April 29, 2011

Ethical wedding dress on This Morning

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Congratulations to Tammam whose gorgeous ethical and fairly traded wedding dress was featured on Thursday's BBC1 This Morning programme!

Check out the clip on YouTube.

Tammam's range of ready to wear wedding dresses are made from organic, fair trade cotton satin, hand loomed cotton voile, wild peace silk, peace silk satin and satin crepe fabrics. Designed in London, they are made in Tammam's atelier in India where the seamstresses are paid a fair wage.

You can order any of Tammam's range of ready-to-wear wedding gowns, including the ever popular Abbey Wedding Dress, in our Eco Chic Boutique.

Posted in Green Wedding Dresses & Gowns

April 27, 2011

Royal green wedding

It's what we'd all hoped and been waiting for - proof that the Royal wedding will, in every sense be a green affair.

News that Westminster Abbey is being decked out with an avenue of 20ft trees (all to be replanted at Highgrove when the celebrations are over), lining the aisle leading to the alter, makes our hearts sing with joy!

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Much of the foliage will come from the royal estates and everything is to be English, natural, seasonal, ethical and as organic as possible. The resulting decorations are to be understated and elegant - we love it!

And we know that the wedding flowers will be full of meaning with the language of flowers and symbolism being key.

The trees in the Abbey will be six English field maples, symbolising humility and reserve, and two hornbeams, symbolising resilience. They will be in huge pots made by English craftsmen at Highgrove.

The seasonal flowers being used in the displays include Solomon's seal, brought from Sandringham, which symbolises confirmation of love; azaleas, the Chinese symbol of femininity; lilacs, which represent first love, and blossoms, signifying spiritual beauty. Other blooms being used include rhododendron, euphorbias, beech and wisteria, mostly from Windsor Great Park.

We can't wait to see it all on Friday and sense a huge trend for natural decor in 2012's green weddings.


Posted in Green Wedding Inspiration , Natural Nuptials , News

Royal wedding flags

As Royal wedding fever grips the nation and the world we'd like to make a little boast that some of our partners are thoroughly involved in the event.

Big Wave Flags, for instance, have had their complete stock of fabulous festival flags booked for the event. They'll be 'flying the flags' at Camp Royale on Clapham Common for the entire weekend! Apparently they will be flying at some other undisclosed locations too...

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Big Wave Flags is a unique company that makes and rents festival flags for weddings and other events. They will either rent stock flags or will create bespoke beauties for those that have a specific colour theme not already in their portfolio.

Flags really are a spectacular and cost effective way to enliven a large space. The flying colours and movement of the flags will uplift the day and give the whole event a dynamically colourful flavour.

Find out more information on their website or contact Andrew on 01209 891819

Posted in Green Wedding Decorations & Details , Ethical Vendors , Events , Inspiration

April 14, 2011

Forever Green throws open its doors in Nottinghamshire

Forever Green, a lovely woodland wedding venue in Nottinghamshire is throwing open its doors to visitors for three evenings this year when the venue will be all set up for a wedding with planners and suppliers on hand to chat with you.

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If you're thinking of getting wed in the area then it's a great idea to attend one of their series of wedding open evenings.

Put the dates in your diary and pop along to enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbly while you talk to their wedding planners and other selected suppliers about your special day.

What? Wedding Open Evenings - Free entry

When? 6th May, 12th August and 18th November 2011 7pm till 9 pm

Where? Forever Green">Forever Green, Ransom Wood, Southwell Road, Manslfield, Nottinghamshire
Entry is free and the event runs from 7pm till 9pm.

For more information contact 01623 675323 or email enquiries@forever-green.info

Posted in Green Wedding Events , Venues

April 11, 2011

Welsh green weddings

At last we have found an amazing venue in Wales for those that want to get wed the green way over the border. And what a venue it is, hosting wedding and civil partnership celebrations on their organic farm for those who want a truly rural, less commercialised, more individual green event.

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Welsh Green Weddings in West Wales, is a small organic farm of forty acres tucked into the lush green Teifi Valley. They offer self-catered and/or catered accommodation for over forty people sleeping in three separate converted farm buildings plus additional sensitively managed spaces for camping and caravans. And there's a beautifully converted Old Dairy for small wedding receptions while larger receptions can be held in hired tents, yurts or marquees in the field close to the farmhouse.

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An undiscovered gem of a venue nestling on the borders of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. Although it sounds rather remote, it's actually only a mile from the A484 linking Carmarthen to Cardigan and the nearest railway station is in Carmarthen, only 12 miles away, just beyond the western end of the M4, so very easy to get to from far and wide.

Welsh Green Weddings is Vegetarian approved, being members of the Vegetarian Society Food and Drink Guild, and the farm is heated by a biomass boiler with solar powered hot water. The photos were taken on a gloriously sunny spring day last weekend - you can just imagine how lush it will be in the summer!

These wonderful people are incredibly flexible and are happy to do whatever you like, whatever the size or complexity of your big day.

For more information check out their website www.welshgreenweddings.co.uk, email info@welshgreenweddings.co.uk get in touch with Simone on 01559 370517.

Posted in Green Wedding Ethical Vendors , Natural Nuptials , Venues

April 05, 2011

Papakata Open Weekend in Yorkshire

Still wondering what sort of tents to choose for your mini festival wedding weekend?

Well, PapaKåta, the folks in Yorkshire who specialise in hiring out Kåta tents, the giant teepees, are holding their Spring Open Weekend on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April 2011 from 10 am to 4 pm.

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They'll have the tents up in all their glory and will be around to tell you all about them. In fact PapaKåta are now in their sixth season of hiring our these magnificent giant tipis and with the rosy glow of over 400 successful events behind them, they think the experience of their team is second-to-none, and they're still as excited about each new event, as they were about the first.

Whether you're planning an intimate dinner, or the celebration of a lifetime, they make sure each and every one of their clients have the time of their lives. They know it's a one shot deal, so they promise to move the earth to make your event happen!

For more information on their Spring Open Weekend or to find out more about their tents go to the website PapaKåta.co.uk, phone 0800 6129692 or email at tellmemore@papakata.co.uk.

Posted in Green Wedding Events , Marquees & Tents

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