An eco-beautiful affair in Pennsylvania shows off a special couple’s green values.
This incredible green wedding is best described in the words of the beautiful bride, Carly: “We really wanted our wedding to be a celebration of love and a joining of all facets of our family as well as a good representation of who we are as people. We wanted our care for animals and the environment to shine througha bit without being overt. Our favorite part of the day was having a celebration that was representative of us as a couple and something that paid tribute to our beliefs and brought people together in a meaningful, fun way. We were both so happy to marry our best friend.”
With photos by the lovely and talented Carina Romano of Love Me Do Photography, who will be appearing at the uber-cool Lovesick Wedding Expo on January 9th, this is one of the sweetest green weddings we’ve ever seen. Thanks to Carly, Kyle and Carina for sharing!
The bride and groom made the placecards themselves from locally grown apples. So lovely!
All of the wedding’s flowers were local and in season…and beautiful!
While the ceremony was of no particular religious affiliation, the couple included Quaker touches such as the handmade wedding certificate that was signed by each and every wedding guest.
The wedding arch that the couple stood under to be married was handmade by Carly’s step-dad out of wood from her parents’ backyard.
The couple saved on paper programs by creating a chalkboard wedding program instead.
Wedding favors were locally grown basil plants, hand-potted by the bride and groom!
Carly and Kyle also created their own centerpieces from rustic wooden pots and kale plants.
The entire menu, including the beautiful wedding cake below, was vegan. Having a vegan wedding, or incorporating vegan and vegetarian dishes, helps the environment because meat production is energy-intensive and damaging to the environment. It can also save you money, and look and taste as great as a conventional menu!
Thanks again to Carina Romano of Love Me Do Photography for sharing this fantastic green wedding with Recycled Bride!