About a month ago, Navin and I won an engagement photoshoot competition with wedding invitation company Paperless Wedding, a great initiative that aims to take the cost and the paper out of weddings – very environmental! To win, participants shared their ideas of having a ‘green wedding’, and we were blessed to be chosen as one of the winners!
We had a wonderful shoot with the very talented photographers at Diverze Photography, and had the pain-staking task of choosing just one photograph out of the hundreds of beautiful pictures they took, to take home with us as part of the prize.
Paperless Wedding have just written a blog sharing some of our photos and also our special story! We’d love you to check it out here. It also includes a link to my new wedding section of this blog, so I’m looking forward to sharing my ideas with some new readers!
Here’s my answer that won us the shoot:
“My fiance and I are planning a green AND socially responsible wedding and we’re coming up with as many creative ways as possible to go green and be fair! We’re planning on using locally grown organic flowers for all our bouquets and centrepieces, Rainforest Alliance & Fair Trade Tea and Coffee served at our afternoon tea and reception, recycle various wedding items for charity through the I DO Foundation and finally, we’re shipping across some TOMS shoes to wear on the big day – a company that donates a pair of shoes to a child in the developing world, when you buy yourself a pair. We’re hoping our wedding raises a lot of awareness for causes we’re passionate about. We can’t wait!”
Tomorrow I’m heading to East Timor for a month, so the wedding section of Globally Thinking will unfortunately go a bit neglected for the next few weeks. I’m definitely going to look for some inspiration whilst I’m over there though and look forward to blogging and sharing my ideas again when I’m back! 🙂
Please feel free to comment below or email me if you’ve got any questions!