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Organic Weddings works with vendors who use certified organic ingredients or organically grown ingredients whenever possible. Our farms use all organic and sustainable methods - without pesticides - moving them forward to qualify for certification in the near future or are all ready Organically certified. Organic, sustainable farming prevents pesticides from polluting our air and water supply and stops the leeching of valuable minerals from the soil.

With locations in the Greater Seattle Areas and the Islands of Maui, San Juan and Bellingham...

Organic Weddings is run by Heather Kotok. Heather has been performing ceremonies on the Island of Maui since the year 2000. As each couple prepares for their wedding day they have asked for assistance in all areas of the wedding. Heather chose to create the Organic Weddings website in response to the requests of her couples. Centering on the theme of Eco Friendly, Fair Trade, Organic, Green packages all weddings are created to fulfill the dreams of each couples wishes for their wedding.

Organic Weddings works with both ministers and justice of the peace for the ceremony. Would you like a Traditional Hawaiian Ceremony, Religious or Spiritual ceremony or a civil ceremony?

Heather Kotok personally performs marriage ceremonies as well and can create the ceremony with you or design it all herself. Heather's ceremonies usually include a lei exchange, a moment of silence, a blessing, intentions, a reading or song, a flower ceremony, another reading, vows, ring ceremony, pronouncement, the kiss and a blessing. Organic Weddings can provide flower girls upon request.

A simple finger style all original acoustic guitar usually accompanies the ceremony adjusting the level of playing to compliment the ceremony usually stopping completely for the vows.


Eco Friendly, Fair Trade, Sustainable, Organic, Green Wedding Flowers make a large impact on your wedding day. Our florists incorporate the following practices. Encouraging florists to research and provide environmental wedding flowers is a way to have a healthier world and wedding for your self and your guests.

Organic Flowers

Organic refers to a sustainable system of agriculture popularized in the U.S. by farmer and publisher J. I. Rodale in 1946. Organic farming seeks to work with nature, not against it, by utilizing agricultural techniques that build soil fertility and protect the surrounding air, water and wildlife. It emphasizes building healthy, rich soil to produce plants that are high in nutritional value and resistant to pests and diseases. The purpose of organic agriculture is to enrich the soil, minimize damage to ecosystems, conserve biodiversity, and maintain environmental quality.

Organically grown flowers and plants do not harbour hazardous fertilizers and pesticides. They can be safely composted with no fear of putting those nasty chemicals back into the soil.

Transitional Flowers

Transitional growers are adopting organic farming practices, have the intention of completing organic certification and who are currently under the oversight of a USDA accredited organic certification agency but are within the 3 year required process to reach certification status. Although there is no assurance the growers will achieve organic status, it is important to support growers who are dedicated to the process and have made the commitment to transition their farms to organic practices.

Eco Friendly Flowers

Products that are labeled "eco-friendly" are not certified by an official government or independent standard but are deemed sustainable based on one or more of the following practices: a) the use of materials which are recycled, recyclable, tree-free, biodegradable, compostable, post-consumer, wild crafted, all-natural, and/or printed with vegetable-based inks; b) manufactured or transported using carbon offsets, renewable or efficient energy, and/or little to no toxic chemicals; c) produced using organic farming practices but are not certified under the USDA National Organic Program; d)check to see if a portion of the sale proceeds are donated to non-profit organizations dedicated to wildlife & land conservation, ecological restoration, and environmental protection.

To reduce the packaging waste burden, fresh flower arrangements are created in containers which are biodegradable and can be safely composted. For wrapping and protecting beautiful bouquets, natural materials are used such as hessian, paper, cornstarch film, cotton, jute, raffia. All giving a premium quality finishing touch to the overall design. When decorative finishes are used in the designs, every effort is made to ensure that they do not add to environmental problems. On the rare occasion that this is not possible, try to replenish what has been borrowed from the environment, for example by planting a native tree or shrub.

Locally Produced Flowers

Locally produced flowers, foliage and plants make perfect environmental sense--they don't spend days traveling so they're fresher, they don't incur air miles and they support the local economy.

Ask for local suppliers when you have the option.

