Lots of eco love and details!! Drew and Marnie’s Vancouver Island Wedding is so beautiful – but what makes it special is how much thought and love for the environment went into the day. And support for local businesses. Drew and Marnie are very mindful of their decisions’ impact on the environment and where their purchases are made.
Marnie shares some of her inspiration for her Eco-friendly wedding:
“Weddings are a great opportunity to support local or more environmental initiatives. Yes, we could have saved a few bucks by picking more ‘made in China’ items, but we tried to steer away from that. The invitations set the tone. We created an oatmeal invitation with gentle ferns (our inspiration for the fern on the oatmeal wedding bags). The biodegradable invitation was a plantable card with wildflower seeds in it.
The wedding wasn’t without a footprint, however we try to make choices that minimize that.
We wanted to provide a usable ‘favour’ to our guests and say thank you for traveling to the wedding. The bags were designed and made by a tight group of friends of my mom’s. They banded together to design, make, and even add a fern design to the reusable welcome bag. The soaps inside were inspired by the ocean and made by another friend of my mom’s. The blackberry jam was picked by a friend of my mom’s from my mom’s yard, and mini mason jars of jam were made with love.
Drew’s mom spent weeks baking cookies, making bits and bites and cheese treats so our guests could have something to snack on. The apples in the bags were also from BC, and the fruit was chosen because it was in season, and both our communities contributed.
Marnie had family and her planner who went foraging for moss and ferns the day before the wedding. When the night was done, they were simply tossed back into their natural environment to biodegrade and start over.
The Vancouver Island wedding wasn’t without a footprint; however, we tried to make choices that minimized that.”
Marnie found her whimsical wedding dress at Pure Magnolia in Vancouver – a company focusing on ethical, sustainably sourced organic, recycled and vintage fabrics.