British couples are choosing eco-friendly weddings, making recycled dresses, locally grown flowers, and organic food increasingly the rage, reports Reuters. Those who go green stress it doesn't mean the ceremony has to be hippie-esque. "Green weddings are about eco-chic, not lentils and hessian," said wedding planner Ruth Culver.
Eco-conscious brides shop for vintage dresses, print invitations on recycled paper; and plan ceremonies so close to home they can walk or ride bikes to the church. And some newlyweds extend the spirit by asking for donations to environmental charities in lieu of gifts.