Socially Responsible Flowers

Products that are labeled "socially responsible" are not certified by an official government or independent standard but are deemed worthy based one or more of the following practices: a) sourced from farmers and artisans who re-invest in the infrastructure of their local communities through education, healthcare, and/or economic development projects; b) sourced from farmers and artisans who are employed by companies that provide safe and just working conditions, a livable wage, and adequate health and education benefits; c) a portion of the sale proceeds are donated to non-profit organizations dedicated to social justice, human rights & welfare, and animal rights; d) produced without animal testing or cruelty and are either vegetarian or vegan.

Veriflora Flowers

Veriflora™ is America's first comprehensive sustainability certification program for the floral and potted plant industries. The VeriFlora "Certified Sustainably Grown" label is your guarantee that flowers and potted plants have been produced in an environmentally and socially responsible manner and meet the highest standards for freshness and quality. When you choose a VeriFlora product, you are contributing to a global movement to encourage companies to become sustainable. Already, this has resulted in significant and positive change for farmers, farm workers, and the environment.

Biodynamic Flowers


Biodynamics is the oldest sustainable system of agriculture practiced in the western world today, started by German philosopher Rudolph Steiner in 1924. The Biodynamic Method was later refined in the United States by Dr. Pfeiffer. In the late 1960's and early 70's, Alan Chadwick further developed the method into the Biodynamic French Intensive method of horticulture. Chadwick established a research facility and demonstration farm and garden at the University of California at Santa Cruz, which is now known as the Agroecology Program.

Fair Trade Flowers

Fair Trade is a growing, international movement which ensures that producers in poor countries get a fair deal. This means a fair price for their goods (one that covers the cost of production and guarantees a living income), long-term contracts which provide real security; and for many, support to gain the knowledge and skills that they need to develop their businesses and increase sales.

Fair Trade flowers are available. Working on the same principles as the more familiar Fair Trade coffee and tea, these flowers are superb quality and give much needed financial and ethical support to producers in developing countries. Ask for fair trade options when choosing your flowers.

Flowers Made with Organic Ingredients

Products that contain at least 70 percent organic ingredients can use the phrase "made with organic ingredients" according to the USDA National Organic Program. Organic refers to a sustainable system of agriculture popularized in the U.S. by farmer and publisher J. I. Rodale in 1946. Organic farming seeks to work with nature, not against it, by utilizing agricultural techniques that build soil fertility and protect the surrounding air, water and wildlife. It emphasizes building healthy, rich soil to produce plants that are high in nutritional value and resistant to pests and diseases.

Organic Weddings performs simple ceremonies. Eco Friendly, Sustainable, Fair Trade, Organic, Green packages available. Couples live your dreams.

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Organic, Fair Trade, Eco Friendly, Sustainable, Green Wedding Ceremony Environmentally Friendly Wedding Dress and Men's wear for the entire wedding party.

Use your imagination, elegant is ethical and organic. The finest fabrics in the world come from organic, fair trade, eco friendly fabrics and there are designers that are elegant who use only the highest quality fabrics.

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Environmentally Friendly Designers are aware of style, look, feel and environmental impacts for their creations. From Fair Trade practices to Organic fabrics, the many Green ways are considered.

Have your tuxedos made from Hemp cloth. Your bridesmaids and flower girls dresses could be made from organic, raw, vegetarian, non formaldehyde, non metallic, and ethically harvested, non synthetic silk, dyed with natural dyes and set with non chemical products made from fair trade fabric suppliers.

Imagine the dress you would like and then ask a Green Designer to create the dress of your Dreams…



GREEN Wedding Reception from Caterers to Gifts

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Organic, Fair Trade, Eco Friendly, Sustainable, Green Wedding Reception from Caterers to Gifts

When planning your wedding reception create what you have always wanted and then check and see what components of your event you can create Green.

Find a caterer who works with organic, fair trade, local when available ingredients and ask them to make your favorite foods.


Look for a picture of what you would like your wedding cake to look like and send it a baker that works with organic, fair trade ingredients.

http://www.velvetpeacockdesigns.com/

Work to support your local vendors whenever possible by special ordering your eco friendly products through them. If you are having a destination wedding try to support your local vendors and the vendors at your destination.

When requesting items that are not available locally, look to support fair trade, sustainable, eco friendly, ethical suppliers whenever possible.

Use reusable items whenever possible.

