Category: Eco Wedding

World Earth Day – Sustainable Wedding Workshops

Did you know it’s World Earth Day today? It’s an annual event that demonstrates global support for environmental protection. The wedding industry is one of the most reckless industries, with British weddings producing 85,250 tonnes of landfill waste in one year.  A recent poll conducted by the North London Waste Authority shows that the trend for eco-weddings is gathering momentum, and two in five engaged couples are considering sustainability as a key concern for their big day. Sustainable Wedding Workshops are hosting practical workshops in London this September to give engaged couples the tools to create a sustainable wedding day…

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2021 Wedding Flower Trends

Direct2Florist examined Google data from March 2020 until now to see which wedding flower trends have seen the biggest increase in UK searches as we head into wedding season post-lockdown. Seeing an enormous 623% increase, it looks like dried flowers are set to be 2021’s biggest wedding flower trend. Wendy Rea, florist at Direct2Florist, offered her comments on some of the 2021 flower trends: Dried flowers, pampas grass and protea arrangements  “We’re seeing a huge increase for dried flowers in 2021 wedding planning, alongside variants like pampas grass displays and protea arrangements. Dried flowers are surprisingly versatile, lending themselves to…

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Something Green Virtual Wedding Fair

New research for North London Waste Authority (NLWA) shows that two in five people planning weddings in the next five years say making their wedding as green as possible is a key priority. To meet the demand for more sustainable weddings NLWA is running the Something Green Wedding Fair on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th March. The stylish, free, virtual wedding fair aims to take the pain out of wedding planning by bringing together experts on everything from cakes and cocktails to fashion and flowers. The poll reveals that those planning their wedding are twice as likely to make green…

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Styled Shoot – Edgy, Intimate, Sustainable

Earlier this year Jude (stylist and venue owner of Wickerwood Farm) and Anna (floral designer from Tales from Apple Tree House) hatched a plan for an inspirational bridal shoot. They wanted to focus on intimate weddings (sign of the times) with an emphasis on sustainability, a subject close to both their hearts. The concept of the shoot was to depict the ever-changing seasons using dried flowers from Anna’s East Sussex cutting garden, as well as Jude’s interpretation of ‘festive luxe’. It shows how a smaller, intimate venue can be cleverly used to create a mood using natural, organic materials. The…

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Luna & Sol – Sustainable and Eco-friendly Invitations

(Extracted from our current issue) Great invitation design doesn’t have to be compromised or cost the earth. Save the planet and potentially your wedding budget. The ethos of Luna & Sol stems from founders Cat and Chiara’s love of art and their belief in sustainability. Organic Seeded Paper Range Handmade cotton paper is pressed with wildflower and basil seeds. Your wedding guests can then pot and grow the invitation into a plant. Even if they do throw it away, it will decompose and grow somewhere on this earth instead of sitting in landfill. All-in-One Range In addition to the seeded…

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Not Your Average WedFest 2019

Are you looking for some unique wedding suppliers and inspiration for your ‘not so average’ wedding? If so, look no further as the team at Not Your Average I Do are bringing back their ‘not so average’ festival-style wedding fair. Following the success of WedFest 2018, ‘NYA WedFest 2019’ is going to be bigger and better than last year. If you’re currently engaged this is an event you won’t want to miss! #nyawedfest2019 is an alternative wedding showcase, where the very best wedding suppliers from the South East are brought together to showcase to couples looking for a unique wedding….

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Foraged Flowers and Local Feasts…

Weddings are large, expensive events so it’s a great idea to be mindful when it comes to minimising your carbon footprint. Today, Becky from The Garden Chef tells us about a recent shoot she collaborated on with some local florists. Over to Becky… A big part of our ethos is to have great respect for the food we create; how we create it and what we create it from. One of our concerns is the cost and waste related to weddings so we wanted to look at ideas to minimise this. We wanted the shoot to be eco-friendly and sustainable….

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