Clay Hill Farm Hosts it’s 4th Annual Green Wedding Giveaway Cape Neddick, Maine

Under a clear blue sky on a picture-perfect Maine day, Jessica Maillet and Tim Caouette of Westminster, Massachusetts, exchanged vows in a garden ceremony at Clay Hill Farm and became the fourth couple to be awarded the Green Wedding Giveaway® Grand Prize wedding.

Launched in the fall of 2008, Clay Hill Farm’s annual Green Wedding Giveaway has been rewarding couples that make a difference in the world through their everyday commitments to each other and the Earth, with a complete summer Maine wedding at Clay Hill Farm. Thanks to public votes and the judges’ scores on their creative contest submission, the Green Wedding Giveaway Grand Prize winners are chosen in early March to begin working with the project sponsors to plan their perfect Maine summer wedding. But what makes the weddings green? “ The natural beauty surrounding Clay Hill Farm, our passion for seasonal, local food and our family philosophy help give every wedding a green start, “says Jennifer Lewis-McShera, senior wedding consultant and founder of Clay Hill Farm’s Green Wedding Giveaway. “We thought we knew quite a bit about sustainable practices going into the wedding planning,” said 2012 winner Jess Maillet, “but the sponsors taught us so much about simple tweaks that could make a difference in our overall environmental impact. We didn’t have to sacrifice a single dream or vision for our wedding to make a difference, the journey was amazing and the wedding exceeded our expectations.” Over 30 sponsors support the environmental outreach at Clay Hill Farm, of which the Green Wedding Giveaway is the headlining event.


Clay Hill Farm is an award-winning restaurant and wedding venue on eleven private acres in Cape Neddick, Maine. A certified wildlife habitat, bird sanctuary and state Environmental Leader, Clay Hill Farm’s passion for preserving our natural resources and celebrating all things local extends through its menu, events and social outreach initiatives.

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Danielle Hagen
January 5, 2012 202-365-6112

Finalists of the 4
th Annual Green Wedding Giveaway to Be in the Hands of Maine’s Smartphone Users
Clay Hill Farm partners with Cardagin Networks to host giveaway voting on mobile app

York, Maine – The Green Wedding Giveaway is every couple’s dream – an environmentally-sound occasion in a breathtaking setting for 75 guests would make any bride and groom giddy, but add the not-so-small detail that the whole affair is free and you’ve got a grand slam; and for the first time, voting for the winner will not just take place online but also on Cardagin Network’s mobile app.

Award-winning restaurant and bird-sanctuary, Clay Hill Farm has partnered with Cardagin Networks, a mobile loyalty and advertising leader, to promote the annual giveaway via locals’ smartphones. After the initial nomination process, which is occurring now through January 2012, anyone can partake in the process of crowning the 2012 winners during public voting in February.

Mobile voters simply download the Cardagin app and click on the “Green Wedding Giveaway from Clay Hill Farm” mobile storefront to vote for the finalists. As the votes are tallied, finalists accumulate points through Cardagin’s one-of-a-kind loyalty program. Until public voting officially begins in February, the Giveaway will have a mobile storefront on the app with information about the nomination process.

“Using a mobile platform for a unique and green cause, such as the Green Wedding Giveaway, is what we are all about – being green, while saving some green,” said Rob Masri, founder and CEO of Cardagin. “Cardagin is the only platform that gives local businesses an outlet to reach and truly communicate with their customers via smartphones.”

“The Green Wedding Giveaway is more than just providing a free wedding to a environmentally-forward couple – it’s about rewarding real people making a difference,” said Jennifer Lewis-McShera, founder of Clay Hill Farm’s Green Wedding Giveaway. “Launching public voting on Cardagin is just another way to keep us all connected, so we can continue to honor couples who honor the environment. Cardagin is the perfect ‘green’ partner.”

The Grand Prize includes an all-inclusive wedding for up to 75 guests on Clay Hill Farm’s wildlife habitat and bird sanctuary in July 2012. The Grand Prize wedding includes wedding florals, photography, DJ, cake, formal wear, jewelry, invitations, videography, rehearsal brunch and so much more, provided by the more than 30 local sponsors. Winners will be announced the first week of March.

By downloading Cardagin, users also have instant access to exclusive deals and loyalty programs from Cardagin’s network of Maine businesses, including special offers from the Clay Hill Farm Restaurant.

For official rules or to nominate a special “green couple,” visit The winner of the giveaway is based on judges’ votes and public voting, couples creatively expressing their “shade of green,” can shout it to the world, and the world can connect.
To learn more about Cardagin or download the free app, visit

About Cardagin® Networks, Inc.
Cardagin is the mobile loyalty and advertising solution focused on local businesses and their long-term customers. With Cardagin, businesses have a better way to advertise and consumers can easily track loyalty, redeem rewards, and get discounts at their favorite local businesses.

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