Try buying cloth tablecloths and napkins picked out from the fabric store to be made into anything from curtains to dresses after the wedding. Find organic, fair trade fabrics to work with and ask a friend or hire a local seamstress to hem the ends. You will need approximately 3 ½ yards of fabric for each table cloth. Be sure and measure.


Have your table center pieces be live small trees or plants to send home with your guests to plant in memory of your wedding day. Choose organic plants or plan ahead and plant your own to nurture until the wedding day. Plant flowers to harvest your own flowers to decorate your ceremony and reuse for the reception. Buy local flowers from around town. Wild craft or harvest you foliage for the greenery to mix with your flowers or ask your florist to request wild crafted ethically harvested greenery and to use an organic fair trade flower supplier. They are out there and their prices are comparable and in some cases less expensive.

Use sustainable, ethically harvested paper products for your invitations, announcements, directions, programs, and welcome letters for destination weddings and out of town guests. Be creative, my favorite is eco friendly paper with seeds and small flowers embedded in, your guests have the option of planting the paper and seeing a beautiful flower garden grow from you wedding paper.

Look on line for locations that are already following eco friendly, green practices. If you find that perfect location inspire them to become eco friendly and green for more than your wedding. From lodging, restaurants, wedding ceremony and reception locations go green.

Supply your locations with natural cleaning products for before and after the event, from window cleaner to toilet paper, inspire your vendors to go green and protect your guests from toxic chemicals. Check and see that the dishes are washed with natural products and do not smell of chemical dish soap.

Greet your out of town guests at the airport or train station with a welcome basket consisting of natural tooth paste, tooth brushes made from recycled materials, organic fair trade chocolates, organic sprouted seed bread, organic olive oil, finest locally produced organic raw cheeses, organic non canola oil cereal, organic green tea and coffee, recycled napkins, recycled natural non GMO organic plastic spoons, forks and knifes. Organic milk product. Blue Agave or local raw honey sweetener for the tea and coffee. Natural coffee cups and bowls. A welcome letter printed on ethically and sustainably harvested paper products.

Make a wish list or theme for your wedding gifts so your guests know what you are wanting. From organic linens to organic non GMO garden themes your guest will want to know what you want for your wedding gifts.



Thank you,

Heather Kotok

Oraganic Weddings Seattle and the Islands

http://organicweddings.webs.com

888 487 5543


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    Heather Kotok and her company "Heather's Organic Weddings" owes my fiance and me $1500 for wedding services she was unable to perform. Heather also is DBA "Seattle Organic Weddings", "A Wedding Walk", "Sunset Hawaii Weddings" and "Indisrcipt Records".

    From her email dated 11/14/2009: "I have attached a new contract with the amendment of ending our agreements and the promise of the amount paid towards my services will be fully refunded as soon as possible."

    Our money not been repaid and our wedding is one month away. Heather moved from Seattle to Maui, without leaving me a forwarding address, and has since refused to return our calls and email messages.

    I have spoken to former brides of Heather's and vendors on Oahu who have also been victims of Heather's Organic Weddings. I don't know what kind of a businesswoman goes taking young couples' wedding savings. It is unfortunate that Heather refuses to work with me to rectify this situation, and that this loss of funds has negatively impacted what should be a very happy time in our lives.

    Heather - anytime you or Indiscript Records feel like returning our $1500, please let me know. You know how to reach me.

    To all the brides out there - please do not let this "eco-friendly" business spoil your wedding day. Do your research and don't be naive.

    Sent on 07/07/2011

Organic Weddings 888 487 5543 FAQ

  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 1000
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Boat/Yacht, Country/Golf Club, Farm/Ranch, Government Building, Historic Building, Hotel, Inn/B&B, Mansion, Museum, Religious, Restaurant, Winery
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception
  • What event services do you offer? Event Planner
  • What catering services do you provide? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Stations
  • What types of cuisine do you cater? African, American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
  • What dietary needs can you accommodate? Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Kosher, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
  • What wedding planning services do you offer? Day-of Coordination, Full Planning, Partial Planning
  • What weddings do you have experience planning? Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Military

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    Free Wedding Officiate when you purchase a Green Wedding Package from Organic Weddings in Seattle or Maui... a $500 value. 808 573 8196 http://organicweddings.weebly.com info@aweddingwalk.com

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