December 29, 2009

Fabulous wedding jewellery offer!

To celebrate their 'union' with us, ethical jewellers Leblas are offering our readers a fabulous 25% discount if you order an ethical engagement ring or wedding ring from them.


Your engagement and wedding are special and precious moments in life so you will want to choose a special ring to mark the occasion. Leblas jewellery creates beautiful and socially responsible ethical engagement and wedding rings. They use conflict-free diamonds, and recycled precious white and yellow gold for their jewellery. Choose from their range of contemporary ethical diamond rings and wedding bands, or get your discount on a custom made bespoke ring if you order before 31st January 2010.


Claim your 25% discount by entering the code 'Green Union' at checkout on the Leblas website or find out more by visiting their boutique on Sloane Street, London, emailing, or calling them for a chat on 020 7730 3418.

Don't forget to quote 'Green Union' when you purchase or commission your engagement ring or wedding band!

Offer lasts until 31st January 2010.

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Posted in Green Wedding Jewellery , Special Offers

December 14, 2009

GU HQ hosted a tea party

We had a lovely afternoon here at GU HQ last Thursday when Rosie Parsons, a very talented wedding photographer, and Vicky of Vintage Teasets braved the deep Devon lanes to come and visit us right here at headquarters.


Its not often we get visitors here, we usually have to trek out to the big city to find our friends, so there was definitely a celebratory atmosphere. The GU kitchen produced a delicious polenta cake which went down a treat with fair trade tea.


Rosie snapped away for posterity, even insisting on recording a new portrait of me! Then after tea, we showed them around; they inspected the cutting garden, woods and veg patch and talked to the chickens before driving off into the early dusk making their way back to the big cities.

Posted in Green Wedding Cakes , Decorations & Details , News , Photographers

Divine Chocolate

Fabulous fairtrade chocolate offer for Christmas! Plus lots of other goodies - there's still time to buy ...


Posted in Green Wedding Caterers, Food & Drink , Shop

December 11, 2009

Naturally authentic bride

charlie_dress.jpgOur lovely Abbie Wedding Dress looks so gorgeous on Charlie, and we couldn't resist showing you all how beautiful bride and dress are!

Charlie was married in Durham in October and has cleverly teamed the 100% organic cotton satin dress, which also has a lining in handloomed 100% organic cotton, with a sweet little fluffly shrug to keep the chill at bay in church. The gold 100% handloomed wild peace silk sash, which comes with the dress, ties the whole ensemble together beautifully.

Doesn't she look happy on the arm of her father on the way into the church for her wedding ceremony! We wish Charlie and her new husband a long and happy life together.

You can buy the Abbie Wedding Dress by Tammam, which is exclusive to Green Union, and find more fairly traded organic cotton and silk wedding dresses and wedding dress fabrics in our Eco Chic Boutique.

Or if you prefer to find a dress designer who will design and hand make a unique dress especially for you, we have the best of them listed in our Wedding Directory!

Posted in Green Wedding Dresses & Gowns , Natural Nuptials

December 10, 2009

A special Christmas gift voucher

Penrhos can solve your Christmas shopping dilemma. They are offering a special gift voucher for Christmas which includes:


Special Offer - three nights for the price of two on one of their courses during January.

Stay an extra night and totally unwind with a free massage.

2 day Women's Health 8th - 10th January 2010

2 day Food & Health 13th - 15th January 2010

To buy a Gift Voucher follow one of the links above or phone: 01544 230720
or email:

For more information on all Greencuisine courses visit

Posted in Green Wedding Gifts & Favours , Seasonal Celebrations , Special Offers

December 07, 2009

Christmas wreath making fun

Favourite florists Rebel Rebel will be joining in the festive frolics at Broadway Market in London with their own Christmas wreath-making workshops.

Everyone is welcome to try all sorts of different styles, from traditional pine and dried fruit numbers to feather boas and sweeties, like a winter version of this fluffy summer wreath.

Rebel Santa will be on hand with heaps of help and advice......

Broadway Market’s late night shopping evenings are on the next two Thursdays December 10th and 17th.

Posted in Green Wedding Events , Flowers , Seasonal Celebrations

Bario-Neal Holiday Jewelry Sale

Bario-Neal Jewelry, our friends from across the 'pond', are wishing you all Happy Holidays with this fantastic offer!


In the holiday spirit, they are offering all website customers 50% off a purchase of $150 or more from the Alluvial, Camac, & Base Ten Collections.

Visit and use the discount code holiday150 when checking out.


Hurry though - the 50% discount is only valid until Saturday December 12th.

Happy Holidays!

Posted in Green Wedding Jewellery , Special Offers

December 03, 2009

The ultimate vintage wedding dress

Who wouldn't want to wear a vintage wedding dress designed for Audrey Hepburn?

Lot 333, the ivory satin bridal gown designed for Audrey for her planned wedding to James Hanson in 1952 which never took place, is part of a collection of dresses worn by Audrey Hepburn, to be auctioned off in London on December 8 by Kerry Taylor Auctions.


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Posted in Green Wedding Dresses & Gowns , Events , News

December 01, 2009

Amazing success story!

When World Inspired Tents wrote to us with an update on the company's second amazing year of trading, we couldn't help but feel proud to have been involved in their incredible success. Ed Wright, the MD told us:

"Having been in your wedding directory for two years, I can confirm that Green Union consistently provides the greatest volume of web traffic and the highest quality of leads to our business, over and above all other wedding directories".


Ed went on to tell me a little more about the business and where the teepees have taken him over the last year:

"We've had an amazing year and despite being only our second full year in business, World Inspired Tents has grown significantly. We've successfully completed jobs all over the South of England and Wales from Glastonbury to The Gower and from the western tip of Cornwall to East Grinstead (we did ask him if he was offsetting his travel!). Every one of our weddings has been a 100% successful and people just adore the tipis! Compared to traditional white marquees and tents, they are still very rare so we have the advantage of offering something that is all but unique. The letters of thanks we've had from our couples have been amazing.

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Posted in Green Wedding Inspiration , Marquees & Tents , Venues

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