Do you think a "green wedding" is too difficult to pull off? This eco-friendly wedding guide at a local greenhouse will have you rethinking that notion. Let's get to the root of it though. The easiest place to start is by choosing the right venue. Take today's flavorful backdrop at Beyond Organic in New Jersey. This organic goodness is captured beautifully by Erin Cynthia Photography. And behind this fresh production of sustainable wedding ideas is All Things Possible Events & Weddings with Flowers by Teresa and Rose and K R Cakes. Imagine supporting local businesses, an amazing farm-to-table menu and a wedding day that supports your environmental ideals as a couple. That's a footprint into the right happily ever after direction.
Other notable ideas for an eco-friendly wedding guide at a local greenhouse is to take into consideration the time of day and ways to cut down on energy. One of the biggest ways to unplug is a daytime vow exchange outdoors, so the sun can provide the natural lighting. If you don't want to opt for a greenhouse there are beautiful botanical gardens, hilltops and refurbished barns that offer modern conveniences. For this shoot the ceremony was on the grounds of Beyond Organic with the ceremony staging being a solid round wooden arch adorned with blush feathers. Indoors pops of wood, gold and blush played nicely against the bright white backdrop and leafy vertical hanging plants. With the farm-to-table movement in full swing, it's much more accessible than ever to source healthy, earth-friendly food. Keep in mind that organic food may cost more, but if you source in season, locally gown products will help keep the cost down and guarantee the freshest finds. For this local greenhouse their mission is about farming for the future by adopting new technologies, using sustainable energy and throwing away bad practices such as the use of pesticides. Growing in vertical towers allows them to use minimal amounts of water and energy. And who knew they could also add to the gorgeous greenery accents for those wedding pictures. The parting gift - be sure to give your guests plantable favors like potted saplings, herbs, succulents or biodegradable seed packets.