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Green Union Blog

Our blog regularly showcases all our wonderful partner wedding suppliers, what they do and events they are holding. From time to time we feature real weddings submitted by amazingly talented photographers and the couples themselves.  Plus you'll find heaps of inspiration and ideas on how to throw a gorgeous green wedding!

If you're planning an intimate, relaxed, natural, eco friendly wedding celebration and your heart is set on 2015, then the lovely people at Welsh Green Weddings have just a few dates left …

Published: 2015-04-21

Published By: Rosie Ames

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This glorious Spring weather has inspired us to party! What about you? Arabian Tents' open day will get you planning your own unique wedding ...

Published: 2015-04-15

Published By: Rosie Ames

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I’m in love with natural woodland weddings right now and Nick and Kye’s wedding is just that, as well and being a magical ‘green union’ in every way.  The way family and friends mucked in making the day so very personal, the local food and drink, the ‘just picked’ seasonal flowers, the DIY elements, the little touches that were applied to every aspect of the event and the natural way it all came together…

Published: 2015-04-11

Published By: Rosie Ames

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Whatever the time of year wedding floristry using English flowers, herbs and delicate foliage can look beautiful if you have an empathy for the seasons and a romantic mind.

Published: 2015-03-30

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Lovely Chester based tent people Posh Frocks and Wellies are throwing open their tent flaps on Saturday 11 April 2015 from 11 am to 4 pm.

Published: 2015-03-25

Published By: Rosie Ames

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Although it's a little late for for Fairtrade Fortnight, today I do just want to squeeze in all our brilliant jewellers who deserve that extra bit of recognition for sticking to their beliefs and being hugely instrumental in establishing the Fairtrade Gold standard that now exists to give you, lovely brides and grooms, total confidence that you are buying truly ethical engagement rings, wedding rings and other jewellery.

Published: 2015-03-14

Published By: Rosie Ames

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During this Fair Trade Fortnight I want to tell you about another beautifully formed little company that’s forging ahead with a huge commitment to Fair Trade (though not officially registered with the Fairtrade Foundation).  Little Cherry goes out of their way to ethically source and supply all manner of party products that you could possibly need to throw a fantastic natural wedding feast.

Published: 2015-02-27

Published By: Rosie Ames

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So wedding tent open season continues with another weekend, this time up North with the lovely Peeps at Papakata in York.  As the days start to get a little longer and the spring bulbs start to appear, Papakata's gorgeous teepees and Sperry tents will be springing up at their Open Weekend on 21 and 22 March 2015.

Published: 2015-02-26

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The jewellery sector, in the past, has been very slow in embracing the Fairtrade movement but now, due to the energetic actions of a few jewellers, especially Cred Jewellery and many of our other handpicked partners, the movement is gathering pace and this fortnight I will be celebrating by showcasing what is on offer from Green Union.  First up is a fantastic new range of Fairtrade gold wedding rings from Cred Jewellery...

Published: 2015-02-25

Published By: Rosie Ames

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The open season for tent companies to showcase their marvelous structures is upon us and I think open days are a great way to gather information for your wedding.  I may even go so far as to say that open days and weekends are a better source of targeted, local information than those ubiquitous wedding fairs.  GU HQ has a raft of events for you to choose from over the coming weeks and I’ll be posting them here as they come up...

Published: 2015-02-24

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!

SEASONAL INSPIRATION

Get naturally green wedding ideas, tips, DIY how-to's and inspiration through the seasons including decor, flowers, food and rituals.