This is a summary of an article written by Pat Gibbons and Dina Balatti of Bella Celebrations, which was first written for By Recommendation Only and has since been referenced in numerous wedding planning publications as a thorough resource for couples wishing to have an environmentally sound wedding.
While there are many aspects to planning an organic wedding, there is one common theme: Reduce - Re-use - Recycle.
Traditional wedding cakes are often made with white flour, refined sugars, and dairy products, but many bakers will work with you to incorporate local and organic ingredients. A wedding cake can be made with all organic products or just an inclusion of organic berries.
When selecting a caterer, try to find one who either features organic ingredients, or one who can provide a certain number of organic menu items for you. In Northern California there is an abundance of wonderful locally grown produce, dairy products, and other items available year round. Choosing food that is grown or raised locally, using sustainable growing practices, helps to support small and mid-size businesses in our economy.