Going Zero Waste Elopement: San Francisco, CA

Attention to the environment, the waste, the need, and the love you have to offer the hurting world around you can make a difference.  Today we’re sharing a low waste elopement from none other than the founder of Going Zero Waste! Read what she had to share below.

We had a big zero waste wedding planned in November. But, we decided to call it off and move it up to May and we eloped.

We did a big backyard bbq to celebrate with friends and family. Our goal was to produce no trash and we were really successful!

We did the backyard bbq potluck style. We bought a whole bunch of bread from the baker in our own cloth bags. I took my crockpot down to the butcher and had it filled with brisket. I let everyone else bring the sides.

I wore a dress I got second hand. Justin wore a suit he’s had for a while. My mom picked up the flowers and the cake plastic free from whole foods. She brought my cake carrier to get the cake to-go to avoid a single-use disposable one.

After our intimate ceremony and photos, we had brunch at Kitchen Story SF and ate cake on real plates with real forks, of course.

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Bride: Going Zero Waste | Photography: Allison Andres | Cake and Florals: Whole Foods