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Psychologies Magazine - July 2010
Four (Green) Weddings
... Ames leaves me with some shrewd advice for green brides-to-be. 'Do what's right for you, and don't lose track of why you are getting married. This green wedding is your most special day'.
Les mariages verts, c'est tendance!
Robe en coton équitable, invités interdits de voiture... En Angleterre, les bobos écolos se marient comme ils vivent: en respectant la planète. De bons principes qui font émerger une vraie business.
Read the full article at Elle Quebec
BridesMagazine.co.uk - 7 August 2009
Ethical Fashion Find
She Magazine - May 2009
Q I'd like my wedding as 'green' as possible - any ideas?
A Look no further than online eco-chic boutique GreenUnion (greenunion.co.uk). It has great ideas on how to host a glamorous yet eco-friendly celebration...
The Press & Journal - 13 April 2009
Eco wedded bliss
... With the average white wedding costing more than £20,000 and emitting 15 tonnes of CO, rethinking some of the wedding rules could help you – and the Earth – breathe a little easier.
“A wedding is one of the biggest single expenditures you can make in your life, so it should reflect the way that you and your partner intend to continue living your lives as a couple,” says Rosie Ames, founder of Green Union (www.greenunion.com), an online database that unites couples with sustainably-minded wedding suppliers ...
The Press & Journal - Published: 13/04/2009
Yorkshire Brides - Issue 6 2009
Stylish and Sustainable Products and Gifts
The good news for all eco-minded couples and wedding guests who prefer the more personal but sustainable gifts for their special occasion is that Green Union has launched Eco-Chic Boutique.
Sunday Times Business - 22 March 2009
The white weddings turn green
NEVER mind a white wedding – many couples now want to turn their big day green and Britain’s £5.5 billion wedding industry is cashing in. The average UK wedding costs £21,000 (twice as much as 10 years ago) but, surprisingly, no multinational brand has yet managed to dominate the market – it is served almost exclusively by small businesses.
The greenunion.co.uk website pulls together dozens of such small suppliers, from marquee-hire firms to cakemakers.
See the full article in the Sunday Times Business Section.
Observer - Sunday 8 March 2009
I do: Tying the knot is getting greener
Ethical weddings on the increase as conscientious couples seek to save money and reduce their carbon footprint.
"A green wedding is one that truly reflects the values of the couple by being conscious of consumption — from the venue to the dress and the reception decorations — and being aware of your carbon footprint," said Rosie Ames, the founder of Green Union, a website that puts couples in contact with sustainably minded suppliers.
Go to Observer.co.uk for full article.
You & Your Wedding - March/April 2009
Wedding File Diary
MY FAIR LADY
It's Fairtrade Fortnight from 23 Feb to 8 March (fairtrade.org.uk) so head to greenunion.co.uk, an eco-chic wedding directory, for inspiring locations and ethical suppliers...
Cosmopolitan Bride Feb/March 2009
HOW TO GO GREEN
All About You 12 February 2009
Eco-friendly ideas to save money
Bloggers know how to save money and be green. We asked them for eco-friendly ideas to save money and help the environment.
Full article can be found at All About You online 12.02.2009
You & Your Wedding - Jan/Feb 2009
Wedding File Ideas
Va-Va Voom Valentine
Don't get so caught up in the wedding planning that you forget Valentine's Day this year. Treat yourself to this Bamboo Parfait gift set in eco-friendly black bamboo satin, £115 from GreenUnion (greenunion.co.uk) - and then treat him!
Totally Jewish Simchas 2009 Edition
Sustainable Simcha Experts
Host a stylish wedding and do your bit to save the planet with these tip tips from our eco-advisor Rosie Ames of www.greenunion.co.uk...See the full article on Page 30.
Big Issue - 1 December 2008
France5 "Les Report-Terre" - 29 November 2008
GreenUnion featured in a short film on France 5 as part of a series called
Les Noces Vertes was the result.
WEDDINGmagazine.co.uk - 3 October 2008
Cosmopolitan Bride Oct/Nov 2008
Find your gift-list style.
Mostly C's - Eco-fans
When it comes to weddings, green is the new white. Green Union (greenunion.co.uk) list eco-friendly gift services.
Tesco Magazine - September-October 2008
It's easy being green - Maxine Clayman talks to four eco-savvy women who prove it doesn't have to cost the earth to help save it.
Rosie Ames, of North Devon, is a wedding planner and has set up the website Green Union to help people enjoy their special day in a greener way. "If anything, being green can help you save money. You might have to put in a little more effort as many green businesses are quite small so may be harder to find because they're not able to promote themselves. That's why I built up a directory on my website to help people find information about where to source greener products."
Read the full story in Tesco Magazine or go to Tesco Green.
You Magazine - The Mail on Sunday 17 August 2008
We love the planet
Read the full story at MailOnline
New York Times 22 June 2008
Love, Honor, Leave No Carbon Footprint
By JENNIFER CONLIN
...“Couples that plan a green wedding generally also go on green honeymoons,” said Rosie Ames, a wedding consultant and the founder of GreenUnion (www.greenunion.co.uk), a green weddings Web site based in England...
Read the full article in the New York Times
Independent on Sunday 15 June 2008
The Rooneys aren't the only couple with a fancy wedding to boast about. Here, 10 newlyweds talk us through their own Big Days, proving there have never been so many intriguing ways to tie the knot. Introduction by Kathy Lette
The green bride: Consultant Emma Harvey, 39, married Ian Newbold, 37, an IT specialist, in July last year. By Rhiannon Harries
Professional Beauty June 2008
SAVING THE PLANET
These trailblazing companies prove that changing the world and enjoying brisk business can go hand in hand. Shreya Baxi considers how other sectors have ensured becoming eco-friendly works for them.
