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SUPPLIER FOCUS: Power your wedding with pedal power!
Now this really is an amazing idea that you should consider having at your green wedding - power all your lighting and music with pedal power!
That's right, the lovely Tom at Reaction Power Systems got in touch last week to tell me all about his bike powered generators and it really is an impressive set up that means all your music and lighting can be powered by your wedding guests who will have an absolute ball in the process!
Why use pedal power, you ask? Well Tom tells us that his bike (and wedding guest) powered generators are super quiet which means your wedding will be a whole lot more peaceful and less smelly since there won't be a diesel generator chugging away in the background, creating evil fumes around your beautifully decorated wedding venue. So, fresher air for everyone and no need to ramp up the volume on the music to compete with the sound of the generators.
If you're throwing an outdoor wedding and need to bring in your own power system this really is a natural solution to the knotty question of how to keep your wedding as eco-friendly as possible.
When you contract Reaction Power Systems they offer the total package of sound system and power generation all in one bundle, so you can save on your budget when you hire the whole lot from them. It also means the chances that the chance of faulty equipment causing technical problems and spoiling your day is hugely reduced. And on top of all that your wedding guests will enjoy great quality sound, burn off some of their energy helping to pedal the system, and have a whole lot of fun - they'll be talking about your wedding for a long time to come!
There's a great article here - more of a nitty gritty case study of how the bikes work, what power they generate and why it's such a great idea.
I totally LOVE the idea of having your wedding guests participate so wholeheartedly when they 'get on their bikes' to pedal the power for your very special day of fun.
Check out their website which gives you all the technical information of how the system works, what to expect from them and what you save by using them. Tom says they are particularly keen to power green weddings in a natural way so would love to hear from you.
Reaction Power Systems have got a new page on Facebook. Like them and you'll get the latest buzz.
Win the Old Dairy for your wedding!
Our lovely friends in Carmarthenshire, award winning Welsh Green Weddings, are throwing a Green Wedding Fair and Open Day at the end of September.
They'll be showcasing eco-chic wedding suppliers and providing an opportunity for everyone to come and see what they offer. Whether you're a couple in the throes of wedding planning or you live locally and want to see what they are all about, go along and join them for a day of fun.
Entry is free and there's also a prize draw to win the Old Dairy as your wedding ceremony venue - a very good reason to go along!
Couples can book a slot with their wedding co-ordinator in advance - just email email@example.com or phone 01599 370517.
When: Sunday 23 September 11am to 5pm
Wishing you a Folly Farm Christmas…
The Folly Farm Centre near Bristol and Bath is one of our favourite green wedding venues, and this year they’re offering their fantastic facilities for Christmas functions and winter breaks.
So, whether you’re seeking an inspiring venue for your office party or arranging a festive get-together with friends and family, or even a last minute wedding celebration! Folly Farm is perfect.
There’s a great choice of function suites, with the largest able to take up to 120 people. Comfortable overnight accommodation for up to 45 people is available in the lovely farmhouse and converted barns - fall asleep to the rustle of the wind in the trees and the call of owls in the surrounding nature reserve.
Eco friendly features range from biomass central heating to rainwater harvesting. And best of all, profits go to supporting the conservation and ecological work of Avon Wildlife Trust.
Find out more by e-mailing the Folly Farm Centre team today at firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning them on 01275 331590.
Engaged eco-couples wanted for new BBC3 pilot
Are you getting ready to say the big “I do”?
Want to be a TV star?
Here's an opportunity to star in an exciting new series for Living TV called ‘Four Weddings’. It follows four brides who attend and 'judge' each others wedding, giving every aspect of the day, from the food to the dress, a score. The bride with the highest score at the end wins an amazing honeymoon (though we haven't ascertained whether it's an eco friendly one).
Iona Mackenzie of Living TV is looking for brides that are getting married between January and July 2009 and are interested in taking part.
All you need to do is email Iona email@example.com for further information (all applicants must be over 18).
An entertaining idea
Storytelling is the ancient art of conveying events in words, images, and sounds often by improvisation or embellishment according to Wikipedia, and stories have probably been shared in every culture and in every land as a means of entertainment, education, preservation of culture and to instill knowledge and values.
National Storytelling Week, which is coming to an end this weekend, has made me think how wonderful if would be to have a local storyteller at your wedding. It conjurs and image of tipi tents, a fire circle and loved ones gathered around listening to a magical tale late into the night. If you've got loads of kids coming and you're stuck for ideas it would be a great way to engage and keep them entertained with fairy tales, folk tales, myths and legends. Keep tradition alive and engage a storyteller for your wedding.
8th National Storeytelling Week 26th January to 2nd February. More information from The Society for Storytelling.
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