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Wedding Planning with the Planet in mind

Season 1 - Episode 6


What's this episode about?


"More love, less stuff!"


Celebrant to Eco Wedding Planner, coordinator, and owner, Kerry Sorensen-Tyrer of Eco Wed Weddings New Zealand joins me on the show.


Kerry shares with us her work in the sustainability space and how it works in weddings, whether it is reducing your impact on the planet through your menu, the wine you choose, or even your decor, you are sure to learn a thing or two from Kerry’s episode. 


This episode is a great resource for people who are looking to reduce their wedding ‘’footprint’ BUT also helps couples who have never thought about the idea of an eco-friendly wedding before. Kerry shares small changes that can be made if you’re already in the midst of planning your wedding day celebrations. 


Highlights:


What does it mean to have a sustainable wedding? Kerry demystifies the importance of making sustainable choices


Reducing your impact: From organic wines to bio-degradable confetti, Kerry talks about some of the biggest ways to reduce your impact.


Finding Eco-conscious vendors: It's more than just saying you do it; Kerry shares what and how to ask your vendors about their sustainable plan!


DIY vs Buy: Learn what Kerry has to say about DIYing or Buying and what the best materials are to use!


Your Questions: Kerry and I dive into your questions for us, including "Are sustainable weddings more expensive?"


What can go wrong on a wedding day? Kerry shares her Waiheke Island (almost) 'Hitch Glitchs' and some laughs with Nicole.


Connect with Kerry as Eco Wed - 

Website: https://www.ecowed.co.nz/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ecowednz/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ecowednz/?hl=en


Connect with Kerry as a Celebrant -

Website: https://www.ecowed.co.nz/custom-weddings

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celebrantkerry

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/celebrantkerry/?hl=en


Mentioned in the Episode: 


  • Op shopping for plates and glassware - See what Emily and Mike did below
  • Welcome signs with Mirrors or Upcycled Frames - Blog Inspiration!
  • Join the Mailing List


YMA Wedding Planning Spreadsheet - https://www.yourmarriageawaits.com/digital-wedding-planning-guide 


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"I have been a celebrant now for almost 10 years and I created EcoWed during Covid in 2020 to offer smaller options for couples"

 

As a celebrant I am the one to officially marry the couple, However, I have also created the concept and the package, and I pour the wine, gather the confetti, and set up/pack down on the day. I Host the event throughout." - Kerry

Photos by Soul Sisters Photography

Meet Kerry!

HI, MY NAMES KERRY SORENSEN-TYRER

CELEBRANT AND ECO WED WEDDING OWNER

I'm a celebrant and Wedding planner here in Tamaki Makaurau/ Auckland. The focus of EcoWed is to help couples have a wedding that is alllll about them and less about "stuff".
I have created small intimate wedding packages that take away the stress, high cost, reduce your carbon footprint while giving the couple a personalised celebration. Everything throughout their 2-3 wedding celebration is pre loved, reusable, sustainable, compostable and recyclable.

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Our suppliers have the same ethos and we are thrilled to be offering Sustainable weddings to earth-conscious couples. What makes us unique is that we are the only wedding package with a focus on sustainability, and my goal is to help people see that it's not all about money. You can still have a stunning wedding on a budget and NOT sacrifice the planet in the process.

Kerry Officiating a wedding at Markovina Vineyard Estate

REMEMBER WE SPOKE ABOUT THE THRIFTED DINNER PLATES ON THE PODCAST EPISODE .....

HERE ARE SOME AWESOME INSPO IMAGES BY NICOLE PATON PHOTOGRAPHY

The bridesmaids with their hand picked plates!

A whole clear marquee full of thrifted dinner plates and glassware!