We invite you to sit back and relax in our one-of-a-kind eco fashion lounge for the show. This is quite simply the freshest, most gorgeous bridal fashion show you will see outside of Bryant Park.

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Eco Fashion Show

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Every little girl dreams of her wedding gown – the ethereal white dress – the most glamorous moment of her entire life. Your wedding dress is much more than the sum of its parts. It’s not simply a dress, it is a statement of who you are and an extension of your inner beauty. This is you on the red carpet in the one dress that truly and totally defines your personal style.

We invite you to sit back and relax in our one-of-a-kind eco fashion lounge for the show. This is quite simply the freshest, most gorgeous bridal fashion show you will see outside of Bryant Park.

Be here for the breathless moment the models step onto the catwalk – they sway down the runway, long trains floating – a dream of white, creamy silk. Your eyes rush to take in every element of the dress itself, each detail. The gasps are audible when the crowd takes in the models’ incredible hairstyles – long flowing curls, piled high up-do’s and the most chic veils secured with flawless flowers and funky feathers. All framing beautiful faces, blushed and rouged in shimmering natural make-ups.

You will find no synthetic run-of-the-mill dresses at our show. We are showcasing the finest in both new and vintage eco-gowns from the country’s coolest green designers and retro shops.

Our incredible make-up artists and hair stylists will show off their skills on the models and be available afterwards to talk to you in the lounge about options for your day!

The swanky eco lounge will be furnished with the hippest trappings imaginable. Stretch out on a fab sofa and enjoy the show. Admire the view of the catwalk as you gather with girlfriends around an eco-chic high top cocktail table and sip your glass of local wine.

And no show is complete without music. The show's musical sponsors will flaunt their best beats.

Meet the Designers

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Amanda Archer Collection

Amanda Archer Collection is about the modern women: classic, easy to wear with a twist of retro and a pinch of whimsy, perfect for that special occasion. The Amanda Archer Collection strives to use only natural or eco-friendly fabrics, vintage or natural trims. Dresses are made-to-order, made-to-measure, for evening-wear, day-wear and non-traditional bride. www.amandaarcher.com.


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Amanda Rose Bridal

Amanda Rose Bridal is Eco-Friendly Fashion for your wedding or garden party. I use 99% recycled and vintage materials including lace, chiffon, silk, nylon, etc. My fashion sense is based on romance, femininity and garden-party style elegance. Many of the dresses I create you will want to wear again and again. Custom and one-of-a-kind dresses available. www.etsy.com/amandarosebridal


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Anna Herman

Anna Herman, AKA Herman's ECO INC. The designs are Spanish, from the Islands, Oriental, everywhere. Anna is a Human Chameleon. The gowns were inspired by a trip to Paris & hangin in Georgetown. Made from Repurposed Cloth, Hemp ,Hemp/Silk, Silk, Linen & now organic cotton. Herman's will make you a special gown similar to what's shown. American Made.www.annaherman.com


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Conscious Elegance

A dressmaker for 20+ years, Lori's creations are completely green (including organic cotton thread!) and every design features an adjustable bodice - no last-minute alterations needed! Lori can shorten your dress after the wedding (wear it again!) and offers an exclusive service that lets you watch your dress being made! You'll know what's happening every minute. It's Lori's way of including you, every step of the way. consciouselegance.com.


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Eco-Artware (Jewelry)

Eco-Artware.com offers gifts to warm the heart, not the planet. Visit us online for beautiful eco-friendly jewelry, art and accessories handcrafted from recycled, re-imagined and natural materials. For something old and new — and environmentally conscious — for the bride and groom as well as the wedding party and guests, check out our collection including work by 32 independent designers at www.eco-artware.com.


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Fiberactive Organics, LLC

Your wedding is just the beginning. Fiberactive is about living green every day. We make organic cotton table linens, heirloom quilts, and garments for work, play and wedding day. Our seamstresses are refugees living in Raleigh. We are a small community of travelers, making our own little world of difference. www.fiberactiveorganics.com.


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Green & Blue

Green and Blue is an upscale boutique located on DuPont Circle in Washington, DC. 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 expert tailoring for your existing garments. www.GreenAndBlueStyle.com.


Gwendolyn Gleason/Ecochiccouture

Introducing an exciting “eco” conscious Bridal Collection designed by international couture designer Gwendolyn Gleason. She has sourced personally organic Cottons, Linens & PEACE SILK from around the world, spending four months in India developing Peace Silk that is non-violent! Most Silk kill the worm in the harvesting of the cocoon. Peace silk allows the worm to live, eat it’s way out of the cocoon, and then the fiber is twisted into a fine yarn for weaving a luxurious fabric. This fabric has the “Highest Frequency” on the planet because there is no negative emotion in the harvesting of the fiber. What better to be married in a dress that is made in a SACRED Cloth (TM). The gowns have linings that are organic they breath, unlike most designer gowns in the Industry. This insures the Bride is cool & comfortable! Gwendolyn creates her couture and accessories with a definite European romanticist flair and nostalgia. She transforms luxurious fabrics into works of art. Pieces that are in essence, Timeless..... My collection has been showcased in numerous Bridal Shows across the country and is available through www.GwendolynGleason.com.

