If having a green wedding is important to you, it’s a good idea to choose green vendors to accommodate you on your big day. This week’s Macro Monday featured photographer, Rebecca Wilkowski, definitely belongs in the green group. Not only is Rebecca a Certified Green Photographer, she also serves on the board of directors for Greener Photography and is a member of Green America, Green Chamber of Commerce and the Bay Area Green Business Program.
In 2006, Rebecca modified her business practices to be more environmentally friendly. This included reevaluating her practices, technology, office work flow, services and products. Rebecca Wilkowski Photography even offers environmentally-friendly wedding albums, canvas wall prints, and DVD folios made from recycled materials.
So, who is Rebecca and what is she all about? Here’s what she has to say …”My background is as diverse as the people I’ve come to photograph, and includes photojournalism, commercial work, portraiture, fine art and travel photography. Weddings, however, are my first love…people are my passion! I treat each wedding as if it were my own. I spend copious amounts of time planning and preparing. I get pre-wedding jitters. I’m overwhelmed with the joy of the first kiss. I get nostalgic when the bride and her father dance. I get down and boogie with the guests on the dance floor. And, (yes, I’ll admit it), I even cry as I edit the photos from each wedding. These images….my client’s images…are that beautiful. And it is this emotion that I strive to evoke in individuals when they see my work.”
The wedding she’s sharing with us today is one with plenty of green elements. Sarah and Anthony met in school at the Art Institute of California. After a week of dating, Anthony asked Sarah to marry him. She quickly said “no.” Then, she finally said “yes” … after 3 1/2 years of him asking. They were married at the East Bay Botanical Gardens on the anniversary of Sarah’s grandparents to honor their marriage of over 50 years.
Now for the green elements of Sarah and Anthony’s wedding day … Their rings are vintage (belonging to the grooms grandmother). Their lovely cake was made by a family friend. The florist was chosen because they were local and family owned and operated. The menu included fresh foods that were local and organic. Lastly, they chose a wonderful photographer who runs an amazingly green business!
Congratulations Sarah and Anthony!! Thank you Rebecca for your lovely wedding photos!