Kim DeFeo and Brian Cook were married on June 6, 2009 on Neverland Farms in Cleveland, GA.
About the Couple
Some couples start out red-hot before deciding on an eco-friendly wedding, but Kim and Brian’s love has always been a beautiful shade of green. These nature enthusiasts met online and dated for more than five years before tying the knot. When they met, Kim was working as the co-director of the Sierra Club’s Environmental Justice Program, while Brian was busy doing environmental work for the Center for Disease Control. The two shared a passion for politics, environmental issues, and animal welfare, which obviously left them without any shortage of conversation. According to the bride, their first date lasted "a whopping eight hours! We have been joined at the hip ever since,” says Kim.
Currently, Brian runs the environmental compliance and sustainability programs for the southeast region of the National Park Service, and Kim works on environmental health issues for the Center for Disease Control. “We both have a Masters of Public Health in environmental health. We are two peas in a pod!” Kim says.
The Decision to Go Green
“Being environmentally conscious is the essence of who we are,” the bride tells us. “We wanted to have an outdoor wedding where we could express our values in a beautiful and understated way while giving our guests a feast to remember!”
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