Green Weddings: Getting Married with a Good Conscience
Couples in-love who enter a sustainable connection with each other, mostly look for more than the perfect romantic setting. On the big day, they wish to be respectful towards the environment, local traditions and people equally – they want green love holidays without a bad conscience.
We have introduced some great places for green weddings already – but for all, whose wedding bells will be ringing in 2016, there is surely never enough wedding inspiration! And for all others: maybe you will discover your (green) dream wedding!
“”I Do” in Milan”
An especially romantic place for wedding proposals is the roof of the Milan cathedral with its filigree spires, the golden Madonnina and not lastly the gorgeous view. For those, who like it a bit more quiet, ask the question of all questions in the Pinakothek garden in the artist quarter Brera.
Here lays the charming Hotel Milano Scala that was not only furnished in an eco-chic style, but also spoils its guests with healthy, organic meals and has cultivated an own organic garden on the roof. The fashion metropolis is also perfect looking for the dream gown: at studio Aimée, Antonio Riva or Antonella del Brusco, every bride will make a find.
Wedding at the Gates of Berlin
Shall it be the very old plane tree in front of Groß Behnitzer Lake’s shimmering water, the idyllic church of the 16th century or the festive marriage room in „industrial chic“?
In Groß Behnitz, only 50 minutes by car from Brandenburg Gate, lays Landgut Stober – the former country estate of the entrepreneurial family Borsig. Wedding couples enjoy the classy atmosphere of the old brick building, the gorgeous nature and celebrating with a good conscious. The first bio-certified hotel in Brandenburg has over 128 electro-smog reduced double rooms, an own electricity production and rainwater plants.
In the winter, snow-covered trees in front of red bricks offer a very special charm – in addition, a appealing „White Wedding“ discount is tempting.
Dream Ceremony in Thailand
Many couples not only want to spend their honeymoon in a tropical paradise, but also enjoy an exotic celebration among palm trees. At the remote luxury resort Zeavola on the Thai island Ko Phi Phi, this dream becomes a reality.
Here, wedding planner Deerake and hotel manager Florian create „all-round carefree packages“ for couples in love. Couples are already supported by an experienced guide for the visit to the authorities in Bangkok. All details for the big day are arranged lovingly – no matter if a drum procession before the beach wedding or a marriage ceremony through Buddhist monks.
Newlyweds follow the local traditions and plant a coconut palm tree together, as a symbol for the capability to support a family.
Honeymoon in an African Tree House
After a wedding, one wants to enjoy the life and togetherness especially – in the midst of the nature in the African wilderness, this is easy. In Tanzania, more precisely on Chole Island in front of the East African coast, the motto for newlyweds is „back to nature“.
A honeymoon at the eco-lodge Chole Mjini from Anne and Jean de Villiers is characterized by unique wildlife observation and the accommodation in lovingly arranged, open tree houses in the middle of a mangrove forest. Guests are woken up by the melodies of birds, dive for corals, swim with whale sharks or in blue lagoons, see baby turtles hatch and hunchbacks pass by and listen to the funny chit-chat of fruit bats at night on the terrace.
Finca Romance in Andalusia
Spanish “Churros con chocolate“ surprise as the slightly different midnight snack, the dinner music consists of Flamenco rhythms played live by a guitarist, bride and groom tie the knot under the sunny sky in Southern Spain: Utopian Retreats in Andalusia is an excellent choice for passionate weddings with close friends and family.
The Morrocan-style finca is located between the Sierra Cabrera and the Mediterranean See and offers 15 sleeping rooms and 13 bathrooms for 33 guests. The magical resort is carbon-neutral and offers yoga and meditation classes as well as extensive gardens. In the morning after the celebrations, the bewedded couple and their guests can choose a very special treat: the breakfast can be complemented by a bloody mary station.
“Let’s do it again” in Bali
The love is as strong as ever, but since the wedding at the local register office several years have passed? The children are out of the woods and after a long time, the first vacation together, just the two, is coming up?
Then Sol Beach House Benoa in Bali is the right place for the next vacation: here, lovebirds can spend romantic days in the tropical paradise Nusa Dua and renew their vows in a traditional, Balinese wedding ceremony under the open sky. Tri Hita Karana, the traditional philosophy of Bali, defines the hotel’s concept. The harmony with god, the people and nature is striven for with the teamwork between the local community, the environmental management program EarthCheck and spiritual offers for the employees.
Where would you like to have your green wedding?