A Family Affair

When Heather Pancake Fincher married her husband Matthew, they incorporated many natural and local elements into their day: Heather wore a beautiful silk gown designed and sewn by hand by a local dressmaker. They also used local food: At the rehearsal dinner (or the "pre-ception" party - as she calls it) "the meat was locally catered, and the rest of the sides and desserts were handmade delicacies by my family and neighbors." During the week of the wedding, Heather's family cooked many of the meals, and served party leftovers after the wedding. "Many organic foods were served, in addition to veggies from the garden in my parents' back yard. My aunt made our wedding cake from scratch and decorated it with flowers." Heather tried to keep all of the events close together: "Our ceremony and reception were within walking distance, so no one had to drive between locations. The wedding party stayed at the Green River Bridge House bed and breakfast and in a neighbor's home that served as a bed and breakfast next door, so guests were able to car pool and often walk to meet one another for the few days people were there. The Green River Bridge House is next to a river, waterfall and covered bridge, just down a slight hill from the little white church with a steeple [where we had our wedding]. It was Perfect!" Heather has taken her passion for green weddings to the next level. In 2007 she founded her own eco-chic invitation company Our Happy Wedding Day and I have added one of her designs to the interactive look book invitation page.

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