Eco friendly – Zero waste wedding by Avenues weddings and Events – Bangalore
The trend of having eco-friendly weddings is roaring in India like never before, and we at Avenues weddings couldn't be happier. It is actually so heartening to see how more and more couples are opting for eco-friendly wedding celebrations. When we chanced upon this gleeful wedding ceremony of Debjita and Korey, we couldn't stop raving about how it was so picturesque yet eco-friendly. We jumped at the opportunity of creating a completely zero waste – eco friendly ceremony.
Debjita was not only keen but insisted on have a zero-waste wedding. One look at it and you will know how having eco-friendly wedding celebrations is not only a thoughtful idea but is easy-to-execute as well. But guys, that's not all!
Olde Bangalore was the perfect choice of venue for this wedding. They are not only completely eco friendly themselves but were happy to help with making this event a zero waste one.
Wedding signage’s and welcome board were done on chalk boards with artistic writings on them. The entrance pathway was lit up with lanterns and reusable led candles. The mandap was given the perfect aesthetic touch with bamboo poles, potted plants, brass bells and colorful buntings. The buntings were made by Eco Sansar a Bangalore based NGO that converts waste to wealth. The color theme of the wedding was pink, yellow and blue and we tried to follow this in all the décor.
For the table centerpieces we again used small plants with bamboo plant holders along with mason jars with candles inside them and colorful stones at the base. It was simple but it was beautiful!! The garlands for var-malas were cut flowers but organic, especially ordered from an organic flower vendor. Debjita had also especially sourced fabric flowers to adorn her hair from Nomad – a Delhi based NGO that uses waste fabric to create décor. The car decor was done with tassels and fabric matching the color theme of the wedding. The bar had hanging petunia’s, tassels and fairy lights to brighten it up. The Wedding favors for the guest’s was a straw basket with organic and handmade soap, a jar of organic chikki and another jar with organic trail mix. The soap was handmade especially for the guest by Debjita’s mother. The name tags on the favors were also printed on handmade paper and tied with colorful ribbons made with left over- waste fabrics.
The plants had coir & metal holders instead of plastic holders. The plants were especially ordered and grown by Association for the people with disability (APD). The plants were donated back to them so they can resell and benefit from it. There was zero usage of plastic cutlery; there was zero wastage of food. The hotels and the venue had been given strict instructions not to use plastic in any form. It was challenging yet fun to work with Debjita and to execute her unique ideas to make the wedding complete zero-waste and eco friendly.