April 27, 2012

A piece of 'wedding' cake!

When Lisa of Tricky Treats, who makes dreamy wedding cakes using only the very best local and organic ingredients, joined Green Union's wedding directory she let slip that she had recently got married. It sounded like an amazing affair so we asked her to tell us more. Over to you Lisa ...

"We got married on the 30th April 2011. It was a gorgeous sunny day with only a few drops of rain! The service was emotional but by the time we started singing ‘When I’m 64’ all the nerves had gone and we were well on our way to having a great party.


My beautiful dress was designed and made by Kirstie Macleod. It was the most dreamy outfit I have ever worn. Towards the end of the evening I put on my headdress made by my wonderful friend Steph of Feathersmith. Within the headdress she had also incorporated bit of lace from my dress and material from the bridesmaids dresses. I absolutely love it!

My husband has a small obsession with owls so as well as the classic English garden party theme we had a few owls thrown in the mix too. Every table had an owl name and picture painted by Tess and her Dad.

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Posted in Green Wedding Cakes , Ethical Vendors , Natural Nuptials

April 26, 2012

Eggscellent Easter wedding decor

Every year for the past 3 years we've had a fabulously warm and balmy Easter season overflowing with blossom, sunshine and the promise of new life. So we think it's got to be a perfect time to throw a wedding, with great opportunities for fresh Easter themed wedding decorations.


One of our favourite and creative decoration companies is POSH Graffiti by Emily Readett-Bayley, which has recently launched a new range of ornate painted eggs and other decorations.


For a burst of spring loveliness, hang on blossom boughs to make a wishing tree and use their signature hand carved painted letters to create a statement in your wedding venue.


For more ideas and to see their full range visit the POSH Graffiti website.

Posted in Green Wedding Decorations & Details , Ethical Vendors , Gifts & Favours

April 25, 2012

Fantastic midweek eco friendly wedding offer for July 2012!


Here's an amazing opportunity to throw a mid-week wedding, this summer, during the school holidays, on the weekend of 25th to 28th July 2012.

Perfect for teachers or lecturers who are stuck with choosing high season for their nuptials, the venue has been heavily reduced to £2500.00 (saving of £1890.00), plus...
Your guests' accommodation will be reduced by an extra 20%

You can even choose either a 2 or 3 night package.

Have your green wedding at fforest camp bewteen 25th July to 28th July and celebrate!


For anyone who was lucky enough to get proposed to on Valentines day, or the Leap Year and planning on getting married at short notice fforest also still has one other full price July weekend slot left to book!

For more details on either of fforest's offers contact Cassy on cassy.wiggins@coldatnight.co.uk or phone 01239 612 133

Posted in Green Wedding Special Offers , Venues

April 24, 2012

Spring Wedding Yurt Event


And not to be outdone by the tipi people, Hooe's Yurts is throwing their very own fabulous tea party over the Easter weekend in April to showcase the newest addition to their wonderful fleet of tents.

It's a HUGE, brand new 44 foot cathedral sized yurt which can seat up to 120 guests. This giant yurt really does create THE most magical space to host a wedding reception.

For its launch the yurt will be decorated with stunning textiles by Hooe's Yurts, table settings from The English Tea Party and Jolly Good Wedding, bunting from Big Beautiful Bunting, wedding signs from Muddy Creek Signs and much more...

The Open Day will take place at a very special location, an old lead and silver mine nestled in the woods with beautiful views over the river Tamar in South Devon. It's the perfect place for a walk before coming to join Hooe's Yurts for a cup of tea and a yummy slice of cake or two!

WHAT? Hooe's Yurts Giant Yurt launch and Spring wedding tea party

WHEN? Saturday 7th April from 3pm until 6pm

WHERE? South Hooe Mine, Bere Alston, Yelverton, Devon PL20 7BW

If you would like more information checkout www.hooesyurts.co.uk, or if you'd like to have a chat before going along, please contact Amy on 01837 880334 / 07899813436 or email info@hooesyurts.co.uk

Posted in Green Wedding Events , Marquees & Tents

April 23, 2012

Calling all brides and grooms ...

If you were married between 2007 and now, or are currently planning your wedding, this global wedding survey is for you ...


Splendid Communications is conducting a wedding survey which is open to anyone who got married in 2007 or later, or who is currently planning on tying the knot: it takes around 5 minutes to complete. It's a global survey, so brides and/or grooms in any country are welcome to participate. All answers are anonymous and the entire thing should take about five minutes to complete.

Splendid Communications has no financial bias linked to the results of this survey, but in an industry which is full of mystery we will all be delighted to see the results. It makes no difference whether or not a couple uses magazines over blogs (or vice versa) when planning their wedding, or whether or not they identify more as modern or vintage.

You can participate in the survey here - it'll be fun to see the results!

Posted in Green Wedding Surveys

April 10, 2012

Papakata tipi spring open weekend

Here's another great event not to be missed if you're planning to throw a back yard wedding in the North of England:


The lovely people at PapaKåta, the folks who specialise in hiring out Kata tents, giant teepees that create utterly unique and truly magical party spaces, invite you to join them for a glass of bubbles. It's a great chance to see the teepees in all their glory and to personally chat through your event with them.

WHAT? PapaKåta Spring Open Weekend 2012

WHEN? 31st March & 1st April from 10am 'til 4pm both days

WHERE? Escrick Park Estate, York, YO19 6EA (just 5 mins drive from York)

For more information check out their website at www.papakata.co.uk. And if you’d like to chat to them about your plans beforehand, just give them a call on 0800 612 9692 or drop them an email at tellmemore@papakata.co.uk.

Posted in Green Wedding Events , Marquees & Tents

April 01, 2012

Spring equinox - celebrate the first day of spring!

Today's spring equinox marks the point in space and time when the sun moves across the celestial equator from south to north and heralds the first day of spring, saying goodbye to winter for another year.

The Vernal Equinox, when the length of day and night are equal, is a celebration for the renewed life of the Earth, symbolised by the egg. Eostre, the goddess of spring with her animal the hare, was taken up by the early Christians and applied to their celebration of the Resurrection of Christ calling it Easter, which is just around the corner.


Planning a spring green union can be an absolute joy with a wealth of decoration ideas. Spring colours are fresh and brand new, and perfumes are divine. Yellow is predominant but there are also subtle tones of blues, dusky pinks and real lime green too. Natural blossom is dripping from the trees and one of our favourite looks is masses of blossom twigs combined with tulips. Don't forget painted eggs and egg hunts for your younger guests if your wedding is close to Easter.

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Posted in Green Wedding Inspiration , Seasonal Celebrations

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