I will be giving 20% discount EXCLUSIVE to all Showcase BRIDES on orders placed by March 31, 2011


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Isadora

Isadora is a handmade dress company- we specialize in convertible dresses for special occasions. Clients can customize the color, size, length, fabric choice and hem style of their Chameleon Convertible wrap dress. From the classic Flared Chameleon ( aline) shape to the fashion forward Ruffled Chameleon and Reversible Chameleon, there is sure to be a style that suits your personality.

www.etsy.com/isadoraclothing


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Kimmi Designs

Inspired by nature and history, Kimmi Designs creates one-of-a-kind dresses using beautiful vintage laces and other re-purposed fabrics saved from landfills. Every dress as unique as its' wearer. www.kimmi.etsy.com


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Layne Corban Bridal

Layne Corban Bridal offers elegant, sophisticated styles reminiscent of Hollywood’s Golden Era for today’s stylish bride.  The line has a signature look that is unquestionably feminine and figure flattering.  Through the use of graceful, clean lines and fine details, the dresses have a simple yet understated elegance. www.laynecorban.com


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Lindee Daniel

Art. Sustainability. Philanthropy. Exquisite gowns, artfully crafted with an unwavering commitment to all things natural, with 5% of sales helping youth in the skid row area of Los Angeles. Fabrications are wild silks (thus, organic & peace), peace silks, conventional silk, organic cottons, earth dyes, processing free of chemicals or synthetics. Produced locally with fair trade practices. The signature indigo color is extra special-the dyestuffs are obtained from a woman's co-op in El Salvador- women supporting women. Chosen as #1 Eco-Chic Wedding Dress by Onewed.com and Recycled Bride! As seen in Martha Stewart Weddings 2011Summer Edition! www.lindeedaniel.com.

30% off any wedding dress when you mention the Mid-Atlantic Green Wedding Showcase at time of order. Offer good through 12-31-11.


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love, june

Inspired by vintage gowns and a simply glamourous lifestyle, Love June creates unique wedding gowns for the bride and elegant dresses for her entourage. Utilizing every inch of fabric, we've developed a signature pattern making method that leaves virtually no waste from production...so none of that pretty material ends up in the garbage! All gowns and garments are made to order! www.etsy.com/lovejune.


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Morgan Boszilkov Natural Bridal Collection

Morgan Boszilkov presents the Natural Bridal Collection. Boszilkov is a premier international eco couture wedding gown designer. Gowns are hand crafted locally, in Atlanta, Georgia, using sustainable materials. Some of her gowns have detachable skirts! 5% of profits are donated to environmental causes. www.naturalbridals.com.


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Punk Rock Bride

Punk Rock Bride offers a fresh alternative to the traditional wedding dress. The collection takes an innovative approach to design, employing a unique selection of fabrics and fashion-forward details, while maintaining classic simple lines. All dresses are made in the USA. www.punkrockbride.com.


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Rene Geneva Design, LLC

René Geneva Design llc is a company that cares. A little cliche, we know ~ but our goal is to provide fashion-forward, organic women's clothing that is chic, sustainable, and helps to take care of people and planet. EcoChicClothing.com.


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Retropolitan

A visit to Retropolitan is sure to bring you back in time. You will delight in the striking motifs, craftsmanship, and classic forms of the past. Our attentive staff can help you find the perfect unique vintage wedding attire. www.retropolitan.net.


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SEAMS

SEAMS Couture is a European Styled Design House on Boston's North Shore with a commitment to high quality craftsmanship using natural and vintage upcycled textiles. Featuring The Wrapture Collection, the only Wrap & Tie Brides and Bridesmaid dresses of it's kind with Stockists Nationwide. www.seamstheshop.com.


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Style Tantrum/colorada

I love finding beautiful vintage and recycled dresses and fabrics and giving them the chance to attend the ball all over again with a fresh chic, new style. I focus on using eco-friendly methods and recycled and vintage bits and pieces to create romantic, flirty and feminine handmade fashion. www.styletantrum.com.


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Tara Lynn Studio

The moments you treasure are the ones when you dare to just be yourself… to follow your heart. Tara Lynn captures this exuberant, adventurous spirit in every custom wedding gown she creates. She will work with you to design a gown that is as one-of-a-kind as you are…that fits your body and your personality…and that also reflects and protects the natural elements of the earth. In the mountains of Vermont, working in her solar-powered studio, surrounded by a lifelong collection of colorful vintage fabrics, lace, beads, buttons and trim, Tara Lynn creates made to order wedding gowns from natural fibers such as hemp and silk, organic cotton, and linen—gowns that are shipped throughout the U.S. and around the world. www.taralynnbridal.com.


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Teeny Bunny

TeenyBunny's original designs are inspired by vintage, retro, and sophisticated women's wear that are translated into stylish clothing for toddlers and little girls. You'll find little flappers, 40's style ensembles, and funky mod wear. www.etsy.com/TeenyBunny.


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Up Do's For I Do's (Hair Styling/Make-Up Artistry)

Allow Up-Do’s For I Do’s to enhance your image as you prepare to say "I do." We will travel on-site to your location of choice to provide you with the glamorous wedding day appearance you've been dreaming of. www.updosforidos.com.


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Vintage Valise

Eco dresses and accessories hand sewn using unbleached muslin and vintage fabrics. Vintage Valise uses beautiful vintage handmade laces and linens to create one of kind dresses and tops for women and little girls. All pieces are custom made per your specifications for a look that is completely unique.www.vintagevalise.etsy.com.


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whichgoose

Whichgoose is a one-girl operation run by Maryland-native Emily Zych. She takes inspiration from nature and vintage romance to create whimsical crowns and unique bridal accessories. Her main goal is to create a fantasy for brides -- to transform their childhood fairytale dreams into a stylish reality. www.whichgoose.etsy.com.

Are you an eco-designer or vintage shop owner?

Want to see your fashion on the 2011 catwalk? Contact Rissa at info@greenweddingshowcase.com to learn more.