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This utterly romantic woodland wedding shoot reflects the natural beauty of the English countryside through Linda’s latest unique collection of free spirited eco friendly wedding dresses. Totally relaxed with an alternative edge, the collection embraces raw Nature just as she is.

The shoot, which started out as the joint vision of a romantic beach shoot between Linda and photographer Katy McDonnell, set out to showcase more diversity in the models than we usually encounter in your average cookie cutter styled wedding shoot. 

Of course this is what I would expect of Linda, a champion of diversity!

Nature it appears, had other plans, and they ended up in a woodland dell with the sunlight playing through the trees, dancing with the models - a naturally relaxed and dreamy environment for Linda’s unique designs and Katy’s photography.

Published: 2017-08-15

Published By: Rosie Ames

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Today I‘m excited to extend a very warm welcome to lovely people at Heaton House Farm Wedding Venue in Cheshire.

A former dairy farm on the Cheshire/Staffordshire borders, Heaton House boasts a fabulous range of stunning sandstone barns offering that dreamy mix of rustic charm and contemporary chic.  And because of their careful renovation, the barns can be dressed up or down to suit any couple’s dream - romance, bohemian, industrial chic or hoe down.

It's a hidden gem!

Published: 2017-08-05

Published By: Rosie Ames

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“If you're considering a wedding in Devon, do visit Middle Coombe Farm. It's so beautiful and the owners are so lovely you'll have a wonderful time. The farm will always have a special place in our hearts.” Alice and Kev.

I know I shouldn’t be biased where my listed wedding suppliers are concerned but sometimes I just can’t help myself…

One that is very close to my heart for lots of reasons, not least because they have supported Green Union right from the get go (we were rooky businesses together), but also for its strong eco credentials and sheer enthusiasm for making your wedding just the very best experience, is Middle Coombe Farm

 

Published: 2017-07-21

Published By: Rosie Ames

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I don't know about you, but I love the natural trend for wedding gowns with a bit of colour that 2017 and 2018 brides are leaning towards. 

And this gorgeously blush pink upcycled vintage wedding gown by Real Green Dress is not only a perfect example, but its also got the edge - being a vintage gown its unlike any other cookie cutter wedding dress on the market.

Published: 2017-07-14

Published By: Rosie Ames

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The thing about British Flowers Week is that it’s a celebration of the flowers that are grown here in the UK.

Importantly its worth remembering that it’s not only about supporting our British growers but also focuses on realising that you can use seasonal British grown flowers and foliage all year round. 

It's about encouraging eco friendly and sustainable practises, not only in the florist industry generally but in the wedding business in particular, encouraging brides to consider where their flowers originate, to support their local flower farmers and opt for flowers that are 'grown, not flown' - loving them to pieces!

Published: 2017-06-23

Published By: Rosie Ames

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Her favourite look for flowers is one of seasonal gathering from the garden and hedgerows; of simplistic whim and effortless style. She pictures Marianne walking down frothy country lanes to the village church to marry Colonel Brandon in Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, laughing gaily and creating her wedding bouquet on the way, picking flowers from the cottage gardens and hedgerows and finishing the bunch off with a simple ribbon.

It’s this image of easy perfection that Rachel Petheram of Catkin Flowers loves most of all.

Published: 2017-06-22

Published By: Rosie Ames

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So it’s British Flowers Week and you’re following because you totally love the colours, scent and shapes of natural British grown flowers. You’re working out how to achieve this look of wild abandon that a new wave of British flower farmers are creating.

You want the wedding flowers you love!

So now you’re saturated with all the amazing images of natural wedding flowers coming at you from all directions!  It’s that time of the year when British Flowers are at their very best and the choice is so enormous that you feel like a kid in a sweetie shop!  I know, it’s overload …

If you’re that bride-to-be you’re probably wondering how to start choosing your wedding flowers and who to rely on to create what you want, don’t stress - here are a few tips to help you feel confident you’re in professional hands …

Published: 2017-06-21

Published By: Rosie Ames

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If you love cut flowers, care about where they come from and how they are grown, then stunning British cut flowers from our lovely friends at Organic Blooms could be just what you’ve been looking for for your own wedding!

Organic Blooms is a cut flower farm near Bristol where they grow and sell beautiful seasonal flowers sustainably and without the use of artificial chemicals. They were awarded Soil Association Organic Certification in February 2017 and are, in fact, one of the very first Soil Association certified organic flower growers in the UK - an achievement that they are incredibly proud of - congratulations to the whole team!

Published: 2017-06-20

Published By: Rosie Ames

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British Flowers Week kicks off today!

British Flowers Week is the annual celebration of hard working flower farmers and florists that grow and produce those fabulous British seasonal flowers that I consider worthy of gracing greener weddings that reflect my own passion for naturally beautiful flowers.

The ethos of these creative entrepreneurs is that they care deeply about the environment and are committed to conducting their businesses in harmony with nature. Although many are not certified, they tend to use organic growing practices integrating sustainability into every corner of their work and pouring their hearts into cultivating the finest flowers for your natural weddings.

Published: 2017-06-19

Published By: Rosie Ames

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South Farm near Cambridge is offering HALF PRICE Venue Hire on all remaining dates in December 2017 and January 2018 - a saving of up to £2640.

What's not to love!

Published: 2017-05-23

Published By: Rosie Ames

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