Clay Hill Farm’s unique new concept THE GREEN WEDDING GIVEAWAY will be launched by celebrity relationship expert, Steve Santagati, at a Press-Only Preview Reception.
Clay Hill Farm’s Green Wedding Giveaway is a contest of commitment. Couples are encouraged to explore the parallel of a commitment to each other and a commitment to the earth. Couples are asked to submit a play, a poem, a painting, or a song, along with a two-minute video or a photograph and essay that creatively answers the contest question and demonstrates an understanding of the contest message. We are all green in some way. Pick your shade and shout it to the world. .
“When it comes to marriage, I have been quoted as saying don’t do it,” says Santagati, “…because most people are not fully aware of the commitment it takes to make a marriage work for the long haul. However, I’ve discovered that people who are aware of matrimonial reality are usually aware of other things as well; safe driving, health, and yes, the environment. So will a couple’s common sense transcend the relationship and carry over into their green practices? I think so.”
The top-five couples will be decided by a panel of Clay Hill judges and will be revealed at a bridal fair in January. After the top-five couples are revealed, the public will vote and pick the winner. The winning couple will be announced just in time for Valentine’s Day. The Green Wedding Giveaway will be a daytime wedding ceremony and reception at Clay Hill Farm on the Summer Solstice. Rehearsal dinner, ceremony, catered reception, flowers, hand-painted watercolor invitations, photography, DJ services, live cocktail music, cake, hybrid bridal transportation, spa services, organic beverages, tuxedo rentals, wedding-night suite and honeymoon week…are all part of the Grand Prize package.
“We are really proud of the Green Wedding Giveaway Contest,” continues Lewis-McShera. “It is a great way to give back with a positive message of empowerment. So much about green today is overwhelming and intimidating. How can we fit in? The truth is, we are all green in some way. So, pick your shade and shout it to the world. It’s time to feel good about all that we do, commit to improvement and celebrate all contributions.”