A Green Wedding

As a wedding photographer, I have noticed the subject of planning a green wedding is becoming a concern with many more couples.  Ali who is getting married at the end of the year and who has been reading both my blogs emailed me about her green wedding concerns:

“Oh I found something you might be interested in this. I can’t afford to hire china plates etc for our wedding (and can’t be arsed washing them up after) and I didn’t want plastic ones as they are so bad for the environment… so I found a cool alternative – I love them!!! :)”


Check out ‘Non Toxic Life’. 


I did check out this website Ali – thank you so much for emailing me the link.  I am going to add them to my Australian website blog roll (on my Greener Me blog).  My only concern was they used palm leaves to make the disposable plates.


I knew from my friend Laura that you need to be careful on where palm leaves and palm oil comes from.  We don’t want to destroy any more orangutan forest or habitat. 


See Laura’s email in my post


Laura emailed them on my behalf to ask the question of where the palm leaves comes from.  Here is their response back: 


“Hi Laura


The bioplates are made from the fallen palm fronds of the Betel Nut tree. In the village where they are made, the trees are everywhere naturally, they are not harvested at all. 


We are simply finding a use for the fronds that just create a mess as there are so many trees in the area.

The wooden cutlery is made from fast growing plantation timber, grown on a four year rotational cycle, especially for their manufacture.


Kind Regards

Melissa Kerr



Thanks Laura for your help on this post.  Please leave a comment about any more information you would like to add about saving the organgutan.


Here are some links to other blogs, posts or websites talking about green weddings for your reference: 







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8 thoughts on “A Green Wedding”

  1. Another great green event option is to rent digital cameras instead of using disposable cameras. http://www.CameraRenter.com rents digital cameras [fully insured] and creates a free picture sharing website for you. No need to dispose of any cameras and all the harmful chemicals in them, or develop bad pictures that will get thrown away.

  2. Hey Jonathan,

    Your correct – what a great idea. Better than disposables. You may want to leave a comment and link on my other blog http://www.greenerme.wordpress.com

    This blog is my personal journey to live greener and I have posted this same story as I thought it was relevant to that blg as well.

    I checked out your website and noticed however you are in the US. I assume that it would make it hard to use your services living in Sydney, Australia.

    Thank you for your thoughts.


  3. Hi,
    I was just browsing the internet searching for the weding colour. I expect to get married in Dec this year and my fiance and I think of apple green and brown as weding colours. We are wondering whether we can be helped to get a good combination of colours that match our dream. Photos will be appreciated. Thanks.


  4. Hi Lilian,

    This was good timing. I was working on my blog when I received your question (hence the very speedy reply).

    There is another wordpress blog that you may be very interested in seeing – ‘Glamourous Gowns’

    They have a gallery on green and brown as a wedding colour scheme.


    Think this might help you.

    Good Luck & Congratulations!


  5. Sarhn dear,

    Lots of thanks for your quick response. That was helpful. My fiance and I are happy today that the wedding colour is sorted out. Bless you! Keep it up!


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