These are the ethical wedding rings that are making the world a better place

As someone who's constantly looking for new and awesome indie jewelers, I'm happy to explore the world of our sponsor Metalicious. Metalicious was started by Stephanie Maslow-Blackman, in a tiny corner of her apartment, where she made every ring by hand. Today she works with a small, hand-selected group of artisans in her New York studio — making each ring from recycled metals and ethically sourced gemstones. And, saving the world at the same time!

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5 types of brides that these sustainable wedding dresses were literally made for!

I told you about how our longtime sponsor Conscious Elegance's custom eco wedding dress designs that are SUPER eco-friendly. eco-friendly wedding dress maker, Lori, is now permanently in the Boston area, and this means that Conscious Elegance is "now able to be even more present to LGBT brides of all genders." I'd add "brides of all shapes, sizes, and interests" too! Here are the types of brides who should have a Conscious Elegance wedding dress.

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Protect the environment and look like boho deliciousness with Celia Grace Fair Trade Bridal

Imagine a fabulous gown that gives back and empowers women around the world. Celia Grace uses unique and exclusive heirloom silks, laces, and organic dyes from Indian temples. Each Celia Grace wedding dress is handcrafted in safe, fair, and empowering Fair Trade conditions, and they give back locally with each dress sold. Basically, your eco wedding dress is helping to protect the environment, empower women around the world, as well as make you look smashing. Oh, and they are competitively priced too.

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This eco-friendly wedding channels music festival love

Will and Heather turned their backyard in upstate New York into a mini music festival for their eco-friendly wedding last September.

Pretty much every imaginable element of this wedding was DIY — the dinnerware was recyclable bamboo, the food included locally grown organic veggies (with vegan options), even the bride's kickass dress and veil were DIY. That veil — my stars, I want one. And I want a castle to go with it.

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Real brides give us the low-down on getting their dream Wai-Ching wedding dress

Wai-Ching dresses are so dreamy that I sometimes forget they're FOR REAL, so I was all a-flutter when I saw them in real life, all lined up, in the prettiest raw silk rainbow I've ever seen. These dresses may look like fantasies, but I assure you they're real, they're just as gorgeous in real life, and you can totally hook yourself up with one for your wedding. Let's get a Wai-Ching reality check with real brides, real experiences, and really awesome dresses…