Couple Vows To Recycle, Collects Thousands Of Cans To Fund Wedding - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Spokane Couple Vows To Recycle, Collects Thousands of Cans To Fund Wedding

SPOKANE, Wash. – If you got an invitation to the wedding of Peter Geyer and Andrea Parrish you might have considered getting them a case of Pepsi or a half-rack of beer. You'll need a new idea now.

The Spokane couple was collecting aluminum cans to pay for the wedding and recently announced they had collected enough to stop.

The couple collected 5 tons of aluminum, according to their recycling company. That is approximately 400,000 cans (or enough to pay for a $3,800 wedding).

"It's wonderful," said Andrea, who said the idea started as an "earth friendly" way to raise awareness of recycling while finding a fun way to pay for their wedding.

More than few people seem to be recycling their idea, too.

Parrish and Geyer say they've heard stories about others who decided to collect cans for weddings and other causes.

"We've got people around the world collecting cans to pay for their weddings, to pay for their liver transplants, to pay for their adoptions," she said. "The number of people who have taken this idea is just wonderful."

The couple plans to marry on July 31s before leaving for a honeymoon they are still planning.

KHQ Local News Reporter Anthony Gomes contributed to this report.

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