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#FairTradeFriday- Chocolate with a Conscience for your Wedding Day

*EDITOR’S NOTE: In honor of Fair Trade Month, as well as this weekend’s Halloween festivities, we wanted to circle back to one of our favorite #FairTradeFriday features!

#FairTradeFriday- Chocolate with a Conscience for your Wedding Day

Every good wedding has awesome chocolate available for the nibbling… and yours should too, don’t you think?! Not just any chocolate, however, we are talking about Fair Trade chocolate! The kind of chocolate that sticks to your heart, instead of your waistline… check out three companies paving the way! ftchoc Check them out and buy some tasty sweets for your shindig: Endangered Species, 1/2 lb Milk Chocolate, $6.99 Theo’s Ghost Chile, 1oz Dark Chocolate Bar, $4 Equal Exchange, Variety Gift Box, $30    

Ultimate Black Sheep Bride Wedding- Lauren & Brian, Colorado

One.org recently featuring a wedding couple that used One, along side of other charities, in their wedding day details. Naturally, Black Sheep Bride needed to find out more and we were pleasantly surprised to see it didn’t just stop with supporting One… The amount of thought and love that went into to incorporating socially conscious products on their Big Day is so overwhelmingly amazing! See for yourself! Photo’s Courtesy of Lisa Anne Photography 2014-09-23_0002 Lauren and Brian are both teachers for at-risk students and had huge passions for supporting causes near and dear to their hearts! The invitations were the catalyst, they wanted something eco-friendly, and then saw that they could also help other people in the process, when they came across Cards for Causes. From there it was ON! They began brainstorming ways to incorporate causes into almost every facet of their wedding day! It made their BIG Day even more worth celebrating! 2014-09-23_0003 2014-09-23_0004 They had a board showcasing each cause represented and provided their guests with information about ways to help. The list of causes/products represented on their big day is awe-inspiring: Bead for Life, TOMS, Sseko, Endangered Species Chocolate, Peru Paper, To Write Love on Her Arms, One, Feed, Unicef, Live Strong, White Knot, Big Hearts Fund, Charity Water, The Alzheimer Foundation, Human Rights Campaign, Wildfire Relief Fund. 2014-09-23_0005 2014-09-23_0006 2014-09-23_0007 2014-09-23_0008 2014-09-23_0009 2014-09-23_0010 2014-09-23_0001 2014-09-23_0011 2014-09-23_0012 2014-09-23_0013 2014-09-23_0014 2014-09-23_0016 As if that wasn’t enough awesome do goody’ness… they took it up a notch further and spent a week of their honeymoon volunteering at an animal sanctuary… These are the kinds of friends you need in your life, right?? Such an amazing example of using love to love others! 2014-09-23_0015