A Wedding for the Wild brings couples, and their guests, closer to rewilding, allowing their big day to contribute to the transformational recovery of nature across Scotland.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture operates a rewilding network covering more than 12,000 acres. By getting married in a unique venue surrounded by nature, offsetting the carbon footprint of your wedding, or replacing wedding presents with a gift to nature, you can help expand the network and create new habitats that lock away carbon and allow wildlife to flourish.
"Our vision is of a vast network of rewilded land and water, where wildlife flourishes and people thrive.”
Peter Cairns, Executive Director
GET MARRIED AT A UNIQUE VENUE
Weddings for the Wild venues are partners in our Northwoods Rewilding Network, which brings together a group of farms, crofts, small estates and community woodlands, all committed to nature recovery.
Your wedding will take place in a beautiful natural setting, while your custom will help create new wildlife habitat in the surrounding area.
OFFSETTING YOUR DAY
Your wedding is an incredible life event but with a typical British ceremony and celebration producing 14.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide in just one day*, it can also leave a significant carbon footprint and contribute to climate breakdown.
Imagine if you could get married and at the same time, offset some of that carbon and also provide a home for red squirrels, golden eagles or wildcats.
How does offsetting work?
The process of capturing and locking away carbon dioxide - the main greenhouse gas created through human activity - is known as carbon sequestration. By restoring a vibrant tapestry of natural habitats, rewilding creates carbon sinks, effectively trapping the carbon within the plants and soil.
*Source: Climate Care
How much does offsetting cost?
The London School of Economics recommends carbon should be priced at a minimum of £40 per tonne. With a typical wedding in the UK emitting 14.5 tonnes of carbon, an offsetting donation of £600 would be appropriate for most wedding days.
GIVE THE GIFT OF NATURE
It’s nice to receive wedding presents but replacing material gifts with a donation to rewilding, sets your wedding apart. Asking your family and friends to mark your marriage by helping to create new, carbon-storing natural habitats, shows them that you’re committed to a nature-rich future.
Gift donations are channelled into the creation of new native woodland, wetland and species-rich grassland across the Northwoods Rewilding Network.