Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

A 100-Mile Wedding

A fellow blogger, Kelly, shared a great article with me about a Canadian couple who had a 100-mile wedding.

The concept is similar to Alisa and J.B. who spent a year only eating food that came from within a 100-mile radius. When grocery stores waste a lot of energy trucking in food from all over the country and world (even if it's organic), it has a hugely negative impact on the environment. Even the Whole Foods in Houston carries conventional apples from South Africa and New Zealand. Ridiculous!

The wedding has tons of inspiring details:
  1. A bridesmaid made soup for the reception and a family member made fresh pasta
  2. Another friend made fresh fruit punches from local raspberries, saskatoons and rhubarb juice
  3. Five neighbors volunteered to roast the meat for the wedding dinner
  4. They set the tables with mismatched tablecloths and had local flowers in borrowed vases
  5. 165 friends, family and neighbors showed up with boxes and bags of dishes, food, and even tablecloths from their own homes
I love when couples plan weddings that reflect their values and commitments, even if those values and commitments are not yet mainstream and may or may not be shared by all the guests.

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