Big church. Extravagant flowers. Expensive dress (ahem, Kanye and Kim). While there’s always a place for the grand wedding, Aussie based website Natural Weddings is a fantastic guide to make your special day truly special, without costing the earth.
In fact, it’s the perfect centerpiece from which to plan an eco-friendly, organic and green wedding. The website covers a broad range of green tips and resources, including everything from local pre-loved wedding gowns to recycled invitations and eco-honeymoons. And we love the idea of bringing together all these separate environmentally-friendly elements to pick and choose what suits, for a sustainable wedding that also feels extremely personal.
The perfect starting point for any bride-to-be, Natural Weddings is a fantastic guide to make your special day truly special, without costing the Earth
Scanning the wedding directory helps to find specific areas of interest, including some very tempting vegan wedding cakes and bonbonieres. Or to spark some creativity, the ideas blog inspires readers to get involved with DIY wedding projects and find the latest green wedding trends.
Bringing all these fantastic resources together in one place not only proves the accessibility of more eco-conscience ceremonies, but turns the sometimes stressful process of wedding planning into a much more fun experience.
There’s even a featured weddings section to show how real couples have approached their big day. One bride’s dress was made by a friend using vintage buttons and embroidered fabrics, and she walked down the aisle with a bouquet of native, local blooms. The couple then finished the day with a delicious meal prepared by their friends. It’s a great example of how community spirit and green thinking can produce just as memorable results as a large bank balance.
To suppress any potential Bridezilla moments, you can visit the Natural Weddings website and bring some extra eco wow-factor to proceedings. You can also pick up ideas on their Facebook or Pinterest page, request to feature your eco-wedding on the site, or sign up for regular inspiration via the e-newsletter.