Apr 22, 2019
By Jane Brown
On this Earth Day, Federal Green Party Leader Elizabeth May is getting married with green as a theme.
May is set to wed British Columbia entrepreneur John Kidder this afternoon at Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria.
Sue Earle, who designed May’s wedding dress, says it fits with spring along with Earth Day.
“She had an idea for me, which she sketched out, and said she would like it to have greenery on the bottom of it so it looked like spring and it felt like she just walked through a garden,” Earle explained.
Earle says the ivory-coloured dress she stitched together includes handmade tulips, peonies and ferns.
It was last fall, 64 year old May announced her engagement to 71 year Kidder, who has deep roots in the Green party.
Wedding guests are encouraged to arrive to the ceremony by bicycle, bus, train or ferry to minimize their carbon footprint.