Green commitment: would you do it?

by EcoStreet on July 24, 2008

in Responsible Transport, Sustainable Lifestyle

wedding_on_the_tube-thumb-200x275.jpg In their commitment to the planet, and each other, Stefanie Schmiedel and Robert Gray took the Tube to their wedding. They travelled with their bridal party from Dollis Hill to Baker Street Tube station by London Underground, and then walked the rest of the way to the Marylebone register office.

Bride Stefanie wore a reusable dress, a 2nd hand engagement ring and the couple’s wedding menus and order of service were printed on recycled paper. The reception was catered for using local produce and the wedding cake was organic.

The couple felt it was important to have an environmentally friendly wedding and Stefanie even encouraged her relatives to travel to London from Germany by train or coach instead of flying. Groom Robert Gray remarked: “We didn’t feel that we needed a stretch limo to get to their register office when we have got an Oyster card and the Tube”.

If you’re going to be tying the knot anytime soon, consider how you can cut the carbon footprint of your event. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

[via Hippyshopper and Going Underground]

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Bird July 28, 2008 at 9:46 am

Good for them! It’s far more romantic to do something unusual like this, why follow the herd? they have achieved something lovely and positive. It makes me grin from ear to ear.

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Green Light Candles July 28, 2008 at 10:47 pm

What a romantic story & a day they will never forget!

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Candice July 29, 2008 at 3:35 pm

radness! i was just looking up info on green weddings like two days ago. a good friend of mine is about to get married and i stumbled upon a south african blog on preparing for your wedding. i couldn’t help thinking about the amount of money people spend on weddings and random stuff for one day. there are so many ways to do it more sustainably.
one lovely trend i have noticed here in SA is giving favours to guests which are made by previously disadvantaged community groups. at a recent wedding, the bride gave beaded photo frames made by women in townships in Cape Town. also, the venue they had their wedding at belonged to some church who donates all their profit to their charitable projects. why don’t more people think this way? if you’re going to spend all that money, try and spend it on people who really need it.

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Pays to live green July 29, 2008 at 11:13 pm

That is really great. It’s refreshing to hear things like this. Hopefully more people will begin to take the environment into consideration when planning for events like weddings.

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