticky Fingers Bakery
Of course you can have the eco-friendly wedding cake of your dreams! Sticky Fingers Bakery, in NW DC, creates gorgeous, mouth-watering cakes with a tiny carbon footprint. Whether you choose a traditional white beauty or a modern work of art, our vegan and organic cake creations are sure to please you, your guests and the planet! www.stickyfingersbakery.com.
Travelling Bean - The Espresso Catering Company
Travelling Bean - The Espresso Catering Company specializes in the design of Espresso/Cappuccino Bars, Fruit Smoothie Stations, and Margarita/Daiquiri Bars for every occasion! We are Family owned and operated and have been in business for 15 years and we believe in Exceeding our Customers Expectations one event at a time! www.travelingbean.com.
Yours Truly, Michelle
Yours Truly, Michelle’s philosophy is to provide eco-friendly options for your event, enabling you to lessen your environmental footprint. The art of our design creativity allows for integrating environmentally conscious elements unique to your celebration. Yours Truly, Michelle shares this dedication by donating a portion of profits to an eco-charity. www.yourstrulymichelle.com.
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