Planning a wedding is exciting, but the fallout of a wedding can mean a lot of waste. As we talked about in “9 Totally Manageable Ways to Have a More Sustainable Wedding,” plenty of Philly wedding pros are already one step ahead on considering the environmental impact of weddings, and are greening their companies to reduce it. We chatted with Juliet Pennay, owner of eco-friendly event planning company Gleam Sustainable Events, to find some local sustainable wedding pros you should know. Here are some we recommend:
Remark Glass will upcycle the empty wine and champagne bottles from your reception into beautiful glassware. Remarkglass.com.
Bario Neal hand-makes wedding jewelry with ethically sourced diamonds and metals. Bario-neal.com.
Juju Salon & Organics is a 100 percent wind-operated organic salon that works with brides for all beauty services. Jujusalon.com.
12th Street Catering utilizes biodegradable plates and utensils made of fallen palm leaves and will compost all leftovers. 12stcatering.com.
Birchtree Catering focuses on locally sourced edibles, with waste recycled and composted both in its kitchen and at events. Birchtreecatering.com.
TableArt will deliver the arrangements they create for your wedding to a friend or organization of your choosing after the reception. Kpwproductions.net.
Miss Rachel’s Pantry is based in Passyunk and specializes in vegan cuisine. Missrachelspantry.com.
Violet Cakes by Two Little Red Hens bakery alum Carey Madden turns out some of the prettiest organic, sustainable wedding cakes around. Violetphilly.com.
Crust Vegan Bakery makes gorgeous vegan wedding cakes. Crustveganbakery.com.
Read more at https://www.phillymag.com/philadelphia-wedding/2019/01/28/eco-friendly-wedding-pros/#rD4ledhLbOFgZi2X.99