If you’re on the journey to more clean and sustainable living, you’ll likely also have started hunting for more natural products and services for your wedding day. Choosing a venue is the starting point for most events. One eco-friendly alternative to a marquee is to get married outdoors in a hand made yurt.
Although these structures have been based on traditional Mongolian yurts they have been redesigned using light weight poles of bamboo. Bamboo is a fast growing, renewable and easy to grow resource.
Getting married in a yurt is all about bringing the landscape in. It’s about creating an outdoor room and it’s not hard to appreciate the allure of a wedding in the midst nature where the sun can provide all of your afternoon lighting.
Here, a few of our favourite ideas for executing an environmentally and socially-conscious yurt wedding:
- Decorate the interiors with lush (resuable) potted plants and seasonal flowers.
- Continue the theme of sustainable materials and mix bamboo furniture together with recycled details reusable décor as a upcycled items.
- You can reduce your electricity load by choosing LED festoon lighting, still creating that magic atmosphere after dark.
The eco fashion movement is in full swing, meaning it’s more accessible than ever to source beautiful, earth-friendly gowns. One example is bridal houses using salvaged vintage lace to recreate new garments.
Ask your caterer about what local and sustainable foods they have on the menu and if they supply biodegradable bamboo plates for catering. What is their waste policy after the event?
Overall, the key is to pick green vendors who believe in your vision. Look for suppliers who are mindful about their environmental impact. Ideally their goal should be to leave the planet better because they exist, not despite it.
About the author Montville Yurts: Montville, is situated high in the hills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, we are close to Maleny with expansive coastal views and dramatic mountain landscapes. It is our pleasure to bring you these unique handmade yurts. None are mass produced and all are made with skill and attention to detail. Experience our vision: natural, handcrafted shelter for your event, a venue unlike any other!
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