updated 1/7/2010 3:10:18 PM ET 2010-01-07T20:10:18

Love for each other and the environment — and creative thriftiness — have prompted a Spokane couple to collect aluminum cans to help pay for their wedding.

Andrea Parrish and Peter Geyer already have more than 18,000 cans in their living room — nearly 5 percent of their goal of collecting 400,000 of the containers.

The Spokesman-Review newspaper says that would be about 5 tons of aluminum, worth about $3,800 when recycled.

Parrish and Geyer hope to meet their goal by their planned July 31 wedding.

They set up a Web site to explain their plan at weddingcans.com.

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