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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Green Wedding

This summer my fiancée and I are planning to get married. Following a popular but very important trend, we have decided to have a green wedding. This means that we are taking any and every reasonable effort to help minimize the negative impact that our wedding has on the world climate. We know that in the big picture of things our wedding is really a tiny event of little circumstance to the global climate situation. But we are not trying to change the world all at once. We simply aim to generate discussion and provoke inspiration, to help inspire others to walk away from that night re-examining how they might go about living a greener lifestyle.

One initiative of our green wedding lies in our invitations. Working with a local stationary boutique, Anjenu, we have ordered our invitations to be handmade and derived from 100% recycled off-white wildflower paper. The ink used to print the invitations will be hand-pressed with soy ink, avoiding the use of harmful chemicals. The invitation itself contains implanted seeds that can be planted and grown in a household planter. They are being custom made from On The Earth, an earth friendly wedding invitation supplier.

We believe that the use of the eco-friendly invites will serve both an aesthetically pleasing invitation to our wedding as well as set the green, earth-friendly theme. More details on our initiatives to plan our green wedding to follow. For now, the picture below illustrates an approximation of what our invites will look like. You can make out the seeds implanted in the paper.

2 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE the seeds implanted in the paper idea. One of the greatest things ever.

    I'm not sure if it's my love for green things or my love for things that can be used in more than one way, therefore making more fiscal sense though. :P

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  2. This is great! I love the style you chose. If you are interested I would love to feature your wedding at www.thegreenbrideguide.com - let me know what you think.

    Kate@thegreenbrideguide.com

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