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Anna & Scott

Anna and Scott wish to celebrate their marriage in a sustainable way, just as they intend to live their life together. Knowing that weddings can have such a large eco-footprint, they are planning their special day with environmental sustainability an integral consideration.

Their ceremony will take place in a park reserve overlooking Woolgoolga Beach in the northern beaches area of Coffs Harbour, NSW. A short drive from the beach and doubling as accommodation for guests, the reception location is Darlington Holiday Park in Arrawarra. Darlington Holiday Park has achieved a Gold Gumnut as part the Gumnut Awards environmental program for camping and caravan parks.

Their great eco-friendly wedding ideas include:

  • Reducing waste by limiting the use of¬†disposable items (eg. reusable fabric napkins, no disposable plates). They handmade invitations with recycled paper sourced from within Australia.
  • Anna's dress is being lovingly made by her mother from a hemp-silk blend fabric and organic cotton lace embellishments.
  • Where the impact can not be reduced completely (eg. energy use and travel by guests) they will be offsetting greenhouse gas emissions with a renewable energy offset program and tree plantings.

By looking at how they can reduce their impact in every area of the wedding and sourcing things as locally as possible, Anna and Scott show how easy it can be to create a very special occasion with care for the environment.