Carrie and Gergely had this fabulous idea of having an eco-friendly wedding. Everything they conceived was intended to leave the lowest carbon footprint. What that means is a lot of creativity in their minimal use of materials and reusing of things they already have. For example, she wore a vintage dress and the wedding party wore clothes that they already own. Their food was also sourced locally (100 mile diet) and flowers were picked from the prairies and dried months before.
During the last year, Carrie and I exchanged many emails as she tells me about her plans and ideas. As we got closer and closer, she said her home practically turned into a crafts workshop. I understood that statement when I finally got to see everything first hand. My jaw dropped at the richness of their details. This is one bride that had a vision and followed through to the fullest extent. We are so fortunate to have the opportunity to be there on this special day and see all this come to fruition. This clearly shows that an eco-wedding doesn’t have to be about deep compromises. We took a tonne of photos that day and I wish I could blog every single nitty gritty but this post would be much too long!!
Carrie has been guest blogging on Weddingbells for almost a year and you can read more about her wedding and her chronicles leading up to it by following this link.
Bride’s Gown: Priscilla of Boston 1950s vintage
Groom’s Suit: Club Monaco
Ceremony: St. Michaels Anglican Church – Canmore
Officiant: Rev. Betty Piwowar
Reception: Bill Warren Training Centre – Canmore Nordic Centre