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The thing I love about running Green Union is that I’m always discovering, meeting and working with wedding suppliers who really care, not only about their clients, but about their business ethics, and when I stumble on new companies on the inter-web it’s always really exciting finding out what they do.

The Green Wedding Co. is one of these and we met through Instagram!  From the start this brand new start up bridal boutique in Macclesfield founded by Hannah Vincent, has made it their business to curate a stylish and sustainable collection of wedding dresses that have been carefully chosen, from around the world, for their style and fit as well as the designer’s ethos.

Published: 2017-05-12

Published By: Rosie Ames

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Hands up, who hates a Wedding Fair? Only kidding ;-)

But I love it that Elmore Court are ditching the traditional wedding ‘fayre’ for a wonderful house and garden party with feasting, fun, music and May madness at this stunning Gloucestershire wedding venue - LOVE IT!

Published: 2017-05-04

Published By: Rosie Ames

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Is it really a whole year since the last Arabian Tents extravaganza?  Must be, because the lovely people at the Arabian Tent Company are holding their annual May Open Day next Saturday 6th May, 2017!

Come and see their wedding tents in all our glory and discover why everyone’s talking about the new 'Greenery’ trend which will be creatively showcased in their Oyster Pearl tent. to give you heaps of inspiration for your big day.

Published: 2017-04-27

Published By: Rosie Ames

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This Spring, to celebrate their 10th anniversary, the lovely team at World Inspired Tents are spreading their wings and holding the first of this year’s Open Weekends at beautiful Bridwell Park, near Uffculme in Devon, as part of Blue Fizz’s “Boho and Retro Wed Fest” this Saturday and Sunday, 29th & 30th April.

Published: 2017-04-24

Published By: Rosie Ames

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Now here's a lovely little gem of a winter wedding.  Even though it looks like summer's only just on it's way, I know some of you will be in the midst of planning a winter wedding for the end of 2017 or 2018 ...

Cheryl and Oliver tied the knot on the Fens in the depth of winter 2016, on 29th December, and when she contacted me listing her bullet points I knew this little gem of a wedding was one you would love to hear about:

  • Ceremony in a small church in Coveney - Cambridgeshire.
  • Reception on a farm with converted barn called Bedingham’s Farm Sutton Gault, Cambridgeshire. The farm serves it’s own hog roast and is also a small holding.
  • Dress was a vintage inspired tea length gown.
  • Bought our rings from Glasswing Jewellery - found in Green Union’s wedding directory.
  • We offered home made sloe gin and blackberry brandy as favours.
  • We hired a local amateur photographer, Darren John, who captured our love and appreciation of the outdoors.
  • The feel/vibe of the day was vintage, coupled with our love of nature (even in winter), ale and rock and roll music. We hired 2 gramophones and played pre. 1950’s music as our guests arrived.
  • Our centrepieces alluded to our love of those pubs recognised by CAMRA and were decorated with a winter theme of pine cones and natural logs.

So I'm handing over the Cheryl to tell you all about the details in her own words ...

Published: 2017-04-21

Published By: Rosie Ames

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I'm so excited to introduce you to Audrey Claude Jewellery, the latest in Green Union's handpicked line up of fabulous ethical and fairtrade jewellers.  What's more, right now Audrey Claude is giving away a single use unique voucher code to the value of £1100 to one lucky winner to go towards the purchase of a stunning one off piece of ethical jewellery from them! 

To find out how to grab this amazing meaningful offer, just hit "+ MORE INFO " below ...

Published: 2017-04-18

Published By: Rosie Ames

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Have I got some hot news for you today!

Due to a cancellation, the wonderful fforest wedding venue has just released a peak season summer wedding weekend from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th July, 2017. Summer dates at fforest normally get snapped up well in advance, so this really is an opportunity not to be missed if you are considering getting married this year.

Published: 2017-04-08

Published By: Rosie Ames

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Emma and Matt were married at Beaconside House near Bideford in North Devon over a glorious early Autumn weekend.  This laid back DIY wedding, which was oviously packed full of fun and laughter, was beautifully captured by Emma at Freckle Photography. 

Today the lovely Emma (who is a wedding celebrant and coordinator by trade) and Matt are generously sharing their quirky and unique wedding, held deep in the North Devon woods, with us.  Over to you Emma ...

Published: 2017-04-01

Published By: Rosie Ames

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Are you a wine SNOB?

No not THAT sort of a snob … but someone who insists on Sustainable, Natural, Organic and Biodaynamic wine for their naturally green wedding!

If you are (a SNOB I mean) then I’ve got the perfect vinter to introduce to you today …

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Published: 2017-03-25

Published By: Rosie Ames

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Today I’ve got a really great treat for you.  Remember our GU Soulmates, Tamsin and Jim?  Well they went and got married near Glastonbury last September and theirs was a very relaxed festival style DIY wedding in a field.  According to Tamsin, it was the best day of her life!  

The thing that amazes me is that Tamsin and Jim managed to throw an incredibly all inclusive festival style wedding with 11 bridesmaids, 5 flower girls, 9 groomsmen and 173 guests on a very lean budget of only £3,000 … could you do that?

No!  I still can’t quite get my head around it either, but they did. We've already given you a taste of how they managed such a budget concious wedding that looks so amazing.  But today we wanted to tell you all about the actual wedding day and the best person to tell you more about it, is Tamsin herself.  Over to you Tamsin …

Published: 2017-03-03

Published By: Rosie Ames

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