NEWS

  • 359
  • 360
  • 361
  • 362

Green Union Blog

The beliefs and lifestyle you have chosen to follow is to always tread lightly upon the earth and you’re inspired by a simple desire to preserve our beautiful planet so that our descendants can enjoy it as much as we do today.

By now your head is probably spinning with all the information and inspiration overload you’re getting on the interweb.  You’ve Pinned to your heart’s content.  Now you’re trawling through all the wedding directories, looking for wedding suppliers who will match your own ethos and help you create a wedding that embraces your ethics and delivers a stunning day to remember without compromising on style.  Read on to find out how Green Union helps you find them ...

Published: 2016-07-22

Published By: Rosie Ames

+ MORE INFO

You’ve been engaged for a while, months, years, and you chose your engagement ring some time ago.  Now you’re getting married and really want to find the perfect wedding band to match your engagement ring.

Maybe, when he proposed, your OH gave you a family heirloom which will never match a new wedding band exactly but you absolutely adore it! 

Maybe your style has changed a little, or maybe you’re thinking it would be really lovely to have totally mismatched set.  Ethical jeweller Arabel Lebrusan gives us some fantastic tips on how to go about finding the perfect match.

Published: 2016-07-14

Published By: Rosie Ames

+ MORE INFO

I was super excited when Little Cherry recently told me about their super new range of Designer Sugarcane Bagasse Tableware – I think it is simply the most stunning biodegradable tableware available anywhere in the UK!

The range was designed by Dutch designer, Annelies Hermsen who came up with these beautiful ergonomic shapes while working closely with Michelin starred chefs looking to showcase their stunning food in equally stunning biodegradable tableware. This new range of elegant tableware, made from sugarcane, would look fantastic gracing the chicest of weddings.

Published: 2016-07-11

Published By: Rosie Ames

+ MORE INFO

WOW lately I’ve been spoiled for choice with an abundance of Green Unions to choose from!  

Today the lovely Maxine and Adam have let me feature their very down-to-earth hand made winter wedding at The Longhouse in Somerset, an eco friendly venue that I have known and loved for many years - in fact The Longhouse had been listed on GU since we launched. Thank you, Matt, for keeping the faith!

Jo Hansford’s photos evoke the true feeling of this totally relaxed and fun filled wedding ...

Published: 2016-07-08

Published By: Rosie Ames

+ MORE INFO

To wish you all a very festive 4th July I thought you might like to try making these wonderfully festive ruffled cupcakes created by the talented baker Bakerella.  She has come up with a  tutorial which teaches you how to decorate these memorial cupcakes inspired by the American flag.

 

Published: 2016-07-04

Published By: Rosie Ames

+ MORE INFO

Happy Friday everyone on this first day of July!

We’re welcoming in the month on a totally upbeat note (I think we all need some fun right now) with this joyous Welsh farm wedding of childhood sweethearts last summer. Beautifully photographed by Eleanor Jane, there was only one place Kirsty and Adrian wanted to get married - the place they both called home - the stunning Welsh coastal county of Pembrokeshire with it's scenery and wide open spaces.

Published: 2016-07-01

Published By: Rosie Ames

+ MORE INFO

We can all agree there’s something especially magical about the Summer Solstice, a time of year when days are longest and the sun is brightest, a day with a time honoured history rife with pagan celebrations and all things Stonehenge. When summer festivals kick off, gardens and fields are blooming, and weddings are in full swing.

The magic and beauty of warm days and sultry evenings make this the perfect time for weddings, and no wonder …  

There’s lots of myth and mysticism around the Solstice.  The full moon in June (which magically coincides with the Solstice this year) is seen by some as the mead, or honey moon, and by others as the strawberry, or rose moon - you get the gist?  Romance is everywhere!

Published: 2016-06-19

Published By: Rosie Ames

+ MORE INFO

You've decided to have a really natural wedding celebrating the seasons and the countryside that inspires you.  Of course part of that will be your choice of flowers both for your bouquet and to decorate your wedding venue be it a field, a tent, barn, city space, a beach hut or a wilderness woodland.

So to round off British Flowers Week I’m celebrating those dedicated British flower farmers and wonderful wedding florists who use seasonal British flowers whenever they can, producing the most amazing natural and creative wedding decor you could possibly wish to grace your own wedding.  I hope I can inspire you to support these wonderful people growing and nurturing fabulous flowers in your own little corner of the British Isles ...

Published: 2016-06-17

Published By: Rosie Ames

+ MORE INFO

Well, the image says it all! 

Who wouldn't want to throw confetti at a wedding when its natural, home grown flower petals we're talking about?

At Shropshire Petals they grow all of their delphinium and wildflowers the farm in Shropshire.  The collection of flowers includes calendula, cornflowers and sunflowers while they're always experimenting with new varieties to add to their petal colour collections.  And all the flowers they grow on the farm are handpicked and dried for the most eco friendly, pretty and biodegradable wedding confetti you can find! 

Hit 'MORE INFO' for heaps of photos of this fabulous natural wedding confetti ...

 

Published: 2016-06-16

Published By: Rosie Ames

+ MORE INFO

Day two and we're celebrating the fabulous British seasonal flowers that we've come to love choosing for our green weddings.  This annual event celebrates locally grown seasonal 'wild' flowers and foliage and highlights just how gorgeous they are!  There's lots going on this week and many flower farmers and florists are really pushing the boat out ...

I'm posting an image every day this week to celebrate - so please dip in, or check my social platforms, and adore some lovely beauties!

Published: 2016-06-14

Published By: Rosie Ames

+ MORE INFO

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.

Sign up to receive FREE updates: