This week our Vendor Green Light features Ambiance Event Planning and Floral Design, one of our Certified Green Wedding P rofessionals. Green Bride Guide talked with owner Kelly Moore, who says a green wedding is "Trying to be more aware of the choices you are making. Sometimes small decisions can have a large impact.” Learn how Ambiance Event Planning and Floral Design can decrease the environmental impact on your wedding day.
GBG: What are the rewards in running a sustainable business?
My favorite part is educating others about how simple and easy it is to include green aspects.
GBG: Why do you think Brides will enjoy Ambiance?
We really listen to what they want. There is no force involved. We introduce our brides to a concept and see if they’re interested. I recently had a bride who ended up realizing post wedding that her wedding was green. It was simple, beautiful and elegant. Most importantly, a green wedding is quite inexpensive.
GBG: When did you realize you wanted to have a green business?
I have always been interested in nature, and I have been in this industry for 17 years. I am constantly seeking ways to be more green in my everyday life and business. The more I become aware of the environment, the more I want to preserve it.
GBG: Why is it important to have flowers in season?
The cost is inexpensive and there are fewer chemicals used to preserve and keep blooms fresh. Also, when you buy locally it requires less shipping. Fall is my favorite flower season; they can be stunning! Columbus Day weekend is also cherry week--It is a beautiful time of the year.
GBG: What are some of the benefits of having a green wedding coordinator?
The biggest benefit to having a wedding coordinator is you get to be a guest at your own wedding! All you have to do is show up, relax, and enjoy your wedding. You experience less stress with an event planner. An added plus in having a green wedding planner is that we understand your eco-chic desires.
GBG: What are some of the misconceptions of hiring a wedding coordinator?
People think it’s a luxury, but I can save you money. As a wedding coordinator I am able to find discounts that brides would not be able to find on their own.
GBG: What are some of the little choices other businesses can make to green up their business?
You can do things like go paperless, and eliminate promotional junk items that turn into trash. Try to be social. Go out and talk to people and make friends! Then you can begin to educate others.
Quick Green Tip: As a big fan of the 1930s and 1940s Kelly says try vintage jewelry for your special day!