This post is one of several in the Our Fair Wedding series. You can view the other posts in this series here.
Food was one of the easiest parts of coordinating our fair trade wedding- we decided to have a short, evening ceremony followed by a dessert reception, rather than a traditional meal.
We opted to have our wedding at a zero-waste, green facility, and they provided recycling and compost bins for us. We used compostable cups, in addition to glass bottles, and compostable popcorn boats. the plates and flatware we used were bamboo!
The cakes and cheesecakes on our homemade cake pedestals were from a favorite local bakery, and all additional desserts were baked and brought by friends and family.
We had a beverage station stocked with fair trade iced tea and fair trade coffee, as well as copious amounts of locally brewed artisan sodas. My long-suffering friends came over one afternoon and helped me make little paper flags for our compostable straws.
We knew that we wanted our wedding favors to be a chance for everyone who attended our wedding to take a little piece of Fair Trade love home with them. What better way to do that than with a little golden box chock-full of Divine Chocolate Fair Trade dark chocolate hearts?
We tucked a little slip of recycled paper inside each little box thanking our guests for sharing our special day with us, and giving a shout out to Divine. We wanted all of our guests to know that these little foil wrapped morsels were more than "just chocolate".
To fuel late-night dancers, we rented a big popcorn machine and kept it running throughout the evening. Andrew and I purchased some bulk seasonings and mixed up several flavors of popcorn seasoning- delicious!