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Lisa Beth Miller is the Entertaining & Weddings Editor for Miss A. She has been involved in the wedding industry for several years. Lisa is a bridal consultant and director of marketing and public relations for Blush Bridal Boutique and an event designer at Main Street Weddings, both local wedding businesses. In this capacity, Lisa writes the blog, website copy, and promotional materials for these businesses and assists with event planning. She was formerly a bridal consultant and did marketing and public relations work for A Formal Affair Bridal and Formalwear Boutique and was the creator of their Bridal University workshops. Additionally, Lisa teaches English, journalism, and photojournalism classes at Liberty High School in Bealeton, Virginia. She advises the school's award-winning publications, Talon yearbook and Patriot Press newspaper. As junior class sponsor, she also assists in planning Liberty's prom. Lisa has written several published articles. These include an article about advising student publications for Accents (Southern Interscholastic Press Association’s journal),an article about the royal wedding for Northern Virginia Magazine, an article about local proms for Warrenton Lifestyle magazine, and four stories about wedding planning and wedding fashion for the 2012 Northern Virginia Bridal Guide. Lisa holds an undergraduate degree in English and journalism education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a graduate degree in education and library science from Longwood University.

Eco-Friendly Jewelry Ideas For Your Wedding Day

Finding the perfect jewelry for your wedding dress is essential for every bride. You can be eco-friendly and look completely dazzling when you walk down the aisle.

Green Bride Guide, the nation’s number one green wedding resource, was launched in 2009 after founder and environmental lawyer Kate Harrison’s book The Green Bride Guide: How To Plan An Earth-Friendly Wedding On Any Budget became a best-seller in the wedding category. The Wedding Shop opened on Earth Day 2012 featuring over 1,300 green businesses.

These gorgeous pieces can be found in The Green Bride Guide’s Wedding Shop.

Melissa Necklace from RuffandCut

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Melissa Necklace

Feel like an eco-friendly princess with this piece from RuffandCut. This stunning design features three dazzling cinch cut amethysts dangling elegantly from a 17.5″ sterling silver cable link chain. The Melissa Necklace comes with a certificate of specific origin so you know where the materials have been ethically sourced. This necklace would also look great on your bridesmaids!

Chandelier Earrings by Twice Creations

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Chandelier Earrings

The Chandelier Earrings by Twice Creations are made for the fierce eco-friendly bride. They are made out of upcycled plastic and 100% recycled sterling silver earrings. Twice Creations has many different styles of earrings which are perfect for the bridal party. These earrings will be a gift they will cherish forever!

Isabella Bracelet by RuffandCut

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Isabella Bracelet

RuffandCut’s Isabella Bracelet will add a pop of color to your gown. This bracelet has four bright and beautiful cushion cut amethyst wrapped in a 14k gold double ringed curb chain

Icicles Choker by Twice Creations

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Icicles Choker

Wear some ice on your wedding day with Twice Creations’ Icicle Choker. This plastic choker looks absolutely stunning with any gown.  It’s so breathtaking that you’ll forget you are wearing plastic!

Nobel Ring by RuffandCut

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Nobel Ring

RuffandCut’s Nobel Ring is a symbol of commitment for one another. Each ring is made out of recycled gold, a rough diamond and polished diamonds around the band. The rough diamond is from Tahera Diamond Corporation, Canada and the polished diamonds are from Liqhobong Diamond Mining Cooperative, in Maluti Mountains, which are cut and polished by Surat Diamond Workers Industrial Co-Op Society. Plus 10% of the proceeds from this purchase go to non-profit partners of RuffandCut.

The Green Bride Guide is the leading online resource for eco-friendly wedding ideas, products and services. Their Green Wedding Directory has over 1,500 green wedding service providers, such as restaurants that serve local, organic food and limousine companies that use hybrid vehicles. The Wedding Shop has a large selection of eco-friendly wedding invitations, favors and reception décor. The site’s Green Wedding Registry has over a thousand home goods and other gifts hand-selected for their quality and environmental savings. For further information on the Green Bride Guide visit them online.

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