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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : September 10 2008
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, September 11, 2008 31 WEDDING BELLS advertising feature Sally Whitelaw made head- lines for being a carbon- neutral bride. Easy to be green in white FIONA BOXALL WALKING down a church aisle, dressed in several kilometres of tulle and clutching dad's arm, isn't the only way to get yourself hitched these days. Green weddings are particularly in vogue. They are a great opportunity to make ethical, informed decisions and still have a great party. If you choose natural fibres such as linen and cotton for your wedding finery, a hand- tied bouquet of home-grown or organic flowers, recycled paper for invitations, local or organic food for the reception and a packet of organic seeds as presents, the biggest day of your life won't cost the Earth. The range of wedding and reception locations is becoming more diverse, with beaches and gardens scoring high on the list. If you do choose a public site, check whether you need a permit from local authorities or you might find yourself being chased away from your vows by a ranger. Another big favourite is the home wedding. It might take more planning and have your mother lying awake worrying about the weather and if there are enough forks, but with proper planning and plenty of help, your big day will be a very personal one that your mum will end up loving. There's also the destination wedding, where you and the guests decamp to a country hotel or even catch a plane somewhere exotic. Just make sure of the legal requirements if you're leaving the country -- it would be a pity to go to all that trouble only to discover the paperwork went wrong. Whether you choose a medieval theme, jump into a pool to make your vows or keep it conventional, it's one day you'll never forget.
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