Friday, May 08, 2009

Green Wedding Friday - Desert Botanical Garden

I love this place! It's so beautiful and peaceful and everything you could want in eco-consciousness. Desert Botanical Garden is an oasis in the center of Big City Phoenix.

According to DBG, "The Garden acts with the environment as its priority. The Garden’s environmentally active projects include installing solar panels on the roof of its largest building, Dorrance Hall, and composting, recycling, and reusing. The Garden is SRP’s second largest business customer to use renewable energy to meet 100 percent of its electricity needs, as we wish to promote green sustainable actions. We encourage our catering companies to be environmentally conscious encouraging reusable, recyclable, or decomposable materials whenever possible. Our utilization of native landscaping also assists us in minimizing water usage. When you choose to hold your wedding at the Garden, you are choosing to Go Green."

My favorite area for receptions is Binns Wildflower Pavillion. It is in perfect keeping with the Sonoran Desert, from the breeze that flows through it's open sides to the rustic, lit stars that illuminate the high ceiling. In the Spring the Pavillion is surounded by wildflowers, and in all seasons has beautiful cactus and Papago views. To hold your wedding at Desert Botanical Garden, Debbie Weisz, Event Assistant, at 480-481-8159 or email.

Marcia The Art of Photography encourages couples to choose multiple green vendors for their wedding with special incentives. If Desert Botanical is your venue, you need only hire one other eco-friendly wedding professional besides our studio to qualify for your green rebate.

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