An eco-friendly wedding is an event that is designed and executed with the goal of minimizing its environmental impact. Such weddings take into account the use of sustainable resources, reduction of waste, and a conscious effort to reduce carbon emissions. The importance of an eco-friendly wedding can be summarized as follows:
1. Reduce Environmental Footprint: By opting for eco-friendly wedding practices, couples can significantly reduce their wedding's environmental footprint. This can include choosing organic and locally sourced foods, reducing energy usage, and using environmentally friendly decorations and favors. We love that Rabbit and the Rose doesn’t use floral foam and instead opts for using moss. Purple Door Props are also saving furniture from landfill and lovingly restoring them to provide unique and colourful options.
2. Setting an Example: An eco-friendly wedding sets an example for guests and inspires them to adopt sustainable practices in their daily lives. It shows that sustainable practices can be incorporated into all aspects of life, including special events. The reduce, reuse, recycle ethos is important for us at The Barn, so we have created a cupboard of dreams – filled with everything you’ll need for décor and styling that can be used again and again.
3. Support Local Businesses: An eco-friendly wedding can help support local businesses that prioritize sustainability. By using locally sourced and sustainably made products, couples can help promote the local economy and support businesses that share their values. Stem and Green are a local flower grower in the neighbouring village. Using English grown flowers significantly reduces your carbon footprint in comparison to buying from Dutch wholesalers.
4. Lower Costs: Eco-friendly weddings can be cost-effective since they often prioritize simplicity and minimalism, reducing the need for excess decorations, food, and other unnecessary expenses. Our blank canvas is a beautiful space which doesn’t need much to enhance it. Allow the stunning nature that surrounds The Barn to give the wow factor.
5. Create Lasting Memories: An eco-friendly wedding can create lasting memories that prioritize nature and community. These weddings often focus on intimate and meaningful experiences that prioritize the environment and relationships. Our ceremony area by the river and surrounded by trees will provide this connection between you and the beauty of our rural countryside – the perfect place for your marriage vows.
Overall, an eco-friendly wedding is a way to celebrate love and commitment while also prioritizing the health of our planet and its inhabitants.
Photography: Holly Bobbins
Author: Beth Allen