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Eco-Friendly Wedding in the Veggie Patch!

What an amazingly magical celebration we had last weekend with our sustainable wedding in the veggie patch!

Ally’s gorgeous dress was handmade by the wonderfully talented Annie Werner from Pearl and Elspeth and featured a gorgeous blue wren that was upcycled from a funky vintage tea towel!  Guests were encouraged to get into the ‘green’ theme with the handmade recycled invitations noting that the dress code was ‘something old, something ‘green’, something borrowed, that’s the theme!’

After much on-line searching, we were thrilled with the sustainable, ethically produced wedding rings we chose from the creative jeweller Marlon Obando Solano from Naturaleza organic jewellery. Ally’s ring is made from sustainably harvested timber and recycled silver, and Rich’s is made from black coyol seed.  

The bunting flags we recently made created a wonderful festive atmosphere. Local weeds like canna lily were harvested for flowers – the beauty of bush regeneration!

After much hunting and special ordering, we created a tempting selection of organic wine, beer and juice...

And enjoyed a divinely delicious vegetarian banquet for lunch followed by yummy sweets prepared by the fabulous Caroline from The Red Kitchen.

We hope you enjoyed this glimpse into our special day and thanks so much to those who commented earlier with fabulous ideas and suggestions for making our wedding eco friendly!

Reader Comments (23)

Congratulations!! Looks like a fabulously green event, love your dress and rings... best wishes for a suitably long lasting 'sustainable' marriage!

November 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdixiebelle

best Congratulations from our Family to you both!

November 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristy

Oh soooo beautiful , the setting ,the outfits ,the food everything looked perfect and your beaautiful smile , you just glowed. Congratulations to you both.(this is my first ever comment LOVE THE BLOG) ALL THE VERY BEST FOR THE FUTURE.its sure to be a happy and healthy one!!!

November 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

This really is a fabulous event!

November 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaribeth

Congratulations to you both - may your years ahead be filled with much joy and laughter.

The smiles which are evident in the photographs are a clear indication that everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves - and I'm sure your veggies in the patch benefited from all the extra voices they heard :-)

I wish you both long life.

November 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDani

Congrats! It all looked amazing - and those rings are absolutely beautiful, what a great alternative. All the best wishes.


May this happy day be only the start of many more days of fun and laughter.

November 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFrogdancer

Spectacular! Love the hat too, so does my husband, LOL. He has one very similar, only it's tweed.

Let us know how comfortable the rings are. I never would have considered a wooden ring, but they may be more comfortable than metal ones.

Not only did you get married though, you did so according to your beliefs. Now that's got to be a great start to a sustainable marriage.

Blessings upon your household, you gorgeous pair of newly weds. :)

November 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris

congratulations on a beautiful wedding, and thank you for sharing and inspiring! all the best :)

November 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterloulou

Looks amazing! Congratulations and best wishes for the future!

November 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJamie (Brisbane)


Wow!! I love everything about your wedding. The wren on your dress, the rings... But most of all i love that your wedding represented who you are.

Just lovely. Thank you for sharing.

November 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTricia

Huge congratulations to you both! Like Tricia, I just love everything, although I am especially taken with your rings - oh my gosh, how stunning.

All the very best for the rest of your journey through life together :-)

November 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

That is just wonderful. Congratulations guys. You look so happy! Everything looks beautiful!
Grace+Peace to you both!

November 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaz

A beautiful looking event! I wish you both the best for the future... keep on doing what your doing!

November 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew

Gorgeous ones, our thoughts were with you on the day! It looks spectacular, you are precious creatures - congratulations!!! Love Lizzie Ness + Harry

November 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNess

Congratulations on your wedding! You both look amazing and happy and the rings are lovely! So impressed with the home made paper too! What a wonderful day in your beautiful garden!
Congrats on rocking at life!!
All the best - Bel and Craig

November 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBelinda F

Congratulations on your wedding & marriage!! Love your little poem in the invitation re: dress! Looks like you all had a fun day. All looks very relaxed - no bridezilla to be seen!!

November 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercassie

Congrats guys! What a gorgeous day you had. All the best for the future xx

November 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristieCav

Congrats and BestWishes

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMal

Congratulations! What a perfect looking day.

November 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercityhippyfarmgirl

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