Adorable bridal hair accessories

I'm really excited to tell you about this adorable new range of bridal hair accessories from ethical jewellery designer Arabel Lebrusan.

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Arabel has collaborated with her great friend and fellow Spanish jewellery designer Teresa Andreu Molina to create this precious new collection inspired by the delicacy of nature and the natural shapes in flowers and leaves.

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Totally on trend, the sterling silver collection includes everything from full tiaras to delicate little hair clips so there’s heaps of choice for the bride, the maids and even the flower girls!

Arabel and Teresa said “We tried to create pieces that will stand up to the wedding day, giving the bride that extra touch and empowering her in such an important moment in her life, we want her to feel beautiful and in contact with her inner beauty.

It has been so fantastic working together we didn’t want it to end, so watch this space for more collaborations to come!”

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Arabel Lebrusan is a recommended Green Union supplier. Based in London, Arabel’s jewellery is a mix of delicate metal latticework, excellence of craftsmanship with ethics at its core. She has a fantastic collection of ethical wedding and engagement rings with & without diamonds, & loves to make bespoke commissions for brides-to-be. She uses Fairtrade and Fairmined 18ct gold, as well as recycled gold & sources Canadian traceable diamonds that are conflict free & ethically mined.

Visit www.arabellebrusan.co.uk for more details or email contact@arabellebrusan.co.uk

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Posted in Green Wedding Bridesmaids , Flower Girls , Jewellery , Shoes & Accessories

Luxury Bride Sample Sale 8 - 9 September, London

Have you heard about the Luxury Bride Sample Sale in London on the weekend of 8 and 9 September?

A two day sale event of luxury and ethical wedding dresses, shoes, accessories and underwear, including samples from the collections of two of London’s best kept secrets - hand crafted, ethereal couture bridal gowns from Tammam and luxuriously understated dresses with a quirky modern twist from Sabina Motasem.

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They’re offering incredible discounts of up to 70% off and, with experienced wedding designers on hand to help you style and complete your look, it’s an event not to be missed!

Held at Atelier Tammam in Bloomsbury, you’ll find everything you need to complete your outfit under one roof, plus a selection of original vintage gowns from the Atelier’s collection – all with delicious cupcakes, guilt free nibbles and some bubbly thrown in.

So get along to Bloomsbury and pick up some wonderfully luxurious wedding bargains.

Location: Atelier Tammam, 5 Hastings Street, London WC1H 9PZ

Date: 8-9 September 2012 from 11:00 – 18:00

For more information email sabina@motasem.co.uk or info@tammam.co.uk

Posted in Green Wedding Dresses & Gowns , Events , News , Shoes & Accessories

Luxurious layers for a winter wedding

When Louise Broad joined our wedding directory we just knew that a winter bride's dilemma of how to dress in up layers to keep warm but still look gorgeous was finally solved. Just look at the pictures and say you don't agree!

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Louise makes the most beautiful shrugs, shawls, wraps and hair accessories by fusing gossamer light silk and merino wools together creating the most beautiful ethereal fabrics. It's called nuno felting and it's all done by hand.

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Posted in Green Wedding Dresses & Gowns , Seasonal Celebrations , Shoes & Accessories

Low Impact Wedding Series - What to wear?

It was important to me that only natural fibers were used in the wedding party's clothing. This turned into a huge hassle. Eventually I revoked that rule. Between the mothers having difficulty and my bridesmaids complaining I told them to pick something they wanted to wear and just not tell me what it was made from.

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WEDDING DRESS: I knew I wanted a really simple, not very formal wedding dress since the wedding was going to be outside in the morning. It also had to have straps. I work outside and no matter how much sunscreen I put on I was going to have a tank top tan line. I spent a lot of time searching eBay. I bought 5 different wedding dresses and really loved two of them. The one I wore for the wedding was 100% silk, it fit perfectly and didn't need a stitch of alteration. I resold the dresses I didn't want on eBay and I actually turned a profit. The cost for my dress was $88 including shipping.

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Posted in Green Wedding Dresses & Gowns , Grooms , Natural Nuptials , Shoes & Accessories

Vintage fashion fair

vintage_fashion.jpgIt's September, a month of wonderful things to do and go to. Over the next few days and weeks we'll be telling you what's on and where to go.

First off is the London Vintage Fashion, Textiles and Accessories Fair on Sunday 14th September 2008 at Hammersmith Town Hall, King Street, London W6.

There'll be over a hundred leading vintage fashion clothing dealers, from all over the UK and abroad who will be there to share their prized stash of highly sought-after wares spanning from 1800 to 1980. You'll be able to find handbags, linen, lace, embroidery, shoes, hats, gowns, chiffons, beaded dresses, textiles, needle work, necklaces, gloves, trimmings, fashion magazines, costume jewellery, feathers boas, compacts, combs, fans …… and all more competitively priced than in trendy shops and at auctions.

If you're looking for a unique or different wedding dress, a suit for your groom or some gorgeous and sustainably sourced accessories then this is the place to go. Check out their website for more information and to get a discount of £2.50 on the entrance fee of £5.00.

Thanks to Cooper Carras Photography for the gorgeous image.

Posted in Green Wedding Dresses & Gowns , Grooms , Shoes & Accessories

Sample Sale Season Takes Off!

enamore_wedding_lingerie.jpgNot only has the wedding season taken off but so has the sample sale season. The very best of the bunch coming up is Fashion Made Fair.

Ethical, sustainable, fair trade and eco brands, showcasing their current collections, samples and past seasons stock direct to the public at special event prices of up to 80% off retail prices! The best pioneering ethical brands the UK has to offer will be there including our partners Enamore, a creative fashion label producing beautiful clothing, lingerie and accessories from organic and sustainable fabrics. Their collections are currently produced in the UK from the finest organic hemp, soya, cotton, silk and hand selected vintage fabrics. Enamore makes a delightful range of ethical wedding lingerie for all those eco chic brides planning to throw a green wedding. No excuse you can be green right down to your knickers on your wedding day!

This flagship event will also have an organic café and bar, complementary therapies, talks and workshops, films and childrens area with arts and crafts and face painting – so is much more than just a clothing sale!

Starts tomorrow:

Fashion Made Fair
15th - 18th May 2008
Boilerhouse,
The Old Truman Brewery,
152 Brick Lane,
London, E1 6RU

Posted in Green Wedding News , Shoes & Accessories

New discoveries

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Just over a week ago I visited the Designer Wedding Show in Battersea Park, London, in the hopes of discovering some indie gems who have earth friendly leanings and I wasn't disappointed. Tucked among the usual businesses were three inspiring newcomers offering top quality design and skills to eco chic couples.

Lottie Girling says she doesn't give a fig for today's trends and prefers to follow her own rules. Her handbags and corsages are truly to die for, created and handmade by Lottie herself using antique trimmings, collected buttons and 'a touch of magic'.

Matt and Kate Keeling of Katkin-Rose have combined their graphic and fashion backgrounds to produce a gorgeously designed range of wedding stationary which can all be printed on eco friendly papers using vegetable inks.

Emma Embery makes luxury wedding accessories which combine vintage fabrics with hand crafted embellishments. Emma launched her business because she felt there was a need for unique and original hand-crafted one-off pieces.

Not new but a must too was LPM Bohemia, a tent company with a difference whose friendly feeling yurts are made from oiled English oak, chestnut and ash harvested from local forests and covered with waxed cotton. All the wood is sustainably sourced.

Posted in Green Wedding Marquees & Tents , Shoes & Accessories , Stationery & Invitations

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