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Ampa Events (Man Cave)
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 (Music)
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 (Transportation from Metro)
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. www.asgpark.com.
Aveda Institute (Hair and Make-up for Aveda Eco Fashion Show)
Aveda™, The Art and Science of Pure Flower and Plant Essences™, was founded in 1978 with the goal of providing beauty industry professionals with high performance, botanically based products that would be better for service providers and their guests, as well as for the planet. Aveda manufactures professional plant-based hair care, skin care, makeup, Pure-Fume™ and lifestyle products. Headquartered in Blaine, Minnesota, Aveda is available in Aveda stores, and in nearly 7,000 professional hair salons and spas in 24 countries worldwide. Whether you’re new to Aveda or looking for a new experience, find our most popular, award-winning and recommended products or check out what’s new. www.avedainstitutesbb.com
balance photography (Producer/photography)
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. Learn more at www.balanceweddings.com.
Blue Sky Films (Videography)
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. Learn more at www.blueskyfilms.com
Carbon Fund (Carbon Offsetting)
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
Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company (Coffee)
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.crbrccoffee.com.
Eco-Bar (Mixed Drinks)
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.
ecoprint’s mission is to provide the most responsible choices for print buyers, and a sustainable model for lasting change in the printing and paper industries. Ecoprint offers high quality, environmentally responsible printing, design, and mailing services to DC-area nonprofit organizations, progressive businesses, and federal and local governments. Learn more at, www.ecoprint.com.
Event Origins (Event Origins Eco Fashion Lounge Furniture, Pipe and Drape)
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.
The Green Bride Guide (Promotion)
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.
Honest Tea (Honest Tea + Honest Ade)
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.
The Inn at Tabbs Creek (Eco Getaway)
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.
lori hill event productions (Producer)
Savvy, sustainable events. That’s our mission. We are an award-winning event production company committed to the belief that sustainable meetings and events should be a standard, not an option. Not only are we 100% wind powered, but we are dedicated to caring for the planet 100% of the time. 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. We passed the rigorous application process to become a member of Green America’s prestigious Green Business Network which also includes green leaders Patagonia and Seventh Generation. In addition, we serve on the board of directors for the Chesapeake Sustainable Business Alliance (CSBA) – which is how we met balance photography – and are a member of the Sustainable Business Network of Washington (SBNOW). Learn more at www.lorihillevents.com.
Particle Wave Creative (Lighting)
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 Settings (Linens, Fashion Show Chairs)
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.
Perfect Wedding Guide (Promotion)
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.
The Promo Touch (Event Staff T-shirts)
We are leading the way in the fast-growing area of green promotional products. We've got thousands of amazing items made from recycled materials and renewable resources. All are made using earth-friendly manufacturing, free labor and local companies whenever possible. Contact us today for creative ideas for green promotional products. www.thepromotouch.com.
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center (Venue)
University of Maryland
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.
Square One Vodka (Organic Vodka)
It all began at Square One . . . . . . with the purest ingredients we could find. Very few vodkas are hand-crafted as meticulously as ours is: created in one place, to the exacting standards of our Master Distiller. We craft our distinctive, limited-production single grain vodka using certified organic American rye. www.SquareOneOrganicSpirits.com.
Travelling Bean (Espresso/Cappuccino)
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.
TSI Store Supplies (Eco Swag Bags)
With the launch of our environmentally friendly bags, we have have been pleased to serve hundreds of weddings, fundraisers, corporate events and parties. Using our eco-friendly bags is a great way to support an environmentally conscious lifestyle. www.tsisupplies.com.
The Wine Bin (Organic Wine and Beer)
The Wine Bin, a boutique wine store located in Historic Ellicott City, Maryland, offers today’s consumer a wide range of wines and spirits in a hip, contemporary setting. Catering to the novice as well as the connoisseur, The Wine Bin features 200 wines under $20, as well as specialty vintages, premium spirits and gourmet beers. www.winebinec.com.