“I’ve got a crush on you.”
Is that how Peter Geyer proposed to his now fiancée Andrea Parrish? Not exactly, but crushed cans are certainly part of the picture for this marrying pair.
According to the couple’s blog site, Andrea Parrish actually popped the question to Peter Geyer on October 3, 2009, after her beau caught the bride’s garter at Andrea Parrish’s sister’s wedding.
Wedding Cans > Wedding Bands for Spokane Couple
Some brides ask for 14-carats. Andrea Parrish (25) and Peter Geyer (29) requested 400,000 aluminum cans instead.
And it worked.
Andrea Parrish and Peter Geyer proved they absolutely can do it.
Promoting their plan through their own Wedding Cans blog and Wedding Cans Facebook fan page, the Spokane, Washington, couple actually amassed 400,000 aluminum cans for recycling in less than 200 days, raising nearly $4,000 to offset the costs of their pending nuptuals. In fact, Andrea Parrish and Peter Geyer actually raised enough money from their recycling can collection plea to donate superfluous funds to Doctors Without Borders and the Rim Country Land Institute of Montana.
Alcoa, Inc., donated 150,000 aluminum cans to the Wedding Cans cause, and United Recycling Services sent 73,000 aluminum cans.
Where did Peter Geyer and Andrea Parrish collect the cans?
The engaged Spokane couple collected more than 400,000 aluminum cans for recycling, keeping the cans in large garbage bags in their home, on their porch and in their yard. Andrea Parrish and Peter Geyer have gathered cans since December 2009 – for six-and-a-half months – averaging about one can every 40 seconds.
How much aluminum is in 400,000 recycled cans?
Roughly speaking, 400,000 recycled aluminum cans can be measured as about five tons of aluminum. Recycling proceeds for 400,000 cans could total approximately $3,800.00.
What sort of wedding have Andrea Parrish and Peter Geyer planned?
The can collecting Spokane couple has planned a small, private and somewhat unconventional wedding. Peter Geyer and Andrea Parrish popped openone intriguing detail of their upcoming nuptuals: the bride’s bouquet will be launched from a Medieval trebuchet, rather than tossed in the traditional manner.
Are Peter Geyer and Andrea Parrish still collecting aluminum cans for recycling?
Although they have met their goal of can collecting to pay for their July 31st wedding, Peter Geyer and Andrea Parrish are continuing to amass aluminum cans for recycling and to help to pay for their honeymoon as well.
Who’s green with envy?
How many couples might be green with envy, just to know that this Washington state pair will enjoy a wedding that is paid in full?
“The response to this project has been overwhelming,” Andrea Parrish explained (in a recent blog post).
“The most exciting thing about the project is how many people have borrowed the idea,” added Peter Geyer. “We have other engaged couples recycling for their weddings and honeymoons – even a woman collecting cans to pay for her liver transplant.”
Mother Nature would approve of Spokane can recyclers’ wedding plans.
Besides, while the families of bride-to-be Andrea Parrish and groom-to-be Peter Geyer may be bursting with pride at their upcoming wedding, Mother Nature may be proud as a peacock as well.