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Introduction

When I found my soul mate, I was already in my forties, and I’d had plenty of time to figure out what I didn’t like in weddings. I loved seeing my friends jubilant on their big day, and I’d had my share of fun at the parties. But I had also developed a distaste for the formulaic staging of many weddings—I felt they all managed to end up looking more or less the same—and I was appalled by the expense some couples endured. When my turn came, I was clear. “Why don’t we elope to Vegas?” I asked my fiancé, Jim. “Sounds good,” my once-divorced betrothed replied. “But . . .”

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Excerpts from Green Wedding by Mireya Navarro  

This authoritative guide by New York Times Style correspondent Mireya Navarro explains how couples can green their dream wedding, and why th...

Excerpts from Green Wedding by Mireya Navarro  

This authoritative guide by New York Times Style correspondent Mireya Navarro explains how couples can green their dream wedding, and why th...