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Here are GUHQ we fall head over heals for a farm wedding every time.  And who wouldn’t fall for this perfect spot?  I'm over the moon to introduce you to Sheepdrove, an organic farm with the highest eco credentials where you can celebrate your natural farm wedding surrounded by family and friends know that eveything you do is helping towards a healthy planet.

Published: 2016-05-27

Published By: Rosie Ames

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You’re probably getting the idea now that there’s a common theme running through our series on Wedding Planning where every element is an integral step in your planning journey…

I’ll not apologise for this week’s topic, which HAS to be the least sexy or romantic one we can rustle up for you.  But don’t ignore us today because we’re covering some of THE MOST OVERLOOKED and simply ignored areas of wedding planning here! 

So let me hand you over to GU's wedding planning guru Claire for the nitty gritty …

Published: 2016-05-20

Published By: Rosie Ames

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You've booked the venue, got the dress, chosen your bridesmaids - did I hear you say you're having SEVEN? And even though your 'maids' are buying their own dresses, the budget is beginning to pinch. 

Should I splash out on a professional wedding photographer, I hear you ask?  I've heard a bride say that she only realised how important her wedding pictures were after the big day and bear in mind that a picture's worth a thousand words so I'd say a resounding "YES"!  And professionals like this amazingly talented duo Peach & Jo, new to Green Union, totally prove my point.

Published: 2016-05-18

Published By: Rosie Ames

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Stormy winter skys, Neolithic standing stones, Pagan rituals, dwarfs, mist, magic and mystery.  All these elements went towards this stunningly dramatic Pagan wedding on Salisbury plains last December.  Organised by Pagan Wedding Planners and with photos by Nikos, Jacky and Paul’s wedding really is a one off.  Over to Jacky for all the sumptuous details …

Published: 2016-05-13

Published By: Rosie Ames

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You’re planning your wedding, it’s going to be a true reflection of you and your H2B's life values, you’ve got it all mapped out in your head and on paper, but you know how it is …

Sometimes you just can’t find that elusive idea, you know the venue must be out there somewhere, or the photographer that takes 'just those sort of photos' …

Green Union is full of lovely hand picked wedding suppliers and is filling up as I write.  I’ve got a fantastic line up of new eco friendly wedding venues and ethical wedding photographers to roll out in the next couple of weeks, so watch this space.

Today I'm delighted to warmly welcome The Rockpool, this coastal cool, intimate and utterly relaxed Cornish wedding venue close to Hayle with miles of beach and fabulous seascapes to play in.

 

Published: 2016-05-06

Published By: Rosie Ames

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The lovely people at House of Hud (aka Arabian Tents and The Pearl Tent Company) are holding an open day on Saturday May 14, 2016.
 
The team are throwing open their tents to reveal some of the top wedding trends of 2016 and House of Hud’s marquees will be full of unique ideas that make the latest bridal trends come to life!

It’s a great opportunity to come see their tents in ‘the flesh’ and in all their decorated glory, admire the new ‘metallic rose gold’ look they’ve been busy creating for their famous Oyster Pearl tent, as well as seeing the Dana Pearl tent dressed with flashes of Rio colour.

Published: 2016-05-03

Published By: Rosie Ames

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Photo: Floret Flowers

Flowers ...

I don't know about you but I think flowers are one of the most important ingredients of a wedding day, I think they embody the wedding with romance and poignancy.  Wedding flower trends come and go, and sometimes I'm not convinced but right now, I totally LOVE what’s happening in our world of flowers.  Read on to get the latest wedding flower trends that are so synonymous with Green Union!

Published: 2016-04-28

Published By: Rosie Ames

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I know you try to be eco-friendly in your every-day life, and you’re determined your wedding day won’t be any different so this week, to celebrate Earth Day (yup it’s this Saturday, 22 April) I’ve put together some perfectly easy tips to help you go green on your big day. Get them all below …

Published: 2016-04-21

Published By: Rosie Ames

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If you’re not sure how a handfasting wedding ceremony works then I’ve got a perfect example for you this week.  Annette and Ravi chose to pledge their vows within a log circle in the Forest of Dean and invited 180 guests from round the world to share their special day in July 2015 embraced by the natural world. With flowers from Organic Blooms and photos by Esther, Annette and Ravi’s wedding is full of natural magic.  Annette tells us more …

Published: 2016-04-15

Published By: Rosie Ames

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Now here’s a unique idea for your hen do …

A pop up sewing atelier in Wales which makes it easy to learn how to fit and sew your own custom bra!  I can’t think of a more fun way to spend a hen weekend with your besties.

This uniquely different one day workshop is being held on 14th May at the Ceridwen Centre home of Welsh Green Weddings.

Published: 2016-04-11

Published By: Rosie Ames

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THE GUIDE

Wedding planning can be a daunting prospect, but it needn't be. Just take a deep breath and rummage through our pages of information, advice and useful tips for throwing an eco friendly wedding. We'll take you through the planning process from start to finish. Have a wonderful journey!

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