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Psychologies Magazine - July 2010

psychologies_magazine.jpgFour (Green) Weddings
by Catherine Jones - Psychologies' reluctant environmentalist celebrates the growing number of couples who avoid being wasteful on their big day.

... 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'.

Elle Quebec

quebec_elle.jpgLes 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.
Par Julie Lasterade

Read the full article at Elle Quebec - 7 August 2009

brideslogo.jpgEthical Fashion Find
Being green is still very much in Vogue and we often get asked by green-conscious brides how they can be eco-friendly in a fashionable way on their big day. So we say check out the latest organic bridal dress range 'Tammam White' by Lucy Tammam for Green Union.

She Magazine - May 2009

she_magazine.jpgSHE helps...

Q I'd like my wedding as 'green' as possible - any ideas?

A Look no further than online eco-chic boutique GreenUnion ( 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 (, an online database that unites couples with sustainably-minded wedding suppliers ...

The Press & Journal - Published: 13/04/2009

Yorkshire Brides - Issue 6 2009

yorkshire_brides.jpgStylish 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 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

observer.jpgI do: Tying the knot is getting greener
by Adam Vaughan

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 for full article.

You & Your Wedding - March/April 2009

yayw_marchaprilWedding File Diary
What's on?


It's Fairtrade Fortnight from 23 Feb to 8 March ( so head to, an eco-chic wedding directory, for inspiring locations and ethical suppliers...

Cosmopolitan Bride Feb/March 2009

cosmo-bride.jpgMarriage Guidance
Not sure how to snap up the best photographer? In a twist about your first dance? Going green making you blue?
Relax, we've got it covered.

With the average celebration for 100 to 200 people emitting around 21.25 tons of CO2 (one person usually releases 12.1 tons in a year), green has become the new white for weddings. Opt for a ceremony-to-cake eco overhaul or simply go for glam green touches - the best part is that saving the earth doesn't have to cost it... See page 153 for the full article.

All About You 12 February 2009

allaboutyou-Logo.jpgEco-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

yayw3.jpgWedding 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 ( - and then treat him!

Totally Jewish Simchas 2009 Edition

simchas.jpgSustainable 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 the full article on Page 30.

Big Issue - 1 December 2008

Stocking Fillers - Cool vintage bone china candles (21, £20) create a lovely warm glow as they burn, and are filled with ethically sourced soy wax. Made by these pretty fifties cups can be washed out and used again once the candle has burned out.

France5 "Les Report-Terre" - 29 November 2008


GreenUnion featured in a short film on France 5 as part of a series called
'Les Report-Terre' (Report Earth) where ten young reporters have travelled throughout Europe to discover and bring to light environmental issues and initiatives for sustainable development. In each European country, they've investigated a diverse range of environmental and ecological initiatives.

Les Noces Vertes was the result. - 3 October 2008

wedding_magazine.jpgHave an eco-friendly wedding
If you’ve opted for a green celebration over the traditional white wedding, make sure you visit GreenUnion’s new eco-friendly wedding shop.

Cosmopolitan Bride Oct/Nov 2008

cosmopolitan_bride.jpgFind your gift-list style.
If you're unsure where to go for gifts, let our quiz direct you to wedding present heaven.

Mostly C's - Eco-fans

When it comes to weddings, green is the new white. Green Union ( list eco-friendly gift services.

Tesco Magazine - September-October 2008

tesco_magazine.jpgIt'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
Meet the women who add a touch of green to everything, from underwear to jazz. By Fiona McCarthy

you_magazine.jpgRosie Ames
Rosie runs Green Union, an online directory and wedding planning service for all things green when it comes to the big day. With a background in design and floristry, she has established a directory of trusted suppliers, from ethical dress designers and organic cake makers to eco stationers and fair-trade jewellers, and provides wedding-planning services for those in the Southwest. ‘It’s not true that you have to be rich to have a green wedding – in fact, if you source food and flowers locally and seasonally, it’s always going to be cheaper,’ Rosie says. She’s full of great ideas – ‘instead of a tacky plastic marquee, try tepees made from sustainable birch poles and canvas, or walk to church instead of taking a car.’

Read the full story at MailOnline

New York Times 22 June 2008


Love, Honor, Leave No Carbon Footprint


...“Couples that plan a green wedding generally also go on green honeymoons,” said Rosie Ames, a wedding consultant and the founder of GreenUnion (, a green weddings Web site based in England...

Read the full article in the New York Times

Independent on Sunday 15 June 2008

independent_on_sunday.jpgBrides unveiled: The truth about the modern wedding

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
Story supplied by GreenUnion

Professional Beauty June 2008

professional_beauty.jpgSAVING 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

perfect_wedding.jpgThe green bride guide
Being an eco bride can actually make your wedding a better day over all, says Emily Berryman...

"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

cosmo_bride.jpgFIFTY FABULOUS FINISHING TOUCHES - compiled by Gemma Askham
Our simple, stylish ideas will ensure your wedding day gets a great reception.

Rosie Ames, founder of ethical wedding directory GreenUnion ( has easy ways to add some eco-chic to your day...

Kent Wedding May/June 2008

kent_wedding.jpgECO WEDDINGS

Green Ideas for your Big Day - How to be eco-chic!
How easy is it to organise an eco-friendly wedding? Liz Alvis investigates

...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 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


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


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 big day can break the bank... But it can destroy the planet - from sweat shops and waste to civil war and carbon footprints. But there are many ways to tie the knot without strangling our precious environment, writes Karin Goodwin.

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



ORGANIC CATERING Ensure you have fresh, quality food by hiring an organic catering company. GreenUnion ( is an eco-friendly company wih a directory of organic wedding caterers, cake makers and drink suppliers.
By Alice du Parcq

You & Your Wedding January-February 2008

you_and_your_wedding.jpgNICE DAY FOR A GREEN WEDDING...
Whether you want to add an easy eco touch or embrace your inner green goddess, you can look after the environment and have your dream wedding in style - with our insider guide.
By Maia Morris

Brides November/December 2007


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, 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 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



'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

french_elle_july07.jpgLe plus bio jour de leur vie

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


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. has more ideas than you can shake a bouquet at.

British Satellite News 27 April 2007


In the latest green feature, BSN takes a look at eco-friendly weddings in Britain; and the increasing number of related services embracing green issues.

British Satellite News transmits daily news and features promoting Britain across the globe.

Daily Candy, London 24 April 2007


Game? Get Set: Match

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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