With so much focus on the environment, I started thinking about eco-weddings, and searching the internet to see what information is available in terms of eco-weddings, mainly what info is available in Australia, which is quite a lot…
So what exactly is an eco-wedding? Well I guess I think of it as having a celebration which is environmentally friendly, making use of organic or recycled products. You can go further and carbon-offset your wedding, which takes a lot of dedication and a lot more planning.
For wedding locations, I guess the obvious choices are garden or beach weddings. For the reception, consider a caterer who uses local and organic produce. For confetti – obviously natural rose petals; for transport, there is nothing more romantic or natural than a horse and cart. Stationery using recycled, handmade paper, and the same for bomboniere (see hiPP’s ‘eco-leaf’ box above at The Wise Bride, it’s made from 100% Australian made recycled material).
If you don’t want to go so far as a recycled dress (which would be great as well as being a lot cheaper), it can certainly be made of a natural fabric like silk. Vintage jewellery would perfectly complement an eco-wedding.
A Little Birdie Design Studio supports sustainable, environmentally friendly printing and design practices.
Outside Australia, there is an American green online wedding magazine called Portovert, which has a lot of great information.
And you just can’t go past the absolutely chic and beautiful blog Eco Chic Weddings, for some really lovely ideas.
Good luck with planning your eco-wedding!