Perfect Wedding June 2008
The green bride guide
"Anything you can do to minimise waste at your wedding is a good start," says Rosie Ames, founder of GreenUnion, an online directory for eco-friendly weddings...
Cosmopolitan Bride June/July 2008
FIFTY FABULOUS FINISHING TOUCHES - compiled by Gemma Askham
Rosie Ames, founder of ethical wedding directory GreenUnion (greenunion.co.uk) has easy ways to add some eco-chic to your day...
Kent Wedding May/June 2008
Green Ideas for your Big Day - How to be eco-chic!
...creating an eco-wedding doesn't necessarily have to mean spending a fortune or compromising on the fun and enjoyment of your special day. As Rosie Ames of www.greenunion.co.uk explains: "You don't have to go for a wedding that's 100% green. By sourcing local suppliers, seasonal produce and cutting down on your transport you can really make a difference"....
Etsy - The Storque April 09, 2008
HANDMADE WEDDINGS: NATURAL GROOMING TIPS FROM GREENUNION
Whether you're getting married or are simply looking for some beauty tips to make you look and feel great, look no further! From her passion for creating gorgeous, stylish and sustainable celebrations, Rosie Ames founded eco-friendly wedding website GreenUnion just over a year ago. The inspiration for ...
Full article on Etsy
Eve Magazine May 2008
WEDDINGS THAT DON'T COST THE EARTH
Don’t fancy leaving a big fat carbon footprint as you skip down the aisle? Then opt for an ethical wedding. Getting wed eco-style is easier than ever and often less hassle than the resource-gobbling alternative, says Claire Baylis of Eve Magazine
New Consumer April 2008
THE CHANGING FACE OF WEDDINGS
GreenUnioin couple Sarah Bickley and Paul Oades tells New Consumer how "their wedding was never going to be a traditional church affair with a champagne reception and all the trimmings. Instead the couple from North Devon will tie the knot under an old oak tee in a beautiful woodland next month".
Read the whole article, including Karin's conversation with Rosie Ames, wedding planner and found of GreenUnion, in New Consumer, April Issue.
Brides March/April 2008
LUXURY SPECIAL - THE A-Z OF LUXURY
ORGANIC CATERING Ensure you have fresh, quality food by hiring an organic catering company. GreenUnion (greenunion.co.uk) is an eco-friendly company wih a directory of organic wedding caterers, cake makers and drink suppliers.
You & Your Wedding January-February 2008
NICE DAY FOR A GREEN WEDDING...
Brides November/December 2007
THE BUDGET BRIDE'S GUIDE TO THROWING AN ECO WEDDING
If 'organic' and 'earth friendly' are top of your priority list, here's how to plan your dream celebration.
'A bride should have her dream dress, ' says Rosie Ames of greenunion.co.uk, a website for eco-brides, 'but there are ways to help the planet, too. You could have a wonderful custom-made dress by a British designer using organic silk or cotton.'...
Le Monde - 28 June 2007
Mariages écolos "so british" par Cécile Urbain
Le mariage "vert" est le chic du chic en Grande-Bretagne. Non, la mariée n'est pas en vert, mais le mariage se veut dans la tendance écologique....
The Scotsman - 28 June 2007
From invitations to honeymoon locations there's usually an eco-friendly alternative, finds Jo Ewart Mackenzie.
...The good news is that going green doesn't mean compromising on style, as online ethical resource and services guide www.greenunion.co.uk demonstrates. ...And trying to save the planet doesn't have to cost the earth. "it's a myth that green weddings cost more," says Ames. "Clients who married recently had a lovely wedding for £6,000." Great news when you consider the average wedding today costs 17,600.
Instant - June 2007
NICE DAY FOR A GREEN WEDDING
'Make a committment to your wedding day by having a green one' writes Grainne Byrne of Instant magazine in Edinburgh. 'GreenUnion was started up by Rosie Ames to keep up with the demand from florists, caterers and other wedding suppliers wanting to satisy customers with fair trade and ethically sourced products...The concientious couple will find all they need in GreenUnion's eco-friendly online wedding directory.'
French Elle - 4 June 2007
Robe en coton équitable, invités interdits de voiture… En Angleterre, les bobos écolos se marient comme ils vivent : en respectant la planète. De bons principes qui font émerger un vrai business.
Dossier réalisé par Julie Lasterade.
...C’était chic, champêtre, écologiquement irréprochable, et c’est devenu très tendance en Angleterre.
Marie Claire June 2007
ETHICAL LIVING - PLANNING AN ECO WEDDING
No need to hold your big day under an ecological cloud. With a few smart bridal moves, your nuptials can leave a tiny eco footprint on the planet.
...www.greenunion.co.uk has more ideas than you can shake a bouquet at.
British Satellite News 27 April 2007
GREEN GREEN WEDDINGS GROWING IN POPULARITY
British Satellite News transmits daily news and features promoting Britain across the globe.
Daily Candy, London 24 April 2007
Book the venue. If you’ve no stateley and the local town hall depresses you, camp it up where you like. Decorate with flowers, tattoo the walls, or go completely green.
Stylebible 19 April 2007
Beauty Buzz: Wedding Ready by Jessica @ Stylebible
Tis the season to get married! For anyone tying the knot, we have a few ways to help. For the eco-conscious bride and groom, look to GreenUnion for all your stylish and sustainable needs. From venue to your dress or even photographer, they'll make sure your wedding's not an ecological disaster.
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