The Earth-Friendly Wedding

As couples attempt to green-up aspects of their nuptials, more and more small businesses are supplying the eco-friendly goods and services

Patrick Koppula and Bhavna Shamasunder wanted to hold a traditional Indian marriage ceremony while doing what they could to minimize its environmental footprint. In their home city of San Francisco, Koppula and Shamasunder, both 31, bought organic flowers, organic wine, food, and cake. And in addition to using eco-friendly paper, non-chlorine dye, and vegetable-based inks for their wedding invitations, the couple even opted for a unionized print shop. "It was our way of expressing our socially progressive ideals," says Koppula.

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