I've been looking forward to sharing the following wedding with you for quite some time. It was on the docket a while back, but then I got that nasty cold which sucked the life out of me and put me a little behind in terms of blog work. So anyway, enjoy the eco-wedding-happiness that is about to ensue! :) Oh, and the lovely photographs are courtesy of Boro Photography.
This non-traditional couple, Pam and Dave, opted to have a wedding which reflected their own eco-happy values by using recyclable, compostable, and locally grown products. Their wedding venue and menu was of utmost importance to them and after much searching, they decided upon Fruitlands Museum, a non-profit nature, heritage, and art museum in Harvard, Massachusetts.
Fruitlands Museum is affiliated with two exclusive caterers, one of which being Fireside Catering and the bride and groom's ultimate choice because of their farm-to-fork menu concept and their complete farm-to-fork menu concept. Their menu consisted of:
"...five passed hors d’oeuvres, which included bruleed figs with aged balsamic vinegar and serrano ham (and some without for the vegetarians); grilled chicken quesadilla with fresh mango, cilantro and green chiles, Hubbardston capri with butternut risotto cake and sweet onion jam; grilled shrimp on a sugarcane skewer; and peppered beef with stewed figs and Great Hill Blue cheese fondue. These were served on slate stones and compostable square dishes for that rustic feel. The main course was comprised of roasted turkey breast with roasted white and sweet potato wedges and autumn vegetable ragout; harvest salad of baby romaine and red leaf lettuce with dried-cranberries, toasted pumpkin seeds, caramelized apples and cider vinaigrette; and Cavatelli pasta with braised short ribs and wild mushrooms."Um, can you say YUM!
With the help of Wake Robin Farm, the bride was able to purchase and create her own centerpieces with the help of her mom, mother-in-law, and best friend.
The bouquet was made with freshly cut flowers and eucalyptus.
Not being one to miss out on exercising her creative skills, the bride chose to create her own invitations with the help of invitesite.com. Her invites were made with tree-free paper and envelopes, as well as recycled card stock.
"A real pressed orange cosmo flower was glued to the invitation for that added touch. The invitation was placed in an orange sugarcane and mulberry wrapper (100% tree-free). The envelopes were made from recycled paper and the envelope liner was orange mulberry paper and tied with natural mulberry paper raffia."