So, sometime last spring, we had this idea, this little thought that kept rattling around. We had just come through the January to April wedding-show season, and we couldn't believe how incredibly non-green these events were. Bags full of paper flyers, food samples, spilled, deserted cups of wine, overflowing trash cans everywhere, piles of empty plastic water bottles ~ about as non-green as the gas mileage of a Hummer.
We got to talking about it and shared the idea with green event planner extraordinaire, Lori Hill. Together, we decided we could do it better. We could produce a wedding show that would be green. It would present couples with great, creative ideas from eco-friendly vendors. We wouldn't allow piles of junk and paper to be pushed on the attendees. Waste would be composted or recycled. No plastic water bottles laying in giant piles on the floor, next to overflowing trash cans.
And that's how the Mid-Atlantic Green Wedding Showcase was born.
It's been a long road and we're super proud of the event the three of us have put together. There's an eco-fashion runway show with green, vintage and recycled gowns, sponsored by Aveda. There are vendors of every kind - from venues to caterers, to bakers to planners to florists who all work with wedding excellence and environmental responsibility in mind. We have fabulous sponsors on board like Honest Tea and Eco-Bar (organic cocktails, anyone?). And we have a ManCave for the guys - a special room away from the bridal hub-bub where we're serving beer and the big game will be playing on a big screen. Seriously, what not to love about all this?
Getting married? Stop by the show - it will be like nothing you have seen before in this region.
And say hi - we'll be there too, we'd love to see ya!
Here's the info to attend:
the Mid-Atlantic Green Wedding Showcase
February 21, 2001, 1pm to 5pm (fashion show @ 4pm)
Tickets: $15 online until midnight 2/19; $20 at the door
event at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumi Center on the University of MD campus, College Park
Be there or be square!