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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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Flowers: Garden Gate Southwold   Photo: Eliza Claire Photography

Are you looking for a fabulous wedding florist in Suffolk, planning to throw a hen party in Oxfordshire, searching for eco friendly wedding hair and makeup for your wedding in the Midlands or thinking of wearing a vintage hair accessory in that gorgeous updo? 

Then you’ve come to the right place, we’ve got some lovely new wedding suppliers on board this month, and I guarantee you’re going to love them!
 

Published: 2017-02-17

Published By: Rosie Ames

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Shakti Ellenwood's earthly, organic wedding and engagement rings are lovingly hand made in Somerset from Fairtrade gold and ethical gems, and to celebrate her joining Green Union's wedding directory she's offering all you lovely people an exclusive 10% off until the end of March, 2017 - so that's got Valentine's Day covered!

Published: 2017-02-03

Published By: Rosie Ames

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Our lovely friends at Atelier Tammam are holding a sale of their wonderful ethical wedding dresses and YOU could be the lucky winner of 2 TICKETS TO THE EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW EVENT!

You will be treated to first dibs on all sale items whilst enjoying complementary prosecco and an opportunity to discuss all things wedding with some of the wedding industry’s sought after insiders including Ms Tammam and Nanna of Splendid stitches themselves.

Just follow Green Union on Instagram and tag the person you would like to bring along with you to the event. Winner will be announced Friday 28th January, 2017.

Published: 2017-01-20

Published By: Rosie Ames

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