Conventional weddings can produce an incredible amount of waste.

Not only can they cost an exorbitant amount of money, but they can be also be harmful for the environment.

Helen McCarthy (Living Lightly PTBO) wanted her wedding to be as #green as possible.

Her and her new hubby explain how they kept the big day as sustainable as possible.

10 Ways Helen & Jesse Kept Their Wedding #Green

1.)The #green couple sent their Save the Dates &  Wedding Invitations via email.


2.) They had a “no favour” rule because they are usually thrown out and consist of disposable packaging.

3.) Jesse & Helen had their wedding ceremony in the forest with a simple arch made of leftover fabric from Helen’s wedding dress alterations.


4.) They rented all of their plates, cutlery, cloth napkins and glasses with Jack in the Box!


5.) They used simple décor they already owned and borrowed a sound system from a friend.

6.) Their venue was at an outdoor park covered pavilion. The pavilion had dawn to dusk timed floodlights & the couple purchased solar LED twinkle lights to ensure as much energy was conserved as possible.


7.) The newlyweds sourced their flowers locally thanks to many of their friends…and the bride even picked her own bouquet and boutineers from her backyard 🙂


8.) The couple set up a compost bin for leftover food and fed the scraps to their chickens! And of course, they had leftover dessert for brunch the next morning 😉


9.)The couple sourced most of the food locally and made sure that it was in season. They had a charcuterie, cheese appetizer and wood-fired pizza for dinner!


10.) Helen’s engagement ring was from an Etsy shop and included an ethically sourced white sapphire and recycled silver and the bands were made locally from Bob’s Watch Repair.


10.) Last but not least, they had kombucha brewed by one of the wedding guests and made their own wine.


Helen and Jesse had a perfect day and are so thankful to their amazing local vendors, friends and family who helped make their #green wedding dreams come true.

This couple definitely tied a #green knot!

Congratulations and thank you for your #RandomActofGreen.