July 1st, 2011
As Cassi Madison walked down the aisle at Clay Hill Farm to meet her groom Luke Fuller, classical guitarist Pat Keane played ‘Here Comes the Sun’. On cue, the sun shone on the first of the three winning couples in Clay Hill Farm’s Green Wedding Giveaway, an annual contest to encourage green connectedness by celebrating real people making a difference in the world. Luke & Cassi, of Portland, ME, won a green wedding package in Clay Hill Farm’s annual wedding contest that encourages engaged couples to explore the parallel between a commitment to each other and a commitment to the Earth. Luke and Cassi’s green love story was chosen for the finals from over 100 entries.
The couple then embarked on a five-week campaign for public votes while creating a giveback program to benefit their community. Passionate about the locavore movement and Maine-made food, Luke & Cassi celebrated their wedding at Clay Hill Farm Restaurant with over 100 friends and family that enjoyed a menu incorporating local farm products and produce.
To highlight this year’s Green Wedding Giveaway theme, ‘When you celebrate the Earth everybody wins”, all three finalists in the 2011 contest won a green wedding package at Clay Hill Farm.
Generous contributions to Luke & Cassi’s wedding day include; Florals by Blooms Flower Shoppe, Photos by Shane’s Wedding Photography, DJ Scott Langlois courtesy of CREA Entertainment, Video by Joe Genender w/AF Media, Pastries by Hippie Chick Bakery, cake by Kristin F. Simmons, Classical guitar by Pat Keane, Bridal accessories by Ecochic Couture, Formalwear by Madeleine’s Event Central, Champagne send-off by Regal Limousine, Honeymoon suite at Meadowmere Resort, and organic favors by Robin’s Chocolate Sauce.
Clay Hill Farm is an award-winning restaurant and wedding venue on a private 11-acre wildlife habitat and bird sanctuary in Cape Neddick, Maine, just 2 miles west of Ogunquit Village. The Green Wedding Giveaway is the headlining event in Clay Hill Farm’s community outreach calendar of initiatives to encourage environmental awareness and green connectedness through the celebration of real people making a difference. www.clayhillfarm.com.
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CONTACT: Jennifer Lewis-McShera
Photo credit: Shane's Wedding Photography