The amount of food wasted in the UK each year is really quite astounding – recent research from eco group Wrap revealed at the start of 2017 that households around the country threw away £13 billion worth of food in 2015… food that would have been perfectly find to eat.
As such, it’s no surprise that there are growing numbers out there doing all they can to help reduce the amount that’s chucked in the bin – and this certainly includes a few eco-conscious brides and grooms out there as well.
In actual fact, Grantchester couple Seigo Robinson and new bride Romilde – who said their vows on June 10th – decided to hold the most sustainable wedding they possibly could, with the wedding breakfast made entirely out of food waste.
According to Cambridge News, the happy couple called in charity Foodcycle Cambridge to help them feed their guests with a meat-free menu using nothing but discarded and unwanted food from co-operatives, supermarkets and shops in their local area.
Other ways they tried to promote sustainability included buying a second-hand wedding dress, finding their wedding rings from an antiques shop and using recovered textiles to make their own wedding bunting.
“Any food or drink not provided by Foodcycle was almost all sourced from Cambridgeshire or nearby counties. Most other things were hired rather than bought, so they would continue to have many more cycles of use after our wedding,” Mr Robinson said.
The wedding menu was made up of macaroni cheese, apple pie, scones, finger foods, salads, veggie pizzas, banana skin curry and mushroom goulash!
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