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.