An Interfaith, Glamorous Wedding at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago, Illinois
Eco-conscious couple April Janssen (29 and a sustainability project manager) and Noor Mahajan (29 and works in corporate strategy and operations) planned a green celebration that included recycled platinum rings and vegetarian cuisine that was composted postreception. “I have a sincere passion for sustainability,” April says, which she put into practice by selecting a florist with a no-pesticide policy. “I challenged vendors and ourselves to seek options that minimized our impact," April says. "If you’re going to spend the money, why not make a difference?” After I dos, Noor swapped an Indian sherwani for a classic black tuxedo, while April changed into a beaded white gown. The newlyweds then hit the gallery for their first dance to King Harvest’s “Dancing in the Moonlight.” “The museum felt like an oasis within the city,” April says of the modern venue's floor-to-ceiling windows and airy rooftop.