Couple Throws a Waste Free Wedding

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Couple Throws a Waste Free Wedding
Sun 24-07-2016

Bride Kim Woolnough made it her mission to have a waste free wedding when she married her groom Dan in April. 

The bride and groom met in 2014 when they were both interning in Durham, England.

“We didn’t want to waste a single thing, so everything had been recycled in some way,” the bride said.

The Durham, U.K. couple spent $4,000 on the occasion thanks to some creativity and their thrifty spirit.

For the wedding meal, they teamed up with the Real Junk Food Project, an organization that creates meals from food past its “sell by” date that grocery stores and bakeries would have otherwise thrown away.

The meal consisted of tomato and red pepper soup, followed by vegetable curry or pasta and a number of desserts. At the end of the day, the Woolnoughs encouraged guests to bring home any leftovers.

The bride found her wedding dress on online classifieds website Gumtree for $105.

Even the wedding rings, purchased on Etsy, were made of reused metals. To save paper, the couple sent out their save-the-dates via email. The invitations were made from recycled paper.