Green Weddings and Green Events|
A Celebration of New Life
Green Weddings are a fabulous and socially responsible trend. But, actually producing a Green Wedding may pose a dilemma in the minds of many couples.
How do we create a stellar ceremony and celebrations for friends and family, without buying into the environmentally destructive consumerism of the modern economy?
A valid dilemma: Being Green implies reduction and a small footprint. A wedding is an expansive, joyous event, a feast, a gathering of friends and family from all corners of the earth to come and bear witness. Weddings involve travel, gifts, festivities and consumption. Not exactly a time for a small footprint!!!
Are Green Weddings simply a contradiction in terms? Maybe so.
Many of us care deeply about our planet and the future. To marry, to commit to love and family, is in itself, a belief in the possibilities for the future. A wedding is a celebration of expansiveness, love -- a joining of families. Which in turn, creates new families, new loves, new relationships. There is an abundance of "meaning."
A wedding can be an opportunity to educate our 'tribe' by our choices. By intentionally creating beauty and richness through our 'green' choices, we show our families and loved ones that we want to work for a future that will be good for all children, and our children's children.
The writers who contribute to Green-Weddings.com have thought long and hard about this dilemma. Creating Green Weddings that satisfy the expansive inclinations while honoring the earth and its creatures, is our mission.
We hope to bring fresh perspective, creative ideas, and valid resources to all who come to visit with us. As well as some space for creativity, meaning and joy.
Abundance and Creativity are so interlinked. The themes throughout this website address how we can all bring creativity to our celebrations, transfuse our efforts with value, and use our intention to color our choices, making the world a better place in the process.